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NL All-Stars 3, AL All-Stars 5: No, really, it does count this time...

Technically, a lot of players played in the game tonight, and most of them deserve more attention than I'm going to give them in this recap, but, let's be honest, you came her to find out how Goldschmidt and Montero did, didn't you?


Paul Goldschmidt

It wasn't the best game ever for America's First Basemen. In fact, if it hadn't said Goldschmidt on the back of his jersey, I probably would have thought it was someone else. In the first inning, he came up with two outs and a runner on third. Sadly, Goldschmidt did not happen, and he softly grounded out to third base. He got robbed in his next at-bat, which took place in the third inning. He smashed a line drive up the middle, but unfortunately, it was right at Robinson Cano, who snagged it, once again to end the inning. For his fifth inning at bat, he probably got what was his worst result offensively on the night, a three pitch strike out, also to end the inning.

Defensively, he did much better on the night. Apart from the usual plays a first basemen makes throughout a game, he also made a great diving catch to start off the fifth inning. Other than that, his night was pretty quiet, and we was replaced by Freddie Freeman in the sixth inning.

Miguel Montero

Miggy warmed the bench for most of the game, only coming in as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the eighth inning. Behind the plate, he didn't do anything to embarrass himself, but didn't do anything to set himself apart, either.

At the plate, he only only faced two pitches in the top of the ninth, flying out to center field on the second pitch of his at bat.

The Rest of the Game

There was a lot of Jeter. Then there was some more Jeter. And then a dash more Jeter just to top it all off.

Seriously, though, the AL wasted no time getting on the board. Derek Jeter lead the bottom of the first off with a double. He was quickly brought home by a Mike Trout double, who was then himself brought home two batters later by a Miguel Cabrera home run, making the score 3-0 at the end of the first inning.

The NL fought back in the second and fourth innings, though. In the second, Aramis Ramirez scored on a Chase Utley double, and then Chase Utley himself scored on a Johnathon Lucroy double, making the score 3-2, still in favor of the American League, until the fourth, when Lucroy hit another RBI double to tie the game at three.

It wasn't to last, however. The AL scored another two runs in the bottom of the fifth, thanks to a Mike Trout RBI double, and then a Jose Altuve sac fly. That was our final score, and, thanks to it really and truly counting this time, the American League will have home field advantage in the World Series. Mike Trout managed to win MVP over Cabrera, which is a sign of the apocalypse.

Source: FanGraphs

Paul Goldschmidt, -9.3%

Miguel Montero, -3.7%

336 comments in the GDT at time of post, spread between nineteen posters, with myself taking the lead, and Clefo and Hotclaws in second and third respectively. All present were:

4 Corners Fan, AzDbackfanInDc, BrokeNBattleX, Clefo, DeadmanG, GuruB, James Attwood, Jim McLennan, LUKEthe1st, MrMrrbi, SongBird, Umbrella24, asteroid, benhat, freeland1787, hotclaws, imstillhungry95, luckycc, soco

Comment of the night goes to a great American hero, an unnamed heckler who, after forty minutes of Jeter Worship, including a five minute standing ovation before the bottom of the first could start, chanted Over-rated, loud enough that it could be heard on the television broadcast. Granted, the timing kind of sucked, as Jeter immediately lined a double to right field, but it's the thought that counts.

After this brief hiatus, normal baseball activities will resume on Friday with a 6:40 game between the Diamondbacks and the Cubs at Chase field. See you then!