Netherlands vs Israel live World Baseball Classic 2017 score (and video online live stream*) starts on Mon, Mar 13 , 2017. at 10:00 AM UTC time in World Baseball Classic, Infielder Ike Davis #29 of Israel high fives with his team mates after scoring a run by a grounder of Outfielder Zach Borenstein #18 to make it 0-2 in the bottom of the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.
Netherlands vs Israel live World Baseball Classic 2017
Teams: Netherlands vs Israel
Date: 13. Mar 2017,
Time: 10:00 AM UTC, 7:00 PM JST, 6:00 AM EDT
Television: MLB Network
Monday’s World Baseball Classic quarterfinal matchup between Team Israel and powerhouse Netherlands, slated for 12 P.M. Israel time (6 A.M. EST), could be the Moneyball game of the 2017 tournament.
Saturday, or Day 6 of the World Baseball Classic, primarily featured Pool C and D play, but also saw the first action of the second round as Pool E got underway. So far, four teams have advanced to the second round: Israel, Cuba, the Netherlands, and Japan. We should see a few teams join them soon. Here’s a recap of what happened on Saturday before Sunday’s action begin
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Israel has played two games in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and won both of them. The Netherlands have also played two games and won both, the latter of those coming Wednesday morning in a walk-off against Chinese Tapei. Thanks to the magic of time zones — Israel, the Netherlands, and the rest of Pool A are playing in Seoul — the Netherlands will play their second game of the day at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and it will determine the winner of Pool A.
The first round of the World Baseball Classic is round-robin, and no tiebreaker game will be necessary in Pool A given we have a pair of 2-0 teams and a pair of 0-2 teams. So, we’ll know by the end of the day Wednesday which of Israel or the Netherlands is the higher seed for the second round of World Baseball Classic play, and tomorrow morning we’ll know which of Korea or Chinese Tapei is going to finish last in Pool A and therefore need to win their way into the 2021 WBC through the qualifying tournament the year before.
Israel would be the surprise victor here — yes, they have a number of current and former MLB players on the roster, but they also don’t have the collection of exciting talent that the Netherlands does. As Korea has already found out, though, being the favorite doesn’t necessarily mean much in one-game samples: if Israel can pull off a win here, it will be quite the story for a team that had to win their way into the main tournament in the first place. Either way, though, both of these teams have advanced, and they’ll spend Round 2 of the WBC facing off against the best Pool B has to offer.
srael beat the Netherlands, 4-2, in a Pool A game in the first round of the World Baseball Classic on Thursday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Pitcher Joey Wagman #6 and Catcher Ryan Lavarnway #36 of Israel talk after the top of the third inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.
Infielder Jurickson Profar #10 of the Netherlands hits a double in the top of the third inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Pitcher Joey Wagman #6 of Israel throws in the top of the third inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.