Team Israel picked up another win in Pool A, improving to 2-0 in this year's World Baseball Classic with a dominating 15-7 win over Chinese Taipei on Monday night. The Taiwanese squad scored four runs in the bottom of the 9th to make the score look closer than it ever actually was.
Brewers farmhand Cody Decker didn't get the start for the self-dubbed "Jew Crew," but did have a pinch-hit single to lead off the 7th inning, and was one of three to score on a squeeze bunt when Chen-Hua Lin scooped up Scott Burcham's bunt and fired to first -- where nobody was standing.
That was part of a 5-run 7th inning that put the game out of reach.
Wei-Chung Wang didn't make an appearance for Chinese Taipei despite the blowout.
Other WBC Results:
Japan 11, Cuba 6 - No Brewers in this one, but Team Japan might have the coolest uniforms in the tournament. Former Brewer Nori Aoki went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and a run scored.
Netherlands 5, Korea 0 - The hosts for Pool A are in trouble after an 0-2 start. Jurickson Profar crushed a two-run home run in the first inning for the Dutch.
Brewers in Games Tonight/Early Wednesday:
Wei-Chung Wang (Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands, 2:30 a.m. CST)
Other Games Tonight/Early Wednesday:
China vs. Cuba, 8 p.m. CST
Japan vs. Australia, 3 a.m. CST