MLB Fans React After Clayton Kershaw Is Named NL Starter For All-Star Game

MLB Fans React After Clayton Kershaw Is Named All-Star Game Starter

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The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is taking place in Los Angeles, California. It will be a fantastic sight at Dodger Stadium, and the Home Run Derby and all of the festivities are always a glorious time, even if the uniforms are a bit iffy.

The question entering Monday was who would start for the National League. Tampa Bay Rays southpaw Shane McClanahan was the runaway favorite for the American League and earned the nod.

But, the NL was more of a question mark. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Dodgers longtime star Clayton Kershaw earned the honors.

There you have it; Clayton Kershaw will start the MLB All-Star Game at his home stadium. Kershaw’s had a remarkable season, compiling a 7-2 record with a 2.13 ERA and just recently carried a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Angels.

However, Miami Marlins breakout star Sandy Alcantara was the favorite to start for the NL. Alcantara leads the entire NL and is second in the MLB with a 1.76 ERA while putting together a 9-4 record. Instead, it’s Kershaw getting the nod, and MLB fans weren’t particularly thrilled with that.

On the other hand, Kershaw starting the game in his home stadium was an easy choice for NL manager Brian Snitker. Dodgers fans love this decision, and many other MLB fans agree with this call.

There are mixed emotions, and Alcantara has enjoyed a magnificent season. However, Kershaw starting at Dodger Stadium is a terrific opportunity and an incredible honor for one of the greatest pitchers in recent memory.