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SS Jimmy Rollins (.368, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .821)
2B Brandon Phillips (.222, 0, 1, .500)
LF Ryan Braun (.353, 0, 0, .833)
DH Joe Mauer (.429, 0, 2, 1.127)
3B David Wright (.438, 1, 10, 1.276)
RF Giancarlo Stanton (.200, 0, 0, .858)
CF Adam Jones (.214, 0, 4, .580)
C J.P. Arencibia (.000, 0, 0, .000)
1B Eric Hosmer (.222, 0, 4, .500)
It's assumed that Arencibia will be in the lineup on Thursday to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckler. However, with an 0-for-2 performance with two strikeouts in the Round 1 loss to Canada, it wouldn't surprise me if Team U.S.A. manager Joe Torre opted to go with Jonathan Lucroy or Mauer behind the plate.
Team U.S.A. has hit .306 in the tournament, scoring six runs per game. However, their .224 average with runners in scoring position is a bit troublesome. On Tuesday against Puerto Rico, the Americans had numerous chances to put the game away early. They ended up hitting 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and leaving 12 men on base.
David Wright has been the clear star. It was his grand slam against Italy in Round 1 that woke up a slumbering U.S.A. offense, and he's continued to excel on the grand stage.
Two hits from Stanton in front of his home crowd on Tuesday was encouraging as well.
Wright's bases-clearing home run against Italy has been the only long ball hit by Team U.S.A. thus far. At spacious Marlins Park that home run drought could continue on Thursday.