Lakewood’s Seranthony Dominguez is one off our favorite Phillies minor league prospects. He is now quickly moving up the Phillies minor league system after overcoming an arm injury last season.
We had a chance to watch him pitch last night on MiLB-TV. He started the second game of the BlueClaws doubleheader. He showed a 95 MPH fastball and a slider and change-up in pitching a six-inning, one-hitter against the Yankees’ Sally League farm team in Charleston, South Carolina.
But it was the last two outs in fifth inning and his three-up, three-down inning in the sixth that stood out. With the tying run in a 1-0 game on second base in the bottom of the fifth, Dominguez used his fast ball to get the second out of the inning on a swinging strikeout and a devastating slider and change-up for another swinging strikeout for the third out to get out of the jam.
Equally important was Dominguez in the sixth when he retired the River Dogs in turn with soft contact on two pop outs and a ground out, all to second baseman Grenny Camana to end his outing.
Dominguez has now pitched 12 innings in his last two starts giving up only one run on six hits, striking out nine to go 2-1 since his call-up from Williamsport. Ismael Cabrara came on in the seventh for his first save of the season in the 2-0 win.
The only two Charleston hits were infield singles. One to third off of Dominguez and the second to first off of Cabrara in the seventh.
Dominguez is the second Phillies organization pitcher in two weeks to pitch a one-hit shutout for a win. Last week Clearwater’s 21 year-old lefty, Elniery Garcia, pitched a one-hit, eight inning shutout against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
I would not be surprised to see the 21-year-old Dominguez starting for the Clearwater Threshers to begin next season, if not sooner. His stuff is just that good.