Scouting the opposition
Indians third baseman Wes Hodges, who plays for Double-A Akron, is no stranger to World starter Carlos Carrasco, who tossed a scoreless first.
“This guy’s tough,” Hodges told U.S. teammates Chris Valaika and Bryan Anderson. “He drilled me in the ribs once.”
Hodges then joked that if he’s hit by a pitch today, he might have to charge the mound. After all, how many guys can say they charged the mound in a Futures Game?