The Senior Circuit’s bums just dropped the game to the DH league, more or less as usual. The NL won three straight from 2010-2012, but this is the AL’s fourth straight victory, and it’s starting to feel like it did from 1996 to 2009, when the AL went 12-0 with one tie.
But our stiffs managed a grand two runs on ten hits against a team that Ned Yost chiefly assembled from relievers, and after the first five pitchers — Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, Cole Hamels, Aaron
Sanchez, and Jose Quintana — the other five were all setup men and closers from across the AL. Give the firemen credit, because they held the line. Julio Teheran pitched a perfect inning, which was nice.
Baseball can’t come back soon enough. Despite the fact that the injury to Tyler Flowers could send this team back to its April depths, the All-Star Break feels like it gets longer every year, and I’ll do anything just to get baseball back.
Other than Julio, our boys aren’t All-Stars. They’re more like dim stars. But they’re ours.