Nolan Arenado attracts Twitter love as US beats UK in 2023 WBC | News, Results, Highlights, Stats and Rumours

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of Team USA reacts to hitting an RBI double in the third inning during Game 2 of Pool C between Team Great Britain and Team USA at Chase Field on Saturday March 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Ariz.  (Photo by Daniel Shirey/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Daniel Shirey/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Team USA’s World Baseball Classic title defense got off to a great start on Saturday night when they defeated an overwhelmed team from Great Britain 6-2 at Chase Field in Phoenix.

One of the most talented lineups of the entire tournament, USA flexed their muscles after falling 1-0 in the first inning, scoring six unanswered runs and showing everyone why they are considered one of the tournament favourites.

While Superstars Mookie Betts and Mike Trout battled it out in a combined 1-on-9 win, Nolan Arenado and Kyle Schwarber put on a show to a sold-out home crowd.

Arenado went 3-for-5 with a run made and two RBI while Schwarber went 1-for-3, but that one hit was a three-run homer in the fourth inning that opened the game for Team USA.

Twitter showed a lot of love to Arenado and his teammates throughout the night.


Nolan Arenado ties in for Team USA. #WorldBaseballClassic

It wasn’t just his offensive performance that made Arenado a fan favorite on Saturday. He also displayed his signature defense on the international stage.

The 10-time Gold Glove winner made it look easy all evening against the Brits.

It’s going to be a slightly tougher Test Sunday for Team USA as they continue to play in Pool C against Mexico, who lost their tournament debut to Colombia and will be desperate to claim their maiden WBC win.

San Diego Padres pitcher Nick Martinez will take on Team Mexico, which has Los Angeles Angels’ Patrick Sandoval under his belt. The game is scheduled to start at 10am ET.

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