It’s finally here, the Triple-A All-Star Game. The related events over the past three days have been outstanding, and now we’re ready for the actual game. First pitch is set for 6:05.
The game will be nationally televised on the MLB Network, starting promptly at 6:00. Paul Severino, Bill Ripken, Jim Callis, and Michelle McMahon will be the broadcasters.
On the radio side, we’re originating the national feed on 850 AM in Tacoma. The radio call is fed to all 30 Triple-A cities. Pawtucket’s Josh Maurer was selected as the International League All-Star broadcaster and he will be joining me on the call. The radio pregame show starts at 5:30.
The radio broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here. If you are an MiLB TV subscriber, you can stream the MLB Network’s TV feed through the MiLB TV portal.
Starting pitchers are Oklahoma City’s Wilmer Font and Lehigh Valley’s Tom Eshelman. Font leads all of minor league baseball with 119 strikeouts, while Eshelman has a 1.96 ERA.
The PCL has a four-game losing streak in this event. We need Tony DeFranceso to work his magic and get us a win.
Some pregame reading:
- If you want to see the top prospects tonight, focus on the middle infielders.
- Players shouldn’t have to choose between the Futures Game and the Triple-A All-Star Game, John McGrath writes. He notes that some players did both.
- The Seattle Times has a story on ex-Rainiers and UW pitcher Andrew Kittredge returning to Cheney Stadium, and Rainiers representative Jean Machi.
- TJ Cotterill checked in on the autograph session held yesterday.
- Here’s an All-Star Notebook from The News Tribune.