The National League’s run over the 25 years makes the 2016-2018 Reds look good. The NL lost their 8th consecutive All-Star Game on Tuesday evening. The NL is now 3-20-1 since 1997.
|American League (46-43-2)||5||9||1|
|National League (43-46-2)||2||6||1|
|W: Ohtani L: Burnes S: Hendriks|
|Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread|
Nick went 0 for 2. He popped up in his first AB against Lance Lynn, and grounded into a double play in his second at-bat against Nathan Eovaldi. He was replaced in the game by……Juan Soto. That has to be a pretty cool feeling.
Wink became the first Reds player to walk in an All-Star Game since Joey Votto in 2017. He worked a walk off Lance Lynn for the first base-runner of the day for the NL. Jesse grounded out in his other trip to the plate, against Tigers LHP Gregory Soto.
Not so random thoughts………….
Those uniforms…..just why? Did anyone, literally anyone ever complain about the players wearing their normal team jersey’s in the game? I always thought that was one of the cool things that made the MLB All-Star game unique. Just an absolutely horrendous decision. I hope this is fixed in 2022 when Jonathan India and Tyler Stephenson are NL starters.
I absolutely love the players being mic-ed up. I was one of the weirdos who actually enjoyed the game being played for home field advantage, but if it’s going to be an exhibition, mic up as many guys as possible. Baseball is fun.
Corbin Burnes of the Brewers threw 35 pitches and pitched two full innings. He did not fair too well (4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR). Freddy Peralta also pitched, although he only threw 12 pitches (struck out all 3 batters). That means that if the Brewers wanted to pitch all 3 of their top guys (Burnes, Peralta and Woodruff) than either Burnes or Peralta would have to pitch on less than 4 days “rest.” The Brewers have been ultra cautious with their SP this season, so there is at least a possibility that Burnes gets an extra day off and the Reds miss him again. I checked back in 2019, and of the 8 NL SP that pitched in that game, none of them pitched again before Sunday (4+ days rest). Although on second thought, Burnes did allow six hard hit balls according to Statcast tonight, so maybe the Reds should want a crack at him right now.
Brewers at Reds
Friday, 7:10 PM
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
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