The All-Star Game starters have finally been revealed.
Today, it was announced who would be the starting pitcher for each side.
For the National League, it will be former Cy Young Award winner and MVP Clayton Kershaw, and he’ll do it at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans in Los Angeles.
Perhaps it’s fitting that the veteran ace gets a chance to start the All-Star Game.
The game is at Dodger Stadium after all.
Los Angeles Dodgers insider Blake Harris tweeted the news about Kershaw drawing the start for the National League.
BREAKING: For the first time in his Hall-of-Fame career, Clayton Kershaw will start the All-Star Game for the National League.
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) July 18, 2022
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You have to feel good for Kershaw.
It’s really fitting that he gets a chance to start.
Here’s a guy who has been an ace before and was once the best pitcher in all of baseball.
Injuries derailed him for a couple of years, however, and he struggled to stay healthy.
It even got to a point where it looked like the Dodgers might not have brought him back.
But after signing a one-year, $17 million deal in spring training to return to Los Angeles, Kershaw has taken his opportunity and run with it.
He’s 7-2 with a 2.13 ERA in 12 starts and is pitching like the ace he once was.
He’s healthy again and now has a chance to do something special.
He has not yet started an All-Star Game during his career, but now he gets to check that off of his bucket list.
Kershaw has done just about everything you can do over his career.
He’s won an MVP, three Cy Youngs, has a World Series ring, and is a nine-time All-Star.
Now, he can say that he’s started an All-Star Game and that he did it in his home ballpark.