The American League won the MLB All-Star Game yet again on Tuesday.
It was the ninth straight victory for the junior circuit.
Since 1997, the National League has only won three times with one tie and 21 American League victories.
“Jose Ramirez is 2-for-2 with singles in the 4th and 5th inning. He’s 4-for-7 in All-Star Games. Maybe the AL should just keep bringing him back to the Mid-Summer Classic,” Guardians insider Paul Hoynes tweeted.
Jose Ramirez is 2-for-2 with singles in the 4th and 5th inning. He's 4-for-7 in All-Star Games. Maybe the AL should just keep bringing him back to the Mid-Summer Classic.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 20, 2022
It’s actually a good idea: perhaps the American League should seriously consider calling Ramirez to be a part of the roster every year.
He Tends To Earn His Place In The All-Star Game Year After Year
That won’t be a problem as long as he keeps performing like he has in recent seasons.
In other words, he is always deserving of a spot on the All-Star team.
This year, he is slashing .288/.368/.576 with 19 homers and 13 stolen bases.
He has a strong chance of at least replicating last year’s power-speed numbers: 36 home runs and 27 stolen bases.
If he decides to run a bit more, he could finish with his second 30-30 season, too.
The 46-44 Guardians are counting on Ramirez to do great things with the bat, his legs, and his glove for the remainder of the season so they can have a chance at returning to the playoffs after last year’s absence.
They are currently two games out of first place in the AL Central, and there are more spots to take in each league: in other words, as long as J-Ram is healthy and in a groove, they will contend for a spot in October’s party.