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

Eric Wood rejoined the Pirates on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
WBC Notes: USA with Comeback Win Over Venezuela; Eric Wood Talks About WBC Experience
John Dreker

Team USA trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday night, but they were able to overcome the late deficit and win 4-2. After producing a solo run in the seventh, USA got a solo homer from Adam Jones to tie the game and a two-run homer from Eric Hosmer to give them the lead. Andrew McCutchen started his second game of the tournament and went 1-for-4 with a single. He played right field in this game after starting in left field during his first game. Josh Harrison did not play in this contest.

Jared Lakind and Team Israel were eliminated from the WBC on Wednesday morning after losing 8-3 to Japan. Lakind pitched twice in the second round, throwing a total of 1.2 shutout innings. He allowed three hits, one walk and had two strikeouts. Both the Netherlands and Jap...

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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.

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