Tonight we will see the National League All-Stars take on the American League All-Stars. The game no longer “means something”. But it’s still fun to watch. Seeing the best in the game match up against each other is wonderful. The Cincinnati Reds will be represented by starting pitchers Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray. Both will come out of the bullpen in the game – assuming they are used.
National League Starting Lineup
- Christian Yelich – Left Field
- Javier Baez – Shortstop
- Freddie Freeman – First Base
- Cody Bellinger – Right Field
- Nolan Arenado – Third Base
- Josh Bell – Designated Hitter
- Willson Contreras – Catcher
- Ketel Marte – Second Base
- Ronald Acuna Jr. – Center Field
- Hyun-Jin Ryu – Starting Pitcher
American League Starting Lineup
- George Springer – Right Field
- DJ LeMahieu – Second Base
- Mike Trout – Center Field
- Carlos Santana – First Base
- J.D. Martinez – Designated Hitter
- Alex Bregman – Third Base
- Gary Sanchez – Catcher
- Michael Brantley – Left Field
- Jorge Polanco – Shortstop
- Justin Verlander – Starting Pitcher
When and where to follow
The game will be available on Fox at 7:30pm. ESPN Radio will have the coverage without pictures at 7:30pm as well.
News and Notes
While Sonny Gray was an All-Star for the 2015 American League squad, he did not pitch in the game. If he or Luis Castillo get into the game, it will be their first appearance in an All-Star game.
Speaking of Luis Castillo. My mans got style for days.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 9, 2019
Speaking of Sonny Gray…. He’d change nothing about his 2018 season because it helped get him here.
"Looking back, I wouldn’t change one thing about it." 10 months ago, Sonny Gray was dropped from #Yankees' rotation and left off the playoff roster. He says that helped him become an All-Star. https://t.co/A1LJrG0Uns #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) July 9, 2019
If the game goes into extra-innings they will adopt the minor league rule where the last batter of the previous inning will begin on second base.
The American League has won 44 All-Star Games. The National League has won 43 All-Star Games. There have been two ties.
Justin Verlander is the oldest All-Star. He’s 36-years-old. Ronald Acuna Jr. is the youngest All-Star. He’s 21-years-old.
Mike Trout, the best baseball player alive, and maybe ever, has made eight straight All-Star games. He’s also won the MVP Award for the game twice. He’s also been the most valuable player in the first half – he leads the Majors with 6.2 WAR (Fangraphs version).