Cuba Culture

Yoandry Garlobo helps Cuba advance in World Baseball Classic

Posted March 14, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Associated Press

Yoandry Garlobo went 4 for 5 with three RBIs to help Cuba advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic with a 11-2 win over The Netherlands.

Osmany Urrutia also hit a three-run homer for Cuba (2-0), which faces Puerto Rico on Friday in a matchup of the only two undefeated teams in Group C.

Puerto Rico also moved into the second round with Cuba’s victory over the Netherlands.

Randall Simon had a two-run single to left in the sixth for the Netherlands (0-2).

Cuba finished the game with 16 hits.

Member Comments

On March 19, 2006, Ralph wrote:

I can’t help saying something about Garlobo who lives in jovellanos, a little town of Matanzas province,my own home town, and the fact is Garlobo had been rejected many time to form the national baseball team,WHy?B/c the nonsense and sometimes corruptive methods in the cuban national team selection process,garlobo turns now 28, and he is better slugger than Gurriel
is,just see his average before the game versus dominicana,more than 400,
and yesterday he hitted the ball 3 out 4 times at plate.Garlobo is for sure a
heroe among the heroes in this world baseball clasis,which is by the way one
of the best tournament in the recent baseball history.