Talkin’ All-Stars Live – NL vs. AL – 07/16/13

84th MLB All-Star Game – National League vs. American League

  • Game Time – 7:00pm CDT
  • Coverage – TV: FOX – Radio: ESPN Radio, XM Radio Channel 89
  • Location – Citi Field, New York

Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35/0.92) vs. Max Scherzer (13-1, 3.19/0.98)

It’s time for the Mid-Summer Classic and another exhibition game between the Senior Circuit and Junior Circuit. The first pitch of the 84th All-Star game is scheduled to take place around 7:25pm CDT as the National League attempts to beat the American League for the fourth straight year. Bruce Bochy will call the shots for the NL squad and Jim Leyland will skipper for the AL team.

Travis Wood is the Cubs’ lone representative this year and was cleared by the team to pitch in the game if Bruce Bochy calls his number. Dale Sveum gave Wood the clearance on Sunday night to pitch in the All-Star game on what would be his side day.

With Matt Harvey and Max Scherzer starting the game there could be a lot of swings and misses in the first inning. And if nothing else, it should be very entertaining to watch Harvey and Scherzer face the best in the game.

Starting Lineups

National League:

  1. Brandon Phillips – 2B
  2. Carlos Beltran – RF
  3. Joey Votto – 1B
  4. David Wright – 3B
  5. Carlos Gonzalez – LF
  6. Yadier Molina – C
  7. Troy Tulowitzki – SS
  8. Michael Cuddyer – DH
  9. Bryce Harper – CF

American League:

  1. Mike Trout – LF
  2. Robinson Cano -2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B
  4. Chris Davis – 1B
  5. Jose Bautista – RF
  6. David Ortiz – DH
  7. Adam Jones – CF
  8. Joe Mauer – C
  9. J.J. Hardy – SS

Complete National League and American League Rosters from MLB.com

For those wondering how Ray Fosse is doing 43 years after his infamous collision with Pete Rose in the All-Star game, Scott Miller caught up with him and he is not bitter but he is still aching.

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Let’s Talk All-Star Ball … and remember, THIS ONE COUNTS!

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