Team Italy took on Venezuela on Monday night in a tiebreaker to decide which team would advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Venezuela took home a 4-3 victory, ending the WBC run for Francisco Cervelli and Italy. Cervelli went 0-for-4 in this game, leaving him 4-for-16 in four games, with two doubles and a walk.
Tuesday’s schedule will see Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and the Dominican Republic take on Team Puerto Rico at 9:00 PM on MLB Network. Ivan Nova hasn’t been added to the Dominican team yet, but he is eligible now.
Team USA with Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison, will open up the second round against Venezuela. That game will take place Wednesday night at 9:00 PM, also on MLB network. These four teams make up one bracket, with two teams advancing to the final round. Both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico went 3-0 in the first round.
Jared Lakind and Israel lost 12-2 to Netherlands on Monday morning. Their next game will be at 6:00 AM on Wednesday morning. They’re playing in Tokyo, so it’s actually a 7:00 PM game there.
Besides Cervelli, Eric Wood also saw his WBC play end when Canada lost to Team USA on Sunday. Sam Street and Luis Escobar were available in the second round for Australia and Colombia respectively, but both teams were eliminated in the first round. That leaves five Pirates left still in the WBC, with Ivan Nova as a possible sixth player.