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2013 All-Star Game

Jul 16, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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NEW YORK — We've had the Futures Game, interviews, celebrities playing softball, more interviews, the Home Run Derby, even more interviews and then for good measure another round of interviews. At last, though, we're ready for the main event: the actual All-Star Game.

This won't be quite the spectacle that last year's game was from the Nationals' perspective, with only Bryce Harper competing on the field. But Harper is only the second player in Nats history to be in the starting lineup (joining Alfonso Soriano in 2006). Bryce is batting ninth and starting in center field, and he expects to play three innings before departing.

Jordan Zimmermann, obviously, won't be pitching, but the right-hander will get his moment in the spotlight, introduced along with his fellow All-Stars before the start of the game. And, of course, Davey Johnson is here and will get a nice ovation from the New York crowd.

Chase Hughes and I will have all the updates from Citi Field on CSNwashington.com, so please check back throughout the game…

2013 MLB ALL-STAR GAME
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 8:15 p.m. EDT
TV: Fox
Radio: WTEM (980 AM), WWXX (92.7 FM), WWXT (94.3 FM)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 88 degrees, Wind 5 mph in from LF

AMERICAN LEAGUE
LF Mike Trout – LAA
2B Robinson Cano – NYY
3B Miguel Cabrera – DET
1B Chris Davis – BAL

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  1. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Hershbeck and Harper meet again.Trout great start

  2. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Cano knee hit now out.I know the Mets hate the Yanks

  3. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    What makes Harvey successful. People swing at pitches out of the strike zone.

  4. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    I know some people hate it that the game counts for something, but it does add some intrigue. Eventful already. So wish JZ could pitch!

  5. Candide - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    That WAS Peter F***ing Angelos sitting next to Tom Seaver, wasn't it?

  6. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    I miss Desi

  7. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    FOX with their typical commercials even while the game is going on.By the way, did you know FOX has a 24 hour Sports Network coming August 17?

  8. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Buck (Wright grounds to 3rd): That's going to be a tough outWright is out by 5 steps and Buck is silenced as it goes to commercial.

  9. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Tulo was not ready for this- Desi would have made that play.

  10. NatsLady - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    So==> the NL is the Nats? No offense?

  11. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    swami, I thought the same thing and still see Desi as a snub.

  12. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Who was the NL hitting coach?

  13. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    This feels exactly like watching a Nats game,NatsLady. Adequate pitching, good defense , other team scored a couple on a sac fly or some such thing. No offense. Absolutely no offense. Bryce has handled himself well– good showing last night, no problems in the field, made contact- once very hard. He arrives back healthy and we call it a success. Second all- star game, starter, homerun derby- check., check, check– and he is twenty. For real.

  14. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    I am starting to dislike that Machado kid.

  15. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Why is Reviera pitching 8th not 9th?

  16. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    As much as I would like the NL to win, watching Kimbrel fail is just something I have to watch.

  17. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Ewww. Neil Diamond needs to retire with McCarver.

  18. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    What if we light up Rivera?

  19. NatsLady - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    Mariano Rivera waving his cap is making me cry.

  20. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    I think he feels like crying, too.

  21. Theophilus T. S. - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Add to Buck's list of fox passes, suggestion that Leyland wouldn't bring in Rivera in his last ASG just because AL was three up.Neil Diamond thing was pretty cool, 'specially the animated part from Fantasia. Guy can't sing for dog pooh, tho.

  22. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    What is wrong with me? I snickered when " my team's " reliever struggled and now I am actually having warm feelings towards a Yankee. Upside down world.

  23. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Of course , it was Kimbrel.

  24. David Proctor - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    I got chills watching Mariano Rivera come out to "Enter Sandman." Truly the best.

  25. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Kimbrel hope the rest of the season goes like tonight.Now lets make a winner of Grilli.

  26. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    That's something you don't see every day….a Prince Fielder triple.

  27. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Gomez better CF then RF.

  28. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    I think I saw Eck in NL dugout.

  29. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    For s big man, Prince can truck it. He also plays every single game.

  30. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Swami, he also can lay out for balls down the line.

  31. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    True, ghost. Cannot judge him by the way he looks.

  32. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    Bochy has 8 players that haven't appeared yet. 5 pitchers and 3 position players including 2 of his own in Bumgarner and Marco Scutaro.

  33. Theophilus T. S. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    That guy from the Phillies looked at that third strike like Harper. 'Cept he didn't get thrown out of the game.

  34. baseballswami - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    If Desi had been in this game, he would have gone yard and we would have won. Only a slight exaggeration..,,, maybe…

  35. David Proctor - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Remember when the Nationals pursued Prince hard? I like LaRoche, but it would've been nice.Of course, all the money he got on the other hand…

  36. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Hirshbeck's zone got wider all night.

  37. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    I guess the Nats will play Game 1 and 2 on the road in the World Series this year. Oh well.

  38. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    I am ready to order my WS tickets for games 3,4,5

  39. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Ghost I ssid the same in a different way.

  40. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    MNF, yep, good thoughts!

  41. David Proctor - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    Amanda Comak ‏@acomak 2mBryce Harper, heading out to enjoy remainder of break, was asked if he needed the rest."Getting that swing on Sale I think I'm ready to go."LOL.

  42. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Mariano MVP?

  43. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    I figured

  44. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    Wait a minute I was MVP. I NEED THE STING ray

  45. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    I always wanted a Corvette. That happens to be one of the best looking Vettes in years. Drive it like your pitches Mariano, FAST!

  46. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    But dont be a lane cutter like your pitches.

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