Mookie Betts and Mike Trout formed the table setters, and Jeff McNeil, who topped the overall batting average in the major leagues last year, entered the ninth batter.
The U.S. was defeated 5-11 by Mexico in the second round of Group C in the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 13th (Korean time).
The mound collapsed.
Nick Martinez, who is eating rice with Kim Ha-seong at the San Diego Padres, started as a starter, but was shaken with 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk and 3 runs in 2⅔ innings. 메이저놀이터
Brady Singer, who took the mound as the third pitcher, allowed 4 runs in the top of the 4th inning. The U.S. was dragged 1-7 until the 4th inning, and collapsed by giving up 4 runs again in the beginning of the 8th inning.
Mexico also boasted the strength of its lineup, which included a large number of active major leaguers. Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals scored 5 RBIs with two runs in the top of the 1st inning and 3 runs in the top of the 4th inning.
The USA, who defeated England 6-2 on the first day of the tournament, recorded 1 win and 1 loss with the defeat that day. The United States still has matches against Canada and Colombia.
Betts went 0-for-5 and was silent while Trout went 2-for-1 with 1 hit and 2 walks.