2018 MLB Little League Classic
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)

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]

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]

Further information: MLB Little League Classic § History

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]

The Phillies had last played at Bowman Field on July 31, 1962, when the team lost to the Williamsport Grays, the Phillies' Eastern League affiliate, in a mid-season exhibition game.[7]

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 during the 2018 MLB Little League Classic
Bowman Field during the 2018 MLB Little League Classic

Box score

Pitching

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.

See also

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. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 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.
  7. ^ "Williamsport Scores 4 In 1st to Whip Phillies". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 1, 1962. p. 32.

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