World Team, featuring Baby Bombers Domingo Acevedo and Estevan Florial, falls to USA in 2017 All-Star Futures Game
On the regular season, Acevedo, 23, is 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 16 starts across three levels, while the 19-year-old Florial has hit .300 with an .884 OPS, 11 home runs, 40 RBI, 15 steals, and 16 doubles in 74 games for Class-A Charleston.
In the Futures Game, Acevedo made the first appearance, coming on to pitch the bottom of the fourth. It was rocky early, as he allowed two singles, two doubles, and three runs before recording an out; the righty rebounded from there, though, recording a fly out, a strikeout, and another fly out to get out of the inning with a line of three runs on four hits with no walks and one strikeout.
Florial entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, replacing right fielder Eloy Jimenez. He made four putouts in right, and at the plate, he struck out swinging in the seventh and walked and scored in the ninth.
That wasn't enough in the end, though, as the World lost to the United States, 7-6, giving the U.S. squad their seventh win in eight years.