2018 All Star Game Preview

by
Greek Giant

I love the All Star Game. First, you get to watch all these great baseball talents. Second, there are usually appearances by baseball immortals from the past. Third, I love the exquisite irony of mortal foes rooting for each other on the same team (Giants and Dodgers or Yankees and Red Sox).

For the Giants, there is a glorious history in the All Star Mid Summer classic.

Here is a list of Giants to be named All Stars.

I have watched every All Star Game since and including 1979, the famous Dave Parker to Gary Carter put out at home.

In 2012 a Giant was MVP

Here are the line ups for tonight’s game:

American League starting lineup

  1. Mookie Betts, RF, Red Sox
  2. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros
  3. Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels
  4. J.D. Martinez, DH, Red Sox
  5. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Indians
  6. Aaron Judge, LF, New York Yankees
  7. Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles
  8. Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox
  9. Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals
    Chris Sale, SP, Red Sox

National League starting lineup

  1. Javier Baez, 2B, Chicago Cubs
  2. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, DH, Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
  5. Matt Kemp, LF, Dodgers
  6. Bryce Harper, CF, Nationals
  7. Nick Markakis, RF, Atlanta Braves
  8. Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants
  9. Willson Contreras, C, Chicago Cubs
    Max Scherzer, SP, Nationals

First pitch is at 8:00 PM, Walter Johnson time.