One of the countries that has surprised during the World Baseball Classic has been Mexicowho will face Japan after having beaten Puerto Rico, one of the favorite teams of this tournament. The celebrations for this victory were joined by the president of the Aztec country, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorbetter known as AMLO, who uploaded a video to express his happiness. Next, watch the short of the Mexican president, in addition to reviewing important data that you should know about this topic.
AMLO CELEBRATES MEXICO’S TRIUMPH AGAINST PUERTO RICO IN THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
The victory of the Mexican team against the Puerto Rican team caused great surprise in the World Baseball Classicsomething that the fans of Mexico and also the president of that country celebrated, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorbetter known as AMLO.
Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorPresident of Mexicoshared his joy through a video on social networks.
“Long live Mexico,” said the politician while watching the broadcast of the game and the last out of Benjamín Gil’s team.
The video quickly went viral on social networks and generated comments of all kinds. This is the short that the Mexican president uploaded, where he shows his celebration and expresses his joy at the triumph of the Mexican team. Mexico in view of Puerto Rico.
ON THE MEXICAN VICTORY AGAINST PUERTO RICO IN THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
Mexico advanced to the semifinal for the first time World Baseball Classic and will be measured with Japanafter coming from below and beating Puerto Rico 4-5 this Friday at LoanDepot Park in Miami.
Puerto Rico was looking to go to the semifinal of the tournament for the third time in a row, but it has been Mexico the one who put a stop to Yadier Molina’s ninth and was awarded the pass to the club of the best four.
Puerto Rico and Mexico they had met once in a World Baseball Classicin 2017. In that edition, the ‘Team Rubio’ beat Tri baseball player 9-4 in the group stage, which today was retaliated.
Mexico gave notice of their big moment by winning Pool C over favorites the United States.
Pitcher Marcus Stroman, of the Chicago Cubs, opened for Puerto Rico, while Julio César Urías, of the Dodgers, took the mound for Mexico.
Urías began the game safely by striking out Puerto Rican captain Francisco Lindor in the first inning. But then he walked Enrique Hernandez and began to struggle.
Nelson Velázquez singled and Hernández reached third. With men on third and first, Emmanuel Rivera was tagged out on a sacrifice fly and Hernández scored the first run of Puerto Rico.
With two outs, Urías sweated on ‘the mound of scares’ and he was hit with two consecutive home runs: Javier Báez hit the first one to the right field and with it came two Puerto Rican ‘rayitas’; and then Eddie Rosario hit the other solo shot with a fly ball to center field.
The game in less than 20 minutes and just in the first inning it was 4-0 in favor of Molina’s team.
The manager Benjamín Gil, in charge of the Mexican troops, gave Urías confidence, who in the second episode struck out Neftalí Soto, Martín Maldonado and Lindor.
In the second inning Isaac Paredes hit a home run and Mexico he returned to the game with his first run on the board.
In the fifth inning Javier Assad entered for Urías. And in the same episode, but in the lower part, Mexico he scored his second run in the legs of Alek Thomas after a hit by Alex Verdugo.
That was it for Puerto Rican pitcher Stroman, who left the house on fire and one out. He was replaced by Yacksel Ríos and put out the Mexican fire.
In the seventh inning the unexpected came for the Puerto Rican hosts: Mexico It equaled 4-4 against pitcher Jorge López, to whom Paredes hit for Austin Barnes and Randy Arozarena to reach home.
But Gil’s team was going for more. Luis Urías singled and Alex Verdugo gave the lead 4-5 to Mexico who came back and beat a ninth Puerto Rican who fought until the end.
Those led by Gil continue in this way on a streak and accumulate four victories in a row.
The selection of Mexico will play the semifinal in Miami this Monday against the undefeated Japan, two-time champion of the tournament, and will have to show again what it is made of.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
He World Baseball Classic It is the main official international baseball tournament, sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and created by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) that brings together the world’s national teams.
It previously coexisted with Olympic baseball and the Baseball World Cup as International Baseball Federation tournaments, but both tournaments have been suspended in favor of the World Baseball Classic.
That is why since 2013 whoever wins in the World Baseball Classicwill be in a few words the world champion of this sport discipline.
He World Baseball Classic it is the first of its kind with which the national baseball teams have professional players from the most important leagues in the world, including the Major Leagues.
In the past, for example, the Summer Olympics had regularly featured college and minor league players, as the timing of the games conflicted with games in the North American and Asian leagues.
Likewise, it’s important to note that the Baseball World Cup historically had no major league players.
In this sense, in addition to providing a format for the best baseball players in the world to compete against each other representing their countries of origin, the World Baseball Classic was created in order to further promote the sport around the world.
The first event took place in March 2006. The second edition was held in 2009, and after this, the World Baseball Classic It has been carried out every four years.
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