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Mets ace Matt Harvey will start Tuesday night's All-Star Game on his home mound at New York's Citi Field, and the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer will open for the American League.
Harvey will be the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star Game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall.
NL manager Bruce Bochy's starting lineup announced Monday has Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips leading off, followed by St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran, Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Mets third baseman David Wright, Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado designated hitter Michael Cuddyer and Washington center fielder Bryce Harper.
AL manager Jim Leyland has the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout in left field and leading off, followed by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis, Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer and Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy.
The 24-year-old Harvey, 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA and an NL-high 147 strikeouts, will become the youngest All-Star starting pitcher since the Mets' Dwight Gooden in 1988, when he was 23.
Detroit's Justin Verlander was the AL starter and loser last year. Scherzer (13-1, 3.10 ERA) joins him to become the first pitchers from the same club to start consecutive All-Star Games since Arizona's Randy Johnson (2000-01) and Curt Schilling (2002).
Scherzer was 13-0 before losing Saturday to Texas. He had most wins in a perfect start since Clemens won his first 14 decisions in 1986.
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As most of you know by now,Â Matt HarveyÂ has been named the National League starting pitcher at the 84th All-Star Game to be played at Citi Field tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game.Â Dwight GoodenÂ started the 1988 All-Star Game at Cincinnati and the 1986 Game at Houston.Â Tom SeaverÂ started the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
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Max Scherzer started the All Star Game for the American League and promptly retired Brandon Phillips, Carlos Beltran and Joey Votto in order. Â However, that was far from the best thing Max did on Tuesday. Â Prior to the game, Scherzer signed autographs for dozens of military personnel who were allowed on to the field.
As Hardball Talk said, Scherzer stopping to sign autographs was...
Hometown pitcher Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35 ERA) of the Mets gets the ball for the National League and will be going up against Max Schrezer (13-1, 3.19 ERA) of the Tigers for the 2013 All Star Game. Harvey has been the bright spot for the Mets this season in an otherwise forgetful first half. He leads the NL with 147 strikeouts and his Whip is a measly 0.92, second best in the NL.Â...
The NL Cy Young award, like the AL award, is a two horse race. Kershaw. Harvey. Kershaw. Harvey. It's interesting that the award has come down to these two pitchers, despite neither of them leading the National League in fWAR. But Kershaw leads baseball in ERA, and Harvey is fourth in the majors while leading the National League in strikeout rate, so it at least makes sense that...
Max Scherzer's season got even better Monday.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that Scherzer, who is 13-1 with a 3.19 ERA, will start Tuesday's All-Star Game.
"Thirteen-and one Max Scherzer, I don't think I need to explain it any more than that," Leyland told the assembled media in New York.
After his start Saturday against the Texas Rangers, his first...
The Tigers were not only well-represented at the All-Star Game at New York's Citi Field, they represented well in the American League's 3-0 shutout of the National League.
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After Mike Trout led off the All-Star Game with a double, Matt Harvey hit Robinson Cano in the knee with a pitch.
Cano stayed in the game initially while walking to first but left the game a batter latter.
Harvey would escape the inning without allowing a run and pitch a perfect second inning before departing the game.
Told Cano got hit more in the quadriceps than the knee...
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Jimmy Fallon is crushing it today. Hot on the heels of the hilarious Matt Harvey bit, we bring you this spot of excellence with Kristen Wiâ€”we mean Michael Jordan. Her-his Airness stopped by last night to speak to Fallon about some of the greatest moments of her-his comedâ€”basketball career.
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