Trea Turner Plays Hero For Team USA in World Baseball Classic
If Phillies fans were excited for Trea Turner before, they just got another big reason to be last night. Team USA was trailing by 2 runs in the top of the 8th inning. Then Trea Turner came up with the bases loaded, and he did not disappoint. He deposited a Grand Slam Hr into left field, turning a 2-run deficit into a 2-run lead.
TREA TURNER GRAND SLAM!!!— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 19, 2023
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!
📺: WBC on FOX pic.twitter.com/G4l6nwsH9Y
“I think this is probably the biggest hit that I’ve had.”- Trea Turner said Post-Game.
It ended up being all Team USA needed to win. Devin Williams and Ryan Pressley closed out the 8th and 9th innings while allowing only 1 hit combined. Giving Team USA a 9-7 win over Team Venezuela. Team USA advances to the Semi-finals. They will play Cuba tonight at 7 pm for the right to play the winner of Japan vs Mexico. That game takes place tomorrow night at 7 pm. And the finals will take place on Tuesday night at 7 pm. Team USA is looking to become back-to-back winners, and are just two wins away from accomplishing that thanks to Trea Turner.
In case you didn’t realize, Turner is very good at baseball. He measures in as one of the fastest players in the MLB. Turner led the NL in steals in two of the past 5 years. He makes better contact than almost anyone in the MLB. Finishing 2nd in hits last season, and 1st in 2021 and 2020. But as you can see, he also has pop. Turner is one of the few players to accomplish a 20-20 season in recent years.
And now he is a Phillie. For the next 11 seasons. Phillies fans can look forward to seeing more stuff like this.
The Team USA World Baseball Classic Roster