It was announced last night that the Baltimore Orioles’ All-Star representative this year will be closer Jorge Lopez. Save for that weekend in Minnesota, Lopez has been dominant in the first half. He has a 1.74 ERA, with 16 saves.
The disappointment I suppose is that no position players made the roster. The likes of Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, and others certainly should have at least been considered. And obviously as guys opt out over time, they might still trickle their way onto the roster. The All-Star game is next Tuesday evening from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Orioles of course are off today, despite being the hottest team in baseball. Tomorrow night they head to the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field to open a short two-game set with the Chicago Cubs.