Everything to know about Tim Anderson and AL All-Stars
Tim Anderson is representing the Chicago White Sox at the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It is some of the best players in the world all gathered to celebrate our great game.
Tim Anderson is going to be batting seventh and playing shortstop for the American League All-Stars in this one. It is going to be his first time ever starting an All-Star Game which is a true honor for him. He has earned every bit of this opportunity.
Anderson made the team in 2021 but he didn’t get an at-bat despite being a defensive replacement at shortstop. It was disappointing that he didn’t hit but he should get multiple at-bats in this game.
Shane McClanahan of the Tampa Bay Rays is going to be the starting pitcher for the American League All-Stars. He is going to face Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw who will start for the National League. These are two of the very best pitchers in the league right now.
Liam Hendriks is also going to represent the White Sox in the mid-summer classic. He will be in the bullpen waiting to come in relief at some point. It would be awesome for him to pitch in the ninth with a lead so he can try and earn the save.
This is his third straight appearance in the All-Star Game. He is going to provide a lot of entertainment to the baseball world as he has one of the most vibrant personalities that you will ever see in a professional athlete.
Tim Anderson is leading the charge for the White Sox on Tuesday night.
The starting lineup for the American League is going to look like this:
- Shohei Ohtani (DH)
- Aaron Judge (RF)
- Rafael Devers (3B)
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr (1B)
- Giancarlo Stanton (LF)
- Byron Buxton (CF)
- Tim Anderson (SS)
- Andres Gimenez (2B)
- Alejandro Kirk (C)
This is a team loaded with stars. They will face a National League lineup that looks like this:
- Ronald Acuna Jr. (RF)
- Mookie Betts (CF)
- Manny Machado (3B)
- Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
- Trea Turner (SS)
- Willson Contreras (C)
- William Contreras (DH)
- Joc Pederson (LF)
- Jeff McNeil (2B)
The National League side of things is super interesting. There are the Contreras brothers in the starting lineup which is something you don’t see every day. Carlos Rodon is also a pitcher there for reserve so we might see an old friend and second-time All-Star.
The cool thing about this game is that commissioner Rob Manfred invited both Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols into the big game. Of course, they aren’t All-Star caliber players anymore but few people in the league have or will have as good of a career as those two.
If you are interested in seeing something like this, you need to tune into the game at 7 PM Central on Fox. This is a great way for White Sox fans to see their two All-Stars participate in the big game.