The Mid-Summer Classic is an event that baseball celebrates to determine the better of the two leagues.
So far this season we have seen outstanding pitching, especially in the National League. For this reason, I would like to list the five most-deserving pitchers to start this years' Mid-Summer Classic.
Here we go. Hope you enjoy!
Adam Wainwright is continuing his solid 2009 in 2010 and has been a great part of the Cardinals rotation along with his partner in crime, Chris Carpenter.
Unfortunately, Carpenter is not mentioned in this article but he too is having a good season. But wainwright is having a much better one.
The Milwaukee Brewers' ace Yovani Gallardo has been extremely productive and has provided the team with top notch outings, becoming a strong part of that rotation. His numbers are the following:
Doc Halladay has been a great addition to the Phillies rotation and has proven to be a very consistent pitcher. He has pitched a perfect game and has been a complete workhorse as he leads the Majors in innings pitched.
So far this season in the National League it has all been about Ubaldo Jimenez, as he has had an amazing season and has proven to be one of the best pitchers in the game so far. But lately he has had a few so-so starts, leaving him at the second spot on this list.
Nevertheless, here are his numbers:
He is still a huge candidate to start the All star game But in my opinion there is one pitcher who has proven to be better than Jimenez.
Josh Johnson in my opinion is the most deserving pitcher to start the All-Star Game. He has been without a doubt the most consistent pitcher out of everyone in the National League.
His numbers are the following:
I placed JJ in first mainly because of the fact that he is the most consistent pitcher in the National League.
He has more strikeouts and less walks than Ubaldo Jimenez.
He has significantly less hits than Doc Halladay
And to top it all off he is tied for the Major League lead In ERA.
Josh Johnson has the some of the best stuff out there and on to top off his athletic ability, he is a great humble person.
If anybody deserves this "award" It should be Josh Johnson.
Debate all you want, but deep inside we all know that Josh Johnson is the best pitcher in the NL.