Archer tweeted the news a few hours after Team USA defeated the Dominican Republic to secure a spot in the WBC semifinals. After another year or two, it will be clear he is the best in the game.
The Netherlands comes into this game as the underdog, having emerged from the Pacific pools with a 4-2 record.
Dutch hurler Rick van den Hurk will attempt to pitch the Netherlands into the WBC Final when he faces a potent Puerto Rico lineup on Monday. Pacific Daylight Time, 9 p.m. Eastern, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, March 20.
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The Puerto Rican team, however, will need to count on Milwaukee Brewers' minor league prospect, 24-year-old Jorge Lopez, to keep the Netherlands bats under control. As his team was held to one hit and one run by Quintana, Archer pitched four flawless innings with three strikeouts.
The Netherlands and Puerto Rico will face off against one another at 9:00 PM ET in order to earn a trip to the WBC title game on Wednesday against the victor of the Japan-USA game, which will be played on Tuesday. Puerto Rico has done some serious work on the mound and in the batter's box to reach this semifinal game against the Netherlands.