Jose Bautista and the Dominican Republic won Bronze at the Olympics
Photo credit:© Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports
By Cam Lewis1 year ago
Jose Bautista is an Olympic medalist.
So are Blue Jays legends Melky Cabrera, Emilio Bonifacio, and Juan Francisco as the Dominican Republic beat South Korea by a score of 10-6 in the Bronze Medal baseball game on Saturday. It was the country’s first-ever medal in baseball at the Olympics.
The Dominicans put up a four-run first inning with a lot of Blue Jays flavour. Bonifacio led off with a double, Francisco smashed a two-run homer, Cabrera hit a single, and Bautista drew a walk. Korea came back with a four-run fifth inning of their own, but the Dominican pulled away with a five-run rally in the top of the eighth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Francisco.
The highlight of the tournament, for me, was Jose throwing this absolute rocket to gun down a guy from Team Mexico at home… 🐐
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