• Reprinted from earlier Nationals' All-Star History post:
"This year, it's Nats' closer Matt Capps who gets the (somewhat controversial - Not Dunn, Zim or Stras?) nod and the trip to Anaheim, California to represent DC baseball, following a first-half of 2010 which has seen the right-handed 26-year-old first-year-National save 23 games while striking out 33 (7.49 K/9) and walking just 7 (1.59 K/9) in 41 games and 39.2 IP so far this season. Capps came to DC after the Pittsburgh Pirates (who had drafted Capps) non-tendered him this winter after deciding that he wasn't worth what the team might have had to pay him in arbitration, but with his selection as the Nats' lone representative this year, he may well have positioned himself to be moved out of DC as one of a few chips the Nats have and could potentially replace should they decided to improve their roster before the July 31st non-waiver deadline comes around...but for tonight, Capps is the nation's capital's representative in Anaheim. LET'S GO CAPPS!!! LET'S GO CAPPS!!!"
• 2010 NL All-Star Starting Lineup:
- Hanley Ramirez - SS (FLA)
- Martin Prado - 2B (ATL)
- Albert Pujols - 1B (STL)
- Ryan Howard - DH (PHI)
- David Wright - 3B (NYM)
- Ryan Braun - LF (MIL)
- Andre Ethier - CF (LA)
- Corey Hart - RF (MIL)
- Yadier Molina - C (STL)
• Washington Nationals' All-Star Rep Matt Capps Is Going To Stare At You Now:
#55 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Sep 03, 1983
'09 Stats - (4-8), 27 S, 57 G, 54.1 IP, 5.80 ERA, 4.90 FIP, 17 BB (2.82 BB/9), 46 K's (7.62 K/9), 1.66 WHIP.
'10 Stats - (3-3), 23 S, 41 G, 39.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 7 BB (1.59 BB/9), 33 K's (7.49 K/9), 1.41 WHIP.
vs AL - (3-3), 2.65 ERA, 10 S, 32 G, 37.1 IP, 6 BB (1.45 BB/9), 35 K's (8.9 K/9), 1.20 WHIP.
• LET'S GO CAPPS!! LET'S GO CAPPS!! LET'S GO CAPPS!! LET'S GO CAPPS!! LET'S GO CAPPS!!...