Jorge Cantu WBC Report

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

World Baseball Classic- San Diego Day 2
Mexico's run in the World Baseball Classic came to an end last night with a 7-4 defeat in an elimination game to Cuba. It wasn't much of a run actually. They finished just 2-4 in the tourney including, two mercy-rule defeats to Australia and Cuba in their home city in the first round. Jorge Cantu had a very respectable time at the plate though. He finished 9-25 with six RBI's and five runs scored. He also made a fantastic defensive play on a bunt in last night's game that made SportsCenter's top plays. More importantly he returns to the Marlins in full health (we think); the same can't be said for his fellow countryman Alfredo Amezaga.

On a side note, I was watching their ballgame against Korea on Sunday night and during his first plate appearance the announcers were explaining his offseason work. He trained with somebody Adam Dunn recommended for core strengthening. Cantu says it has allowed him to be more flexible and have quicker hips at the plate. Hopefully this pays off and he doesn't have a decrease in production, like he did after his last great year.


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