Galindo makes appearance in Futures Game

Augusta GreenJackets center fielder Jesus Galindo experienced a taste of the big league life Sunday afternoon when he stepped into the batter's box at Citi Field in New York.

 

Galindo went 0 for 1 with a walk in the Futures Game, an event for many of the top prospects that signals the beginning of the All-Star festivities.

 

The Venezuelan, who is hitting .273/.347/.329 with 41 stolen bases for the GreenJackets this season, made his first appearance in the seventh inning against Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson. Galindo worked a full count before laying off an outside curveball for a walk. He was forced out at second base as part of a double play.

 

With the tying run on first and two outs in the ninth, Galindo worked a 2-2 count against Washington Nationals prospect A.J. Cole before getting jammed into a groundout to second base to end the game.

 

Galindo took over in center field for Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco in the seventh inning and played the final three frames. He was sporting Giants orange-striped socks with blue cleats to match a blue World jersey.

 

Former GreenJacket and Giants top prospect Kyle Crick saw three batters in the ninth inning, walking two and getting one out before getting pulled. Crick struggled with command, which has been a question mark for the right-hander so far as a pro. But he also showed good velocity in the mid-90s.

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