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We spend so much time talking about the pitching in baseball today, but in an All-Star Game with a lineup that featured Joey Votto, David Wright, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, you would think the National League could muster more than just three hits.
In fact, before Wright's sharp single to left field in the seventh inning, there really wasn't a hard hit ball that dropped for the National League. It was a testament to the arms in the AL right now, but it was also a sign that, perhaps, the NL hitters may not be ready for what the other league has to throw at them.
Goldschmidt got the only extra-base hit of the night for the NL, a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Of course, it is also possible that this was just one of those nights where nothing falls for one team and a few things do for the other. Even burly Prince Fielder managed a triple in the ninth inning for the American League because Carlos Gomez tried to make a spectacular diving catch on a ball that dropped in front of him.
Baseball can be a sport that frustrates even the best at times, and the National League proved unable to escape that fact Tuesday night.
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