Former Florida standout Pete Alonso became the first New York Mets rookie position player to make the National League All-Star team for the July 9 game in Cleveland.
“It’s a dream come true,” Alonso said.
Alonso’s 28th home run ties Mark McGwire for the most HRs by a rookie before July 1 in MLB history.
Alonso will also participate in the July 8 Home Run Derby at the All-Star game festivities.
Despite inducing fewer swings and misses than most major league starters, Anderson has maintained his effectiveness by pitching to soft contact and attacking all four quadrants of the strike zone. That combination made him the most consistent starter in the Giants’ rotation in June as he performed better than all of his peers, including ace Bumgarner.
In 36 1/3 innings this month, Anderson posted a 3.47 ERA and never allowed more than three earned runs in a start.
Red Sox: Lefty pitcher Brian Johnson was put on the 10-day IL because of an unspecified medical matter not related to baseball.