I was torn between two Phillies games taking place at mostly the same time last night: the Threshers and the Phillies games. Who would not want to watch a Kershaw vs. Nola match up?
But I went with my first passion, minor league baseball. After all it was the Phillies second highest rated prospect, according to MLBPipeline, on the mound taking on the Fort Myers Miracle at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
I made the right decision. I had my cake and ate it too last night. Adonis Medina pitched his best game of the season for the Threshers and I made it home just in time staying barely within the speed limits to watch the Phillies new closer Seranthony Dominguez get the save against the Dodgers in a 2-1 win.
It was amazing how the two games were similar in that Medina pitched seven innings of three hit, one unearned run, six strikeout baseball for the 5-1 win. Read HERE Felix Paulino came on and pitched two innings of one-hit, four-strikeout relief to close it out. I was glad I stayed to watch the Threshers finally play a good all around game.
Out in L.A., Aaron Nola also pitched seven innings of two-hit baseball allowing one run. Then, Dominguez picked up the save with two innings of “three up, three down” closing relief to pick up his second save of the season. Only last season we watched Dominguez finish up the season in the Threshers starting rotation.
I am not saying that Medina and Paulino will ever be up to the high standards that Nola and Dominguez have set this season but last night they both showed they have the potential to come close. Adonis pitched his best game of the season with his 94 mph fastball and good secondary pitches while Felix did the same with his 94 mph fastball and off speed stuff.
Last night’s games are why we go to them in person and watch them on TV. It was Phillies baseball at its very best!