Who is Seranthony Dominquez? Just another weapon for the Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Seranthony Dominguez celebrates after getting St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter to fly out to end a baseball game Saturday, May 19, 2018, in St. Louis. The Phillies won 7-6. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Don’t know Seranthony Dominguez?
Well, if you’re a baseball fan, it’s a name you might want to remember.
It’s a name Phillies’ fans surely, already, know.
That’s because Dominguez, who worked two innings Saturday, to pick up his first save for the Philadelphia in a 7-6 win against St. Louis, has a high 90s fastball and a nasty slider that has him looking like the favorite to be the team’s closer moving forward.
And, it appears, he’s just another weapon on a young team that could be poised to make a run in the National League.
The 23-year-old Dominican has been in the Phillies’ system since 2012, but turned it on this season, posting a 2.08 ERA through eight games with Reading.
He was moved up to Lehigh Valley were he didn’t surrender a run in three games.
And, through five games with the Phillies, he’s yet to give up a hit in 4.2 innings of work while striking out five.
With the win, the Phillies improved to 26-17 — 8-2 in their past 10 games — and were atop the East with the Atlanta Braves.