March 19, 2023
Steve Rogers may have given up the shield, so we have a new Captain America in the form of Phillies shortstop Trea Turner.
With Team USA trailing 7-5 to Venezuela in the Quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday night, the Phils' prized $300 million free agent signing launched an eighth-inning grand slam to give the States a 9=7 lead and the win:
THAT’S OUR SHORTSTOP pic.twitter.com/TV8u04cgMK— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 19, 2023
If you need another angle on that bad boy...
Well that took a TURN@treavturner | #WorldBaseballClassic pic.twitter.com/HGFDkNPqvN— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 19, 2023
Naturally, Turner homered home his Phillies teammate J.T. Realmuto on that grand salami.
Turner is sporting a 1.089 OPS in this tourney as Team USA looks to defend its 2017 title against Cuba in the Semifinals on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (the game will air on FS1). If Team USA were to advance, they would play the winner of Monday's Mexico-Japan game in the World Baseball Classic Championship on Tuesday night.
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