The 2022 MLB All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Some of the game’s best players will share the same field for a few hours: even if the game is considered an exhibition, every fan will have a blast watching their favorite stars have some fun.
The Cleveland Guardians have three representatives: relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase, and infielders Jose Ramirez and Andres Gimenez.
The three All-Stars took a picture together, and it was uploaded on Twitter by the Guardians’ official account.
“Love a good family portrait,” they wrote, with the photo.
Love a good family portrait. 📸#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/NS3vEvVAsg
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) July 19, 2022
The 46-44 Guardians are just two games behind the Minnesota Twins in the fight for first place in the AL Central division.
A big portion of their success can be attributed to the three men in the picture.
The Three Stars Are Carrying The Guardians
Ramirez has been one of the best players in the American League, with 4.4 Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
He is repaying the faith the Guardians had in him (by signing him to a long-term contract) with his on-field performance: he is hitting .288/.368/.576 with 19 home runs and 13 stolen bases.
He was a finalist to start tonight at third base, but Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers edged him out.
Clase has been a top reliever and one of the most secure closers in the business.
He currently has a 1.41 ERA in 38.1 frames; an excellent performance by a late-inning reliever.
Gimenez is replacing Jose Altuve as a starter at second base.
He broke out with 10 home runs, seven steals, and a solid .296/.357/.478 line and has been one of MLB’s most pleasantly surprising revelations.
The future is bright in Cleveland, especially with these three stars leading the way.
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