The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game comes to the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio, live on FOX, and now we know the two pitchers who will start the first inning in tomorrow night’s game.
For the defending All-Star Game victors, Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the American League. The National League will be represented by Zack Greinke.
Starting the All-Star Game is an accomplishment, and each year managers try to bestow the honor onto two new pitchers. In recent years so many of the game’s bright stars have taken the mound in the first inning of the All-Star Game. Despite this statement, there are quite a few active major league starters who have NOT started an All-Star Game.
Guess who? For one, Clayton Kershaw has never started an All-Star Game and with his poor first half this season, it wasn’t likely he’d get the nod, but it was nice that his Dodgers’ teammate got the call. Stephen Strasberg, James Shields, Cory Kluber — he may get there like Kershaw — Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale are just a few pitchers who you may see start an All-Star Game in the next 3-5 years.