Showing posts with label 2012 All-Star Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 All-Star Game. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Interleague, All-Stars, Gee, Bay, Francisco, Dickey

Mets News an Notes:

Union chief Michael Weiner confirmed Tuesday that interleague matchups between natural rivals -- including the Mets and Yankees -- will be limited to three or four games a season going forward, not six.

The exception will be in years when, for instance, the AL East and NL East line up to play. In those seasons, a six-game, home-and-home slate will still be played.

Dickey eventually entered the All-Star Game in the sixth and surrendered a hit and plunked a batter, but he coaxed a double-play grounder from Miguel Cabrera and escaped the inning unscathed in what ended as an 8-0 NL victory. Carlos Ruiz, who caught Dickey, got through the knuckleball receiving fine while using Thole's oversized mitt. David Wright, meanwhile, replaced Pablo Sandoval and went 0-for-2. Collins, who was a coach on Tony La Russa's staff, made a ninth-inning pitching change.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tonight's 2012 All-Star Game Lineups/Full Rosters

2012 All-Star Game Rosters
American League
Starting lineup
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
LF Josh Hamilton, Rangers
RF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
1B Prince Fielder, Tigers
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
C Mike Napoli, Rangers
CF Curtis Granderson, Yankees
SP Justin Verlander, Tigers
C Joe Mauer, Twins
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
SS Elvis Andrus, Rangers
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
3B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Ian Kinsler, Rangers
1B Paul Konerko, White Sox
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Mark Trumbo, Angels
DH Billy Butler, Royals
DH Adam Dunn, White Sox
Ryan Cook, A's
Yu Darvis, Rangers (Final Vote winner)
Matt Hairston, Rangers
Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Jim Johnson, Orioles
Joe Nathan, Rangers
Jake Peavy, White Sox (Injury Replacement)
Chris Perez, Indians
David Price, Rays
Fernando Rodney, Rays
CC Sabathia, Yankees
Chris Sale, White Sox
C.J. Wilson, Rangers (Chosen by Players but Injured)
Jered Weaver, Angels
National League
Starting lineup
DH Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
CF Melky Cabrera, Giants
LF Ryan Braun, Brewers
1B Joey Votto, Reds
RF Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
C Buster Posey, Giants
3B Pablo Sandoval, Giants
2B Dan Uggla, Braves
SSRafael Furcal, Cardinals
SPMatt Cain, Giants
C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
C Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
1B Brian LaHair, Cubs
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
2B Ian Desmond, Nationals(Chosen by Players but Injured)
3B David Freese, Cardnials(Final Vote Winner)
3B Chipper Jones, Braves(Injury Replacement)
3B David Wright , Mets
OF Michael Bourn, Braves(Injury Replacement)
OF Jay Bruce, Reds
OF Bryce Harper, Nationals(Injury Replacement)
OF Matt Holliday, Cardnials(Injury Replacement)
CF Matt Kemp, Dodgers(Vote Winner but Injured)
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (Chosen by Players but Injured)
Aroldis Chapman, Reds
R.A. Dickey, Mets
Gio Gonzalez, Nationals
Cole Hamels, Phillies
Joel Hanrahan, Pirates
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Craig Kimbrel, Braves
Lance Lynn, Cardnials
Wade Miley, Diamondbacks
Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
Huston Street, Padres

Monday, July 09, 2012

Cain will Start Over Dickey, Gonzalez over Wright in All-Star Game

NL manager Tony La Russa said Matt Cain and R.A. Dickey were "equally legitimate" contenders to serve as the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game, but he selected Cain in part because he already is catcher Buster Posey's regular-season battery-mate and therefore they have familiarity.

"I know Dickey's going to pitch," La Russa said. "And I'm very aware of the first half that he's had. By the way, our club and our hitters [with the Cardinals] in particular the last couple of years have [been] up close and personal to see how tough he is.

Cain candidly noted that he thought it might actually have been beneficial for Dickey to start, since it would have afforded the knuckleballer more time pregame to work with Posey so they could get acclimated.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

David Wright still tops at third base in NL Voting for the All-Star Game

Major League Baseball released the latest All-Star voting numbers on Tuesday, and David Wright remains on top at third base in the National League.

Wright currently has 1,977,388 votes. The next-closest players at his position are the Giants' Pablo Sandoval (1,612,497), the Braves' Chipper Jones (1,547,221), and the Cardinals' David Freese (1,540,085).

Wright is currently second in the major leagues in on-base percentage (.455), and fifth in batting average (.353).

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mets Manager Terry Collins Named Coach for the 2012 All-Star Game

Mets Manager Terry Collins was announced today as one the coaches for the 2012 All-Star Game under NL Manager Tony LaRusssa.

Here is the Official Press release from the MLB:

American League All-Star manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers and National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa today announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 83rd All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 10th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

La Russa has named Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and New York Mets manager Terry Collins as his N.L. coaches. La Russa’s coaches with the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals – Dave Duncan (pitching), Derek Lilliquist (bullpen), Mark McGwire (hitting), Dave McKay (first base coach; currently with the Chicago Cubs), Jose Oquendo (third base coach) and Joe Pettini (bench; currently with the Houston Astros) – will comprise his staff in the roles they occupied last season. Paul Lessard, head athletic trainer of the Cincinnati Reds, and Jim Lovell, assistant athletic trainer of the Atlanta Braves, will work with the N.L. All-Stars. As manager of the Houston Astros, Collins was a National League coach under manager Felipe Alou at the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas, while Roenicke was a part of Mike Scioscia’s Angels staff for the American League at the 2003 All-Star Game in Chicago.

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