MLB All-Star Game: Starting Pitchers, Lineups Announced!
The 2019 MLB All-Star Game will be the 90th Mid-Summer classic in baseball history, and on Monday the game’s two managers Alex Cora and Dave Roberts unveiled their starting pitchers and lineups for the Tuesday night contest.
32-year-old left-hander Hyun-jin Riu will start for the National League and will look to do his LA Dodger skipper proud. Ryu leads the NL with a 1.73 ERA in 17 starts.
36-year-old Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros will start the All Star Game for a second time in his career, after starting in 2012 as a Detroit Tiger in Kansas City. Verlander hopes this outing goes better than the first, when he was tagged for the loss after giving up five runs in the opening frame in an 8-0 NL victory.
Roberts will go with the following lineup for his NL All-Stars, a lineup that is the youngest in the history of the All Star game:
Starting pitcher: Hyun-jin Ryu, Dodgers
- Christian Yelich, LF, Brewers
- Javier, Baez, SS, Cubs
- Freddie Freeman,1B, Braves
- Cody Bellinger, RF, Dodgers
- Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies
- Josh Bell, DH, Pirates
- Willson Contreras, C, Cubs
- Ketel Marte, 2B, Diamondbacks
- Ronald Acuna Jr. CF, Braves
Cora pencils in the following for the AL:
Starting pitcher: Justin Verlander, Astros
- George Springer, RF, Astros
- DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Yankees
- Mike Trout, CF, Angels
- Carlos Santana, 1B, Indians
- JD Martinez, DH, Red Sox
- Alex Bregman, 3B, Astros
- Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees
- Michael Brantley, LF, Astros
- Jorge Polanco, SS, Twins
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