Ubaldo Jimenez, David Price to start All-Star game
ANAHEIM – Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the National League in the All-Star game while the AL will counter with Tampa Bay’s David Price.
In this year of the pitcher, Jimenez was a fitting pick by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on Monday.
“One of the great talents in baseball and he’s a treat to watch pitch,” Manuel said of choosing Jimenez over Florida’s Josh Johnson. “This guy’s 15-1. His record speaks for itself.”
The NL will try Tuesday night at Angel Stadium to end a 13-year drought in baseball’s midsummer classic. Jimenez has a 2.20 ERA in 18 starts and 127 innings for the surging Rockies. Price is 12-4 with a 2.42 ERA. Johnson is 9-3 with a majors-best 1.70 ERA for the Marlins.
“It’s just a huge honor for me to be out here,” Jimenez said. “Hopefully we can put everything together and break the losing streak.”
Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard will be the National League designated hitter and bat cleanup for his regular skipper, Manuel.
“Not only is he my guy, he’s got 119 at-bats against left-handed pitchers and 65 RBIs,” Manuel said. “He can hit ’em. He’s hitting .294. He’s very capable of hitting fourth in an All-Star lineup.”
There was some confusion, however, about Boston third baseman Adrian Beltre. AL manager Joe Girardi announced that Texas third baseman Michael Young would replace Beltre, who left Sunday’s game at Toronto with a strained left hamstring.
But less than an hour later, Beltre said he planned to play.
MLB executive Phyllis Merhige said an announcement about Beltre’s status was made prematurely. He planned to test his leg at the ballpark before making a final decision.
“They announced it without telling me,” Beltre said. “I’m think I’m going to play and I’m going to be on the active roster.”
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After forcing his way into a home, a local man was arrested this week for an alleged assault of a woman and minor.