Monday, July 27, 2009

All-Star Game 12

WP: Kenny Borders
Rico Macias
The National League was able to cling onto a 12-11 victory in 12th installment of the Fingers League All-Star Game. The teams combined for 25 hits, 6 HRs, and 20 pitchers used. In total, 327 pitches were thrown and 53 of the 60 All-Stars played.


Trenton's Alex Rivera hit a two-out grand slam off of Felipe Moreno in the 5th inning which extended the NL's lead to 11-6. Rivera finished the game 2-for-2 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs.

Not the Game's Only Grand Slam: Boise's Juan Henriquez
4th inning pinch hit granny off of Moises Mendoza gave the AL its first and only lead of the ballgame.

Starting Pitchers: This matchup may end up being booked again in Game 1 of the World Series. Both showed up for the All-Star. The first two innings were the only innings of the game that neither team scored. 12-2, 1.97 ERA

13-0, 2.95 ERA

The Only Host: Everett Dresden was the only Memphis player to make the NL squad. He batted 8th and started in CF in what was his first all-star appearance. Dresden went 1-for-5 and his RBI single in the 5th tied the game at 6. He later scored on Rivera's grand slam.

Loves the All-Star Game: MuckLucks DH Spike Cambridge hit a 2-run HR in the 6th. He has now hit a HR in each of the last two All-Star Games.

Sanchez hit 29 HRs in route to beating Clarence Black 5-3 in the final round of the HR Derby. Black hit 19 HRs in round 1, but only managed 5 more in the final 2 rounds.

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