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The Mike v Mike Epic Battle!

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Kansas City, Missouri - It was a hot and steamy evening at Kauffman Stadium when the best of baseball gathered to play this year's mid-summer classic. The National League was managed by Mike Witkowski of the Eagles as he faced off against stand in manager Mike Witkowski of the Eagles.  The TBBL has agreed to pay for Mike's future therapy bills!  Game time temperature was 102 degrees and the heat seemed to have an affect on both Starting Pitchers.
     The National League was able to get on the board in the top of the first. Jose Reyes lined the first pitch of the game up the middle for a single. After a fielder's choice and another single, Matt Kemp drove home the game's first run with a sacrifice fly and the NL had an early lead. The American League nearly answered back in the bottom of the inning when they loaded the bases on a single and two walks, but Justin Upton flied out and NL starter Ricky Romero escaped.
     AL Starting pitcher Jered Weaver worked around a Daniel Murphy error in the 2nd inning and finished his work trailing 1-0. Romero then took the hill for the bottom of the frame. His wildness continued as he issued a one out walk to Mark Reynolds, his third free pass of the game, before retiring Murphy. Granderson reached on an infield single and Pence was hit by a pitch that loaded the bases for Joey Votto. The first baseman ripped a double down the right field line and the AL took the lead 2-1. Romero limited the damage by intentionally walking Napoli and striking out David Ortiz to pitch out of a bases loaded jam for the second time.
     Matt Cain pitched the top of the 3rd for the AL and made quick work of the opposition, getting three outs on four pitches. Tim Hudson was called on for the NL and pitched himself into the third bases loaded situation in as many innings for the senior circuit. However, the magic act continued for NL pitchers, and Hudson induced a double play and a pop out to strand another three AL base runners.
     After barely breaking a sweat in his inning of work, Cain went out for fourth as well. This time the NL made him work. Kemp and Sandoval started the inning with singles and there were runners on the corners with no outs. Cain settled down, getting a ground out and two strike outs to end the inning without giving up a run. Dan Haren pitched a scoreless inning for the NL in the bottom of the inning.
     Lefty Randy Wolf got the call to pitch the 5th for the AL. National League DH Michael Young singled to start the inning, but was erased when the AL turned a spectacular double play hit by the speedy Jose Reyes. The NL wasn't done picking on the southpaw, as pinch hitters Yunel Escobar and Alber Pujols both drew walks before Kemp hit a double to drive in his 2nd RBI and tie the game 2-2. Wolf then intentionally walked pinch hitter Adrian Beltre to load the bases and face the left hand hitting Robinson Cano. The NL sent up yet another pinch hitter in Ryan Braun. Braun hit a harmless ground ball to second base and another potential big inning was squashed. Hamels threw a scoreless inning for the NL and the game remained tied at two after 5 innings.
     Ian Kennedy allowed just a Michael Young single in the top of the 6th. Starlin Castro lead off the bottom of the inning with a double off Johnny Cueto. Matt Holiday walked and pinch hitter Melky Cabrera doubled to left center driving in two and giving the AL a 2 run lead. Cueto then retired pinch hitters Ethier and Berkman before intentionally walking Napoli to bring up Ortiz. It was the second time the NL decided to pitch to Ortiz over Napoli. Clayton Kershaw was summoned for the assignment. This time Big Papi made the NL pay for disrespecting him and blasted a three run bomb to deep right field off of the left handed Kershaw. The inning ended with the AL scoring five runs and taking a commanding 7-2 lead.
     The 7th and 8th innings were dominated by the bullpen arms, as relievers Joel Peralta, Andrew Bailey, Craig Kimbrel and Daniel Bard did not allow a single batter to reach base.
     Mariano Rivera was brought in to finish the game in the 9th inning. After retiring Carlos Beltran, pinch hitter Evan Longoria took Mo deep for a solo shot and the NL was not going down without a fight. It was too little too late though, as only a two out single from Yunel Escobar stood in the way of a 7-3 AL victory.

Melkey Cabrera was named MVP.
American League Starters National League Starters


1 J. Upton HOU LF .266-21-56 1 J. Reyes SAS SS .333-2-32
2 H. Pence JER RF .314-12-61 2 R. Cano MOO 2B .286-11-53
3 M. Napoli GRI C .382-35-87 3 M. Kemp OCS LF .332-17-52
4 D. Ortiz LAH DH .312-19-65 4 A. Gonzalez SAS 1B .355-15-59
5 J. Votto KEN 1B .308-12-56 5 G. Stanton SAS RF .235-23-57
6 C. Granderson LAH CF .283-25-72 6 J. Ellsbury OCS CF .317-24-50
7 M. Reynolds KEN 3B .282-25-73 7 P. Sandoval FWK 3B .303-20-45
8 D. Murphy PHS 2B .347-4-34 8 A. Avilla PAN C .267-14-48
9 JJ Hardy LAH SS .252-18-63 9 M. Young SMC DH .357-3-47
SP J. Weaver LTR 12-4, 2.28 ERA SP R. Romero MOO 10-2, 2.85 ERA
CL M. Rivera LAH 2-1, 1.01 ERA 22 Sv CL D. Bard PAN 1-0, 0.59 ERA 23 Sv
Reserve Roster


LAH Y. Molina C FLA Alberquerque SMC B. McCann C OSC C. Kershaw
HOU L. Berkman 1B KEN C. Kimbrel SMM G. Soto C BEA J. Cueto
PHS E. Bonafacio 2B GRI R. Wolf SFS A. Pujols 1B SAS D. Haren
VOL S. Castro SS LAH CC Sabathia SMC H. Kendrick 2B OCS T. Hudson
PHS A. Ramirez 3B COL I. Kennedy SMC Y. Escobar SS OCS C. Hamels
LTR M. Holliday OF GRI J. Guerra PAD E. Longoria 3B SFS A. Bailey
HOU M. Cabrera OF JER M. Cain MOO A. Beltre LF FLY K. Uehara
BOM BJ Upton OF LTR J. Perlata NEW R. Braun CF SMC J. Venters
COL E. Aybar SS . . SMC J. Hamilton CF MOO G. Holland
GOT B. Butler 1B . . MOO C. Beltran RF . .
COL A. Ethier OF . . . . . . .

See how the owners voted to the 2012 All Star Game

American League Ballot   National League Ballot
Catcher Votes Pct   Catcher Votes Pct
Mike Napoli - GRI 19 79%   Alex Avilla - PAN 9 38%
      Brian McCann - SMC 8 33%
      Nick Hundley - MOO 1 4%
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
1st Base Votes Pct   1st Base Votes Pct
Joey Votto - KEN 11 46%   Adrian Gonzalez - SAS 17 71%
Lance Berkman - HOU 5 21%   Albert Pujols - SFS 1 4%
Mark Teixeira - LAH 2 8%        
Derek Lee - PHS 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
2nd Base Votes Pct   2nd Base Votes Pct
Daniel Murphy - PHS 10 42%   Robinson Cano - MOO 11 46%
Ben Zobrist - GRI 5 21%   Howie Kendrick - SMC 7 29%
Dustin Pedroia - COL 4 17%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
Shortstop Votes Pct   Shortstop Votes Pct
JJ Hardy - LAH 9 38%   Jose Reyes - SAS 15 63%
Jason Castro - VOL 8 33%   Elvis Andrus - BEA 2 8%
Emil Bonafacio - PHS 2 8%   Adam Lind - OCS 1 4%
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
3rd Base Votes Pct   3rd Base Votes Pct
Mark Reynolds - KEN 16 67%   Pablo Sandoval - FWK 14 58%
Mike Moustakas - PHS 1 4%   Evan Longoria - PAD 3 13%
Alberto Callaspo - VOL 1 4%   Adrian Beltre - MOO 1 4%
Kevin Youkilis - LAH 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
Leftfield Votes Pct   Leftfield Votes Pct
Justin Upton - HOU 13 54%   Matt Kemp - OCS 17 71%
Matt Holiday - LTR 4 17%   Ryan Braun - NEW 1 4%
Nelson Cruz - FLA 1 4%        
Chris Heisey - KEN 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
Centerfield Votes Pct   Centerfield Votes Pct
Curtis Granderson - LAH 14 58%   Jacoby Ellsbury - OCS 18 75%
Michael Bourn - PHS 4 17%        
BJ Upton - BOM 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
Rightfield Votes Pct   Rightfield Votes Pct
Hunter Pence - JER 13 54%   Giancarlo Stanton - SAS 10 42%
Andre Ethier - COL 5 21%   Carlos Beltran - MOO 8 33%
Matt Joyce - LTR 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
DH Votes Pct        
David Ortiz - LAH 18 75%        
Jim Thome - HOU 1 4%        
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%        
Starter Votes Pct   Starter Votes Pct
Jared Weaver - LTR 13 54%   JC Romero - MOO 6 25%
Matt Cain - JER 3 13%   Clayton Kershaw - OCS 6 25%
Tim Lincecum - VOL 1 4%   Dan Haren - SAS 3 13%
Roy Halladay - KEN 1 4%   Tim Hudson - OCS 2 8%
Felix Hernandez - HOU 1 4%   Johnny Cueto - BEA 1 4%
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%
Closer Votes Pct   Closer Votes Pct
Mariano Rivera - LAH 14 58%   Daniel Bard - PAN 8 33%
Craig Kimbrel - KEN 4 17%   Drew Storen - SMC 5 21%
Joel Peralta - LTR 1 4%   Andrew Bailey - SFS 5 21%
Owner Did Not Vote 5 21%   Owner Did Not Vote 6 25%