Showing posts with label 2013 All-Star Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 All-Star Game. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Video: Mets Fan, Kevin James tries out for the 2013 All-Star Game

A Night with the Mets: Observation of 2013 ASG

For the first time since 1964, the Mid-Summer Classic returned to Queens on Tuesday night at the practically new Citi Field. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a classic – but it did provide a showcase for the Mets and their franchise.

Considering the game came on the heels of a lackluster home run derby – with teams captained by the Mets’ David Wright and Yankees’ Robinson Cano – this game needed a spark, something to cheer about.

We would not characterize that as Joe Buck and Tim McCarver commentating. So, how did the Mets  come across Tuesday night? Here are my observations:

Matt Harvey’s now Trending on Twitter: Is this dude the real deal? Sure looks like it. Not every 24 year old is afforded the opportunity to pose for the ESPN The Body issue and produce a segment with Jimmy Fallon. But his first half of the season performance (7-2, mid-2 ERA, most K’s in the NL) backed up the tremendous hype. So, you see…he’s not just a dude all the girls want; he’s got game to back it up. How special to start the All-Star Game in front of Mets fans. This guy is going to be a superstar, probably bigger than David Wright.

Former Mets everywhere. You knew we would see camera pans to Tom Seaver, who threw out the first pitch. But we also saw Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry a ton. Wait, there’s Mookie Wilson. I was hoping they would pan the camera and ask him about Bill Buckner. While those who buy New York Mets tickets (read: Mets fans) love it, I’m wondering if other viewers got tired of the Mets parade. Maybe we can find Lenny Dykstra? Is Bobby Valentine in the house?

Crowd rather subdued for an All-Star Game by the 3rd inning…but can you blame them? Matt Harvey is out, David Wright can’t energize the crowd with his play, and the pace of the game is slow. Seeing a shutout in the All-Star Game ain’t great for the fans – especially those who came to see hits.

Clips of old All Star Games: I watched the old moments from previous games with a deep melancholy and longing. There was excitement, captivation and intrigue. Sadly, this game is more disappointing than the latest season of Mad Men.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Video: MLB 13 The Show: All-Star Game Simulation

Video: MLB 13 The Show: All-star Game Simulation

2013 MLB All-Star Starting Lineups/Reserves

2013 MLB All-Star Starting Lineups/Reserves:

American League Starting Lineup:
  1. CF: Mike Trout, Angels
  2. 2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
  3. 3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  4. 1B: Chris Davis, Orioles
  5. LF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
  6. DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox
  7. RF: Adam Jones, Orioles
  8. C: Joe Mauer, Twins
  9. SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles

Starting pitcher: Max Scherzer, Tigers

AL Reserve Pitchers:
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
LHP Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
RHP Justin Verlander, Tigers
RHP Justin Masterson, Indians
LHP Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP Mariano Rivera, Yankees
RHP Bartolo Colon, Athletics
RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
RHP Jesse Crain, White Sox
RHP Joe Nathan, Rangers
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins

AL Player Reserves:
1B Prince Fielder, Tigers
OF Torii Hunter, Tigers
SS Jhonny Peralta, Tigers
2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
OF Nelson Cruz, Rangers
UTIL Ben Zobrist, Rays
C Jason Castro, Astros
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
2B Jason Kipnis, Indians
3B Manny Machado, Orioles
C Salvador Perez, Royals

Monday, July 15, 2013

All-Star News: Matt Harvey Named Starting Pitcher Of NL All-Star Team

All-Star News:

Matt Harvey has been named the National League starting pitcher at the 84th All-Star Game to be played at Citi Field tomorrow at 8 p.m. EST

Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game. Dwight Gooden started the 1988 All-Star Game at Cincinnati and the 1986 Game at Houston. Tom Seaver started the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Harvey became the fourth pitcher in club history to make the All-Star team in his first full season in the majors. He joins Seaver (1967), Jerry Koosman (1968) and Gooden (1984).

Monday, July 08, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese gets positive exam, Wright picks HR Derby Teammates, Germen up - Marcum DL?, Bochy leaning for Harvey to start ASG

Mets News and Notes:

Jonathon Niese had a favorable reexamination on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and has been cleared to go to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to begin the rehab process, a source told

Niese had landed on the disabled list after a June 20 start with what the team labeled a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder.

NL Home Run Derby captain David Wright has selected Carlos Gonzalez, Bryce Harper and Michael Cuddyer to join him as teammates for the July 15 event at Citi Field.

Robinson Cano on the American League side selected Prince Fielder, Chris Davis and a yet-to-be-determined participant.

Wright said the rationale for his picks was straightforward: He picked the NL home run leader (Gonzalez), the leading vote-getter by a large margin by fans (Harper) and one choice for himself -- his childhood friend Cuddyer. Wright said all three accepted, so he never got further down on his list, despite other deserving candidates.

Gonzalez Germen is en route to San Francisco, the Mets announced, signaling Shaun Marcum appears headed to the disabled list.

Because Germen has not been in the minors 10 days, he can only return if a major league player lands on the DL.

Germen is not due to arrive until late in Monday's game at the earliest, so he will not be active for the series opener and Marcum will not be placed on the DL tonight.

Marcum was examined by a specialist in St. Louis on Monday because of tingling and numbness in his cold right hand. Assistant GM John Ricco said full details would not be disclosed until Tuesday.

Dillon Gee visited the same specialist, doctor Robert Thompson, last July at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey and David Wright will officially represent the Mets in the 2013 All-Star Game

Mets News:

Matt Harvey and David Wright will represent the Mets in the July 16 game at Citi Field in Queens.

"It hasn't quite hit home yet," Harvey said Saturday night. "It's definitely a huge honor. I couldn't be more excited it's in New York. I'm glad I'm playing over there with David."

As for the importance of starting the game, Harvey added: "That's one thing I can't decide. There are two more [first-half] starts left, and I have to go out there obviously and put up zeroes and do everything I can here to help the Mets."

Harvey's next start comes Monday in San Francisco, where NL manager Bruce Bochy will just happen to be in the home dugout. Still, Harvey insisted, there is no added incentive to perform and secure the starting nod.

The other starting pitchers selected to the NL squad: Madison Bumgarner, Patrick Corbin, Jose Fernandez, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee, Jeff Locke, Adam Wainwright, Travis Wood and Jordan Zimmermann.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mets News: Wright moves closer claiming NL 3B honors in 2013 All-Star Game

Mets News:

David Wright is moving toward claiming the starting assignment at third base for the National League in the All-Star Game.

Wright has surged ahead of Sandoval by 842,186 votes in the final tally released before the completed results. He led the Giants third baseman by 128,831 votes nine days earlier.

Internet voting concludes Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Starting lineups will be announced Saturday.

The game will be held July 16 at Citi Field.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2013 MLB Future Games Rosters

2013 MLB Future Games Rosters

Right-handers Noah Syndergaard (USA) and Rafael Montero (World) have been selected to participate in the Futures Game at 2 p.m. on July 14 at Citi Field as part of the All-Star festivities.

Montero, currently with Las Vegas, is a combined 7-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 15 starts between Binghamton and the 51s.

Syndergaard, acquired last December in the R.A. Dickey trade, made his Double-A debut Sunday after going 3-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts with Class A St. Lucie.

Mets fans also will have the opportunity to vote 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo into the game. He is one of five U.S. players that fans can vote on. Also on the ballot: Red Sox farmhand Garin Cecchini, brother of 2012 Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini.

Vote here.

USA Roster



Jesse BiddlePHIAALL6-422510/22/1991Philadelphia, PAStats
Archie BradleyARIAARR6-422508/10/1992Muskogee, OKStats
Eddie ButlerCOLA+SR6-218003/13/1991Chesapeake, VAStats
Kyle CrickSFA+LR6-422011/30/1992Sherman, TXStats
Taylor GuerrieriTBARR6-319512/01/1992Columbia, SCStats
Taylor JordanWSHAARR6-319001/17/1989Merritt Island, FLStats
Jimmy NelsonMILAAARR6-624506/05/1989Klamath Falls, ORStats
Anthony RanaudoBOSAARR6-723009/09/1989Freehold, NJStats
Noah SyndergaardNYMAARR6-624008/29/1992Mansfield, TXStats
Taijuan WalkerSEAAAARR6-421008/13/1992Shreveport, LAStats



Austin HedgesSDA+RR6-119008/18/1992San Juan Capistrano, CAStats
Josh PhegleyCWSAAARR5-1022002/12/1988Terre Haute, INStats



CJ CronLAAAARR6-423501/05/1990Phoenix, AZStats
Delino DeShieldsHOUA+RR5-920508/16/1992Gaston, GAStats
Matt DavidsonARIAAARR6-222503/26/1991Yucaipa, CAStats
Joey GalloTEXALR6-520511/19/1993Las Vegas, NVStats
Brad MillerSEAAAALR6-218510/18/1989Orlando, FLStats
Addison RussellOAKA+RR6-019501/23/1994Pensacola, FLStats
Joey TerdoslavichATLAAASR6-020009/09/1988Sarasota, FLStats
Kolten WongSTLAAALR5-918510/10/1990Hilo, HIStats



Byron BuxtonMINA+RR6-218912/18/1993Baxley, GAStats
Billy HamiltonCINAAASR6-016009/09/1990Collins, MSStats
Joc PedersonLADAALL6-118504/21/1992Palo Alto, CAStats
George SpringerHOUAARR6-320009/19/1989Hartford, CTStats
Christian YelichMIAAALR6-419512/05/1991Thousand Oaks, CAStats

World Roster

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mets News: Wright Takes Lead in All-Star Votes

Mets News:

David Wright now leads the Giants third baseman by 128,831 votes.

A week ago, Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval held a 126,403-vote lead, down from 200,776 the previous week.

The game will be held July 16 at Citi Field.

"I've said it all along: I think it's a little early to be talking, but it would be a tremendous honor," Wright said. "It's something I would really like to do. First and foremost, I'd like to be there to play the All-Star Game. To be able to start it in your home park would be pretty special, I think is an understatement."

If you have not voted, Click Here

Here are the rest of  NL Leaders:

First base
Joey Votto, Reds 2,677,813
Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks 2,270,886
Allen Craig, Cardinals 1,801,138
Brandon Belt, Giants 1,323,511
Freddie Freeman, Braves 1,181,657

Second base
Brandon Phillips, Reds 2,597,742
Marco Scutaro, Giants 2,272,484
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 2,251,248
Chase Utley, Phillies 1,136,890
Daniel Murphy, Mets 1,088,224

Third base
David Wright, Mets 2,917,819
Pablo Sandoval, Giants 2,788,988
David Freese, Cardinals 1,728,322
Chris Johnson, Braves 1,008,552
Aramis Ramirez, Brewers 881,559

Friday, June 21, 2013

Vote David Wright into the 2013 All-Star Game

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Vote for Our Captain, #5 David Wright for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field.

Right now the Cushy Panda is in the lead..

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Fans can cast their votes for starters at and all 30 club sites -- online or via a mobile device -- using the 2013 All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans may submit 25 online ballots during the voting period but can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots.

To access these additional online ballots, fans must be logged into an account when submitting any online ballot. To obtain a free account, visit and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions.

Fans can also once again participate in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll, with the opportunity to select three players in each league whom they would most like to see participate in the event. The 2013 Home Run Derby -- part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day -- will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 15.

The 2013 American League and National League All-Star teams will be unveiled on Sunday, July 7, on the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show, televised nationally on TBS. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by on

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Trading Ike, Triple A Vegas, No Scoring, Knuckleball Day, World Baseball Classic, Adding Seats at Citi, Hefner, McHugh, Familia, Brewer

Going, Going, Gone?
Mets News and Notes:

The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this winter, which would open first base for Lucas Duda and potentially address other areas of need, a baseball source told

Mike Puma in the Post also weighs in on the Davis vs. Duda debate, writing:
The 25-year-old Davis said he would like to stay in the organization that selected him No. 1 (18th overall) in the 2008 draft. But he said he won’t be bitter if he’s dealt. “If they trade me, they trade me -- I can’t do anything about it,” Davis said. “I have to do my job where I am at.” Does Davis consider himself a cornerstone-type player? “I think I can help teams win baseball games,” Davis said. “That is all I want to do.”

After the Buffalo Bisons showed no interest in renewing their four-year-old affiliation agreement, the Mets signed a two-year deal (the shortest available) with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Terry Collins, who managed in that league for five years, acknowledged the altitude and dryness of the West Coast ballparks present challenges to pitchers and inflate batters' statistics. But pitchers can still thrive, the manager added.

Top prospect Zack Wheeler, who likely is ticketed for Triple-A to open next season, tweeted after the news became official that he is familiar with those types of conditions because he played with San Jose in the California League while in Class A with the San Francisco Giants.

R.A. Dickey had no margin for error in Monday's loss. The Mets have now scored three or fewer runs in a franchise-record 14 straight home games. They are 4-22 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mets will host 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field

Photo courtesy of MMO
Fox Sports Reports: Major League Baseball will announce Wednesday that the New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field.

MLB did not reveal the purpose of the news conference at City Hall with baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Baseball decided at least four years ago that the Mets would host the game at the ballpark, which opened in 2009, but held off an announcement until it reaching agreements with the city.

The Mets last hosted the All-Stars in 1964, the year Shea Stadium opened. The game was last in New York in 2008, the final season of old Yankee Stadium.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mets still in the running for All-Star Game in 2013......

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said today it's likely the Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, all but confirming a long-running rumor, according to

"I'd say their chances look pretty good," Selig said.

Though the rumor has circulated for months, Major League Baseball hasn't made an official announcement.

The Mets haven't hosted the game since 1964, two years after Shea Stadium opened. The 2013 game would come on the five-year anniversary of the opening of Citi Field.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Citi-Field will host 2013 All-Star Game

Citi Field with Shea Stadium's Home Run AppleImage via Wikipedia
The Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, people with knowledge of the situation told

While the decision isn't being characterized as "official," plans are already in the works.

The team has not hosted the All-Star Game since 1964, the longest drought of any franchise.

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