The reigning American League Triple Crown winner actually had a productive evening with a double and the game's first run scored. Even his fielding at third base was flawless.
Unfortunately for Miguel Cabrera, because he's held to such lofty standards, we're more intrigued by his mistakes. He made a few at this Midsummer Classic.
There were two teammates on base with nobody out when Cabrera stepped to the plate in the first inning. Realize that he's boasting an otherworldly .443/.555/.906 batting line with runners in scoring position this summer.
Shockingly, the superstar went down swinging on a slider out of the strike zone, and NL starter Matt Harvey made it through the opening frame unscathed.
Next time up, Cabrera's opponent was Patrick Corbin. He deposited the fourth pitch of their duel into the right-center field gap, but not with his original bat. That one went flying about a dozen rows into the crowd, via Guyism.com.
So there you go—proof that Cabrera can look overmatched in the batter's box, albeit against All-Star-caliber opponents.