What a night for Team USA and David Wright at Chase Field last night as they beat Team Italy 6-2 in the World baseball Classic.
The difference maker was a tie-breaking grand slam off the bat of Wright that sent the crowd into a frenzy – and Twitter too. My tweet shortly after the blast said it all:
Hell Yeah!!! David Wright + Grand Slam + Team USA = Captain America!
— Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) March 10, 2013
Wright barely missed a home run in his first at-bat when he launched one to the wall in right field in the second inning, but his fifth inning blast was a no-doubter and kept Team USA from being eliminated.
“It’s emotional,” Wright said. “You hear the ‘USA’ chants, you look up in the stands and you see the flags, you look in the dugout and you see ‘USA’ across the front of guys’ chests and across their hats, and you get caught up in the game and you get a little emotional.”
For Team USA, moving to the semi-finals is contingent on a victory over Team Canada today at Chas