World Baseball Classic 2013: Games and TV schedule for Monday

Koji Watanabe

An upstart Dutch squad tries to keep their WBC title hopes alive with an elimination game against Caribbean powerhouse Cuba.

After a weekend full of exciting WBC action -- complete with a brawl of North American proportions -- things settle down a bit Monday with just one game on the schedule.

That lone game has the potential makings of a classic, however, so be sure to set your alarm for an early wake-up time. Here's the lowdown on Monday's WBC action:

Cuba vs. The Netherlands: Monday, 7:00 p.m. local, 6:00 a.m. ET

Venue: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

TV: MLB Network (U.S.), ESPN Deportes (U.S.)

The Netherlands is hoping to find lightning in a bottle again as they're pitted against Cuba for the second time in Round 2. The Dutch squad was able to shut down the Cuban offense last week -- claiming a 6-2 victory -- but they may have a tougher go of things this time around. Cuba's offense woke up over the weekend, demolishing Chinese Taipei 14-0 on Saturday, while Netherlands is likely still reeling from their 16-4 bashing at the hands of Japan on Sunday. If the Dutch want to make it into the Championship Round, they're going to have to get a great performance out of starting right-hander Orlando Yntema and continued success from youngsters Andrelton Simmons and Jonathan Schoop.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Vladimir Garcia vs. RHP Orlando Yntema


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