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The Phillies were well represented in yesterday’s Futures Game, which saw them send Jarred Cosart and Sebastian Valle to Arizona for the festivities. Neither of them failed to disappoint. Valle, who came on as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th, doubled in the game-tying run off Indians farmhand Drew Pomeranz. The World team would eventually take the lead in the same inning.
Even more impressive than Valle, was Jarred Cosart. Cosart entered the top of the 8th inning of a 4-3 game and proceeded to show electric stuff. In only 10 pitches, Cosart managed to strike out two players from the World team, touching up to 97 MPH on the gun while displaying his amazing curveball and changeup. The USA team managed to take a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the 8th, giving Cosart the Futures Game win. All in all, a very impressive showing from both Phillies farmhands.
.GIF’s of Cosart’s impressive stuff after the jump.
While most of you were either sleeping or coming down from your Chase Utley high, the Clearwater Threshers and Jupiter Hammerheads were just finishing up a nice 23-inning, 5 hour and 27 minute MARATHON of a game. Unfortunately, the Threshers lost 2-1 on a walkoff single in the bottom of the 23rd, but I imagine both teams would admit they were just happy it eventually ended. It marked the longest game in the history of the Threshers, but fell 6 innings short of the all-time Florida State League record 29-inning game between Miami and St. Petersburg on June 14, 1966.
- There were a combined 173 plate appearances between the two teams
- In his first 4 AB’s, Jiwan James had a triple, double, walk, and a single, then went hitless for the rest of the game
- Hammerheads shortstop Jeff Dominguez, who went 0-for-9 with a strikeout and saw his batting average drop 15 points in one game
- Both catchers, Miguel Fermin and Sabastian Valle, caught ALL 23 INNINGS
- There were only two errors committed the entire game, both by Jupiter
- No one on either team collected more than 3 hits
- Joe Savery, who was converted from a pitcher to an OF/DH, converted back to pitcher out of desperation and threw two scoreless innings
- Threshers first baseman Darin Ruf — who never pitched before — gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one in two shutout innings
- The Hammerheads didn’t need any position player to pitch, but had second baseman Dallas Poulk warming up in case it went to a 24th inning
- No matter what, the game would not have lasted past the 24th inning due to a curfew
- Jiwan James doesn’t find Jonathan Singleton amusing:
Enjoy this fairly decent fan video of Dom Brown’s home run from last night’s Clearwater/Lakeland game that the @Threshers twitter account described thusly:
Trying to build off of his impressive minor league debut yesterday where he went 2-for-4 with a mammoth home run, Domonic Brown (wearing jersey #4 this time around in Clearwater) continued his assault on Single-A pitching by producing a similar stat line tonight.
After flying out to CF in his first at-bat of the game this evening, Dom hit another homer — this time a 3-run shot — in the 3rd inning to put the Threshers up 5-2 and give them the lead for good. Dom followed that up with an intentional walk in the 4th (on a rehab assignment?!??), a single in the 6th, and a foul out to 3B in the 8th.
He is now tied for second on the Threshers in home runs with two.
The good news is, Dom feels “almost at 100%” and is back to feasting on MiLB pitching, but then again, it *is* MiLB pitching. So don’t accuse me of getting too excited about what he’s doing down there (after all, that’s what he’s supposed to do) but at least he’s getting healthier and is off to a hot start to erase that horrendous 0-for he put up in the Spring. Just saying, if he started out 1-for-8 with six K’s, most of you knuckleheads would declare him a bust already.
Keep on mashing, Dom. The Phillies are gonna need you.
It’s been so long since Domonic Brown has suited up for a minor league team that he forgot about the whole “high socks” rule they have going on down there. Dom will bat 3rd and start in right field for the Class-A Clearwater Threshers squad this afternoon (1:00) at Bright House Field.
I’ll be sure to update this post later with his stat line for the day.
UPDATE: After grounding out to second in his first at-bat and breaking up a perfect game with a bloop single in his second, DOM BROWN KILLED A BASEBALL in his third:
pic via the @Threshers twitter feed