USA Baseball vs. Japan outcomes: Group USA settles for silver, shut out in gold-medal recreation vs. Japan
Group USA should accept silver.
USA Baseball could not scratch a run throughout the plate within the gold-medal matchup vs. Japan, falling within the gold-medal recreation 2-0. They secured their first silver medal to put on the mantle, pairing with a gold and two bronze medals.
Do not blame the pitching: Nick Martinez pitched into and out of bother a number of instances within the recreation, retaining Group USA within the recreation
As an alternative, Group USA bats stayed silent: The workforce went 0-4 with runners in scoring place, just one time having a runner on third base all recreation. Nick Allen had the workforce’s solely further base hit, and the workforce tallied simply six hits in all within the recreation.
Japan, the host nation, wins their first gold medal in baseball, whereas the US will probably be left trying to find their subsequent gold medal — each time which will come.
With baseball out of the 2024 Olympics and tentatively on the schedule for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, there is no telling when Group USA may have a chance to achieve the top of the baseball world in international competitors on the Olympics once more.
Sporting Information tracked highlights, updates and extra from the gold-medal recreation beneath.
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9:00 a.m. END OF GAME: Lopez grounds out to second. Japan wins gold.
8:58 a.m.: All the way down to the US’ closing strike, Nick Allen traces a single to proper area. Jack Lopez up.
8:56 a.m.: Kolozsvary traces out to left area for the second out of the inning.
8:53 a.m.: Kuribayashi strikes out Westbrook for the primary out of the ninth.
8:49 a.m. END OF EIGHTH: It is as much as the offense now after Japan plates an insurance coverage run within the eighth. Final licks for Group USA baseball developing. 2-0, Japan.
8:48 a.m.: Runners on second and third for Japan after a sac bunt strikes the runners over. United States wants to carry Japan right here.
8:43 a.m. JAPAN SCORING PLAY: Single to middle area, Lopez comes up throwing residence however the throw is manner, manner off line. Yamada scores after stopping at third on the defensive miscue, provides one other run. 2-0, Japan.
8:40 a.m.: New pitcher for the US is Scott McGough, and he lets up a lead-off single to Yamada.
8:37 a.m. END TOP EIGHTH: Filia grounds to 3rd and that’ll finish the U.S. half. They’re all the way down to their closing three outs.
8:36 a.m.: Casas strikes out and Frazier pops out for 2 outs. Eric Filia up with a runner at first.
8:29 a.m.: Austin will get the higher of Itoh. Grounds a single via the left facet. Tying run on for Triston Casas. Pitching change.
8:27 a.m.: The third full rely for Tyler Austin right now. He is grinding via these at-bats as his spectacular event continues.
8:23 a.m. END OF SEVENTH: Ryder Ryan pitches round a lead-off double, will get a strikeout of Kai to finish the house half. Getting late for the US. 1-0, Japan.
8:22 a.m.: Murakami steals second. Second and third, two outs for Group Japan.
8:15 a.m.: Triston Casas with an incredible decide and an incredible play by Todd Frazier to throw out the runner at first.
8:12 a.m.: A lead-off double for Asamura and Eric Filia dives, and comes up injured. He is staying within the recreation.
8:10 a.m.: Ryder Ryan relieves Nick Martinez.
8:07 a.m. END TOP SEVENTH: Alvarez swings on the first pitch and grounds it weakly to first to finish the half inning.
8:06 a.m.: Jack Lopez strikes Allen to 3rd on a single to the proper facet. Tying run is 90 toes away, with Eddy Alvarez up.
8:04 a.m.: Nick Allen smashes a double within the alley. U.S. has life.
8:01 a.m.: Itoh in for Japan. U.S. has 9 outs left to scratch throughout some runs.
7:57 a.m. END OF SIXTH: Mark Koloszvary throws out a runner attempting to steal second to finish the inning. Umpires referred to as the runner secure on the sector, evaluate overturned the decision. 1-0, Japan.
7:56 a.m.: Suzuki with a two-out single. Martinez nonetheless throwing for U.S. He has pitched a extremely nice recreation to maintain the US in it.
7:49 a.m. END TOP SIXTH: Westbrook pops out to the catcher in foul territory, leaves runners on. We head to the house half of the sixth. 1-0, Japan.
7:44 a.m.: Eric Filia will get nailed with a pitch and it is two outs, two on for Jamie Westbrook.
7:42 a.m.: Todd Frazier up with Austin at first and one out. He strikes out trying.
7:37 a.m.: Tyler Austin with an incredible at bat, works a lead-off stroll within the sixth inning.
7:29 a.m. END OF FIFTH: Martinez strikes out the facet to finish the body. He lets out a struggle cry. U.S. down, nonetheless. 1-0, Japan.
7:28 a.m.: Martinez appears to have settled down with two fast outs within the fifth.
7:23 a.m. END TOP FIFTH: Eddy Alvarez grounds to quick, thrown out at first to finish the scoring risk. U.S. nonetheless on the lookout for its first runs. 1-0, Japan.
7:18 a.m.: Jack Lopez will get plunked with an errant breaking pitch. Eddy Alvarez up with two outs within the fifth.
7:17 a.m.: Nick Allen with a two-out single to proper middle. Broadcast noting that Morishita’s velocity is dipping a bit.
7:14 a.m.: Masato Morishita is simply cruising via this recreation. Easy for the 23-year-old to this point.
7:10 a.m. END OF FOURTH: Martinez will get a strikeout of Kikuchi to get out of it. Magician. 1-0, Japan.
7:09 a.m.: Martinez will get a floor ball to Frazier, who throws residence for one out. Martinez one out away from escaping the bases-loaded jam.
7:04 a.m.: First stroll issued by Nick Martinez. Bases loaded for Japan, one out. Hassle.
7:01 a.m.: Suzuki follows with a hard-hit floor ball single up the center. First and second, one out for Japan.
7:00 a.m.: Yoshida with an infield single, Nick Allen does his greatest Derek Jeter impression from quick, however cannot get the throw to first on time. Japan has a runner on with one out within the residence half of the fourth.
6:55 a.m. END TOP FOURTH: One other 1-2-3 inning for Japan because the U.S. offense cannot get something going. 1-0, Japan.
6:47 a.m. END OF THIRD: Japan takes the lead on a solo homer, the one mistake of Martinez’s day to this point. 1-0, Japan.
6:43 a.m. JAPAN SCORING PLAY: Murakami takes Martinez to deep left middle for a solo shot. Japan will get on the board first. 1-0, Japan.
6:40 a.m. END TOP THIRD: Tyler Austin thrown at first on a dropped Strike 3. He was locked in a very good at-bat. Nonetheless tied at 0. 0-0.
6:34 a.m.: Eddy Alvarez with a two-out single within the third. USA on the lookout for some offense.
6:27 a.m. END OF SECOND: No rating via two as Nick Martinez is dealing with enterprise early on. 0-0.
6:21 a.m. END TOP SECOND: Nothing going for the U.S. within the high half of the second, losing an Eric Filia single. 0-0.
6:11 a.m. END OF FIRST: Triston Casas snares a liner and steps on first for the unassisted double play. Nothing doing after first. 0-0.
6:07 a.m.: Yamada will get it began for Group Japan with a frozen rope single to left area.
6:04 a.m. END TOP FIRST: America goes down so as to begin the sport. Japan developing. 0-0.
6:01 a.m.: Eddy Alvarez pops out to shortstop on the second pitch, and we’re underway.
USA vs. Japan begin time
- Begin time: 6 a.m. ET
Group USA and Japan meet in a rematch of their knockout stage recreation within the gold-medal recreation on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6 a.m.
USA Baseball vies for his or her second gold medal in baseball, as Japan, the host nation, seems to be for his or her first.
Tips on how to watch USA Baseball vs. Japan gold-medal recreation
- TV channel: NBC Sports activities (dwell); USA Community (re-air)
- Reside stream: NBCOlympics.com (cable subscription required); NBC Sports activities app
The gold-medal recreation will be watched on NBC Sports activities.
No matter TV channel, you may additionally be capable of dwell stream the sport on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports activities app (cable subscription required).