Talkin’ All-Stars Live – NL vs. AL – 07/15/14

85th  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: Target Field, Minneapolis

Adam Wainwright (12-4, 1.83/0.91/2.52) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-2, 2.12/0.90/2.04)

2014AllStarLogoIt’s that time of the baseball season. It’s the Midsummer Classic, the Senior Circuit versus the Junior Circuit in the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15pm CDT and all eyes will be on Derek Jeter as he participates in his last All-Star Game. The AL topped the NL last year and snapped the National League’s four-game winning streak. The Cardinals’ Mike Matheny is calling the shots for the NL while the Red Sox’s John Farrell is the AL skipper.

For only the second time since 2008, the Cubs will have more than one representative in the All-Star Game. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo will be in a Cubs uniform during player introductions and Jeff Samardzija will be introduced with the National League reserves and pitchers.

The National League starting lineup is one player shy of being an entirely different starting-nine from a year ago. Troy Tulowitzki is the only holdover from last season at Citi Field. The AL squad has new additions in Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz, Salvador Perez and ‘The Captain,’ Derek Jeter.

With Adam Wainwright and Felix Hernandez starting the game, scoring figures to be at a premium until Mike Matheny and John Farrell get into their bullpens … then it will become very challenging to put runs on the board. Farrell will be able to call on starters such as David Price, Chris Sale and Jon Lester. And Mike Matheny will have Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Tim Hudson available with Aroldis Chapman in the backend of the NL bullpen.

Complete National League and American League Rosters from MLB.com

Starting Lineups

National League

  1. Andrew McCutchen – CF
  2. Yasiel Puig – RF
  3. Troy Tulowitzki – SS
  4. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  5. Giancarlo Stanton – DH
  6. Aramis Ramirez – 3B
  7. Chase Utley – 2B
  8. Jonathan Lucroy – C
  9. Carlos Gomez – LF
  • Adam Wainwright

American League

  1. Derek Jeter – SS
  2. Mike Trout – LF
  3. Robinson Cano – 2B
  4. Miguel Cabrera – 1B
  5. Jose Bautista – RF
  6. Nelson Cruz – DH
  7. Adam Jones – CF
  8. Josh Donaldson – 3B
  9. Salvador Perez – C
  • Felix Hernandez

Let’s Talk All-Star Baseball … and remember, This One Still Counts

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