Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The All-Star Game is FINALLY Over...Right???

After four hours and fifty minutes of baseball, I finally threw out the garbage, and came down here to comment about the game.

It was nice to see that both rosters got every one into the game at one point or another, with the exception of Tim Lincecum, who became ill either the night before or the morning of and was hospitalized. Hope he's okay. And I'm pretty sure that both managers were relieved that the game didn't continue any longer, otherwise Rays fans everywhere would have more motivation to play the feud with the Red Sox later in the year.

The AL must have had this idea that Geovany Soto and Russell Martin can't throw guys out at second because they seemed to run at will against them all evening long. Every Texas Ranger (except Michael Young) recorded a stolen base against these two, along with two other guys.

Here are the players that impressed me the most tonight:

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, and Carlos Marmol together faced 13 batters, struck out six of them (Dempster struck out the side in the 9th), allowed only one hit, no runs.

Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook. In three long, dramatic innings, he was able to overcome two Uggla errors, 3 walks (two intentional), and four hits and somehow got out of every inning without giving up the game winning run.

Pirates outfielder Nate McLouth has a cannon for an arm, or at least showed he had one with that throw all the way home to get Dioner Navarro out at the plate. Navarro isn't the fastest man on the planet, but still an awesome throw.

J. D. Drew may have won the MVP on the grounds of that two run homer in the seventh, but if it weren't for Evan Longoria's ground rule double in the eighth, they wouldn't have gone into extras in the first place.

Overall, it was a long, but exciting game. The NL may have lost...AGAIN...but it was well played by both teams.

And now that the All Star Game hysteria is over, we will now return to your regularly scheduled baseball card blog.

Good night.


JayBee Anama

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