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MLB All-Star Game 2022: 5 bold predictions

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 15: Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at loanDepot park on July 15, 2022 in Miami, Florida. MLB All-Star Game, Albert Pujols (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

There will be dozens of All-Stars representing all 30 MLB teams playing at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Here are 5 bold predictions for it.

On Tuesday, the American League and National League will square off in a battle of bragging rights at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles at the MLB All-Star Game.

More than 30 first-time All-Stars have been selected for the fourth straight game so it will be a night to remember for them, the other players, and millions around the globe watching or listening to the game.

For the MLB All-Star Game, we have five bold predictions for what will happen.

Fans will wish Sandy Alcantara got the starting nod over Clayton Kershaw

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has been the best starting pitcher in the National League and it’s not particularly close. In fact, he has been the best player in the sport overall.

He leads the NL in ERA (1.76), the majors in starts (19), complete games (2), innings (138.1), ERA+ (233), and rWAR (5.3).

But National League manager Dave Roberts is expected to go with his own starter Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw has had a great season (7-2 record, 2.13 ERA in 12 starts) but Alcantara has been far superior and he hasn’t been injured, like Kershaw. So Kershaw hasn’t been as dominant as Alcantara, and Alcantara has seven more starts and nearly double the innings (138.1 to 71.2).

It shouldn’t even be a debate but it is. Unfortunately, merit didn’t prevail.

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