A quick update on comments Terry Collins made this afternoon regarding who he will start in the All Star Game next Tuesday in San Diego.
Noah Syndergaard will indeed pitch in the All Star Game. “He deserves it and the world needs to see him,” Collins said.”The world needs to see him”
As for who will start, Collins says he hasn’t made that decision yet. “They are all legit,” Collins explained. “Jim Leyland told me to pick who I want.”
It was believed that Collins would make his decision based on tonight’s matchup between Syndergaard and Washington ace Stephen Strasburg.
But the Nationals reached out to Collins a short while ago and told him they do not want Strasburg to pitch in the All Star Game because they want him to rest his back.
— MMO News Desk
Original Article – I Hope Syndergaard Starts For NL In All Star Game
Wow, I can’t believe how fast this season is going. We’re only a week away from the All Star Game and tonight’s the night that Major League Baseball announces the starting position players for this year’s Mid-Summer Classic.
Make sure to tune into ESPN at 7:00 PM to find out this year’s All Star class. For the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes should be their only starting position player. During the last All Star voting update, Cespedes was leading vote-getter for the National League.
Terry Collins, of course, will be the National League manager tasked with selecting the rest of the roster and determining who pitches in the game and in what order.
“It is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever been a part of,” Collins said this past weekend. “There are numerous guys who are going to be left off, who are deserving to be on the team. I was told it’s not much fun, and they are correct.”
“There’s going to be a lot of consideration,” Collins said on Sunday. “There’s probably five really, really good, legitimate names who deserve to start the game.”
“I can tell you Jake is right near the top of the list. But I kind of like my guy too, those guys have great numbers.”
I hope Collins goes with Thor, mostly because I hate the All Star Game and if I know Syndergaard is starting I may actually watch it this year.
Another Met who’s a cinch to make the roster is the MLB saves leader Jeurys Familia.
We actually have three Mets who could significantly impact the game and give the NL home field advantage in the World Series – potentially setting up a Game 1 at Citi Field. Okay maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. 🙂