Final: Phillies 19, Futures 4 ❖ Attendance: 9,320
Reading, PA - For the first time in 16 years, the Phillies took to the field in Reading, Pennsylvania for the debut of the Futures Game, pitting the big leaguers against some of the organization's top talent, including the likes of J.P. Crawford, Roman Quinn and Nick Williams. Phillies 13th ranked prospect Zach Eflin started for the Futures Team and fell victim to the Phillies offense, allowing 12 runs, nine earned, in the first three innings.
The Phillies offense piled on the runs, routing the Futures Team in an absolute blowout. The two teams combined to hit 11 home runs, eight from the Phillies, in the seven-inning contest. Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, Darin Ruf, Cedric Hunter, Maikel Franco, Tyler Goeddel, Ryan Howard and Odubel Herrera hit homers for the Phillies while Dylan Cozens, J.P. Crawford and Roman Quinn went deep for the Futures Team.
On Friday at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies will host the Baltimore Orioles for an on-deck matchup before hosting the Futures Team for a nine-inning contest on Saturday afternoon.