For Juan Soto, the Dominican team’s lack of attack became the main cause of the defeat they suffered against their Venezuelan counterpart in their first game in the World Baseball Classic.
“I think we were not able to execute in pressing moments, we left many runners on the bases and I understand that this cost us the game, it was the most negative part,” Soto said at the end of it to a group of journalists, who interviewed him. at the end of it.
And the Padres outfielder referred to the fact that the Dominican Republic went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, which included a bases-loaded situation with one out in the second inning and at least a couple of moments when they had runners on first and second with less than two out.
But, the patrolman, author of the only towed that the Dominicans had, also granted great credit to the work done by the pitching staff of Venezuela, who left six hits and fanned 15 of the strong offense that placed their great rival in the land.
“They did a brilliant job, they always had us attacking in the area and we must congratulate them on their great riding day,” he added, referring to the performance of Martín Pérez, José Ruiz, Luis García, José Quijada, and José Alvarado.
He predicted that the situation will improve from Monday’s clash in which the Dominicans will face Nicaragua, starting at 12:00 noon.
“I think the offense will flow much more against Nicaragua and it will not only be against them but in the rest of the Series,” he added.
good with the bat
Soto expressed that he felt very good with the bat, although he admitted that after that double in the first turn, the pitching then began to take care of him much more. Then on the final turn he was able to connect with authority.