From a Yankees perspective, things will be a bit bare tonight, with only two Yankees making the AL All-Star team after a disappointing first half. Only one of the two will actually appear in the game, but he’ll have a notable role in the action.
While Aaron Judge quite notably had to pull out of the festivities due to injury, in the end we still got a Yankee in the starting lineup. Gerrit Cole got the nod from Dusty Baker and he will be get the start in an All-Star Game for the first time in his career. Cole finished his first half with a 2.85 ERA and a 3.43 FIP in 117 innings and holds a decent-sized lead in Baseball Reference WAR among pitchers. He’s been among the best pitchers in the game in recent years, and he’ll finally check this achievement off his list tonight.
Opposing him will be the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zac Gallen. In 19 first half starts, Gallen has a 3.04 ERA and a 3.77 FIP as he’s led Arizona to an impressive finish in the first half. This will not only be his first ASG start, but it’ll be his first All-Star Game in general.
We hope you’ll join us in the game thread for tonight’s action!
How to watch
Location: T-Mobile Park — Seattle, WA
First pitch: 8:00 pm ET
TV broadcast: FOX
Radio broadcast: ESPN Radio
Online stream: MLB.tv