2018 MLB Little League Classic

The 2018 MLB Little League Classic was a regular season Major League Baseball (MLB) game that was played on August 19, 2018, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, during the 2018 MLB season and the 2018 Little League World Series.[2] It was the second edition of the annual MLB Little League Classic game.[3]

The game was played between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. It was televised on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball and MLB Network, and it also aired on ESPN Radio.[4]

2018 MLB Little League Classic
MLB Little League Classic 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 14 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
DateAugust 19, 2018
VenueBB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
CityWilliamsport, Pennsylvania
Managers
UmpiresChris Guccione (HP), Jeremie Rehak (1B), Mark Ripperger (2B), Gerry Davis (3B)
Attendance2,429
TelevisionESPN Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN Deportes[1]
TV announcersESPN:
Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play)
Alex Rodriguez (analyst)
Jessica Mendoza (analyst)
Buster Olney (reporter)
ESPN Deportes:
Luis Alfredo Álvarez (play-by-play)
Yopenay Grande (analyst)
Guillermo Celis (reporter)
RadioESPN Radio
Radio announcersMike Couzens (play-by-play)
Jim Bowden (analyst)

Background

The 2017 MLB Little League Classic saw the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6–3. In late September 2017, MLB announced that a second Classic would be held in 2018, between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.[2]

Entering the second Classic, the Phillies were 68–55, a half-game behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East; the Mets were 53–69, 15 games behind the Braves.[5] MLB allowed each team to add a 26th player to their active roster, due to the game being played at a neutral site; the Phillies added catcher Andrew Knapp and the Mets added first baseman Dominic Smith.[6]

Game

Line score

August 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 14 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: Jason Vargas (3–8)   LP: Nick Pivetta (7–10)
Home runs:
NYM: None
PHI: Carlos Santana (18)
Attendance: 2,429
Boxscore
Bowman Field MLB Little League Classic 2018 01
Bowman Field during the 2018 MLB Little League Classic

Box score

Mets AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Amed Rosario, SS 5 0 3 3 0 1 .247
Jeff McNeil, 2B 5 0 2 2 0 2 .286
Wilmer Flores, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .271
Michael Conforto, LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Todd Frazier, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .233
Austin Jackson, CF 3 2 1 0 1 2 .288
José Bautista, RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 .205
Kevin Plawecki, C 3 3 2 1 1 0 .241
Jason Vargas, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 .133
  Seth Lugo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
  Dominic Smith, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .194
  Drew Smith, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Daniel Zamora, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Phillies AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
César Hernández, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .260
Rhys Hoskins, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .257
Carlos Santana, 1B-3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .218
Wilson Ramos, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .303
Asdrúbal Cabrera, 3B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Nick Williams, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264
Scott Kingery, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .226
  Justin Bour, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Odúbel Herrera, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .244
Nick Pivetta, P 0 0 0 0 0 1 .121
  Adam Morgan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Maikel Franco, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .281
  Yacksel Ríos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Tommy Hunter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Roman Quinn, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .293
  Luis García, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Edubray Ramos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Pitching

Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jason Vargas 5​13 6 2 2 0 3 1 7.67
Seth Lugo 1​23 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.89
Drew Smith 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
Daniel Zamora 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Phillies IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nick Pivetta 3​23 8 6 6 1 5 0 4.66
Adam Morgan 1​13 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.14
Yacksel Ríos 1.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 5.14
Tommy Hunter 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.88
Luis García 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.11
Edubray Ramos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80

Media

The game was aired nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and MLB Network. It was aired in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. The game was broadcast on ESPN Radio and Westwood One. It was streamed world-wide on ESPN.com and the ESPN app, as well as multiple streaming-based websites such as Hulu.

References

  1. ^ "ESPN to broadcast MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport PA". ESPNMediaZone.com (Press release). ESPN Media Ventures, LLC. March 11, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Trezza, Joe (September 29, 2017). "Phils, Mets to play in MLB Little League Classic". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Little League Classic returning in 2018". Ballpark Digest. BD Editors. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Phillies and Mets to play in 2018 MLB Little League Classic". ESPN. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Standings At Close of Play of August 18, 2018". Retrosheet. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Cranston, Mike (August 19, 2018). "Kid stuff: Mets rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic". apnews.com. AP. Retrieved August 8, 2019.

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2018 Major League Baseball season

The 2018 Major League Baseball season began on March 29, 2018. The regular season ended on October 1, extended a day for tiebreaker games to decide the winners of the National League Central and National League West divisions. The postseason began on October 2. The World Series began on October 23, and ended on October 28 with the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to win their ninth World Series championship.

The 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held on July 17 at Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals. The American League won, 8–6, in 10 innings.

2018 New York Mets season

The 2018 New York Mets season was the franchise's 57th season and the team's 10th season at Citi Field. They attempted to return to the postseason after an injury-plagued under-performance in 2017. This was their first season with Mickey Callaway as manager, succeeding Terry Collins.

The Mets got off to a franchise record 11-1 start and ended the month of April with a 17-9 record, in 1st place in the National League East. However, they went 61-76 the rest of the way, and were eliminated from playoff contention by mid-September.

2018 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2018 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 136th season in the history of the franchise, its 15th season at Citizens Bank Park, and the 1st season with manager Gabe Kapler. They improved from their 66–96 season in 2017 by posting an 80–82 record, but missed the postseason for the seventh consecutive season. Kapler had the second-most wins among Phillies managers historically after 100 games (56), and under Kapler, the 2018 team improved its end-of-season won-lost record by 14 games.

2019 MLB Little League Classic

The 2019 MLB Little League Classic was a regular season Major League Baseball (MLB) game played on August 18, 2019, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, during the 2019 MLB season and the 2019 Little League World Series. It was the third playing of the annual MLB Little League Classic game.

The game was contested between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates, televised on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball and aired on ESPN Radio. The game was sponsored by GEICO.

Whiz Kids (baseball)

The Whiz Kids is the nickname of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. The team was largely made up of rookies; The average age of a member of the Whiz Kids was 26.4 The team won the 1950 National League pennant but failed to win the World Series.

After owner R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr. built a team of bonus babies, the 1950 team won for the majority of the season, but slumped late, allowing the defending National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers to gain ground in the last two weeks. The final series of the season was against Brooklyn, and the final game pitted the Opening Day starting pitchers, right-handers Robin Roberts and Don Newcombe, against one another. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers in extra innings in the final game of the season on a three-run home run by Dick Sisler in the top of the tenth inning. In the World Series which followed, the Whiz Kids were swept by the New York Yankees, who won their second of five consecutive World Series championships.The failure of the Whiz Kids to win another pennant after their lone successful season has been attributed to multiple theories, the most prominent of which is Carpenter's unwillingness to integrate his team after winning a pennant with an all-white team.

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