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Gameday Thread, #ASG: 7/13 vs. American League


Ubaldo Jimenez
RHP, 15-1, 2.20


David Price
LHP, 12-4, 2.42

This afternoon, the National League will make another stab at prying a win away from the Junior Circuit - the NL haven't tasted victory here in thirteen straight contests, with the last time coming in 1996. To give you some idea of how long ago that was, Ozzie Smith played for us that day. Of course, as Arizona fans, it's purely an exhibition game, since we really don't care who has home-field advantage in the World Series. But, it'd still be nice to beat the Yankees and their minions, regardless of whether or not "This time it counts."

Line-ups and stuff after the jump

National League
1. Hanley Ramirez, SS
2. Martin Prado, 2B
3. Albert Pujols, 1B
4. Ryan Howard, DH
5. David Wright, 3B
6. Ryan Braun, LF
7. Andre Ethier, CF
8. Corey Hart, RF
9. Yadier Molina, C
American League
1. Ichiro, RF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Josh Hamilton, CF
5. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
6. Evan Longoria, 3B
7. Joe Mauer, C
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Carl Crawford, LF

Looking at the two line-ups it seems pretty balanced. On the whole, I would give the AL the edge in hitting (they have the reigning MVP hitting seventh!), but I think the NL pitching is likely a bit better. However, previous statistics tend to go out the window at this event. First pitch is just after 5pm - it may be on the West coast this year, but it's still tailored for an East coast television audience. So I probably won't be able to see much of the first three innings, but that will mean I hopefully do reach home in time to see our rep, Chris Young, get into the game.

I'm feeling good about this, and reckon the National League will take it, 5-3. Lob your predictions in the comments!