The World Baseball Classic is over. Unfortunately, Team USA lost. They ran into Team Japan, who had this guy named Shoehei Ohtani, who is pretty good at baseball. USA trailed by one run heading into the ninth inning. It was Ohtani on the mound though. He had a pretty easy inning, closing it out by striking out his Angels teammate Mike Trout to give Japan the win. But Team USA did make it all the way to the Finals. That was thanks in large part to the Phillies on the WBC classic team.
And it wasn’t just Team USA that benefited from having Phillies players on their team. Six Phillies, Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, JT Realmuto, Taijuan Walker, Jose Alvarado, and Garrett Stubbs all went out there to represent their countries. Ranger Suarez was supposed to pitch for Team Venezuela, but an injury forced him to withdraw. Gregory Soto was originally on the Dominican Republic roster. But Visa issues kept him from participating. The other 6, played very well though. In some cases, great.
We saw Trea Turner showing off his power. But the rest of the Phillies players showed up to. Giving us many reasons to be excited about the upcoming season. But how good did they all perform?