Dodgers MVP candidate Cody Bellinger will bat fourth and play right field for a stacked National League team.
The National League starting lineup. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/h3GBRBLBLr
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 8, 2019
This honestly comes as no surprise. With Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also managing the National League team, it is to be expected that Roberts would utilize him exactly how he would if Belli was playing for the Dodgers.
Bellinger enjoyed a historic first half for Los Angeles posting a .336/.432/.692 slash line to go along with 30 home runs (a Dodger first-half record), and 71 RBI.
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The Dodgers manager already named Hyun-Jin Ryu as the starting pitcher for the exhibition game last week. Now we know he’ll be going up against Astros’ ace Justin Verlander, who is making the second ASG start of his career.
Justin Verlander vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
Your starters for the 2019 #AllStarGame. pic.twitter.com/sgKIm7vWyW
— MLB (@MLB) July 8, 2019
Per MLB stats, Ryu will become the first Korean born pitcher to start the All-Star Game.
Moreover, Dave Roberts has also said that he envisions Clayton Kershaw possibly pitching after Hyun-Jin Ryu throws his inning or two.
Dave Roberts said “I can see Clayton Kershaw following Ryu” on the mound. #Dodgers
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 8, 2019
Lots of Dodgers will be coming your way quickly in the All-Star Game.
Expect Max Muncy to get a fair share of playing time and for Walker Buehler to get an inning of work, possibly later in the game considering his velocity.
This is always a fun time for the Dodgers as it seems that we have a plethora of All-Stars every year! I guess that is what comes about when you are the best team in baseball.
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