Puerto Rico’s strongest finisher Edwin Diaz suffered an absurd injury while celebrating victory immediately after confirming his progress to the quarterfinals.
Puerto Rico passed the first round by defeating the championship candidate Dominican Republic 5-2 in Group D of the WBC (World Baseball Classic) group stage held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time).
Puerto Rico, who advanced to the quarterfinals with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss and 2nd place in Group D, will compete for a ticket to the semifinals with Mexico, 1st place in Group C, at the same place on the 19th.
However, Diaz, who pitched the mound in the ninth inning in this game, struck out all three batters, secured the victory, and made a save, injured his right leg.메이저놀이터
After striking out the last batter, Teosca Hernandez, on a swing, Diaz clapped his hands and walked toward the home plate. Puerto Rican players in the third base dugout rushed out, embraced him, and jumped up and down, enjoying the joy of victory.
Shortly after the ceremony, the Puerto Rican players dispersed and signaled to the dugout for help. Diaz was sitting on the ground with his right leg straight.
The victory ceremony was stopped, and even the players of the Dominican Republic looked at Diaz with worried expressions.
Diaz, who eventually retreated with support, was carried into a wheelchair and disappeared behind the dugout. A scene emerged of his brother, Alexis Diaz, hugging his colleague and crying.
The exact site of the injury has not yet been revealed, but it seems that he injured his knee during the victory ceremony.
Diaz took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, striking out Ketel Marte, Jean Segura, and Hernandez all on swings with a fastball that reached up to 100 mph and a fast slider.