March 22, 2023 12:57 am

All the consideration has been on the considerably-anticipated matchup involving the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on Wednesday. It could eventually turn out to be a win-or-go-property predicament for the two Caribbean rivals.

But Israel hopes to stand in the way of that by pulling off the upset against the Dominican Republic. Each teams came into the meeting with a 1-1 record and a win could place them a single foot into the quarterfinal.

Israel is hunting to bounce back right after not recording a baserunner in a ten- loss to Puerto Rico. The Dominican side hopes to continue its good momentum right after a convincing six-1 win more than Nicaragua.

Here’s what you have to have to know about the matchup:

Exactly where: loanDepot park in Miami, Fla.

How can you watch: The game involving Israel and the Dominican Republic is reside on FS1. Games are offered on FOX, FS1, FS2, or FOX Deportes, and each and every game can be streamed on the net in the FOX Sports App. For international viewing choices, click right here.

How can you listen: Reside audio coverage of all games will be carried on Sirius XM, TuneIn, and in the MLB App.

What’s at stake: The 20 teams have been placed in 4 pools of 5 teams for the very first round of the 2023 Planet Baseball Classic, with every group playing the other people in its pool as soon as every and the teams with the two very best records in every pool at the finish of this round advancing to the knockout stage. Each Israel and the D.R. have a 1-1 record in pool play. The other teams in Pool D are Nicaragua, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

Matchup history: It is the very first time the two sides meet in the Planet Baseball Classic.

Israel: Joc Pederson, OF: In order for Israel to have a likelihood to advance in this challenging group, they’re going to have to have Pederson, its most knowledgeable large league hitter, to get going at the plate. He’s 1-for-six via two games.

Dominican Republic: Manny Machado, 3B: Machado came about 25 combined feet from hitting 3 homers against Nicaragua, but the star third baseman was nevertheless capable to hit a homer and a double in the win.