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— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) July 10, 2019
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- It was a reasonably solid All-Star Game, with the American League holding off the National League late, and notching its seventh straight win. Without anyone having a multi-hit game at the plate, the MVP went to hometown pitcher Shane Bieber, who struck out the side in his inning of work. Nice story, I suppose, and I do kinda like that song with Ed Sheeran.
- There weren’t a lot of Cubs-connected highlights from the All-Star Game, as Javy Baez, Willson Contreras, and Kris Bryant combined to go 0-5 with a few strikeouts in the game. I guess the best highlight was Javy having some fun when he was booed:
- The Cubs were booed lustily during introductions, too. I guess Cleveland fans still remember who won the 2016 World Series.
The weather was nice this time. pic.twitter.com/PO6aqaGA9d
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 10, 2019
Javy, KB and Willson got booed by the Cleveland fans. They didn't seem to mind much because they have the hardware pic.twitter.com/9aK1GsadsS
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) July 10, 2019
- Kiss the ring and such.
- The best and most touching part of the night, by far, was the Stand Up to Cancer segment that featured support for Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who is himself right now fighting leukemia:
- Pretty awesome that Baez got to face his brother-in-law Jose Berrios, too:
- The night was not quite flawless, though, as the scoreboard had a rough one with the spellings and the player pictures:
Not a great night for the scoreboard pic.twitter.com/rEaD5M8HGA
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 10, 2019
- The missing L from Willson’s name showed up in the final score.
- Pens and pencils and games and luggage and a whole bunch more are deals of the day at Amazon today.
- Injuries kinda took this guy off the radar a bit, but he was a top 15ish Cubs prospect just last year to many, and he’s healthy:
Uelmen’s low arm slot helps make his sinker nasty, but it also limits his slider’s effectiveness. Really hard to get vertical movement, it’s basically all horizontal, and backs up on him too easily. Location has to be precise. Would like to see him start it at RHH hip more.
— Cubs Prospects – Bryan Smith (@cubprospects) July 10, 2019
- And Joe decided to do a special at ObviousShirts for the All-Star Game, so take advantage while you can: