At 7:30 pm PT (10:30 am Beijing time on Friday), the first semifinal of the Olympic baseball tournament is scheduled to start and it will match up #1 Korea (7-0) and #4 Japan (4-3).
The starting pitchers for this affair are cloaked in secrecy. Tsuyoshi Wada started in Japan's 9-7 loss to Korea on Saturday and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. Korea started Kwanghyun Kim against Japan. Here's a boxscore of their previous matchup. Korea won 9-7.
#2 Cuba (6-1) and #3 USA (5-2) will meet at 3 am PT Friday morning (6 pm Beijing) and that game should see veteran Norge Luis Vera square off against San Diego State prodigy Stephen Strasburg. Cuba beat the USA 5-4 in 11 innings in their previous matchup. Jayson Nix and Matt LaPorta should be able to play in the game.