Athens has been a dream to the four Seattle Mariner prospects that sailed for Greece to represent their countries in the 2004 Summer Games. The four being pitchers Craig Anderson (Triple-A Tacoma), and Ryan Rowland-Smith (Advanced-A Inland Empire), outfielder Wladimir Balentien (Intermediate-A Wisconsin), and infielder Yung-Chi Chen (Short-season-A Everett).
Through the entire preliminary rounds, the numbers don't look great for the quartet. Here are the individual statistics for the foursome.
Craig Anderson, LHP, Australia
2G/1GS, 0-1, 5.79ERA, 9.1IP, 11H, 6ER, 1BB, 5K
Ryan Rowland-Smith, LHP, Australia
3G/0GS, 1-0, 2.08ERA, 4.1IP, 4H, 1ER, 4BB, 3K
Wladimir Balentien, OF, Netherlands
.133 (2-15), HR, 2RBI, 1BB, 6K
Yung-Chi Chen, 3B, Chinese Taipei
.208, (5-24), 2B, 5R, 3BB, 4K, 2-SB
Heading into the semi-finals on Tuesday, Japan (6-1) will face Australia (4-3), who gave the Japanese their only loss of the tournament. Canada (5-2) will face Cuba (6-1). Chinese Taipei did not reach the semi-finals, winning just two of seven games in the preliminary rounds.
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