Will you please join me while I jump in the DeLorean and fast forward to October 22, 2014.
That is the first game of the World Series and if the Orioles navigate correctly the rest of the second half/postseason, they would be hosting that game at the best ballpark in baseball.
That’s because the AL Squad won the 85th Mid-Summer Classic in Minnesota last night, 5-3. The AL jumped on NL starter Adam Wainwright in the first inning for three runs including Miggy Cabrera’s two-run shot. Yankees icon Derek Jeter led off the first with a Jeter type double to right field and was brought home with the first run by a triple off the bat of the night’s MVP, Mike Trout (2-3, Double, Triple). Then Miggy went big fly.
The Orioles reps, Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones, both went 0-2 with a K in their appearances. Jones, did make a couple plays in the outfield, but overall both home-town guys were quiet. The AL pitching was on point from the sixth inning on as they only allowed one measly hit to their NL counterparts. Houston Astros spark plug, Jose Altuve, finished out the scoring with a sac fly in the bottom of the fifth to give the AL the two run cushion that would stand up.
Overall, it was a pretty clean All Star game that featured a great send off for Jeter playing in his last All-Star Game. He was lifted in the top of the fourth inning to a standing ovation as Alexi Ramirez came out to replace him. I’m no Yankees lover, but Jeter is/was one of the most classy ballplayers of my generation. Big ups, Jets.
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— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) July 15, 2014
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