Brian McCann has waited a long time to start an All-Star Game, and he'll finally get his chance on Tuesday night as he represents the Braves and the National League in the Mid-Summer Classic. McCann, who finished the first half with 15 home runs, 50 RBIs and an OPS of .894, will be sandwiched between sluggers Prince Fielder and Lance Berkman in Bruce Bochy's lineup. Here's the AL lineup, and here is the rest of the NL lineup:
It's certainly not the best lineup in All-Star game history, but the National League has a pretty good sized advantage in terms of pitching staffs and will have a pretty solid chance to come away with a victory and home field advantage tonight.
McCann will likely catch four or five innings before giving way to either Yadier Molina or Miguel Montero. There is a good chance of a Braves battery of Jair Jurrjens and BMac, which would be pretty special for the club. Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel could also be caught by McCann, but they'll likely enter the game an inning or two after he departs.
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