One of the guys we have watched since he came stateside in 2014 made it to the big leagues last night. Seranthony Dominguez pitched his first major league inning for the Phillies. It was a clean 1-2-3 eight inning. Read HERE.
For his third out, he threw a called third strike slider to former Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Even Longoria, now with the San Francisco Giants. His first two major-league outs were pop outs to third baseman Maikel Franco.
We first watched Seranthony pitch in 2014 for the GCL Phillies and followed his career ever since. In 2015 he passed a big test by retiring another former Tampa Bay Rays, catcher Dioner Navarro in an extended spring game who was rehabbing at the time, then playing in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Watch HERE.
We find it ironic two members of the Tamp Bay Rays from the Phillies 2008 World Series would figure in the career of Dominguez. He got Navarro to ground out in the first time he faced a major league batter in the early stages of his minor league career and struck out Longoria in his major league debut last night.
We look forward to following Dominguez’s major league career. He appears to be made of the right stuff to be a top notch major league closer.