J. Road, Kirby to the American League All-Star list

J. Road, Kirby to the American League All-Star list

SAN FRANCISCO — As it turns out, the Mariners will have more than one player when T-Mobile Park hosts the All-Star Game in a week, like Dominican Julio Rodriguez And George Kirby Added to the MLS roster yet Seattle wins 6-0Over Giants on Tuesday.

Rodriguez replaced Houston O/DH Jordan Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a sore right side, and Kirby replaced Rays ace Shane McClanahan, who was placed in the IL Saturday with a stiff back.

Both join Dominican Luis Castillo, who was named to the team when MLB announced rosters Sunday.

This would be Rodriguez’s second consecutive Classic season, after he was the only rookie drafted for the Majors in last year’s event at Dodger Stadium. It will be a first for Kirby, who has only been in the majors for 14 months but has emerged as one of the best pitchers in the NL.

Rodriguez is also set to compete in the Home Run festival on Monday, and is looking to win the title against tough competition on his home field after an electrifying performance last year.

“To have the opportunity to be able to go onto the field in front of the fans in Seattle and in front of my family who will be there, it will definitely be a lot of fun,” Rodriguez said.

The 22-year-old entered Tuesday and hit .246/.309/.414 (.723 OPS) with 13 home runs, 46 RBIs, 16 doubles, two triples and 20 steals, resulting in a +105 earned run (league. averaging 100) and leading the Mariners with 2.3 fWAR.

In the All-Star Game, he went 0-for-2 and patrolled center field in the last five innings. quisqueyan is the 13th player called to multiple midseason classics as a member of the Mariners.

“It wasn’t disappointing,” Rodriguez said of not being included in the starting line-up. “It was, ‘Well, there is work to be done. We have to keep going. We have to keep moving forward. There are games to win, and that’s been my mentality.”

He only hopes that he will be able to keep his own safe when his fine buddies arrive.

“I think there are a lot of players I can learn from,” said Rodriguez. “I’m definitely excited to be able to talk to a lot of the players.”

For his part, Kirby is scheduled to play his last game at halftime Thursday in Houston, so he’ll be in position to rest at the All-Star game. after Logan Gilbert’s Gem Tuesday at Oracle ParkThe Mariners are tied for first in the majors with 43 quality starts, which they owe in large part to Kirby. With his 13 starts, he is tied for the AL lead with Toronto’s Kevin Gusman.

Kirby leads the majors with a ratio of 9.56 k/bb, which is a historic step. Kirby is 7-7 with a 3.21 ERA, 86 strikeouts and nine walks in 101 innings pitched and has held opposing batters to a streak of .248/.268/.390 (.658 OPS). In essence, he has put the Mariners in a position to win every one of his 16 starts.

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