The 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star game is tonight at 8pm ET. The game will be on Fox for television and on ESPN radio if you are wanting to listen.

Starting Lineups

National League

American League

Ronald Acuna Jr. – RF Marcus Semien – 2B
Freddie Freeman – 1B Shohei Ohtani – DH
Mookie Betts – CF Randy Arozarena – LF
J.D. Martinez – DH Corey Seager – SS
Nolan Arenado – 3B Yandy Diaz – 1B
Luis Arraez – 2B Adolis Garcia – RF
Sean Murphy – C Austin Hays – CF
Corbin Carroll – LF Josh Jung – 3B
Orlando Arcia – SS Jonah Heim – C
Zac Gallen – RHP Gerrit Cole – RHP

Cincinnati will only have one All-Star. Reds closer Alexis Diaz got dressed up along with his family for the red carpet earlier today. We’ll have to wait and see if he gets the opportunity to pitch in the game.


28 Responses

  1. SteveAReno

    Kiana Lede did an awesome National Anthem for us all. Very beautiful job!

  2. old-school

    Atlanta Braves are best organization in baseball.

    Reds need to model that. They signed a ton of home grown stars early and 2 of their ex players are AS in freeman and Swanson. Acuna is unquestionably best player and MVP and he hits leadoff.

    Id start second half with Friedl/McLain/Elly hittting 1/2/3, at least against righties. Be bold and go young . India can hit lead off against lefties. MOVE STEER UP FROM 7 HOLE.

    • LDS

      Sounds good to me. But, I doubt that happens while Newman is on the team.

    • VaRedsFan

      I’m more worried about how Bell will line up the pitchers.
      If Weaver faces the Brewers……… we riot

      • BatsLeftThrowsRight

        I would give Abbott some additional rest. He will most likely be shutdown if Reds make the post-season, innings will become an issue.

        I would go with Ashcraft, Williamson, Weaver, Abbott and Lively out of the break. Splitting up Lefties and Righties.

        I am patiently waiting for the light switch to turn on for Weaver, especially about him increasing his concentration level within the first couple of innings.

        Don’t like Abbott or Lively matchup against the Brew crew at GAAP, those long fly balls in Milwaukee could be home runs in Cincinnati.

        The Reds need to make a statement at home verse these Brewers and at least win the series. The Brewers seem to have played extremely well lately verse Reds in Cincy, time to change this and hence change the mindset/expectations of both teams.

    • MBS

      I’m a fan of anything that moves EDLC up the order. If it were me though, EDLC leads off. The more AB’s that guy has the better.

      EDLC, McLain, Friedl
      Steer, Votto, Stephenson
      Fraley, India, Benson

      VS LHP (Adding Fairchild)

      EDLC, McLain, Friedl
      Steer, Newman, Stephenson
      Senzel, India, Fairchild

      • TR

        That makes sense to me. Elley leading off maximizes his plate appearances. Spencer Steer at cleanup.

  3. Dennis Westrick

    Whatever happens in tonight’s AS game I hope the score is lopsided one way or the other so there is no need to use the Reds Diaz!

    • JayTheRed

      So far, you’re not getting your wish.

  4. Steve Schoenbaechler

    Do they still have it where whichever league that wins, they have the homefield for the WS?

  5. Ted Alfred

    Geez, Diaz goes into pitch and guy hits the ball to right field…just a high fly ball to right that should be caufght, but the 5v guys are talking to Soto who’s playing right field and he takes two or three steps the wrong way and the ball basically lands at the edge of the grass in thewarning track…ball that should have just been a pretty easy catch but he got all twisted around while he’s talking to those fools in the booth, so the American League just took the lead 2-1 off Diaz based on that boneheaded play. That look a lot like the play with Steer versus Milwaukee last game where he took two or three wrong steps and then just basically lost track of where the ball was and got all twisted around…it was very similar.

  6. Old-school

    Mikey biceps did fine. Might be a cheap rental

  7. old-school

    Diaz threw a bullpen. 12 pitches. ITs fine.

    • Dennis Westrick

      And, he is no longer the pitcher of record!

  8. Jim Walker

    Looks like most folks who usually hang out here were as interested (not) as I was in this exhibition.

    Why do we have to wait almost 70 more hours for the next real game?

    • Rednat

      I remember the 1970 all star game like it was yesterday. It wasn’t just the greatest all star game i have ever seen it was one of the greatest GAMES i have ever seen. I was a reds fan before that game but a baseball fan after the game.
      now with all the antics and crap that goes on we will likely never see another all star game of that high quality. they always say that the “mic’d up” gimmick and different camera angles and player antics are ways to ” attract new fans” but to me just a solid hard nosed game where even the stars are hustling and playing hard and wanting to win would go a lot further to bring in new fans.

      • JB

        Agree. I haven’t watched an all star game in years. It still is the better one compared to the other three sports though. Is the NBA still a league?

      • Jim Walker

        Back in the days before interleague play, the AS game was the only opportunity aside from the World Series to see top MLB talent from the 2 leagues face off versus each other. I think this made the AS game special for both players and fans. With interleague play and now all teams playing at least 1 series versus each other during the year, the AS game just isn’t the same.

    • Mark Moore

      We’ve come a long way from the ASG being Must-See-TV for a baseball fan. I have better things to do with my time.

      Friday evening can’t come soon enough for me. Bring on the Bernies!

  9. Kevin Patrick

    Fantastic game. Kimbrel was fantastic. Castellanos had a great game too. If I were a Phillies fan, I would be pretty jacked right now. I was so starved for a National League win, I’m pretty jacked too. I wonder if we’ll see more Reds next year.

    • mac624

      Yeah there’s no way De La Cruz isn’t in the game next season. There was a pretty big push to allow him to play this season, but baseball isn’t much fun sometimes.

  10. AMDG

    Not too surprised the guy with a 1.58 WHIP over his past dozen outings (A Diaz), and has put a guy on base in each of his past 5 save opportunities, went out then and put a couple guys on base, and gave up a run.

  11. CI3J

    Well, glad that’s over.

    Hope the Reds are resting up and getting mentally prepared for the July gauntlet.

  12. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    Hoping Diaz has some good rest, he surely needs it. Next 16 games will be incredibly difficult. Hoping for 9-7, think it might be 8-8.

    After this tough stretch it gets a bit easier. Hoping to add bullpen depth and or a big outfield impact bat, content to wait for Greene and Lodolo to get back to boost starting pitching.

    I’m open to packaging Fraley, India and maybe Barrero and whatever else it takes to bring back an impactful hitter in the outfield. I believe selling high on Fraley would be wise.

    The next 16 games are key.

    • wkuchad

      Fraley is an impactful hitter in the outfield, under team control for several more years.

      We need a starting pitcher.