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Why Purple Sox Prospect Triston Casas Felt ‘Horrible’ After Tokyo Olympics

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Though Triston Casas appreciated the opportunity to take part within the Olympics, the Boston Purple Sox prospect nonetheless left Tokyo with a sinking feeling.

The USA baseball group gained silver medals — a heck of an accomplishment — however fell wanting its final objective of securing gold by losing to Japan 2-0 on Saturday.

“It feels horrible,” Casas informed The Boston Globe after USA’s gold medal recreation defeat. “We didn’t accomplish what we needed to come back right here and do, which was to win a gold medal, however hats off to that nice Japan group. They got here out and beat us twice.”

The U.S. roster was distinctive in that it was comprised of veteran Main League Baseball free brokers, a bunch of minor leaguers and a few prospects, like Casas, who’ve but to be added to an MLB 40-man roster. Nonetheless, the Individuals confirmed severe battle, pushing the host nation to the brink earlier than arising brief.

General, Casas can take lots from the expertise as he returns to the US, the place he rejoins the Purple Sox’s Double-A affiliate in Portland. Whereas the 21-year-old won’t earn an enormous league call-up this season, he actually turned heads on the worldwide stage, displaying precisely why Boston picked him within the first spherical of the 2018 MLB Draft.

It’s additionally honest to suppose the chip on Casas’ shoulder is bigger than it’s ever been.

“I don’t need it, I truthfully don’t,” Casas informed The Globe, speaking about his comfort prize. “That silver medal isn’t one thing that’s going to be hanging up in my home, I’ll let you know that. I’m not embarrassed but it surely’s not what I got here right here to do. I got here right here to win a gold medal.”

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