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1st round loss’ Mexico defeats Canada… Round 2 like a miracle

Mexico defeated Canada and confirmed their advance to the second round.

On the 16th (Korean time), Mexico won 10-3 against Canada in the final Group C group stage of the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC)’ held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They recorded 3 wins and 1 loss in the group stage, confirming their advance to the 2nd round.

The match was important for both teams. Mexico, Canada, and the United States were recording 2 wins and 1 loss side by side in the situation where three group stage matches were played. The team that won the match against Mexico and Canada was able to confirm their advance to the second round by recording three wins.

Mexico: Randy Arosarena (left fielder) – Alex Verdugo (right fielder) – Joey Menesis (1st baseman) – Laudy Tellez (DH) – Isaac Paredes (3rd baseman) – Luis Urias (2nd baseman) – Allan Trejo (shortstop), Alec Thomas (center fielder), Austin Barnes (catcher), and starting pitcher Jose Urkidi formed the starting list with the most elite.

On the other hand, Canada’s main gun Freddy Freeman was excluded from the starting list due to a hamstring injury.메이저놀이터 Eduardo Julien (2B) – Abraham Toro (3B) – Tyler O’Neill (DH) – Jared Young (1B) – Otto Lopes (Shortstop) – Beau Naylor (Catcher) – Owen Casey (Right Field) – Denzel Clarke (Center fielder) -Jacob Robson (left fielder) faced off with starting pitcher Rob Jastrizni.

Mexico scored the first run in the first inning. With 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, Talez hit 2 RBIs on time to lead 2-0. The first run was in the bottom of the first inning. With one out and bases loaded, Lopez hit a RBI and a timely hit to make it 2-1.

Mexico immediately fled. In the top of the second inning, Arosarena hit a RBI double with two outs on first base to make it 3-1. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Naylor hit a solo shot that went over the middle left and was chased 3-2.

The Mexican attack, which had been quiet, spewed fire again in the middle of the game. He scored a lot in the top of the 6th inning. With the first out loaded, Arosarena hit a sweeping double and ran away 6-2. In the 2nd and 3rd bases, Menesis hit a timely hit with 1 RBI and won the game 7-2. In the top of the 7th inning, Arosarena scored 1 more point with a 4-ball from the bases loaded with 1 out, widening the score to 8-2 and Verdugo’s sacrifice fly to 9-2.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Mexico allowed Julien a solo shot across the middle of the right to make the score 9-3, but Talez hit a solo home run in a similar position in the top of the 8th inning, putting a wedge in the 10-3 victory.

Mexico came down the mound after starting pitcher Erkiddy recorded 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4 innings. After that, Adrian Martinez (2⅓ innings scoreless) – Samuel Zazaeta (⅓ innings, 1 run) – Cesar Vargas (⅓ innings scoreless) – Gerado Reyes (1 inning scoreless) – Jake Sanchez (1 innings scoreless) also led the opponent’s batting line. Well blocked.

In the other lineup, Arosarena had 5 RBIs and Thales had 3 RBIs, including a home run, invigorating the team’s offense.

Conversely, Canada’s starter Jastrijny collapsed with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 2 innings. Early inducted bullpen Phillip Aumont (1⅔ innings, no runs) – Andrew Albers (1⅔ innings, 2 runs) – Cade Smith (⅓ innings, two runs) – Trevor Brigden (⅓ innings, no runs) – Ben Onishko (⅓ innings, two runs) – Indigo Diaz (1 ⅔ innings, 1 run) – Evan Lutzky (1 innings, 1 run) also failed to block the opponent’s batting line.

The batting line hit 7 hits in 9 innings, but lowered their heads as they were unable to continue scoring opportunities.

Meanwhile, Mexico gave up the game to Colombia in the first game after a close game (4-5 loss). After losing the first and most important game, there was a dark cloud over the second round, but they miraculously advanced to the second round by winning 11-5 against Dream Team USA in the second match and 2-1 over England in the third match.


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