The two Phillies prospects who were selected to play in the Futures Game on Sunday, barely got a chance to shine at Petco Park in San Diego. Outfielder Dylan Cozens got just one at-bat and pitcher Ricardo Pinto pitched just 2/3 of an inning in the game, which was won by the World Team 11-3
Cozens, who replaced starting right fielder Hunter Renfroe from the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the Padres, flied out on a foul ball to right field in the bottom of the seventh.
Pinto started the sixth inning for the World Team and got two fly ball outs before being lifted in favor of Reynoldo Lopez, a Washington National prospect, who is playing for Triple-A Syracuse.
Cozens, 22, is hitting .286 with 24 home runs and 75 RBI for Double-A Reading this season. He and fellow Fightins teammate Rhys Hoskins (25 HR) have been battling for the lead in home runs among all minor league hitters this season. The 22-year old Pinto is 3-3 with a 4.58 ERA on the season for Reading in 17 starts.
Second baseman Yoan Moncada, a Red Sox prospect, was named the game's MVP, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the game. Jharel Cotton (Dodgers) was named the winning pitcher, throwing just 1/3 of an inning, while Anthony Banda (Diamondbacks) took the loss, giving up two runs - one earned - in 2/3 of an inning of work.
The World Team led 4-3 until erupting for seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to blow the game open.
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