POLL: 2017 MLB All Star Game: Who Will Win?
This one doesn’t count.
Tonight is the 2017 MLB All Star Game, in Miami for the first time ever. Thankfully, it no longer “counts.” That doesn’t make it any less worth watching.
Some of the best of the first half of the season assemble at Marlins Park. The winning team doesn’t clinch World Series home field anymore, undoing one of Bud Selig’s dopey ideas. Okay, it might not have even been his idea, but I blame him.
In this timeless battle of National League vs. American League, who will win?
2017 MLB All Star Game: Poll
Who wins the 2017 All-Star Game?
- American League (100%, 1 Votes)
- National League (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 1
2017 MLB All Star Game: Who’s There?
We just saw the winner of the Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge (OF, Yankees), last night. The American League hopes he still has some big swings in him. Hell, the Yankees need him to save some of those for the second half. He put on a show in the Derby, and the fans at Marlins Park won’t soon forget.
The American League lineup has six first-time all-stars. Only Salvador Perez (C, Royals), Jose Altuve (2B, Astros), and Mike Trout (OF, Angels) are repeat visitors. Trout, of course, is injured, but it counts in his totals.
As for the National League, Zack Cosart (SS, Reds) is the only newbie starter. Some of their returnees include Bryce Harper (OF, Nationals), Buster Posey (C, Giants), and Nolan Arenado (3B, Rockies). The Los Angeles Dodgers are well-represented with six players on the ASG roster.
2017 MLB All Star Game: Starting Lineups
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|American League (Away)|
|1. Jose Altuve (2B-HOU)|
|2. Jose Ramirez (3B-CLE)|
|3. Aaron Judge (RF-NYY)|
|4. George Springer (LF-HOU)|
|5. Carlos Correa (SS-HOU)|
|6. Justin Smoak (1B-TOR)|
|7. Corey Dickerson (DH-TB)|
|8. Salvador Perez (C-KC)|
|9. Mookie Betts (CF-BOS)|
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|National League (Home)|
|1. Charlie Blackmon (CF-COL)|
|2. Giancarlo Stanton (DH-MIA)|
|3. Bryce Harper (RF-WSH)|
|4. Buster Posey (C-SF)|
|5. Daniel Murphy (2B-WSH)|
|6. Nolan Arenado (3B-COL)|
|7. Ryan Zimmerman (1B-WSH)|
|8. Marcell Ozuna (LF-MIA)|
|9. Zack Cosart (SS-CIN)|
2017 MLB All Star Game: If It Matters…
And it doesn’t, the American League is 93-82 in Interleague Play so far this season.