Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:36 am
Edited on: July 7, 2009 11:41 am


2009 MLB All Star Game

The starting lineups as voted by the fans:

American League Starters                                                   National League Starters

Catcher -
Joe Mauer, Twins                                     Catcher - Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First Base - Mark Teixeira, Yankees                        First Base - Albert Pujols, Cardinals            
Second Base - Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox                    Second Base - Chase Utley, Phillies
Short Stop - Derek Jeter, Yankees                           Short Stop - Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
Third Base - Evan Longoria, Rays                            Third Base - David Wright, Mets

Outfielders                                                                               Outfielders
Jason Bay, Red Sox                                                Ryan Braun, Brewers
Josh Hamilton, Rangers                                          Raul Ibanez, Phillies
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners                                           Carlos Beltran, Mets

Reserves                                                                                    Reserves
Victor Martinez, Indians                                           Brian McCann, Braves
Justin Mourneau, Twins                                           Prince Fielder, Brewers
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox                                          Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
Aaron Hill, Blue Jays                                               Ryan Howard, Phillies
Jason Bartlett, Rays                                               Orlando Hudson, Dodgers
Michael Young, Rangers                                          Freddy Sanchez, Pirates
Carl Crawford, Rays                                                Miguel Tejada, Astros
Curtis Granderson, Tigers                                        Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
Torii Hunter, Angels                                                Brad Hawpe, Rockies
Adam Jones, Orioles                                               Hunter Pence, Astros
Ben Zobrist, Rays                                                   Justin Upton, Diamondbacks

Pitchers                                                                                     Pitchers
Andrew Bailey, Athletics                                           Heath Bell, Padres
Josh Beckett, Red Sox                                            Chad Billingsley, Dodgers
Mark Buerhrle, White Sox                                        Jonathon Broxton, Dodgers
Brian Fuentes, Angels                                             Matt Cain, Giants
Zack Greinke, Royals                                              Francisco Cordero, Reds
Roy Halladay, Blue Jays                                          Ryan Franklin, Cardinals
Felix Hernandez, Mariners                                       Dan Haren, Diamondbacks
Edwin Jackson, Tigers                                             Josh Johnson, Marlins
Joe Nathan, Twins                                                  Ted Lilly, Cubs
Johnathon Papelbon, Red Sox                                 Tim Lincecum, Giants
Mariano Rivera, Yankees                                         Jason Marquis, Rockies
Justin Verlander, Tigers                                          Francisco Rodriguez, Mets
Tim Wakefeild, Red Sox                                         Johan Santana, Mets

Good to see that 6 Red Sox made the midsummer classic. Congrats to Wake for making his first allstar appearance. I usually watch the homerun derby, and parts of the actual game. I'll watch to see if Halladay gets the nod for the American league, and should be Lincecum for the National league. I don't agree with all the selections, but every year someone gets disappointed. I will predict that the NL finally will one of these games.
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