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.

Final R H E
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 Castellanos

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.

Jesse Winker

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.

Up Next:

Brewers at Reds
Friday, 7:10 PM
TV: Bally Sports Ohio

21 Responses

  1. Indy Red Man

    I easily hit Under 11. I should’ve taken the AL too since they were allowed to play in pajamas. That leads to a very relaxed performance and is a huge advantage!!

  2. 2020ball

    Lol, those unis…. didn’t catch the game cause of work, but watching those all game doesn’t look appealing.

    • 2020ball

      Haha, the Reds cap just looks like they added spikes.

      The unis are basically golf shirts, mlb apparently went shopping at ross.

      • TR

        I can do without the special All Star uniforms and the happy talk from the players. Just play the game and the announcers describing it is enough.

    • Scott C

      The uniforms were horrendous. Whoever designed them ought to spend some jail time. Personally I did like the fact that players were mic’d up, it is an exhibition. Let baseball be fun. Just not in those uniforms

      • RojoB

        Microphones are ok

        I just read a short explanation of the uniforms—if the desire was to have the city abbreviation superimposed behind the logo as stated, then the graphic designer that was employed should no longer be

        Could anyone tell that was supposed to be “CIN”? No—because the bottom of the C is missing. It’s nonsense to the brain

        TERRIBLE visual design

  3. Old-school

    C Trent has a long article up on Winker that goes far beyond baseball and Winker revealed he has a 14 month old daughter who was at the ASG.
    Winker admitted after the 2019 season he kind of “Stalled out” mentally. He said everything changed after having a daughter and paraphrasing gave him a new focus in life. He talks about his journals, his love for kids, still sees Jay Bruce’s kids in the off-season and wants to write a children’s book one day.

    Have to think Reds players like living in Cincinnati and the respect and privacy the media allow them.

    • Indy Red Man

      Good point! It also doesn’t hurt that Nick has a 1.198 ops at home (14 hrs/home vs 4 away) and Wink’s is .951

  4. Klugo

    Nice take on the Brewers pitchers. Can’t wait to get going again!

  5. Westfester

    The Beer league softball uniforms were a major fail by MLB. Just let them wear their own unis next time. We’re not going to fork over $150 to wear those monstrosities. I really like the mic’d up players. I just wish they had someone other than Joe Buck ask stupid questions. Maybe have a former major leaguer talk to them while they’re playing. Someone like Sean Casey or Pedro would be perfect for that role.

  6. DataDumpster

    Watched the ASG for the first time in a while largely due to Wink, Nick and that phenom called Ohtani. On the plus side, I thought the tribute to Hammerin’ Hank was well done and it was nice to see some of the other comers like Guerrero and Tatis (who just seemed to generate so much more excitement than the last crop of SuStar guys like Trout, What’s his name? and all those pitchers).
    On the minus, I was reminded why I haven’t watched in several yrs; the NL losing again, the blah-blah talk, and excs cheerleading for a declining product. I though the player miking was a sorry stunt considering the players were actually at their positions, the announcers girding them to at least say something interesting, etc. But, those hideous uniforms take the cake. Whose idea was that?
    It dispenses with the last bit of charm this game still has. I still can’t make out what those “letters” on the NL unis were. The only thing I could recognize was the Nike swoosh, which I guess answers my previous question.
    Still looking with great anticipation toward 2H.

  7. JB

    Like a bad accident, I couldn’t get my eyes off those American League uniforms. I’m still in basic shock today and it might take me a few days to get over it.

    • RojoB

      It’s like they put the White Sox throwback fashion designer in charge

  8. jazzmanbbfan

    My comments. First All Star game I’ve watched since Cozart and Votto were in it. Uniforms, not so good, especially the AL. Go back to wearing you own Team’s uniform. I didn’t mind player’s mic’d when in the field but not so much when batting. But, from this, it confirmed to me that Freddie Freeman seems like a good guy. I also liked the others that I caught them talking with when mic’d up as well. Vlad, Jr. has some impressive power. Ohtani was throwing 100 while making it look like he was just playing catch. Aaron tribute was nice. All-Star game is an exhibition so more important to me to see the top players. I didn’t really care who won the game.

    • TR

      Some needed R & R from too many flights and hotels.

  9. TR

    Not that most of us really care about the All Star game, but the NL could turn it around next year with the DH in both leagues.

  10. doofus

    Did Rob Manfredniacal design these All Star game uniforms?

    • doofus

      It looked like someone took a crayon to the front of the jerseys.

  11. Jon

    Can’t believe the Rockies didn’t utilize the color purple in their ASG uniform design this year. Would be more unique than the seemingly generic design that was used.

    The game itself was rather disappointing, especially considering it was played in home run friendly Coors Field. Felt like it should have had more scoring like the 2018 game did in DC.

    I love the fact that Winker and Castellanos both did their own thing during the All-Star Red (purple) Carpet parade Tuesday afternoon prior to the game. While it appeared every other All-Star was dressed up in outfits that cost thousands of dollars, both Reds players took a different approach. Winker wore a Joe Morgan jersey, while Castellanos wore a t-shirt designed by his seven-year old son.