Latest on Yankees in World Baseball Classic: Jonathan Loisiga surrenders Nicaragua lead in loss to Israel

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March 12, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Nicaragua relief pitcher Jonathan Loisiga (43) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against Israel at Londepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports / © Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

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March 12, 10:44 pm

Yankees reliever Jonathan Loisiga In a 3–1 to Israel, he broke up Nicaragua’s eighth inning lead.

The Pool D matchup at LonDepo Park in Miami dropped Nicaragua 0-2 on Sunday.

Loisiga followed seven scoreless frames by four Nicaraguan pitchers – all lacking MLB experience – and gave up three runs on as many hits over 28 pitches (19 strikeouts) in a significant one inning of work.

He walked one batter and did not record a strikeout.

4-3 after groundout matt mervis To start the inning, Loisiga alex dickerson Single and hit the following batter — ryan lavernave With pitch.

Spencer Horwitz slapped an opposite area Single to left, pinch-running scoring on the 1-2 count Jacob Goldfarb from the other and tying the score by one.

Loisiga, after a visit to a mound, deliberately walked Noah Mendlinger to load the bases and later turned Michael Wilensky 1-2 putout return to the plate.

However, Loiciga was unable to limit the damage. Garrett Stubbs Loiciga hit a ground-rule double to left, scoring Horwitz and Mendlinger before ending the inning. jack galof5-3 is a groundout.

Afternoon games against the Dominican Republic (Monday) and Venezuela (Tuesday) await Nicaragua.