The starting pitchers and lineups for Tuesday’s All-Star Game were released Monday afternoon. And Anthony Rizzo is in the starting lineup for the National League. Bruce Bochy tabbed him as the NL’s designated hitter.
Anthony Rizzo will bat sixth in Bochy’s starting lineup.
Zack Greinke will start the Midsummer Classic for the National League and the Astros’ Dallas Keuchel will take the ball for the American League.
Bruce Bochy submitted a starting lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Todd Frazier 3B, Bryce Harper RF, Paul Goldschmidt 1B, Buster Posey C, Anthony Rizzo DH, Jhonny Peralta SS, Joc Pederson LF, D.J. LeMahieu 2B and Zack Greinke.
Ned Yost decided to lineup the American League as follows: Mike Trout CF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Albert Pujols 1B, Nelson Cruz DH, Lorenzo Cain RF, Adam Jones LF, Salvador Perez C, Jose Altuve 2B, Alcides Escobar SS and Dallas Keuchel.
Anthony Rizzo put together an excellent first half, both at the plate and in the field. Rizzo batted .298/.413/.542 with 24 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and a .955 OPS. Rizzo has walked 45 times with 46 strikeouts in 380 plate appearances while being hit 19 times.
Against left handed pitching this season, Rizzo hit .338/.479/.486 with five doubles and two home runs for a .966 OPS. Rizzo has more walks (13) than strikeouts (10) against southpaws.
Anthony Rizzo is the first Cubs’ player to be in the starting lineup for the National League since 2008.