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Roy Halladay to start All-Star Game for National League

Jul 11, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

Phillies starting pitcher Halladay delivers a pitch to the Braves during the sixth inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

When you have Roy Halladay, Jair Jurrjens, Cliff Lee, Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw all on the same pitching staff, you really can’t go wrong, but NL skipper Bruce Bochy just finally announced his starter for Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roy Halladay will get the nod for the National League. He’ll square off against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, who was announced as the starter for the American League squad yesterday.

Hard to quibble with these choices. While we’ve seen a number of quality starting pitchers ruled ineligible for the game, these two have arguably had the best seasons in their respective leagues.

Halladay is 11-3 with a 2.45 ERA over 19 starts this season. He ranks second in the National League with 138 strikeouts over 143 1/3 innings and first with six complete games.

  1. ditto65 - Jul 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    I hear he plans on letting him pitch all nine. You know, to help the rest of the NL by putting extra miles on his arm. ;-)

    • Jonny 5 - Jul 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM

      Dude, No one is tougher on the man’s arm than Charlie is. But since it’s bionic and all he should be fine.

  2. bleedgreen - Jul 11, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Roy Cliff and Cole aren’t vaginas like most pitchers in the league. Roy has even said it himself… how much difference does pitching 130 pitches vs 110 make? He’ll take 20 pitches off his bullpen session the next day. If these guys can pitch 180 innings, whats another 20 or 30? If you’re in the proper shape, you’re not going to be ‘worn out’. My guess is that a lot of guys don’t like doing the necessary training in between starts to stay up with the stamina.

    • halladaysbiceps - Jul 11, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      Roy could throw 250 pitches if he needed to and would do it with no problem. He’s a machine.

  3. jangocat - Jul 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Lincecum has been awful this year and does not deserve to be an All Star. The way this game is a popularity contest instead of the actual best players in the league is a joke. Especially since they made it matter to World Series home field advantage. A team should not be penalized in the World series because of an exhibition game. The only good thing about the All Star break is the HR contest, the actual game itself is garbage.

    • jeffhink - Jul 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

      Couldn’t agree more about Lincecum. No other manager would have selected him to the team.

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