Scherzer Gets All-Star Start
Miami, FL – The National League will start a National on the mound for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. On Tuesday, NL Manager Joe Maddon announced the Nats’ Max Scherzer will make his second career All-Star start. Scherzer started for the American League in the 2013 game.
Scherzer will be the fifth pitcher to start All-Star Games for both leagues, following Vida Blue, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay and Johnson. Scherzer is 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA and 173 strikeouts.
Maddon’s batting order has Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon leading off, followed by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. Washington right fielder Bryce Harper is third, followed by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy, Colorardo third baseman Nolan Arenado, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Miami left fielder Marcell Ozuna and Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart.
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)