Former Whitecaps battle in MLB Futures Game
Former Whitecap Jake Thompson was called into pitch in the top of the 6th to face fellow former Whitecap Steven Moya. The right-handed Thompson needed just three pitches to strikeout the left-handed hitting Moya to end the top half of the sixth.
Thompson would face one other batter, striking him out in five pitches before being pulled. Thanks to a Joey Gallo two-run home run in bottom of the sixth, Thompson got credit for the win.
Moya finished 0-for-3 on the day with two strikeouts and a walk.
Thompson plays for the Tigers’ Single-A affiliate in Lakeland while Moya plays for Double-a Erie. The Futures Game is a part of the MLB All-Star week at Target Field in Minneapolis.