all star game
Summoned in the 8th inning to make certain he would pitch, Mariano Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory in the All-Star Game.
Complete lineups and rosters for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
Seven new All-Stars and still no Yasiel Puig. The rookie sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers was left out again after a string of substitutes were added to the National League roster.
John Smoltz knows a thing or two about All-Star Games as a guy who played in eight himself, but has a number of changes he feels would benefit the game and the sport, which includes expanding it to make it an international competition.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Ian Desmond will need a push from Nationals fans if he wants to join teammates Jordan Zimmermann and Bryce Harper in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
Bryce Harper drove in three runs after talking his way into Washington’s lineup, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the go-ahead run and the Nationals rallied for a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
Jordan Zimmermann has pitched 3 complete games this season, and has gone deeper than 7 innings in 11 of 15 starts, putting him on pace to represent the Nats in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. And the class act that he is, he unequivocally gives 100% of the credit to his teammates.
Davey Johnson has been selected as a coach for next month’s All-Star game at Citi Field, along with Mets manager Terry Collins.
The focus in the All-Star game may have been squarely on Bryce Harper, and then Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, but it was the National who didn’t play who is getting under-shadowed. Ian Desmond’s bat is league-leading at the Shortstop position, and in his 8th year in the organization, he’s finally breaking through to reach his full potential.