Yesterday at Chase Field in Phoenix, David Wright went 1-for-2 with three walks and three runs scored in Team USA’s 9-4 win over Team Canada.
Wright doubled in the second, walked and scored on Adam Jones’ sac fly in the fourth, bounced out to second in the sixth, walked and scored on Jones’ two-run double in the eighth, and walked and scored on Eric Hosmer’s three-run double in the ninth.
During pool play, Wright was 5-for-11 with a home run, five RBI, four runs scored, and three walks.
With the victory, Team USA won Pool D and advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
For a recap of yesterday’s game, click here.
Brian Erni, MetsBlog.com:Wright has been locked in. During this weekend’s games, he seemed to be recognizing pitches with uncanny accuracy for the beginning of March. He has had no trouble laying off low-and-away off speed stuff, and has been squaring up the pitches he gets to hit. Last season, Wright got off to a torrid start, so it will be interesting to see if this is an early indicator of another big April.
Team USA will take on Puerto Rico on Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Miami. Game time is 8:00 pm.