TO Although baseball was left out as an olympic sport for more than a decade, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics they will return because it is one of the most popular disciplines in the Asian country.
In this edition only six teams will compete for the gold medal in two groups of three teams and the Dominican team is obliged to give a memorable participation because currently occupies the first place in the ranking prepared by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF). In addition, he does not have good results in the Olympic Games, as his best role was in Barcelona 1992 when he barely reached sixth place.
The International Olympic Committee provided information on the classification of the six teams that make up men’s baseball and the Dominican Republic was in “Group A” with the Mexican team, a team that although it is always among the competitive countries, the squad led by Tony Peña will have to overcome without problems to guarantee their participation in the next round. At par There will also be the host Japan who will definitely be the most difficult opponent and who will play on the diamond on the first dayBut if Dominican athletes want sporting glory, they have to give one of the best games of their lives.
It should be noted thatThe Dominican Republic won the place during the International Qualifier at the end of June this year that was played in Mexico and this was the last ticket that was awarded for a selection prior to the Olympics. It is also important to note that on this occasion, Cuba will not participate, the team with the most gold medals in history, so there is no excuse to compete for the podium.
Japan vs Dominican Republic | Fukushima Azuma Stadium, July 28 at 11:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. PT.
Dominican Republic vs Mexico | Yahohama Stadium, Kanagawa, July 30 at 11:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. PT
The gardeners will be Yefri Pérez, Melky Cabrera, Johan Mieses, Emilio Bonifacio; as well as the pitchers Jumbo Díaz, Jhan Maríñez, Raúl Valdés, Jairo Asencio, Junior García, Gerson Bautista, Darío Alvarez, Luis Felipe Castillo, Angel Sánchez and Denyi Reyes; in addition to José Bautista, Julio Y. Rodríguez, Erick Mejía, Chrisopher Crisóstomo, Juan Francisco, Gustavo Núñez, Diego Goris, Jeison Guzmán, along with receivers Charlie Valerio and Roldani Baldwin; plus reserves Leuris Gómez and Román Méndez and Eduardo De Oleo who is a receiver.