July 16, 2013 by Ryan S
The National League fell to the American League 3-0 at Citi Field this evening, and it was really an uneventful game. Let’s go through some of the highlights.
- In extremely disappointing fashion, Travis Wood did not pitch for the National League in the midsummer classic. The Cubs were one of just three teams to not have an All-Star play in the game. The Padres and Astros were the other two.
- Mariano Rivera came out to pitch the eighth inning and received a standing ovation from the stands as well as both teams. It was a really nice moment.
- The Yankees closer pitched in his ninth and final All-Star game and in a game with no real stand out plays, he was awarded the All-Star Game MVP Award. Does he win that if it isn’t his last year, or if the game isn’t in New York? Probably not, but it was a nice gesture.
And with that, the American League has home field advantage during the World Series. Not that it greatly affects the Cubbies in 2013. So, better luck to Wood, and hopefully he’ll have his chance to play in the ASG next season. Go Cubs!