2009 World Baseball Classic – Pool 2

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Pool 2 of the Second Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was held at Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, United States from March 14 to 18, 2009.

Like the first round, Pool 2 was a double-elimination tournament. The final two teams played against each other for seeding and both advanced to the semifinals.


  Preliminaries Qualifiers Seeding
                             
DR   Netherlands 1  
CW   Venezuela 3  
  W1   Venezuela 2  
  W2   Puerto Rico 0  
CR   United States 1
DW   Puerto Rico 11  
  W4   Venezuela 10 2W
  W5   United States 6 2R
L1   Netherlands 3  
L2   United States 9  
  W3   United States 6
  L4   Puerto Rico 5  

Results[edit]

Pool 2
 NED 1
 VEN 3
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 USA 1 (F/7)
 PUR 11
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 NED 3
 USA 9
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 VEN 2
 PUR 0
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 PUR 5
 USA 6
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 USA 6
 VEN 10
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Venezuela 3, Netherlands 1[edit]

March 14 13:00 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X 3 3 2
WP: Carlos Silva (1–0)   LP: Sidney Ponson (0–1)   Sv: Francisco Rodriguez (1)
Home runs:
NED: None
VEN: Miguel Cabrera (1), José López (1)
Attendance: 17,345 (45.0%)
Umpires: HP − Ed Rapuano, 1B − Masato Tomoyose, 2B − Bruce Dreckman, 3B − Hitoshi Watarida
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Puerto Rico 11, United States 1[edit]

March 14 20:00 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X 1 6 0
 Puerto Rico 2 4 0 0 1 0 4 X X 11 13 0
WP: Javier Vázquez (1–0)   LP: Jake Peavy (0–1)
Home runs:
USA: None
PUR: Felipe López (1), Carlos Beltran (1)
Attendance: 30,595 (79.3%)
Umpires: HP − Mark Wegner, 1B − Luis Ramírez, 2B − Bruce Dreckman, 3B − Masato Tomoyose
Notes: Completed early due to 10–run mercy rule after 7 innings.
Two outs when last run scored.
Boxscore

United States 9, Netherlands 3[edit]

March 15 19:30 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 12 1
 United States 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 X 9 12 1
WP: Roy Oswalt (1–0)   LP: Rick VandenHurk (0–1)
Home runs:
NED: Bryan Engelhardt (1)
USA: Jimmy Rollins (1), Adam Dunn (1)
Attendance: 11,059 (28.7%)
Umpires: HP − Bruce Dreckman, 1B − Hitoshi Watarida, 2B − Ed Rapuano, 3B − Luis Ramírez
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Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0[edit]

March 16 20:00 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Venezuela 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
 Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
WP: Félix Hernández (1–0)   LP: Ian Snell (0–1)   Sv: Francisco Rodriguez (2)
Home runs:
VEN: Ramón Hernández (1)
PUR: None
Attendance: 25,599 (66.4%)
Umpires: HP − Ed Rapuano, 1B − Masato Tomoyose, 2B − Mark Wegner, 3B − Hitoshi Watarida
Boxscore

United States 6, Puerto Rico 5[edit]

March 17 19:00 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Puerto Rico 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 5 1
 United States 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 0
WP: Jonathan Broxton (1–0)   LP: J.C. Romero (0–1)
Home runs:
PUR: Alex Ríos (1), Carlos Delgado (1)
USA: Kevin Youkilis (1)
Attendance: 13,224 (34.3%)
Umpires: HP − Mark Wegner, 1B − Luis Ramírez, 2B − Ed Rapuano, 3B − Masato Tomoyose
Notes: One out when winning run scored.
Boxscore

Venezuela 10, United States 6[edit]

March 18 19:00 at Dolphin Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 12 3
 Venezuela 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 10 15 1
WP: Armando Galarraga (1–0)   LP: Jeremy Guthrie (0–1)
Home runs:
USA: Mark DeRosa (1)
VEN: Max Ramírez (1)
Attendance: 16,575 (43.0%)
Umpires: HP − Bruce Dreckman, 1B − Hitoshi Watarida, 2B − Mark Wegner, 3B − Luis Ramírez
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