MLB betting fans have seen Cuba post 2 impressive wins against the MLB odds to start the tournament while Mexico is 2-1. Cuba began their MLB betting success with an 8-1 win over South Africa and then beat the MLB odds in a 5-4 win over Australia.
Ismel Jimenez got the win in relief by pitching 2.2 innings and striking out 2 while allowing 0 runs. Cuba’s MLB betting win over Australia was closer than expected as it took a pinch hit home run by Yosbany Peraza in the eighth inning to get the win.
Keep in mind that Cuba was the MLB betting runner up in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and has a lot of international success and experience. Cuba won the gold at the Olympics in 1992, 1996, and 2004. Yoennis Cespedes has 2 home runs for Cuba and Frederich Cepeda has been another MLB betting asset with 3 RBI.
Cespedes had a strong MLB betting performance in the win over Australia by going 2-4 with a run and a RBI. Michel Enriquez was 2-5 with an RBI against the Aussies while Frederich Cepeda continued to help the Cubans against the MLB odds with a 2-4 performance and a RBI.
Mexico lost their World Baseball Classic MLB betting opener to Australia 7-17 in what was a shocking upset to many experts. They have since taken no prisoners, however, and have posted two impressive MLB betting wins to get back in to contention.
They destroyed South Africa 14-3 and followed that up with a 16-1 MLB betting win over Australia to gain revenge and stay alive in the WBC. Adrian Gonzalez has been the MLB betting star for Mexico as he has 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 5 runs scored.
The game against Cuba will be one of the most highly anticipated of the WBC as there will be plenty of big league caliber talent on the field.
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