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Who will win the 2017 All Star Game in Miami?

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All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Topic Start: July 11, 2017, 01:04:59 PM »

88th Major League Baseball All Star Game

Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
TV: Fox 8:00 pm, pregame coverage at 7:30 p.m.


American League All Stars
Starting pitcher: Chris Sale (L), Boston Red Sox
11-4, 2.75 ERA, 178 SO, 0.90 WHIP, 127.2 IP, BAA .200

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B, Houston Astros, 25 doubles, 2 triples, 13 HR
2. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B, Cleveland Indians, 16 HR, 46 RBI
3. Aaron Judge (R) RF, New York Yankees, 1.139 OPS, 30 HR, 66 RBI
4. George Springer (R) LF, Houston Astros, 27 HR, 61 RBI
5. Carlos Correa (R) SS, Houston Astros, 20 HR, 65 RBI
6. Justin Smoak (S) 1B, Toronto Blue Jays, 23 HR, 56 RBI
7. Corey Dickerson (L) DH, Tampa Bay Rays, .903 OPS, 17 HR
8. Salvador Perez (R) C, Kansas City Royals, 18 HR, 57 RBI
9. Mookie Betts (R) CF, Boston Red Sox, 16 HR, 15 SB, 53 RBI


Nationals League All Stars
Starting pitcher: Max Scherzer (R), Washington Nationals
10-5, 2.10 ERA, SO 173, WHIP 0.78, 128.1 IP, BAA .163

1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF, Colorado Rockies: .319 BA, 20 HR, 61 RBI
2. Giancarlo Stanton (R) DH, Miami Marlins, choked in 2017 Home Run Derby
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF Washington Nationals: age 24, .325 BA, 20 HR, 65 RBI, .431 OBP, 1.021 OPS
4. Buster Posey (R) C, San Francisco Giants: .325 BA, 10 HR, 35 RBI
5. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B Washington Nationals age 32, .342 BA, 14 HR, 64 RBI, .393 OBP, .966 OPS
6. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B, Colorado Rockies: .905, 17 HR, 70 RBI
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B Washington Nationals: age 32, .330 BA, 19 HR, 63 RBI, .372 OBP, .969 OPS
8. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF, Miami Marlins: 23 HR, 69 RBI
9. Zack Cozart (R) SS, Cincinnati Reds: .316 BA, 35 RBI


American League Reserves
C Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
1B Yonder Alonso, Oakland Athletics
2B Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles
2B Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
3B Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins
3B Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals
SS Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
OF Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
OF Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers
OF Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox
DH Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

American League Pitching Staff
SP Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox - starting
SP Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals
SP Lance McCullers Jr., Houston Astros
SP Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays
SP Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins
SP Luis Severino, New York Yankees
RP Chris Devenski, Houston Astros
RP Brandon Kintzler, Minnesota Twins
RP Roberto Osuna, Toronto Blue Jays
RP Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox
RP Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians
RP Dellin Betances, New York Yankees


Nationals League Reserves
C Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
1B Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
1B/OF Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates
2B DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
3B Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks
3B Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
SS Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins - starting as DH
OF Michael Conforto, New York Mets
OF Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves

Nationals League Pitching Staff
SP Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals - starting
SP Alex Wood, Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals
SP Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
SP Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks
SP Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals: 9-3, 3.43 ERA, 128 SO, 1.13 WHIP, 112.2 IP
RP Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
RP Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers
RP Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs
RP Greg Holland, Colorado Rockies
RP Brad Hand, San Diego Padres
RP Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies

Umpires Home - Joe West, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Chris Conroy

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Re: All Star Game GDT & Poll
« Reply #1: July 11, 2017, 01:43:23 PM »
I'm definitely watching the first inning or two where the whole right side in Nats Nats Nats. :D

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Re: All Star Game GDT & Poll
« Reply #2: July 11, 2017, 07:19:13 PM »
I'm definitely watching the first inning or two where the whole right side in Nats Nats Nats. :D

The pre-game is on Fox at 7;30 pm. A chance to see the 5 Nationals representatives.


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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #3: July 11, 2017, 07:45:44 PM »
Top All Star vote recipient, Bryce Harper, was first player interviewed by FOX in the pregame program, wearing this uniform:


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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #4: July 11, 2017, 07:46:51 PM »
I wanna see Max and Judge.    After that, I gotta dog sit the neighbor's two psychotic pups.

BTW  N2P  ....  quality look, nay, All Star look to the GDT.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #5: July 11, 2017, 07:57:02 PM »
Booing  ....  the epitome of respect.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #6: July 11, 2017, 08:04:01 PM »
How many home runs will Max give up? I say only 2. 

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #7: July 11, 2017, 08:07:42 PM »
The pre-game is on Fox at 7;30 pm. A chance to see the 5 Nationals representatives.

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photoshop one for bluestreak where the entire Nats roster is holding an AS jersey.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #8: July 11, 2017, 08:20:44 PM »
I assume Zimmerman is batting 7th and not 9th to get him out of the game faster.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #9: July 11, 2017, 08:27:05 PM »
Since he's all about winning, why isn't Orange Julius an option in this poll ?

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #10: July 11, 2017, 08:27:13 PM »
Supposedly, Judge has more HRs at the AS break than DiMaggio.    How many games did DiMaggio play before the AS game with the shorter schedule?   

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #11: July 11, 2017, 08:29:40 PM »
Clayton Kershaw tips cap to Max Scherzer; says Nationals star earned All-Star game start
http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-kershaw-all-stars-20170710-story.html


Starting All Star pitchers Chris Sale & Max Scherzer

Clayton Kershaw is at the game in uniform, but withdrew from the roster because he pitched on Sunday.

...Clayton Kershaw has been an All-Star seven times, yet he has never started the game. “I would love to start someday, no doubt,” Kershaw said. “But Max has earned it. Regardless of whether I was eligible or not, I think Max has earned that right.”

[Cubs and All Star manager] Maddon apparently agreed... I have a ton of respect for Mr. Kershaw,” Maddon said. “But if you just broke down the numbers, I am being honest, I had already chosen Max, based on what I had just read numerically.”

The gap between the players statistically is minuscule. Kershaw has a record of 14-2 with a 2.18 earned-run average; Scherzer is 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA. Kershaw has logged 132 1/3 innings; Scherzer has logged 128 1/3. Scherzer has struck out 173 batters, 14 more than Kershaw. Scherzer leads Kershaw in both FanGraphs’ and Baseball-Reference’s versions of wins above replacement.

Kershaw owns a more impressive historical resume, with three Cy Young Awards and a finish in the top five in six consecutive seasons. Scherzer won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013 and won the National League version last season, when Kershaw’s candidacy was hampered by his lengthy absence after injuring his back.

“Usually the best one in the National League starts, and Max has done that,” Kershaw said. “If I ever get to be the best one in the National League for the first half, I would love to start.”
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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #12: July 11, 2017, 08:30:05 PM »
Man, that was sweet.    Max hit the Posey glove every time.    What a battery.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #13: July 11, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
Max looked good.  They won't send him out there again will they??

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« Reply #14: July 11, 2017, 08:30:26 PM »
Since he's all about winning, why isn't Orange Julius an option in this poll ?



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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #15: July 11, 2017, 08:31:00 PM »
Clayton Kershaw tips cap to Max Scherzer; says Nationals star earned All-Star game start
http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-kershaw-all-stars-20170710-story.html

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Starting All Star pitchers Chris Sale & Max Scherzer

Clayton Kershaw is at the game in uniform, but withdrew from the roster because he pitched on Sunday.

...Clayton Kershaw has been an All-Star seven times, yet he has never started the game. “I would love to start someday, no doubt,” Kershaw said. “But Max has earned it. Regardless of whether I was eligible or not, I think Max has earned that right.”

[Cubs and All Star manager] Maddon apparently agreed... I have a ton of respect for Mr. Kershaw,” Maddon said. “But if you just broke down the numbers, I am being honest, I had already chosen Max, based on what I had just read numerically.”

The gap between the players statistically is minuscule. Kershaw has a record of 14-2 with a 2.18 earned-run average; Scherzer is 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA. Kershaw has logged 132 1/3 innings; Scherzer has logged 128 1/3. Scherzer has struck out 173 batters, 14 more than Kershaw. Scherzer leads Kershaw in both FanGraphs’ and Baseball-Reference’s versions of wins above replacement.

Kershaw owns a more impressive historical resume, with three Cy Young Awards and a finish in the top five in six consecutive seasons. Scherzer won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013 and won the National League version last season, when Kershaw’s candidacy was hampered by his lengthy absence after injuring his back.

“Usually the best one in the National League starts, and Max has done that,” Kershaw said. “If I ever get to be the best one in the National League for the first half, I would love to start.”
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
I hope he didn't lick his fingers before he tipped his cap.

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #16: July 11, 2017, 08:31:18 PM »
Max looked good.  They won't send him out there again will they??

Buck buck said one inning.

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« Reply #17: July 11, 2017, 08:32:36 PM »
Supposedly, Judge has more HRs at the AS break than DiMaggio.    How many games did DiMaggio play before the AS game with the shorter schedule?   


the difference is probably about 6-10 games but there are other things to consider, mainly the baseball, the mound, the size of stadiums.... But also, Dimaggio wasn't really a HR stud.

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« Reply #18: July 11, 2017, 08:42:02 PM »
So....is this the 1st time they have used the DH for the All-Star game in a NL park?

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« Reply #19: July 11, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
So....is this the 1st time they have used the DH for the All-Star game in a NL park?


I don't think it matters since pitchers rarely hit in these games for the past 35 years.

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« Reply #20: July 11, 2017, 08:47:26 PM »

the difference is probably about 6-10 games but there are other things to consider, mainly the baseball, the mound, the size of stadiums.... But also, Dimaggio wasn't really a HR stud.

Did my bias come through?    :)

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« Reply #21: July 11, 2017, 08:48:15 PM »

Royce hustled on that one...

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Re: All Star Game GameDayThread (GDT) & Poll
« Reply #22: July 11, 2017, 08:49:10 PM »
Got his hair flip in, too

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« Reply #23: July 11, 2017, 08:52:11 PM »
It appears the NL park DH started in 2011. Roy Halladay batted in the 2009 game. Guess I never noticed before now.

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« Reply #24: July 11, 2017, 08:52:39 PM »
Did my bias come through?    :)


I didn't think you showed a bias. You weren't a yankee fan were you? Or was DiMaggio a Western Pa boy? :stir:


DiMaggio was a complete stud but he only eclipsed the 40 HR mark once in his career. Even with the advantages hitters have in today's game most of them fall woefully short of the yankee clipper (and he missed 3 years due to military service).