Panama wants to make history in the World Baseball Classic

The Senior National Team of this sport seeks its first victory in this international tournament.

Panama will debut tomorrow Wednesday in the World Baseball Classic against Taiwan with the aim of achieving its first victory in the history of its participation in this tournament and at the same time starting the competition on the right foot.

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The match, corresponding to group A of the tournament, based in Taichung, Taiwan, is scheduled to start at 6 in the morning (Panama time).
The right-hander Humberto Mejía, who is part of the New York Mets organization, will be responsible for opening the game for Panama at the Taichung Intercontinental Stadium.
Panama has no victories in its history of participation in the World Baseball Classic and achieving a victory in the 2023 edition will be its first goal in this international tournament.
In its history, Panama has participated in the 2006 and 2009 editions, both invitational.
In 2006, they lost 2-1 to Puerto Rico; 8-6 against Cuba; and 10-0 against the Netherlands. In 2009 they lost 7-0 to Puerto Rico and 9-0 to the Dominican Republic.
For this edition, Panama achieved its place in the qualifier last year that was held at the Rod Carew National Stadium, where the team achieved first place in the group.

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Panama’s second game will also be tomorrow but at 11 pm Panama time (Thursday in Taiwan) against the Netherlands and the starter will be the big leaguer Jaime Barría, from the Los Angeles Angels.
The third match will be on Thursday, March 9 at 11:30 p.m. against Cuba; and on Friday, March 10, the group stage will close against Italy at 11 p.m.
Panama closed its preparation yesterday with a 9-7 victory in a friendly match over the Rakuten Monkeys of the Taiwan Professional League.

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