Wednesday, September 6, 2017

N.L. Wins with the Long Ball (2017 BoS All-Star Game)

Jonathan Lucroy of the Traverse City Panthers (National League).

Greeting from the 2017 BoS All-Star Game, being hosted by the Holland Hitchhikers, in Holland, Michigan. The BoS All-Star Game returns after a one-year hiatus, this is the 5th season, but only the 4th All-Star Game; The American League hold a 2-1 edge.


American League
  1. CF- Mookie Betts (South Side)
  2. 2B- Dustin Pedroia (Vancouver)
  3. 1B- Anthony Rizzo (Swatara)
  4. LF- Khris Davis (Fairgrove)
  5. 3B- Kyle Seager (Corktown)
  6. DH- Matt Kemp (Watersmeet)
  7. C- Yasmani Grandal (Swatara)
  8. SS- Asdrubal Cabrera (Buffalo)
  9. RF- Howie Kendrick (Fairgrove)
SP- Madison Bumgarner (Fairgrove)

National League
  1. SS- Eduardo Nunez (King Road)
  2. 2B- Daniel Murphy (King Road)
  3. 1B- Miguel Cabrera (Traverse City)
  4. CF- Ryan Braun (Seattle)
  5. 3B- Adrian Beltre (Urbana)
  6. DH- Carlos Beltran (King Road)
  7. C- Evan Gattis (Holland)
  8. LF- Ian Desmond (King Road)
  9. RF- Nomar Mazara (Spring Branch)
SP- J.A. Happ (King Road)

Top of the 1st - Asdrubal Cabrera (Buffalo) scores in Matt Kemp on a sac fly, for the American League to draw first blood, 1-0.

Bottom of the 1st - Ryan Braun (Seattle) ties the game up for the National League with a solo HR (off of Madison Bumgarner).

Top of the 4th - Daniel Murphy (King Road) injured at second (fielding ball), Jose Altuve (Seattle)comes in to replace him.

Bottom of the 5th - Ian Desmond (King Road) gives National League its first lead with a two-run homer (off of Jake Arrieta/Corktown), N.L. leads 3-1.

Bottom of the 6th - Yoenis Cespedes (Urbana) helps pad the N.L.'s lead, 5-1, with a two-run homer.

Top of the 8th - The American League strikes back with one-out double by Swatara's Charlie Blackmon, followed by RBI double by Manny Machado (Vancouver), now trailing 5-3.

Bottom of the 8th - Jonathan Lucroy (Traverse City) hits clutch three-run home run that gave the National League a bigger cushion to win the game, 8-3. The National League had four different players with home runs in this one & has now evened the All-Star series at 2 games a piece. The 2016 BoS Season did not feature an All-Star Game.

Lucroy takes home the All-Star MVP honors.

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