Future’s Game Ends in Tie

First they changed the format to American versus National. In the past it was the United States versus the World. The game was also cut from nine to seven innings, but the players did not appear to cooperate, specifically Sam Huff who hit a two run homer in the bottom of the seventh for the American Leaguers off Ben Bowden to tie the game 2-2. They played one more inning but neither team scored so it ended in a tie. It was the first tie to be played in a Future’s Game. Myworld hates ties in baseball. Ugh.

The National League team scored two in the top of the fourth off Matt Manning on RBI singles from Taylor Trammell and Dylan Carlson. They had the bases loaded with just one out but Daulton Varsho struck out and Taylor Trammell, the MVP from the Future’s Game last year was thrown out trying to steal home.

The American Leaguers were able to put runners on first and third with one out after the Sam Huff homerun in the seventh. Isaac Paredes doubled and Jarren Duran singled. Luis Patino came on to pitch and struck out the next two hitters to keep the game knotted.

Despite putting a runner on second to play the one extra inning neither team could come through with a hit.

Pitching was the story in this game. Nate Pearson hit triple digits four times, striking out two of the three hitters he faced in his perfect inning. Sixto Sanchez also hit triple digits with his fastball. Deivi Garcia got the start for the American Leaguers, pitched a perfect first inning and then was told by the Yankees that he would be promoted to AAA.

The American League pitchers did not give up a hit in the first three innings, Garcia, Justin Dunn and D.L. Hall each pitching a perfect inning. The National League was not as perfect, but still pitched three hitless innings to begin the game, Ian Anderson, MacKenzie Gore and Dustin May doing the honors. Gore walked a batter in the second inning. Patino faced five hitters, retiring all of them, including three by strikeouts.

The Orioles had two pitchers appear in the game, Hall and Grayson Rodriguez each pitching a perfect inning of work. If you look at the Orioles minor league pitching it is looking pretty good.

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