Mexico is in a tenuous position after being upset by Italy, 6-5, in its opening game of the World Baseball Classic in Phoenix.
It already can't afford another loss, and next up is a game Friday night at Chase Field against the United States and National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
Mexico has another problem, too: Closer Sergio Romo, who got the save in the San Francisco Giants' World Series clincher last season, was extended in a 26-pitch ninth inning Thursday night.
Romo took the loss, having officially given up two runs on three hits. But two of those hits -- both doubles -- should have been caught in left field.