Yeah, not all about beating Puerto Rico, but just about beating the Dominican??
True. I think they are playing with belief and without pressure. Of course they do have a few legit American major leaguers as well but I think a big factor is the no pressure approach with a belief they can beat anybody.
Not that surprised by it, anything can happen in a one game series, plus the hitters are just getting back into action, working on their timings and everything.
Indeed the thing about baseball is just how much a pitcher can influence a game and a one game sample can really see just about anything happen. Of course we have to acknowledge that Italy has played very well all tournament keeping the US close and beating Mexico and Canada.
Hopefully the Wright injury is only for this game..would really suck to lose him for the rest of the tournament, wouldn't be surprised if he sits it out though since this is still spring training and I'm sure teams won't want players playing with an injury, even if it is just soreness.