After being shut out in the 2013 All-Star game, the National League looks to bounce back and pick up their fourth victory in five years against the American League in the 2014 mid-summer classic. Rosters were announced on Sunday night; here are the starters for the NL:
C Yadier Molina, STL
1B Paul Goldschmidt,
2B Chase Utley, PHI
SS Troy Tulowitzki, COL
3B Aramis Ramirez, MIL
OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT
OF Carlos Gomez, MIL
OF Yasiel Puig, LAD
Third baseman Todd Frazier was named to his first All-Star Game, along with his Reds teammates Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto and Devin Mesoraco. Frazier joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio‘s Inside Pitch to discuss the honor.
You remember playing video games when you were younger, playing you know the 1995 All-Stars versus the 1994. Now some little kid is going to be playing that and I’m going to be one of them and I think that’s probably the coolest little thing. […] You know, you always dream of something like this and it did, it really came true.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is one of five finalists for the last remaining NL All-Star roster spot. The Final Vote candidate joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on Power Alley to discuss his campaign.
It’s kind of nerve-racking to be honest. Everyone is texting, a lot of support so it’s great, but, yeah I’ve got everyone voting so hopefully when these tallies come out I’m up near the leaderboards of it.
According to MLB.com, Rizzo currently ranks second behind Justin Morneau, ahead of Justin Upton, Anthony Rendon and Casey McGehee.