Team USA has moved onto the semis, after Mets farmhand and spot-starter Brandon Knight bounced back from a tough first game and limited the Taiwanese offense to only two runs.
Knight threw 6 1-3 innings, scattering five hits. He allowed one solo home run, walked two and struck out five.
Knight was quoted by the AP as saying, "We always seem to make it a little too interesting." Sounds like the Mets.
"There's a little sense of relief (to be in the medal round)," Knight said, "I'm not going to lie and say we didn't expect that. It was a goal."
Manager Davey Johnson said of Knight, ""We were lucky to get him back."
The US team will take on Japan on Wednesday night in their next game.