7 March 2009: #27 Nelson Figueroa of Puerto Rico pitches against Panama during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Pool D match at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico wins 7-0 over Panama. Copyright © Christophe Elise

7 March 2009: #27 Nel­son Figueroa of Puer­to Rico pitch­es against Pana­ma dur­ing the 2009 World Base­ball Clas­sic Pool D match at Hiram Bithorn Sta­di­um in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. Puer­to Rico wins 7–0 over Pana­ma. Copy­right © Christophe Elise

Saturday’s Puer­to Rico / Pana­ma World Clas­sic Base­ball Game was a sweet vic­to­ry for Puer­to Rico.  They shutout Pana­ma 7–0.  The home run by Del­ga­do and two home runs by Rodriguez kept PR in the lead through out the entire game.  Pana­ma came very close to bring­ing in runs, but fell short every time.  Tomor­row, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., Puer­to Rico plays The Nether­lands.  I think it’ll be a great game.