Some of your favorite players won’t be in tonight’s MLB All-Star Game: The injury rolls are almost as impressive as the actual rosters.
But fans had better get to know Alexi Ogando, Aaron Crow and Jonny Venters fast. With Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Derek Jeter and Shane Victorino — among others — out, they’ll be some of the guys deciding home-field advantage for the World Series.
Plenty of true stars in, too
That’s not to say tonight will be a no-name affair.
The best pitcher in baseball — Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay (right) — will start for the National League. The AL counters his 11-3 record and 2.45 ERA?with the Angels’ Jered Weaver.
Josh Hamilton, David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez give the AL lineup plenty of star power, and Prince Fielder and Matt Holliday propel the NL.
And don’t forget The Beard — San Francisco’s
Brian Wilson should see some time on the mound.