Puerto Rico’s finishing pitcher Edwin Diaz (29, New York Mets) suffered a right knee injury during a ceremony. He was eventually carried off the field in a wheelchair.
Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 5-2 in the last game of Group D in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, on the 16th (Korean time).
Puerto Rico, who recorded 3 wins and 1 loss, advanced to the quarterfinals in second place in the group following Venezuela, who won all four matches in the ‘Group of Death’. 먹튀검증
In the game, which was a guillotine match, the joy of beating the ‘champion candidate’ Dominican Republic was so great. Diaz was seriously injured while performing the ceremony.
Diaz took the mound in the bottom of the ninth with a 5-2 lead, striking out three batters in a row and closing the game. Diaz also showed great action and cheered. The team circled around the mound and jumped up and down, rejoicing in their advance to the quarterfinals.
However, the ceremony was stopped before the outfielder ran into the infield and joined them. This is because Diaz collapsed with knee pain. The players all looked at each other with worried eyes. In the end, Diaz left the field in a wheelchair. Despite being injured, Diaz responded by waving to the fans’ cheers.
The US local press said, “Dias is going to undergo a detailed examination.”
His brother, Alexis Diaz (Cincinnati Reds), who played with Diaz on the Puerto Rico national team, was in tears.
Diaz recorded 3 wins, 1 loss, 32 saves and 4 holds with an ERA of 1.31 in the New York Mets last year in the US Major League (MLB). In the first round of this tournament, he pitched well with 2 games, 2 innings, no hits, no runs, and 2 strikeouts.