Monday, July 14, 2014

King Felix Will Start ASG; Jeter To Lead-Off

Red Sox Manager John Farrell has made several of his key decisions for tomorrow night's All-Star Game at Target Field. The starting line-up for the American League will be: SS Derek Jeter, LF Mike Trout, 2B Robinson Cano, 1B Miguel Cabrera, RF Jose Bautista, DH Nelson Cruz, CF Adam Jones, 3B Josh Donaldson, C Salvador Perez. Felix Hernandez was given the nod as AL starter. Hard to see any weaknesses in this contingent! The placement of Jeter at the top of the order is a nice tribute by Farrell to the sure-fire Hall-of-Famer in his final Midsummer Classic appearance. The National League will come back with a pretty daunting line-up themselves: CF Andrew McCutchen, RF Yasiel Puig, SS Troy Tulowitzki, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, DH Giancarlo Stanton, 3B Aramis Ramirez, 2B Chase Utley, C Jonathan Lucroy, LF Carlos Gomez. Adam Wainwright is the NL starting pitcher.