Chinese Taipei fell to China, 4-1, and was eliminated from the 2009 World Baseball Classic on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome.
Right-fielder Jin Young Lee belted a grand slam to cap a six-run first inning and propel Team Korea to a 9-0 win over Chinese Taipei in World Baseball Classic Pool A action on Friday night at Tokyo Dome.
A propensity for late draft picks has required the Red Sox to go "outside the box" to find talent. Two such prospects are on the Chinese Taipei provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic.
All the individual success of players from Chinese Taipei hasn't translated in tournament play -- something the nation hopes to change in this year's World Baseball Classic.
Most were not sure what to expect at the outset of the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006, but at the end of the tournament, even the most hardcore skeptics had to admit its overwhelming success.
Changes are being made to the 2009 World Baseball Classic from its '06 debut. One of the biggest is the format of the first round, which will feature a double-elimination format, as opposed to a round robin. The semifinals and finals will be held at Dodger Stadium.