Dodgers: 3 Dodger Pitchers Named To National League All-Star Team

On a day where it appeared the best team in Major League Baseball was snubbed with only one All-Star, the pitchers were announced.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler, and Clayton Kershaw have all made the NL pitcher’s roster.

This marks the first nod to the mid-summer classic for both Ryu and Buehler. For Kershaw, it’s his 8th selection, and first since 2017.

They join Cody Bellinger as the initial representatives from the Dodgers squad.

Elite Pitching Dodgers

Well deserved selections when you consider the Dodgers team pitching statistics. The Dodgers pitching staff leads the NL in ERA, WAR, FIP, and opponent batting average. This is incredible when one considers that the Dodgers bullpen has not been their crowning achievement. Speaking of the bullpen…

There’s A Familiar Name Missing

Kenley Jansen was noticeably left off of the MLB All-Star roster. Kenley had made 3 consecutive all star games from 2016-2018. The Dodgers big closer has 23 saves, while posting a 3.12 ERA, and a 3.18 FIP. While there has been more chatter about his performance, he’s actually on pace to be better than he was in his 2018 campaign. His 2017 was absolutely legendary and just unfair to expect him to repeat, so calling this a snub isn’t a big leap.

Dodgers Representing The NL

Only the day will tell if all 3 Dodger pitchers will make a pitching appearance in the All-Star game. The determining factor will also be when the last day they pitch is before the game, and overall health. The NL coach will obviously be very familiar with their situations, being that it’s Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts.

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