Three Rockies Will Start For National League
Seriously, if I had told you that Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Michael Cuddyer would all three be penciled into the starting lineup for the National League in the 2013 All-Star game, what would you have said?
The boys getting ready. Image: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
You would have at least wondered for a moment if the Rockies were in first place in the National League West, right?
The irony is that the Rockies have lost at least as many games because of a lack of offense as they have a lack of pitching. It almost misrepresents the ups and downs of their season that they have three position players and zero pitchers representing them at the midsummer classic.
I digress. Here is the rest of the NL lineup (from Troy Renck):
Bruce Bochy‘s decision to make Cuddyer the designated hitter is a nice touch; objectively Cuddyer has been one of the most consistent hitters in all of baseball this year. Between that and David Wright selecting him for tonight’s Home Run Derby, it is fitting that Cuddy is getting some love for his work thus far in 2013.