The Futures Game

The Tigers top 2 prospects will be on display amongst other minor league stars today. Humberto Sanchez will be the starting pitcher for the World team while Cameron Maybin looks to contribute to the US team.

Unfortunately the game begins at the same time as today’s Tiger tilt and it will air on ESPN2. Unfortunatel-ier I won’t be around to watch either and my DVR has only one tuner. I’ll be recording the first 45 minutes of the Future’s game before switching to the Tigers.

If you happen to tune in, feel free to post any observations or comments here.

UDPATE: After watching my recording, Humberto Sanchez was – dare I say – filthy. He carved up Stephen Drew, Howie Kendrick, and Alex Gordon with an impressive mix of low 90’s heat and breaking pitches. He fanned Drew and Gordon and made it through the inning on 12 pitches – 9 of which were strikes.

Unfortunately my recording cut off before Maybin hit so I missed him with the bat, though he had a number of routine flyball opportunities early.