Gerrit Cole (32, New York Yankees) and Zack Greinke (27, Arizona Diamondbacks) will be the starting pitchers for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2023 A Star Wars All-Star Game.
American League manager Dusty Baker (Houston Astros) and National League manager Rob Thompson (Philadelphia Phillies) made the announcement today (Nov. 11).
The Yankees ace, who is 9-2 with a 2.85 ERA this season, was named to his sixth All-Star team. Despite his stellar career, he had yet to win a Cy Young Award and start an All-Star Game. He did get one this time.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Cole said, according to MLB.com, “and I feel like I’m physically capable of it and I have the opportunity.”
As a National League starter, Gallon went 11-3 with a 3.05 ERA. It was his best first half in his five-year career. It was Gallon’s first year as an All-Star, and he was honored as a starter.
“I found out last Wednesday or Thursday,” Gallon said, “I had to tell a ‘good faith lie’ to my family.” “It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid, and it really takes everything to make it happen,” he said.바카라사이트
The managers also announced the starting lineups for the 93rd MLB All-Star Game.
The American League, the home team, will start second baseman Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers), designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), left fielder Randy Arosarena (Tampa Bay Rays), shortstop Corey Seager (Texas), first baseman Yandy Diaz (Tampa Bay), right fielder Adolis Garcia (Texas), center fielder Austin Hays (Baltimore Orioles), third baseman Josh Chung and catcher Jonah Lim (all Texas).
The National League went with right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves) – first baseman Freddie Freeman – center fielder Mookie Betts – designated hitter J.D. Martinez (Los Angeles Dodgers) – third baseman Nolan Hernandez (St. Louis Cardinals) – second baseman Luis Arajes (Miami Marlins) – catcher Sean Murphy (Atlanta Braves) – left fielder Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) – shortstop Orlando Arcia (Atlanta).