In a very interesting game between the National League and American League All-Stars, the AL defeated the NL, 5-3 as Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins came on to record the save in front of the hometown crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With the victory, the American League will have home-field advantage for the World Series.
Time to break down the performances from the two players who represented the Colorado Rockies at the All-Star Game.
Starting off with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulo would bat third in the National League lineup and rightfully so, going 1-for-3 on the night.
1st AB: Strikes out swinging.
2nd AB: Line out to left.
3rd AB: Double.
Troy’s lone hit came off of Max Scherzer in the fifth inning which was a rocket double off the wall in right field. Tulo would then do his best Michael Phelps impression sliding into second, avoiding the tag.
Charlie Blackmon on the other hand would have a rough night at the plate in his first All-Star Game. Charlie would end up striking out on a foul-tip via Royals flame-throwing reliever Greg Holland during his first at-bat.
1st AB: Strike out swinging (foul tip).
2nd AB: Ground out to second.
Blackmon would ground out to end the game on a 95 MPH fastball from Twins closer Glen Perkins as Chuck Nazty would finish the night going 0-2 from the plate.
With the All-Star festivities now over, the Colorado Rockies as a team will have a two day break as the team opens up a three-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road Friday night. Jorge De La Rosa will get the nod for Colorado as Francisco Liriano will counter for the Pirates.