Although he wasn’t named a starter by the fans, Max Muncy will make his first career All-Star game start on Tuesday. After losing to Freddie Freeman in voting, Muncy will be the designated hitter and will hit second for the National League.
According to Eric’s article from yesterday, Muncy will be the first Dodger to start at designated hitter in the All-Star Game. As he also mentioned, no designated hitters were used in the All-Star Game before 1989. This is also the 10th time a Dodger has started and batted second in an All-Star Game, with the last Dodgers starter to hit second be Yasiel Puig in 2014.
Muncy is having an MVP campaign for the Dodgers in 2021. In 78 games, he has 19 home runs with 52 RBI. He owns an OPS of .972 with an OPS+ of 168 while leading the National League in walks with 58.
Here is the full lineup for the National League.
- Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports spoke with Dodgers players at the All-Star Game and talked about how they’re handling the Trevor Bauer news
- Don Smalley of Yahoo! Sports talks about Jake Reed finally making his Major-League debut after years in the minors
- Kenneth Rapoza of Forbes talks about MLB going “all-in” with NFTs, including LA Dodgers Art.