Top 6th: Running themselves into the ground


Another inning, another strike-em-out/throw-em-out double play for the World team. Ivan DeJesus reached on his second base-hit of the game, but the inning fell apart when shorstop Ramiro Pena–who is now in the game replacing Elvis Andrus–struck out and DeJesus was out at second on a nice throw by U.S. catcher Taylor Teagarden, who replaced starter Lou Marson.

Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta showed easy 93-94 mph velocity in his inning of work, relying almost exclusively on his fastball to get through the third straight 1-2-3 inning for the U.S. The only other pitch he showed was an 84 mph slider; his fastball peaked at 96.

With only one run and six hits so far, picking an MVP is going to be tough, especially with most of the starters now replaced. Maybe one of the subs will be a hero…