Good news in the opener for Dodger fans:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/worldc...ory?id=2352233Jae-Weong Seo pitched two-hit ball and Chan Ho Park worked three effective innings for a save to lead South Korea past Taiwan 2-0 on Friday in the opener of the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
The 16-nation tournament started at 11:30 a.m. local time and was played before a sparse crowd of 5,193 at Tokyo Dome. Japan was scheduled to play its first game later Friday against China.
Seo started and struck out three in 3 2/3 innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander threw 61 pitches -- under tournament rules, starting pitchers are limited to 65 pitches in the first round.
Park, who pitches for the San Diego Padres, gave up two hits in the ninth but got pinch-hitter Chih-Yao Chan to ground out to end the game.
More games to come in Tokyo - Tivo is a nice thing to have!! Team USA starts Tuesday - your thoughts are welcome here.