In front of 47,000 people who gathered at the Chase Field of Arizonathe Mexican Baseball Team who participates in the World Baseball Classic 2023managed to shake off the defeat against Colombia to re-emerge strongly and beat the team 11-5 USAin his second game in the Group C of the tournament.
With Joey Meneses and Randy Arozarena as protagonists on the mound, in addition to a great start from the left-handed Patrick Sandovalthe ninth commanded by Benjamin Gil did what was necessary to leave the local team on the field, despite the fact that in the stands, the vast majority of Mexican fans made themselves felt at the home of arizona diamondbacks.
they hit early
In the first inning, with one out on the board and with Randy Arozarena at first base, Joey Meneses arrived to put Mexico ahead 2-0 with a powerful home run. The United States had to wait until the bottom of the second inning for their first hit, courtesy of Kyle Tuckerfollowed by a single connected by Tim Anderson to put the score 2-1.
Although the locals came to have a race, they still did not figure out Patrick Sandoval. In the third high, a couple of defensive errors put two Aztec runners in circulation, a situation that he took advantage of Isaac Walls to connect an infield hit that pushed the third Mexican run, which came again due to an error, now at first base.
Disastrous performance on the mound
the american pitcher nick martinez he only saw action in 2 and two-thirds innings, in which he allowed five hits and three runs, which left kendall graveman get the last out of the episode. For his part, the Mexican pitcher took the entry after dominating mookie bettsgive ticket to Mike Troutstrike out Paul Goldschmidt and take out Nolan Arenado.
At the dawn of the fourth inning, Alex Thomas greeted the new American pitcher with a hit, then moved to second thanks to a Wild Pitch and then made it 4-1 for Mexico after a double by Randy Arozarena. The advantage added three more lines thanks again to Joey Meneses, who punished Brady Singer with a home run
late wake up
The United States worsened its crisis after failing in the bottom of the fourth roll without hitting a hit, while Mexico executed its game plan to perfection. Tranquility reigned in the game until in the bottom of the seventh, Will Smith hit a solo home run at JoJo Romero to put the 7-2 that consoled the Americans.
For the eighth inning, Arozarena established himself as one of the heroes with a double producer for the 8-2 and along with Jarren Durán, they were pushed by Rowdy Tellez with a single to make it 10-2, and then get to the bag driven by Alan Trejo to add one more race, however, in the lower part, Bobby Witt Jr. he came in his first turn to push for 11-3.
Already with two worn-out Mexican pitchers, the United States found its rhythm and managed to fill the bases, a situation that was taken advantage of by Tim Anderson, who hit a double producing two more runs to give the game some excitement with a score of 11-5, however , the last entry had no more emotions in a game that had been over for a long time.