Up next for the USA is a St. Patrick’s Day date with Puerto Rico. Both the USA and Puerto Rico got off to great starts in Pool F, as this will be a matchup of two undefeated teams. Puerto Rico picked up a huge 3-1 win over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, highlighted by Javier Baez’s no-look tag.
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The USA pulled off a thrilling comeback against Venezuela on Wednesday, as they were down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th. Jonathan Lucroy cut Venezuela’s lead in half with a sacrifice fly, but it was the bottom of the 8th inning where the USA would really do their damage. Adam Jones hit a solo home run to tie the game, and Eric Hosmer delivered a go-ahead, two-run bomb to give the USA a 4-2 lead.
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The USA would hold on to beat Venezuela 4-2, with Pat Neshek earning the win and Luke Gregerson getting the save. It was a devastating loss for Venezuela, who wasted five innings of shutout ball from Felix Hernandez.
In tonight’s pitching matchup, Marcus Stroman will take the rubber for the USA and Seth Lugo for Puerto Rico. Both pitchers have been sharp in the 2017 WBC, delivering scoreless outings against dangerous offenses.
Stroman held the Dominican Republic scoreless over 4.2 innings, giving up three hits and no walks while striking out four in a no-decision. Lugo picked up a win over Venezuela after shutting them down over 5.1 innings. He gave up only one hit and no walks while striking out three.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch tonight’s game.
USA vs. Puerto Rico Viewing Details
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, California
TV Channel: MLB Network
How To Live Stream USA vs. Puerto Rico Online
Your best bet for watching the USA take on Puerto Rico via a live stream is through the MLB Network. Just plug in your cable or satellite information and you’re good to go.
You can also live stream the MLB Network online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Watch USA vs. Puerto Rico On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch the WBC action on your TV or computer, the MLB Network has you covered with their At Bat app. The good news is that the app is available on a ton of different platforms, including iPhones, Androids, and Kindle Fires. The bad news is that the app will cost you $2.99 a month.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch MLB Network for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.