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MLB All-Star Game 2017 Preview

How to watch? Starting line-ups? We’ve got you covered

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American League

  1. Jose Altuve (Astros), 2B
  2. Jose Ramirez (Indians), 3B
  3. Aaron Judge (Yankees), RF
  4. George Springer (Astros), LF
  5. Carlos Correa (Astros), SS
  6. Justin Smoak (Blue Jays), 1B
  7. Corey Dickerson (Rays), DH
  8. Salvador Perez (Royals), C
  9. Mookie Betts (Red Sox), CF
    + Starting pitcher: Chris Sale

National League

  1. Charlie Blackmon (Rockies), CF
  2. Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins), DH
  3. Bryce Harper (Nationals), RF
  4. Buster Posey (Giants), C
  5. Daniel Murphy (Nationals), 2B
  6. Nolan Arenado (Rockies), 3B
  7. Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals), 1B
  8. Marcell Ozuna (Marlins), LF
  9. Zack Cozart (Reds), SS
    + Starting pitcher: Max Scherzer

It’s kinda odd that the two top teams in the National League West have no-one in the National League’s starting line-up, while the Rockies have two and even the Giants provide a starter. I trust this shameful omission will be rectified over the course of proceedings, as the four Diamondbacks’ representatives get their chance to shine. Admittedly, the D-backs haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory at this event of late. Over the past decade, Arizona hitters are just 2-for-17 with no walks. Paul Goldschmidt is responsible for both those hits since 2007, doubling in 2013 and getting a single two years later. So, I guess he and Jake Lamb are due.

Things have been better for our pitchers. Although Patrick Corbin allowed a run and took the loss the last time we had anyone on the mound, in 2013, he was only the second D-back ever to allow a run in the All-Star Game. The previous culprit was Byung-Hyun Kim, who - probably inevitably - blew a save in his 2002 appearance. He allowed three hits to the four batters faced, although he was pitching in the seventh, rather than the ninth inning. Overall, we’ve thrown a total of 13.2 innings, for a very solid team ERA of 1.98, with a particularly good K:BB of 14:1 [Dan Haren, oddly, issued the only walk in 2008] With Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke, I think we keep that going.

All-Star Game info

  • What: 88th MLB All-Star Game
  • Where: Marlins Park, Miami
  • Time: 5 p.m. Arizona time (pregame at 4:30 p.m.)
  • TV: Fox
  • Online: Fox Sports Go
  • There’ll be a Gameday Thread here at 5pm.