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An All-Star Is An All-Star No Matter The Spot On The Depth Chart

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Know how many “all stars” passed on playing in this game for the Pirates to get three in there?

For the first time since the Pirates’ early-1990s heyday, the National League will have three Pittsburgh players on its roster in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Pitcher Joel Hanrahan is perfect in 26 save opportunities this year, and he broke the Pirates’ record for consecutive save opportunities converted.

Outfielder Andrew McCutchen has a .291 batting average, .390 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage, with 14 home runs and 54 RBI. He has also stolen 15 bases.

McCutchen was added to the NL All-Star roster as an injury replacement for Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who was voted as a starter by fans.

Pitcher Kevin Correia is 11-7 with a .270 ERA and one complete game. He was chosen as a replacement for Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels, who became ineligible when he pitched for the Phillies on Sunday.

The last time Pittsburgh had three All-Stars was 1990, when outfielders Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla and pitcher Neal Heaton were on the team.

You know what? I’m not going to be a party pooper. They have been playing hard all season. Let ’em enjoy this one.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Sports

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