Suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, this Tuesday the All-Star Game of Major League Baseball will be played again between the American and National League teams.
Although they have not yet decided on the starting pitchers for the 91st edition of the Game, it will delight the only two-way player (pitcher and batter) today, Japan’s Shohei Ohtani (Angels), who will surely start on the mound and as a hitter. designated by the American League.
The baseball elite will assemble a luxury lineup led by Aaron Judge (Yankees), Venezuelan receiver Salvador Pérez (Royals), Cuban closer Arolodis Chapman (Yankees), among others, for the ‘Young Circuit’, while for the League National will be Fraddy Freeman (Braves) and Cuban-Puerto Rican Nolan Arenado (Cardinals).
They will also see the new litter made up of young Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero (Blue Jays) and Fernando Tatis (Padres), as well as Cuban rookie Adolis Garcia (Rangers).
The managers will be Dave Roberts, of the champions of the last World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers, for the National, and his opponent at that time, Kevin Cash, of the Tampa Bay Rays, for the American.
– Latinos are still in the hype –
As always, Latin Americans will once again be cheerleaders for this midseason game, which will take place at the Colorado Rockies stadium, Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
Those who will open as headlines on this occasion will be ten: five Dominicans, a Venezuelan, a Curaçao, two Cubans and a Mexican.
Vladimir Guerrero (Blue Jays), Rafael Devers (Red Sox), Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays), Fernando Tatis (Padres) and Juan Soto (Nationals) represent the Quisqueyans, Salvador Pérez (Royals) the Venezuelans, Nolan Arenado (Cardinals) and Nick Castellanos (Reds) to the Cubans, Xander Bogaert (Red Sox) to the Curaçaoans and Joey Gallo (Rangers) to the Mexicans.
Meanwhile, the Latin American roster is completed -counting the reserve-: Cubans Aroldis Chapman (Yankees), Carlos Rodón (White Sox), Adolis García (Rangers) and JD Martínez (Red Sox), Venezuelan Germán Márquez (Rockies) and the Dominicans Freddy Peralta (Brewers), José Rámirez (Indians) and Nelson Cruz (Mariners).
In the last All-Star Game, in 2019 in Cleveland, the victory corresponded to the American League with a score of 4 × 3.
Coors Field and Denver will host the All-Star Game for the second time after hosting it in 1998.
The current balance between the American League and the National League is 45-43 in favor of the former, with two draws. AFP (HN)
– Headlines with batting order:
– AMERICAN LEAGUE:
C: Salvador Perez (KC)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)
2B: Marcus Semien (TOR)
3B: Rafael Devers (BOS)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (BOS)
OF: Joey Gallo (TEX)
OF: Aaron Judge (NYY)
OF: Teoscar Hernández (TOR)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)
– NATIONAL LEAGUE:
C: JT Realmuto (FIL)
1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL)
2B: Adam Frazier (PIT)
3B: Nolan Arenado (STL)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)
OF: Juan Soto (WAS)
OF: Nick Castellanos (CIN)
OF: Jesse Winker (CIN)