Pre-WBC-Gamin': USA at Japan (8:00 PM CT) - Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-WBC-Gamin’: USA at Japan (8:00 PM CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Tell me you’ve been watching the World Baseball Classic.

If you haven’t, I must say it’s been legitimately interesting. Or, at least, it is every time Javy Baez and team Puerto Rico take the field.

After winning an utterly ridiculous contest last night in extra innings, Team Puerto Rico, excuse me, UNDEFEATED Team Puerto Rico heads to the Championship. Who they’ll play, however, has yet to be determined.

In fact, the winner of tonight’s match-up between Team USA and Team Japan will go on to face Puerto Rico this Wednesday night in the championship game, so, yeah, this is actually pretty sweet. But you already knew that.

Today’s game is being broadcast on MLB Network and MLB.TV. The audio will be available at And remember, Team Japan won twice (2006, 2009), but Team USA hasn’t sealed the deal yet. Tonight’s shaping up to be a good one.

Team USA Lineup, facing Tomoyuki Sugano:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Adam Jones, CF
  3. Christian Yelich, LF
  4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  5. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  6. Andrew McCutchen, RF
  7. Buster Posey, C
  8. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  9. Brandon Crawford, SS

Starting Pitcher: Tanner Roark


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