On Sunday, Team Mexico made a statement in the World Baseball Classic against the defending champions, Team USA.
Led by Joey Meneses and Randy Arozarena, Mexico busted out early and rolled to an 11-5 win over the Americans.
Meneses led the way, hitting a crucial three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning, which put the game out of reach and ultimately proved to be the difference.
The Washington Nationals slugger provided another highlight after hitting the ball as well, as he flipped the bat before beginning his long home run trot.
On Twitter, the Nationals had a little bit of fun with the bat flip, referring to it as “The bat flip heard ’round the World Baseball Classic.”
The bat flip heard ‘round the World Baseball Classic.#NATITUDE // #WorldBaseballClassic pic.twitter.com/DOdv6PMxHA
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 13, 2023
And it was just that.
It was also a statement.
Team USA rallied for three runs to come to within 8-5, but Mexico answered with three of their own to pull off the victory.
But it was Meneses’ home run that ultimately proved to be the difference.
And the bat flip?
Well, it was a thunderous one.
The Nationals star flipped that bat with such emphasis, bringing back memories of some of the best bat flips the game has ever seen.
For now, it’s the most entertaining bat flip you’ll see.
Certainly, there will be some more bat flips.
But as of now, the Nationals have hit the nail on the head by with their catchy title for Meneses’ big moment.NEXT: Luis Garcia Hit A Must-See Home Run Against The Mets