Piss poor showing by the United States against Mexico. Still an inning to go, but they're down 5-1 and really haven't done much. Thoughts on some players:
RA Dickey - I know he won the Cy Young Award last season, but he shouldn't be the Ace of the staff. All these international teams see mostly junk balls and giving them a knuckleballer plays right into these teams hands.
Buster Posey - 1 of 3 hitters, along with Rollins & Wright, on the US that had multiple hits. Unfortunately no one was getting hits when people were on base and Posey had 2 horrible ABs with runners on base and having the ability to get the US back into the game. Both times he watched as a fastball went right over the middle of the plate for Strike 3.
Giancarlo Stanton - Another player who had 2 chances to really get the US back in the game. Only difference between him and Posey was Stanton hit 2 long fly balls that were both caught on the warning track and just missed going out. Of course he also didn't have any hits like Posey did.
Just a very disappointing showing IMO and now they have to go up against an Italy team that is 2-0 and has outscored those 2 teams 20 to 9. The United States better come to play because if they lose they're out.