The Dodgers had a pair of prospects play in the MLB Futures Game Sunday afternoon, a game filled with homers that would be won by Team USA, 10-6.
Yusniel Diaz had quite a day for himself, starting the game in left field and hitting third in the lineup for Team World. The 21-year-old has only hit 26 homers in 1,118 plate appearances over the past three seasons but he connected with some power in two of his at-bats Sunday.
That's right, we're tied up again! Courtesy of @Dodgers prospect Yusniel Diaz. #FuturesGame pic.twitter.com/r0yGfeHWt1— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 15, 2018
Diaz would tie the game in both the fifth and seventh innings on mid-90s fastballs, one to right-center and the other to left-center.
And just like that, we're tied again!!— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 15, 2018
Yusniel Diaz crushes his second homer of the game! #FuturesGame @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/R1syAfKHqB
Catcher Keibert Ruiz didn’t get much of a chance to hit, or play for that matter, leaving the game early after a foul ball hit his right hand. Ruiz was 0-for-1 with a strikeout.
#Dodgers C prospect Keibert Ruiz said X-rays were negative on his right hand. He left the game after he was hit there by a foul ball. He is sporting a big bruise, though.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 15, 2018