Phillies prospect Enyel De Los Santos was slated to be the International https://www.mejerseyschina.com/ League’s starting pitcher in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Instead, he joined the big club and made the most of an unexpected opportunity.
De Los Santos won his major league debut and Philadelphia got home runs from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
His girlfriend and a few winter ball teammates were in the crowd to cheer him on.
A very, very poised, confident individual on the mound and in the dugout, Kapler added. The job he did was tremendous.
Acquired from San Diego in December for shortstop Freddy Galvis, De Los Santos was cheap jerseys also chosen to play for the World Team in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game.
When the pitching change was made, Francona realized something had gone wrong.
When I saw OT coming through the gate, it was not the guy I was expecting, Francona told reporters.
Tuesday marked the fourth time in five days that Otero took the mound, an unusual workload for a reliever.
Otero gave up a double to Reds slugger Joey Votto that cleared the bases and put the Reds up 6-4. Another single brought in the final run.
Pitching coach Carl Willis said he was responsible for calling the bullpen to warm up Otero instead of Perez.
I made the mistake. I brought the wrong guy up, Willis said. Not that [Otero] can’t get the job done; just wasn’t the right matchup.
Willis said he should have confirmed the matchup with Francona. But Votto was actually 0-for-4 versus Otero until the double that won Tuesday’s contest.
Francona said that, ultimately, the mistake was his.