Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Fox airs MLB All Star Game from funky Marlins Park: essentially, its Astros 2, Nats 1
Last night, Fox carried the All Star Game for Major League Baseball, and it turned out to be a low scoring game, where power pitchers, each in for only an inning or two, could dominate power hitters.
The National league (the visiting team) won in 10 innings, 2-1, on a homer by Seattle’s Robinson Cano to right in the top of the frame (MLB report).
The Fox broadcast interviewed two outfielders, Brantley of the Astros and Bryce Harper of the Nationals, by mike as they stood in the outfield as innings began. Aaron Judge of the Yankees, who won the “homerama” contest (and hit four balls over 500 feet) was interviewed.
Bryce Harper made a great catch of a blooper in right field. Max Scherzer pitched a stellar first inning. Strasburg, hit by a line drive Saturday but apparently OK, did not pitch. Harper wore his uniform a bit open, to be "revealed" during the game.
Nevertheless, the end result could be viewed as Astros 2, Nats 1.