I’m usually off on Sunday, but today, I’m covering the Futures Game in Anaheim. The game, part of the all-star festivities, represents some of the minor leagues’ best prospects.
Nearly every organization is represented in the game, with no team getting more than 3 players in the game.
The 66ers and Quakes starting third basemen, Pedro Baez and Luis Jimenez, respectively, are playing for the World Team. Other players in the game include ex-Quakes Hank Conger and Alexander Torres (now with Tampa Bay), Mike Trout (reportedly expected to join the Quakes after the game) and Dodgers’ No. 1 prospect Dee Gordon, who skipped the Sixers.
Trout, 18, seemed to get the biggest round of applause during pregame introductions, but Jimenez and Conger did too.
Gordon walked and scored a run in the first inning and Conger flew out. Trout did not start but pinch-ran for Phillies No. 1 prospect Domonic Brown in the first inning. Baez and Jimenez are not in the game yet. U.S. currently leads the World 2-1 in the bottom of the second. The U.S. serves as the home team.