The U.S. team won big in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game, beating the World team 10-1. None of the runs were given up by the three current Midwest League pitchers who took the mound for the World team.
Kane County Cougars RHP Wei-Chieh Huang was the first one to enter the game, replacing 2014 Clinton LumberKings RHP Edwin Diaz with one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the 4th inning. Huang got both batters he faced — 2014 Lake County Captains OF Bradley Zimmer and 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits 2B Tony Kemp — to fly out.
West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Joe Jimenez started the 7th inning for the World team. He retired both batters he faced, getting 2012 Dayton Dragons OF Kyle Waldrop to line out to center field and New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge to strike out swinging.
Peoria Chiefs RHP Luis Perdomo was the last pitcher to take the mound for the World team, getting the last two outs in the bottom of the 8th inning. He got Colorado Rockies prospect Trevor Story to fly out before giving up a triple to speedy Washington Nationals prospect Trea Turner, who played shortstop for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2014. Turner was stranded at third base when Perdomo struck out 2014 Great Lakes Loons catcher Kyle Farmer to end the inning.
Turner doubled home two runs for the U.S. team in the 6th inning.
Chicago Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber (2014 Kane County Cougars) was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after going 1-for-3 with a two-run triple. He grew up in Middletown, Ohio, about 45 minutes north of Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, where the game was played.
Reds prospect Amir Garrett (2013-14 Dayton Dragons) got the win despite giving up an unearned run on three hits in one inning. He was the only U.S. pitcher to give up more than two hits.