RailRiders’ Justus Sheffield a mixed bag at Futures Game

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield pitched 1.1 innings for Team USA in Sunday’s Futures Game at Nationals Park, in Washington. - Susan Walsh | AP photo

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield was the New York Yankees’ lone prospect in Sunday’s Futures Game in Washington D.C.

And Sunday’s outing was a mixed bag for the 22-year-old southpaw.

Sheffield took the ball to start the second inning for Team USA. Three pitches into his appearance, Kansas City Royals prospect Seuly Matias launched an elevated, 94-mph fastball into the bullpen in right field to tie the game, 1-1.

From there Sheffield settled down to retire the side, including a strikeout of San Diego Padres prospect Luis Urias. Sheffield went back out to pitch the third inning, but was pulled after Detroit Tigers prospect Dawel Lugo singled off him.

The RailRiders lefty pitched 1.1 innings of two-run baseball and gave up two hits. Sheffield and Team USA defeated Team World, 10-6.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield pitched 1.1 innings for Team USA in Sunday’s Futures Game at Nationals Park, in Washington.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Justus-Sheffield-Futures-Game-1.jpgScranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield pitched 1.1 innings for Team USA in Sunday’s Futures Game at Nationals Park, in Washington. Susan Walsh | AP photo

By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle