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American League picks Max Scherzer for All-Star start

Jul 15, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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As expected the American League announced that Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer will start the All-Star game tomorrow night, matching up against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey.

Scherzer’s winning streak came to an end in his final first-half start, but he’s 13-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 152/31 K/BB ratio in 130 innings. If not for the impressive win total (and Jim Leyland doing the choosing) it’s possible that Scherzer would not have gotten the assignment, as he ranks ninth in the AL in ERA. Of course, regardless of how you feel about evaluating pitchers on win-loss records he’s been really, really good for the Tigers.

This is Scherzer’s first All-Star game and dating back to mid-June of last season he’s 24-4 with a 2.88 ERA and 295 strikeouts in 247 innings spread over 38 starts.

  1. historiophiliac - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I completely support Leyland’s totally unbiased and fair selection here, and I hope that His Heterochromianess brings the Tigers awesomeness so that he can gloat to the $180 Man about it.

    /giggling

    • historiophiliac - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      *$180M Man

      Dammit.

  2. stlouis1baseball - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Much like the NL with Matt Harvey…the AL can’t really do any wrong with the kid from St. Louis.

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