The 2019 All Star Game is here, and it is always fun watching baseball’s brightest stars gather on one field. This year the venue is Cleveland’s Progressive Field, and the National League and American League sides will face off tonight in the 90th edition of the All Star Game. First pitch for the Midsummer Classic is scheduled for shortly after 8:00 p.m..
The National League side, which is managed by Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will send lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound. Ryu, who is one of Roberts’ players with the Dodgers, is a Cy Young candidate after going 10-2 with a 1.73 ERA in the first half. The AL, which is managed by Boston’s Alex Cora, will counter with right hander Justin Verlander. Verlander, who is a member of the Houston Astros, is 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA on the year.
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Here's your starting lineup for the 2019 NL All-Star team! pic.twitter.com/4p5oKKhxKt
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The 2019 American League All-Star Game starting lineup pic.twitter.com/W9Fwbox8me
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- The AL won last year’s All Star Game, 8-6, when it was held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
- The AL has won the last six All Star games to grab a 44-43 lead in the all time series.
- The All Star Game is back in Cleveland for the first time since 1997, when the AL won 3-1.
- The Mets have three representatives at the All Star Game, none of whom will start: first baseman Pete Alonso, utility man Jeff McNeil, and starting pitcher Jacob deGrom.
- deGrom, who is making his third appearance at the All Star Game, is expected to be the third pitcher into the All Star Game for the NL after Ryu and Clayton Kershaw.