The annual mid summer classic is upon us. The 89th MLB all star game will take place tomorrow night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. where the NL will look to stop the AL’s five game winning streak.
Since 2000, the NL has only won three All Star Games, and those were all right in a row in 2010, 11, and 12. Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals will look to get win number four Tuesday. Take a look at his stats below:
Max Scherzer Pitching at Home
Max Scherzer has been a lights out pitcher for a few years now and he’ll get the start the All Star Game in his home stadium. The last time this happened was 2015 when Matt Harvey started for the NL at Citi Field.
This will also be the first time in 78 years that we’ll see the same two starting pitchers in consecutive years. Both starting pitchers were announced Monday alongside their respective managers. Dave Roberts (Los Angeles Dodgers) and A.J. Hinch (Houston Astros). For Scherzer, this will be his third start ever in the All Star Game. He also started as a member of the Detroit Tigers in 2013.
“There are so many emotions when you know you’re pitching in your home park,” Scherzer said. “In my previous experiences of being in the All-Star Game, seeing how the fans get behind hometown players it’s always been a special moment watching that from afar and being on the other side. I can only imagine what it will be like having the Nats fans here supporting all of us. “This is a dream come true.”
Chris Sale To Make All Star Game History
Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox will get his third consecutive start in the all star game this year and the AL are 3-0 in those games. It goes without saying that Chris Sale has been one of the most, if not the most, dominating pitcher in the American League this year. Sale will become just the third pitcher ever to start three straight All Star Games.
“He is truly a special pitcher in out league. He is truly someone who deserves this honor.” Said AL manager A.J. Hinch
This All Star Game doesn’t count towards home field advantage in the World Series like past All Star Games. So this time around, we get to see them playing the game they love.
The All Star Game will be Tuesday night at 8pm with Joe Buck and John Smoltz on the call for Fox.
–Brian Berard (@RockyBerard)