World Baseball Classic

WBC Notes: Team USA Wins on Walk-Off Single in Extra Innings

Andrew McCutchen started in left field for Team USA on Friday night. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
WBC Notes: Team USA Wins on Walk-Off Single in Extra Innings
John Dreker

Team USA played their opening game of the World Baseball Classic on Friday night and defeated Colombia 3-2 on a walk-off single from Adam Jones in the tenth inning. Andrew McCutchen was in left field for the first eight innings before leaving for a pinch-hitter. He batted eighth and came to the plate twice, grounding out and striking out. Josh Harrison didn't play.

Colombia took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning of this game and starter Jose Quintana, who everyone here should know from the constant trade rumors all off-season, held Team USA hitless for the first 5.2 innings. He faced the minimum during that time, allowing just a walk, which was immediately erased on a double play. Team USA starter Chris Archer threw four no-hit innings of his own.

Former Pirates prospect Tito Polo did t...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

World Baseball Classic
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in World Baseball Classic

WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen Drives In a Pair, As Team USA Wins First WBC Title

John DrekerMarch 23, 2017

WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen’s RBI Single Helps USA Move on to Finals

John DrekerMarch 22, 2017

WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen’s Two-Run Double Helps Lead USA to 6-3 Win

John DrekerMarch 19, 2017

WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen Ejected in Team USA Loss

John DrekerMarch 18, 2017

WBC Notes: Polanco’s Homer Helps Dominican Republic to 3-0 Win

John DrekerMarch 17, 2017

WBC Notes: USA with Comeback Win Over Venezuela; Eric Wood Talks About WBC Experience

John DrekerMarch 16, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects