SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 29: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on June 29, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The lineups have been announced for Major League Baseball’s 2012 All-Star game. As the games are being played in an American League ballpark, Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium, they include designated hitters. Below is a round-up of who made the starting lineup in the National League.Here’s your National League starting lineup:
LF – Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
C – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
3B – Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants
SS – Rafael Furcal, St. Louis CardinalsSP – Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
One of the more controversial picks involving the NL’s lineup had to do with who will be taking the ball first for the Senior Circuit. It will be Matt Cain, not knuckler-baller R.A. Dickey, starting for the NL. Cain made history earlier this season with his perfecto, but Dickey sports the superior ERA and WHIP at the break.
What would your lineup for the NL look like?