Tonight, Team Beisbol Venezuela will once again have a big obstacle in front of them, in regards to their path to the champion trophy at the World Baseball Classic 2023.
After beating the Dominican Republic (5-1) and Puerto Rico (9-6), those led by Omar López face the United States team, with the incentive that a good part of their offense has hit Lance Lynn hard, American opener.
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Taking an X-ray of the Venezuelan paleadores for this match against the Stars and Stripes team, they reap a collective average of .297 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs, in 202 times at bat among all those present on the Venezuelan roster.
Cases like that of José Altuve is what Omar López expects in this game of life or death.
The Houston Astros waiter has the best record against Lynn's shipments, as he has an average of .382 (34-13) with two home runs and four RBIs.
Another who is seen as a melon is Luis Arráez, who in 23 shifts has dispatched eight hits, as well as a home run and a couple of RBIs.
David Peralta and Andrés Giménez are also others who have taken it out on Lynn at some point in their respective MLB careers.
Of the 15 Venezuelans on this WBC roster, only Ronald Acuña Jr. and Hernán Pérez did not face them.