Corey Seager, the only Dodgers position player going to the All-Star Game in San Diego, will take part in the Home Run Derby on Monday. (Getty Images)
found out, along with the rest of us, that he will face Mark Trumbo
in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego.
“I’m in trouble,” he said.
Trumbo leads MLB with 26 home runs, two of which were hit last night in the Dodgers’ 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The winner of the Trumbo-Seager duel will face either Robinson Cano or Giancarlo Stanton. The full bracket is here:
Three Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday: pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, and shortstop Corey Seager.
All three were chosen by Mets manager Terry Collins, who will manage the National League side July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Fans cannot vote on pitchers, and Seager finished third among NL shortstops in fan voting.
Jansen and Seager, who had not made his major league debut as of this time a year ago, were chosen to their first All-Star team.
Kershaw was chosen to the sixth All-Star team of his career. He’s on the 15-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back that will prevent him from appearing in the game.
Seager (22 years and 69 days old) is the youngest position player in franchise history to be chosen an All-Star. Only Dodger pitchers Fernando Valenzuela (20/281) in 1981 and Ralph Branca (21/183) in 1947 were younger at the time of their All-Star selections.
Seager enters play today with the longest active hitting streak in the National League at 17 games. Overall, he’s slashing .305/.363/.540 in 84 games.
Jansen ranks second among National League relievers with 25 saves. His 1.30 ERA is third and his 0.66 WHIP is second.
Kershaw is the first Dodger player to be named to six consecutive All-Star teams since Valenzuela. He leads MLB pitchers with a 1.79 ERA, 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.73 WHIP. Despite not pitching since June 26, he still ranks second in baseball in innings pitched.
Here are the complete All-Star rosters for both leagues:
Vin Scully hasn’t been part of an All-Star Game broadcast since 1989. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
Vin Scully recently turned down a formal offer to be part of Fox’s broadcast of the All-Star Game in San Diego in July, SportsIllustrated.com reported today.
From Richard Deitsch’s story:
DENVER — The American and National League All-Star ballots were revealed Sunday. You can vote up to 35 times online, right here.
The only real surprise among the Dodgers on the ballot is Howie Kendrick, who is listed as an outfielder. The facts check out. Kendrick has played all or part of seven different games in left field this season, more than any position. Among this year’s Dodgers, only Kiké Hernandez has started more games in left this season (6) than Kendrick (5). But the optics seem a bit off, given that Kendrick had 26 games of experience in left field prior to this season and 1,080 at second base.
Manager Dave Roberts got a chuckle out of it this morning:
In any event, here are the other Dodgers on the All-Star ballot by position:
Two Dodgers pitchers figured prominently in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, and not for the better.
Clayton Kershaw was the losing pitcher in the American League’s 6-3 victory. Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the Most Valuable Player. Trout hit Zack Greinke‘s fourth pitch of the game for a solo home run.
Read more about the game here.
A quick rundown of the Dodgers’ participants: