All-Star Game - Tuesday Night, July 16th in Flushing
One Sentence Summary: The N.L. All-Stars were shut out for the first time since 1990, as the A.L. All-Stars won, 3-0.
What It Means: I still love the All-Star Game, and no matter how hard Fox and their broadcasters try to make me not like the All-Star Game, it's not going to happen. That being said, I made it until the seventh inning until I muted my TV for good. I didn't listen to any audio of the Home Run Derby.
What Went Wrong: The A.L. halted the N.L.'s modest three-game win streak by holding the N.L. offense to just three hits. Mariano Rivera, who is retiring after this season, won the MVP honors after pitching a scoreless eighth inning.
Cliff Lee entered the game in the fifth and promptly allowed a lead-off double to the Orioles Adam Jones. Joe Mauer then singled to left on a ball that Troy Tulowitzki couldn't handle, but I'd like to think that Jimmy Rollins would have tracked down. Shortstop J.J. Hardy then grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring Jones and giving the American League a 2-0 lead. Millville's own Mike Trout then faced Lee and grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Perhaps Lee's best moment came during the pre-game introductions, when he greeted the Citi Field boos with an amazing stare-down.
|2013 Chachi #50|
Featured Cards: When I chose the 1973 Topps design for this year's Chachi set, I did so realizing the set had no All-Star cards and I was going to need to get a little creative this year. I decided to go with the design from the All-Time Leaders subset for my All-Star cards, and I'm happy with the results.
2012 All-Star Game - N.L. 8, A.L. 0 in Kansas City
2011 All-Star Game - N.L. 5, A.L. 1 in Phoenix
2010 All-Star Game - N.L. 3, A.L. 1 in Anaheim
From 2009 - All-Star Game memories
From 1996 - Attending the All-Star Game at The Vet