Futures Game Sights and Sounds: Lopez Represents ‘Tees

For the first time since 2011, the Brevard County Manatees had a participant in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Manatees starting pitcher Jorge Lopez represented the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the World Team at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Though the World fell to Team USA, 3-2, Lopez was effective in his brief outing and from all we can tell, he had a lot of fun with the whole experience. Take a look and a listen to Lopez’s Futures Game experience.

 

The day Lopez learned that he had been selected to participate in the Futures Game, he discussed his emotions with the Manatees Radio Network:

 

Before a pitch was even thrown at Target Field, Lopez received an outpouring of support from several Manatees teammates (in both English and Spanish):

 

Lopez arrives

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Jorge Lopez steps onto Target Field before the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Jorge Lopez steps onto Target Field before the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

 

He’s in the game

Futures Action

Jorge Lopez gets ready to make his Futures Game debut.

Lopez only faced one batter in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he did his job. The ‘Tees starter retired fellow Florida State Leaguer J.P. Crawford, of the Clearwater Threshers, on a ground out to second base.

Jorge Lopez gets fellow Florida State Leaguer J.P. Crawford to ground out to second in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

 

Taking in the experience

Having Fun #Minnesota #ThanksGod #GreatCity

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After the game was over, Lopez enjoyed a scenic bicycle ride through the streets of Minneapolis.

 

Lopez discusses his Futures Game experience

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