La Jornada – Mexico struggles but defeats Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic
The brilliance of the field and this time led to the victory of Mexico, in a dramatic match against the United Kingdom, which the ninth tricolor won 2-1 and it depended on whether he advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Baseball Classic.
The team, led by manager Benjamin Gill, will play today’s qualifier for the next round against Canada. With one day left, the USA, Canada and Mexico are tied at a 2-1 three-way tie, but only the top two will advance to the next round. The Americans, for their part, will face Colombia.
Isaac Paredes was responsible for opening the scoreboard in favor of the Mexican team thanks to Alexis Wilson’s hit single in the second inning.
Taijuan Walker put in a titanic performance in his first start in the competition. The tricolor pitcher hit eight out of four innings and allowed one hit and one walk.
The good work done by the Mexican shooters, up to this point in the game, has never been matched by offense, which is why a certain air of tension began to breathe in Phoenix, Arizona, because the advantage was slim.
The Aztecs realized that another defeat, while not eliminating them, would open the way for the Americans and Canadians.
Manny Barreda, of the Tijuana Bulls, replaced Erubiel Armenta on the mound, but was responsible for allowing the first score to the Brits. Chavez Young homered a Murray RBI single in the sixth
Despite the nervousness that was evident on Chase Field, the tricolor managed to rock it in the seventh. Alexis Wilson drove the thousands of Mexicans in the stands crazy, the same ones who just minutes ago, with a tie, weren’t having a good time. Sinaloan, with his powerful eye on the ball, hit his target and produced his second run of the night with another single. This time the person who scored was Alan Trejo.
Jojo Romero and Jesús Cruz, next in turn, and Giovanni Gallegos, who was responsible for the finish, always kept the advantage in favor of the tricolor. In the end, the six pitchers who went into labor allowed four hits and allowed a total of 13 chocolates.
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