The World Baseball Classic is on, and Team USA is making their mark at the tournament. Coming off their win against Canada, the United States is set to face Colombia in their next match. With a win against Colombia, the U.S. will move on to the next round of the tournament.
Team USA Schedule:
– March 1: vs. Canada
– March 5: vs. Colombia
– March 8: vs. Dominican Republic
– March 11: vs. Puerto Rico (if they advance)
Team USA Roster:
The roster for Team USA includes some of the biggest names in the game, including Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, and Max Scherzer. The full roster is as follows:
Pitchers: Danny Duffy, Sam Dyson, Nate Jones, Jake McGee, Andrew Miller, Pat Neshek, Tanner Roark, David Robertson, Marcus Stroman, Chris Archer, Tyler Clippard, and Max Scherzer
Catchers: Jonathan Lucroy and Buster Posey
Infielders: Nolan Arenado, Brandon Crawford, Paul Goldschmidt, Eric Hosmer, Ian Kinsler, Daniel Murphy, and Christian Yelich
Outfielders: Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton, and Mike Trout
The United States began their World Baseball Classic run with a win against Canada, beating them with a score of 5-1. Andrew McCutchen and Nolan Arenado each had two hits for Team USA, while Chris Archer pitched two perfect innings to start the game.
The win against Canada puts Team USA in a good position to advance in the tournament, but they will need to continue their winning ways against Colombia. Colombia, who is making their first appearance in the World Baseball Classic, lost their opening game to the Dominican Republic with a score of 9-3.
If Team USA can secure a win against Colombia, they will move on to the next round of the tournament, where they will face the winner of a Mexico vs. Puerto Rico game. With a roster full of talent, Team USA has the potential to make a deep run in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.