World Baseball Classic
Notes: WBC memories, Rule change tweaks, Triple-A TV
Several Dodgers reflected on their time in the World Baseball Classic. Some of the new MLB rules got a few minor tweaks. And Triple-A Oklahoma City games will be available to watch for free via streaming service.
Ohtani closes out Japan’s WBC championship
The 2023 World Baseball Classic ended with the two best players facing off, who both happen to be Angels teammates. Shohei Ohtani struck out Mike Trout to end a thrilling 3-2 win for Japan over USA to win the championship.
WBC final: USA vs. Japan
The United States will play Japan in the championship game of the 2023 World Baseball Classic at loanDepot Park in Miami.
Japan beats Mexico in WBC stunner
Mexico got great pitching from Patrick Sandoval, and even held Japan scoreless until the seventh inning. But Japan rallied for runs in each of the final three innings to beat Mexico in the World Baseball Classic semifinals on Monday night at loanDepot Park in Miami.
WBC semifinal: Mexico vs. Japan
Team Mexico, which includes Dodgers Julio Urías and Austin Barnes, battle Shohei Ohtani and Japan in the second semifinal of the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
USA blasts Cuba, Mookie Betts keeps hitting the ball hard
Mookie Betts had three hits in the United States’ rout of Cuba in the World Baseball Classic semifinals on Sunday night in Miami.
WBC semifinal: USA vs. Cuba
The World Baseball Classic semifinals begin with Mookie Betts, Will Smith and Team USA taking on Cuba on Sunday night at loanDepot Park in Miami.
Former Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner hit a grand slam to lift Team USA into the World Baseball Classic semifinals. Mookie Betts singled, scored, drove in a run, and threw out a runner from right field in Saturday’s win over Venezuela.
USA vs. Venezuela for final WBC semifinal spot
Three Dodgers are involved in the last World Baseball Classic quarterfinal matchup, with Mookie Betts, Will Smith and the United States batting David Peralta and Venezuela on Saturday night in Miami.
Urías rocked in 1st, but Barnes helps Mexico rally to beat Puerto Rico
Julio Urías allowed four runs in the first inning but he and Mexico didn’t allow anything the rest of the way. Austin Barnes had two hits, including a double to start the three-run winning rally in the seventh inning to beat Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals.
WBC Friday: Julio Urías starts vs. Puerto Rico
Mexico battles Puerto Rico Friday in quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic, with a Dodgers battery of Julio Urías on the mound and Austin Barnes behind the plate.
Dodgers pool play stats in the World Baseball Classic
A look at how nine Dodgers players did in pool play in the World Baseball Classic, including Mookie Betts, Julio Urías, Will Smith, Freddie Freeman, David Peralta, and more.
USA advances to WBC quarterfinals, Mookie & Smith score all 3 runs
Mookie Betts and Will Smith scored all three runs for the United States to beat Colombia on Wednesday night at the World Baseball Classic. Team USA advanced out of Pool C, and will next play Venezuela in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Miami.
Mexico wins Pool C, advances to WBC quarterfinals
Julio Urías, Austin Barnes, and Mexico won Pool C of the World Baseball Classic, to advance to the tournament quarterfinals in Miami.
2 quarterfinal spots up for grabs in Pool C
Two quarterfinal spots out of Pool C of the World Baseball Classic are up for grabs Wednesday at Chase Field in Phoenix, with Team USA playing Colombia and Mexico battling Canada.
Freddie Freeman leaves WBC game with hamstring tightness
Freddie Freeman felt tightness in his right hamstring and left Canada’s World Baseball Classic game against Colombia on Tuesday. It’s unknown how long Freeman is expected to miss, and how this might affect his readiness for the Dodgers, with opening day 16 days away.
WBC Tuesday: Mexico-Great Britain, Venezuela-Nicaragua
Tuesday at the World Baseball Classic features three Dodgers-related games, including David Peralta and Venenzuela, Freddie Freeman and Canada, plus Austin Barnes and Mexico facing Trayce Thompson and Great Britain.
USA routed by Mexico, faces uphill climb in WBC
Mexico blasted the United States Sunday night in the World Baseball Classic, creating a problem in Team USA’s bid to advance out of Pool C. Will Smith homered for USA, Austin Barnes stole a base for Mexico off Smith, and David Peralta reached base three times in Venezuela’s win over Puerto Rico.
WBC Monday schedule: USA vs. Canada
Mookie Betts, Will Smith and the United States take on Freddie Freeman and Canada on Monday night in the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Freeman, Canada win highest-scoring game in WBC history
Freddie Freeman had two hits and scored three runs in Canada’s win over Great Britain in the highest-scoring game in World Baseball Classic history. Elsewhere in the tournament, Panama was eliminated but Dodgers minor league Jose Ramos had a solid tournament.
Freeman, Canada highlight Sunday WBC schedule
On day two of play in Pool C at the 2023 World Baseball Classic, Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman leads Canada against teammate Trayce Thompson, who plays for Great Britain.
Peralta, Thompson lead extra-base barrage in WBC
Saturday night was great for Dodgers outfielders at the World Baseball Classic. David Peralta doubled twice, drove in three, and stole a base in Venezuela’s win over the Dominican Republic. Trayce Thompson homered and doubled for Great Britain against Team USA.
Urías cruises until 5th in debut, Barnes has two hits for Mexico
Julio Urías was cruising for Mexico until the fifth inning, and catcher Austin Barnes had two hits in a thrilling World Baseball Classic opener for Pool C, a loss to Colombia.
WBC pool play begins in Phoenix, Miami
Pool play for the World Baseball Classic begins in Phoenix and Miami on Saturday, including Team USA playing its first game as well as Mexico, with Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías starting for the latter.
How to improve the All-Star Game and the World Baseball Classic at the same time
Major League Baseball needs to decide what it wants the World Baseball Classic to be. A proposal that might improve interest in the United States in both the WBC and the MLB All-Star Game.
World Baseball Classic gets underway
Outfielder Jose Ramos was the first Dodgers player to play in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, starting in center for Panama against Taiwan. Meanwhile, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and other Dodgers played in exhibitions against MLB teams at spring training sites in Arizona and Florida.
Good time to be an outfielder or catcher in Dodgers camp
With lots of Dodgers outfielders and catchers at the World Baseball Classic, playing time opportunities arise back at Camelback Ranch in spring training.
World Baseball Classic schedule
The schedule for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, including all games potentially involving Dodgers players.
Miguel Rojas withdraws from World Baseball Classic
Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas won’t play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, instead remaining in major league camp with his increased role as the starting shortstop for Los Angeles.
Clayton Kershaw is out of the WBC
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw said he won’t be able to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Multiple reports say it was an insurance issue that kept the veteran left-hander out of the tournament.
World Baseball Classic rosters include 11 Dodgers
Every Dodgers player on a roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, including stars Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urías, and Will Smith.
Dodgers well represented in star-studded WBC
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is heavy on star power, including Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, and Julio Urías.
.@kikehndez learning how to hula dance in Hawaii is everything we never knew we wanted. #JapanAllStarSeries pic.twitter.com/IRU36dwXOe— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 5, 2018
EXHALE. pic.twitter.com/de5G5qfUBR— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 21, 2018