They had a game Tuesday night. Sort of an exhibition, I guess you could call it - both leagues sent some of their better players. Seeing no mention of the outcome of this "friendly match", I thought I'd post a few nuggets about those of our guys who were invited to take part. I apologize if I'm repeating someone else's work here.
Jorge Polanco batted ninth in the order. He thus came up to bat only twice before courteously offering his spot in the lineup to another fellow. Clayton Kershaw struck him out in the second inning. But in the fifth inning he legged out a single against Walker Buehler, resulting in an RBI for his efforts. Since the game was decided 4-3, this run is as good as any to point to as the deciding factor. I don't recall any balls in play that went his way, so the nation was robbed of a chance to savor his sidearm stylings.
Jose Berrios pitched the third inning. He was greeted by a leadoff double at the hands of Ketel Marte, but proceeded to strike out the next two batters and then induced a harmless flyout. Good inning.
Jake Odorizzi was on the premises but was not invited by the big kids to have a turn on the mound. Too bad for him. He'll just have to try again next year, I guess. He'll be a year older, maybe a little bigger.
And that's... kind of it, I think. Anyone else have any observations to share?