In the most relevant participation of the Mexican team in the history of the World Baseball Classic (UK), the ninth directed by Benjamin Gil got away towards the final of the competition. In an exciting match, where the French team managed to maintain the advantage for several rounds, the The Japanese team claimed responsibility in the ninth and came back to condemn the score of six to five.
For the first time in history, Mexico was able to play the corresponding match in the third round of the world tournament. Even against the odds that placed them as the least favorite to win, they demonstrated enough of a case and took the lead of the scoreboard in the fourth round, after three innings of intense pitching duels.
Patrick Sandoval, who took the loss for Mexico, was responsible for kicking off the action from the tricolor mound. His participation, even exceeded Roki Sasaki’s exhibition, the Japanese pitcher presented as the revelation of the tournament despite his young age. Thanks to his work, the Mexican was able to stay four races and a third, while the Japanese did not show up for the fifth episode.
Mexican happiness exploded in the round three of the reunion After Rowdy Téllez and Isaac Paredes managed to walk on the basics of the diamond, Luis Urías took on Sasaki and managed to hit a home run who fled into left center field. Thanks to this, the score was positioned at three to zero in favor of Mexico.
The board remained with the advantage for Mexico in the development of the next two innings. We had to wait for the fateful seventh inning when the Japanese team took advantage of a moment of lucidity and managed to match the three-point board. At that moment, Ohtani and Kondoh, who were inside the house, were able to go home thanks to a home run from Yoshida.
At that time, the Mexican ninth team was harassed by the rival attack and managed to charge the bases three times. However, when the batters appeared to drive their teammates home with two outs on the board, Randy Arozarena has appeared three times in left field and he even managed to steal a home run at the edge of the fence.
Even in the first round of the eighth inning, with the score tied at three points on each side, Arozarena managed to walk to second base. That’s how Alex Verdugo took over at bat and, thanks to a brace, pushed the left fielder towards home plate to get a head start.
In the same round, Durán managed to score the fifth run for Mexico on a single by Isaac Paredes headed to left field. The euphoria made Joey Meneses think he could follow in his teammate’s footsteps despite finding a base behind him. Although he managed to get to the plate and sweep, the Japanese catcher seized the opportunity with an out called by the umpire.
The closing involved the biggest challenge of the game for Benjamín Gil’s ninth team, namely maintaining any advantage against the powerful attack of the best team in the world. In the first turns, Ohtani and Shuto they were able to march on the bases and achieve victory thanks to a twice as much as Murakami He connected the launcher responsible for closing the actions, Giovanni Gallegos.
With this, Mexico ended its participation in the World Baseball Classic with the most outstanding performance of any collective representative national sport in a global competition. After losing in the semi-finals, they gave way to Japan vs USA United in a duel for the trophy.
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