NL wins the All-Star Game
Can you believe it? Honestly, can you? I was jumping up and down like a little kid after Brian McCann hit the bases clearing double.I stood nervously as Big John (Broxton) came in for the save.
I can’t even remember the last time the NL won the All-Star game. I was 10.
Brian McCann after receiving the MVP Award.
*Photos from @MLB twitpic
All season long they keep saying “its the year of the pitcher” well, last night sure proved that to be true. The NL beat the AL 3-1, for the first time in 14 years.
Both the AL and NL pitchers were downright nasty. Jimenez, Price, Johnson, Valverde, Wilson, Lester (to name a few) were so much fun to watch. I would choice a pitchers duel over a HR derby anyday!
Here is the box score:
|Wilson, B(H, 1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Hughes, P(H, 1)(L, 0-1)||0.1||2||2||2||0||0||0||54.00|
For two years in a row, the Pirates All-Star Represenative was not used. (Last year, Duke & Sanchez) I was looking forward to seeing how Meek would do against the AL’s greats. I was a little disappinted, but also realize they can’t use everyone. It would have just been nice to see him get in, even if for a third of an inning. Here is a few quotes Meek said about his experience:
Obviously I would have loved to have pitched,” said Meek, who never warmed up in the ‘pen. “But just being here and being among these guys was good enough for me. There were a few situations where I thought I might get in there. I’m happy that we won. I’m happy that I got to experience it.”
His personal camcorder has captured everything, from Monday’s State Farm Home Run Derby to Tuesday’s Red Carpet Parade. It was the latter that Meek called “by far the coolest thing,” noting that it was particularly meaningful to be able to experience it with members of his family, who were seated inside the vehicle as it drove the streets of Anaheim.
“All the people clapping and seeing your name on the truck,” Meek said. “It was so cool.”
“Being around these great players, it makes you want to work harder,” Meek said. “It makes you want to strive to be better on and off the field. It’s really something that you can’t really explain. I know I didn’t pitch, I know I would have liked to have pitched, but just being down there and being a part of the game was overwhelming.
“I can always look back on this and know that I was among the best baseball players,” Meek added. “That feeling is what’s going to last.”
From the article “Idle during game, Meek savors ASG Week” -Pirates.com
Ex-Bucco, Matt Capps got the win last night (by the way, why didn’t he throw like that last year??!?) Jenifer Langosh tweeted this quote from Meek
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