The Baseball World Cup began today, and you probably noticed the Pittsburgh Pirates Winter League Tracker, along with all of the individual players playing in the World Cup from the Pirates’ system.
Pittsburgh Pirates World Cup Schedule Round One
The Pirates have six players in the World Cup:
Pedro Alvarez – USA
Brad Lincoln – USA
Dustin Molleken – Canada
Gift Ngoepe – South Africa
RJ Rodriguez – Puerto Rico
Tom Boleska – Great Britain
Here is the schedule for the first round of the World Cup which runs from Thursday 9/9 to Saturday 9/12:
South Africa plays Spain at 1:00 PM EST
Great Britain plays Japan at 4:30 AM EST
Puerto Rico plays Cuba at 1:00 PM EST (Live Streaming)
Canada plays South Korea at 1:00 PM EST
USA plays Venezuela at 1:00 PM EST (Live Streaming)
South Africa plays Cuba at 5:00 AM EST (Live Streaming)
Great Britain plays Nicaragua at 10:30 AM EST
Puerto Rico plays Spain at 12:00 PM EST
Canada plays Netherlands Antilles at 1:00 PM EST
USA plays Germany at 1:00 PM EST (MLB Network)
USA plays China at 8:00 AM EST
Great Britain plays Croatia at 10:30 AM EST
South Africa plays Puerto Rico at 11:00 AM EST
Canada plays Sweeden at 11:00 AM EST
The official World Cup site offers live streaming for certain games (marked above). I believe there is a fee, although I haven’t confirmed this. Go here to check that out.
You can also go to this page and find the play by play trackers for each game.
Friday’s USA/Germany game will be broadcast on the MLB Network at 1 PM.