• Keith Walsh

MLB All Star Game Preview



Cleveland, Ohio plays host to the 2019 MLB All Star Game tonight in which will be another mid summer classic to see who gets home field advantage in the World Series. Last year it was the American League that was able to beat the National League in 10 innings in what was a great game. As usual there is a lot of star power and there is potential for a lot of runs to be scored. The pitching is not lacking star power either as their is plenty of firepower in the arms as well. The MLB All Star game is always exciting and tonight should be no different.


Starting Lineups:


National League(NL)-


1.) Christian Yelich- Left Field- Milwaukee Brewers

2.) Javier Baez- Shortstop- Chicago Cubs

3.) Freddie Freeman- First Base- Atlanta Braves

4.) Cody Bellinger- Right Field- Los Angeles Dodgers

5.) Nolan Arenado- Third Base- Colorado Rockies

6.) Josh Bell- DH- Pittsburgh Pirates

7.) Wilson Contreras- Catcher- Chicago Cubs

8.) Ketel Marte- Second Base- Arizona Diamondbacks

9.) Ronald Acuna Jr.- Center Field- Atlanta Braves


Starting Pitcher-Hyun-Jin Ryu- Los Angeles Dodgers


American League(AL)-


1.) George Springer- Right Field- Houston Astros

2.) DJ LeMahieu- Second Base- New York Yankees

3.) Mike Trout- Center Field- Los Angeles Angels

4.) Carlos Santana- First Base- Cleveland Indians

5.) J.D. Martinez- DH- Boston Red Sox

6.) Alex Bregman- Third Base- Houston Astros

7.) Gary Sanchez- Catcher- New York Yankees

8.) Michael Brantley- Left Field- Houston Astros

9.) Jorge Polanco- Shortstop- Minnesota Twins


Starting Pitcher-Justin Verlander-Houston Astros



National League Reserves:


Yasmani Grandal- Catcher- Milwaukee Brewers

J.T. Realmuto- Catcher- Philadelphia Phillies

Pete Alonso- First Base- New York Mets

Max Muncy- First Base- Los Angeles Dodgers

Mike Moustakas- Second Base- Milwaukee Brewers

Kris Bryant- Third Base- Chicago Cubs

Paul DeJong- Third Base- St. Louis Cardinals

Trevor Story- Shortstop- Colorado Rockies

Charlie Blackmon- Outfield- Colorado Rockies

David Dahl- Outfield- Colorado Rockies

Jeff McNeil- Outfield- New York Mets


National League Bullpen:


RHP-Sandy Alcantara- Miami Marlins

RHP-Walker Buehler- Los Angeles Dodgers

RHP-Luis Castillo- Cincinnati Reds

RHP-Jacob Degrom- New York Mets

RHP-Sonny Gray- Cincinnati Reds

LHP-Clayton Kershaw- Los Angeles Dodgers

LHP-Will Smith- San Fransisco Giants

RHP-Mike Soroka- Atlanta Braves

LHP-Felipe Vazquez- Pittsburgh Pirates

RHP-Brandon Woodruff- Milwaukee Brewers

RHP-Kirby Yates- San Diego Padres



American League Reserves:


James McCann- Catcher- Chicago White Sox

Jose Abreu- First Baseman- Chicago White Sox

Daniel Vogelbach- First Baseman- Seattle Mariners

Gleyber Torres- Second Baseman- New York Yankees

Matt Chapman- Third Baseman- Oakland A's

Xander Bogaerts-Shortstop- Boston Red Sox

Francisco Lindor-Shortstop- Cleveland Indians

Mookie Betts-Outfield- Boston Red Sox

Joey Gallo-Outfield- Texas Rangers

Austin Meadows- Outfield- Tampa Bay Rays

Whit Merrifield-Outfield- Kansas City Royals



American League Bullpen:


RHP-Jose Berrios- Minnesota Twins

RHP-Shane Bieber- Cleveland Indians

LHP-Aroldis Chapman- New York Yankees

RHP-Gerrit Cole- Houston Astros

RHP-Lucas Giolito- Chicago White Sox

RHP-Shane Greene- Detroit Tigers

LHP-Brad Hand- Cleveland Indians

RHP-Liam Hendriks- Oakland A's

LHP-John Means- Baltimore Orioles

RHP-Ryan Pressly- Houston Astros

RHP-Masahiro Tanaka- New York Yankees



This year should be another great edition of the MLB All Star Game just like the past few years. One of the best things about the MLB All Star Game is that they actually play for something so the players try and win for their respective leagues. The winning team gets to have home field advantage come October and the World Series. This year I am taking the National League to come out on top. They are stacked with power hitters from top to bottom in their lineup. The NL is going to put up a lot of runs and I don't think the offense of the AL is going to be able to keep up.


You can watch the game at 8pm EST on Fox tonight.

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