Group USA is on the lookout for a house run of Olympic proportions.
America is definitely unfamiliar to gold within the Olympic video games: In 5 inclusions within the Olympics since baseball was first held as a sport in 1992, the US has only one gold medal resting on the mantle. They’ve medaled 3 times general in 5 video games, with two bronze medals within the trophy case alongside the gold.
With Olympic baseball taking a backseat within the final two Olympiads, hardball is again with six entrants and enjoyable match beginning on July 27. The group stage will lead the match, with the knockout stage seeding decided by how group play winds up.
This is how one can catch the 2021 Olympic baseball crew:
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The way to watch USA Olympic baseball
- TV channels: USA, CNBC
- Reside stream: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports activities app, fuboTV
On the outset of the match, most Group USA video games usually are not scheduled to be broadcast over cable networks. Solely a choose few video games in the course of the baseball match can be aired on cable TV, on the USA Community and CNBC.
Nearly all of video games will be capable to be streamed on the NBCOlympics.com web site, the NBC Sports activities app, and for choose video games, fuboTV, which presents a 7-day free trial.
Group USA will take the sphere twice throughout group play. Group play determines seedings for the knockout stage.
— Friday, July 30 : America takes on Israel in a group-play matchup (6 a.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports activities app).
— Saturday, July 31: Group USA faces off in opposition to South Korea, their second and ultimate group-play matchup (6 a.m. ET on USA Community, NBCOlympics.com).
After group play, the USA will advance to the knockout stage. The schedule for the knockout stage is as follows, and TV channels are topic to vary:
|Recreation No.||Date||Matchup||Begin time (ET)||Outcome|
|1||Saturday, July 31||Mexico vs. Israel||11 p.m.||Israel, 12-5 (MEX eradicated)|
|2||Sunday, Aug. 1||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||Korea, 4-3|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 1||Israel vs. Republic of Korea||11 p.m.||Korea, 11-1|
|4||Monday, Aug. 2||United States vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan, 7-6 (10)|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Israel vs. Dominican Republic||6 a.m.||DR, 7-6 (ISR eradicated)|
|6||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Dominican Republic vs. United States||11 p.m.||USA 3, DR 1|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 4||Republic of Korea vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan 5, Korea 2|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 5||United States vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||TBD|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. TBD||11 p.m.||TBD|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. TBD||6 a.m.||TBD|
*The gold medal sport will air tape-delayed on USA Community.
USA Olympic baseball roster
The 24-man roster is managed by former Los Angeles Angels supervisor Mike Scioscia:
|INF||Nick Allen||Athletics||Midland (AA)|
|INF||Eddy Alvarez||Marlins||Jacksonville (AAA)|
|OF||Tyler Austin||Nippon Skilled Baseball||Yokohama DeNA BayStars|
|RHP||Shane Baz||Rays||Durham (AAA)|
|RHP||Anthony Carter||Mexican League||Saraperos de Saltillo|
|INF||Triston Casas||Pink Sox||Portland (AA)|
|RHP||Brandon Dickson||Cardinals||Memphis (AAA)|
|C||Tim Federowicz||Dodgers||Oklahoma Metropolis (AAA)|
|OF||Eric Filia||Mariners||Tacoma (AAA)|
|INF||Todd Frazier||—||Free Agent|
|LHP||Anthony Gose||Indians||Columbus (AAA)|
|RHP||Edwin Jackson||—||Free Agent|
|LHP||Scott Kazmir||Giants||Sacramento (AAA)|
|OF/INF||Patrick Kivlehan||Padres||El Paso (AAA)|
|C||Mark Kolozsvary||Reds||Chattanooga (AA)|
|UTL||Jack Lopez||Pink Sox||Worcester (AAA)|
|RHP||Nick Martinez||Nippon Skilled Baseball||Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks|
|RHP||Scott McGough||Nippon Skilled Baseball||Tokyo Yakult Swallows|
|RHP||David Robertson||—||Free Agent|
|RHP||Joe Ryan||Rays||Durham (AAA)|
|RHP||Ryder Ryan||Rangers||Spherical Rock (AAA)|
|OF||Bubba Starling||Royals||Omaha (AAA)|
|INF/OF||Jamie Westbrook||Brewers||Nashville (AAA)|
|RHP||Simeon Woods-Richardson||Blue Jays||New Hampshire (AA)|
How does the Olympic baseball match work?
Olympic baseball this 12 months works a bit completely different than it has in years previous:
In all, six groups certified for an opportunity at a gold medal this 12 months:
— Japan certified for being the host nation.
— Israel certified because the winner of the Asia/Europe qualifying occasion in 2019.
— On the 2019 WBSC Premier12, South Korea and Mexico each certified.
— Earlier in 2021, the United States certified in an Americas qualifying occasion.
— On the ultimate qualifying occasion in 2021, the Dominican Republic earned an Olympic bid.
The precise Olympic match is a bit bit extra difficult than its softball counterpart. This is the way it breaks down:
The six groups can be divided into two teams: Group A (Japan, Mexico and the Dominican Republic) and Group B (the U.S., Israel and South Korea). Groups of their teams will play every others as soon as, for six video games whole.
Within the first three video games, the groups in opposing teams will play each other primarily based on seeding from group play (A1 vs. B1, A2 vs. B2, A3 vs. B3). The loser of the A3 vs. B3 sport is eradicated from the match.
In any other case, groups play each other in a double-elimination match till there may be one crew left from the winners and losers bracket. These two groups will play each other within the gold-medal sport. The final two groups eradicated within the losers bracket will play within the bronze-medal sport. There can be 10 whole video games performed within the knockout stage (embrace bronze- and gold-medal video games) for 16 video games general.
Olympic baseball 2021 schedule
There are 16 video games whole within the Olympic baseball match. We do not know the knockout stage matchups but, however we all know when the video games can be performed:
|Date||Group||Matchup||Begin time (ET)||Channel/stream|
|Tuesday, July 27||A||Dominican Republic vs. Japan||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Thursday, July 29||B||Israel vs. South Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Thursday, July 29||A||Mexico vs. Dominican Republic||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Friday, July 30||B||United States vs. Israel||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Friday, July 30||A||Japan vs. Mexico||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Saturday, July 31||B||South Korea vs. United States||6 a.m.||USA Community, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV|
|Recreation No.||Date||Matchup||Begin time (ET)||Channel/stream|
|1||Saturday, July 31||Israel vs. Mexico||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|2||Sunday, Aug. 1||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 1||Israel vs. Republic of Korea||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|4||Monday, Aug. 2||United States vs. Japan||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Israel vs. Dominican Republic||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|6||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Dominican Republic vs. United States||11 p.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 4||Japan vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 5||United States vs. Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. TBD||11 p.m.||CNBC, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. TBD||6 a.m.||NBC Sports activities app, NBCOlympics.com*|
*The gold medal sport will air tape-delayed on USA Community.