The reserves for the 2011 MLB All-Star Game on July 12 at Chase Field were announced. Not surprisingly, there were four Giants pitchers selected by Giants manager Bruce Bochy which is more than any other team. At least Bochy had the decency not to pick any of this position players. In the American league, the Rangers, Rays and Tigers all had three players picked.
Arizona Diamondback right-fielder Justin Upton was selected as the only representative of the hometown team. Ian Kennedy was snubbed in favor of Giants Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum who have worse numbers and Ryan Voglesong who's only pitched 77 innings.
In two starts against the Giants, Kennedy pitched 16 innings, recorded 18 strikeouts and has an ERA of 0.00. Bochy obviously didn't see enough of Ian to pick him over one of his own boys.
Here's the full reserve rosters for the 2011 MLB All-Star Game:
Position Players: Matt Wieters (C, Baltimore Orioles), Jacoby Ellsbury (OF, Boston Red Sox), Carlos Quentin (OF, Chicago White Sox), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS,Cleveland Indians), Miguel Cabrera (1B, Detroit Tigers), Howie Kendrick (2B, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Michael Cuddyer (OF, Minnesota Twins), Russell Martin(C, New York Yankees), Matt Joyce (OF, Tampa Bay Rays), Adrian Beltre (3B, Texas Rangers), Michael Young (IF, Texas Rangers).
Pitchers: Chris Perez (RP, Cleveland Indians), Jose Valverde (RP, Detroit Tigers),Aaron Crow (RP, Kansas City Royals), Josh Beckett (SP, Boston Red Sox), Mariano Rivera (RP, New York Yankees), Gio Gonzalez (SP, Oakland Athletics), Felix Hernandez (SP, Seattle Mariners), Justin Verlander (SP, Detroit Tigers), Brandon League (RP, Seattle Mariners), David Price (SP, Tampa Bay Rays), James Shields (SP, Tampa Bay Rays), Jered Weaver (SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), C.J. Wilson (SP, Texas Rangers).
Position Players: Justin Upton (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks), Chipper Jones (3B, Atlanta Braves), Starlin Castro (SS, Chicago Cubs), Brandon Phillips (2B, Cincinnati Reds), Jay Bruce (OF, Cincinnati Reds), Joey Votto (1B, Cincinnati Reds), Troy Tulowitzki (SS, Colorado Rockies), Gaby Sanchez (1B, Florida Marlins), Hunter Pence (OF, Houston Astros), Carlos Beltran (OF, New York Mets), Matt Holliday (OF, St. Louis Cardinals), Yadier Molina (C, St. Louis Cardinals).
Pitchers: Jonny Venters (RP, Atlanta Braves), Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers), Cole Hamels (SP, Philadelphia Phillies), Jair Jurrjens (SP, Atlanta Braves), Joel Hanrahan (RP, Pittsburgh Pirates), Heath Bell (RP, San Diego Padres), Matt Cain (SP, San Francisco Giants), Roy Halladay (SP, Philadelphia Phillies), Tim Lincecum (SP, San Francisco Giants), Brian Wilson (RP, San Francisco Giants), Ryan Vogelsong (SP, San Francisco Giants), Cliff Lee (SP, Philadelphia Phillies), Tyler Clippard (RP, Washington Nationals).