Young stars making their mark in MLB BoxscoresLast night’s games belonged in large part to some of baseball’s brightest up and comers. The extra inning affair between the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves was a perfect example. Tied after 9 the game went to extras where in the top of the 13th Reds SS prospect Jose Peraza (with only a handful of MLB games to his name) drew a walk with the bases loaded to place the go ahead run. He was matched by another up and comer in the bottom half of the inning as second year SS Jace Petersen first brought home the first run of the inning for the Braves and then came around to score the game winning run later in the frame. These two weren’t the only young shortstops playing a big part last night. In Colorado young standout Trevor Story had a pair of hits and 3B Nolan Arenado drove in three runs in a 6-3 Rockies victory over the NY Yankees whose own young SS prospect, Didi Gregorius, also collected a pair of hits. In San Diego, Triple-A prospect Ryan Schimpf collected his first MLB RBI via a sac fly in the 4th inning of a 6-3 Padres win over the Miami Marlins. Boston’s young talent has received a lot of main stream coverage lately, and with good reason. Betts, Boegarts and Bradley Jr. are all hitting above .300 for the season and combined for 5 hits as the Red Sox took down the Baltimore Orioles to once again create a deadlock between the two teams atop the AL East. The Washington Nationals got a small measure of revenge against the Chicago Cubs taking a 5-4 win where speedy second year CF Michael Taylor crossed the plate for the winning run in the bottom of the 12th. This only after the Cubs had taken the lead when Albert Almora Jr. (who has only a dozen MLB games under his belt) scored to give Chicago the lead in the top of the inning. Finally in a young star pitching performance, second year NY Mets dynamo Noah Snydergaard shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates while striking out 11 in an 11-2 blowout. Rest easy fans, the future is in good hands.