Water is wet, Kate Upton is good looking and Max Scherzer is going to start the All-Star Game for the American League on Tuesday. We knew all of those things, but it wasn’t made official until Monday (well except for the first two). Scherzer has completely dominated the first half even with his last start being a loss, which was the first loss he had suffered since September of last year, there was just no question who Jim Leyland was going to take now that Phil Coke was not a useable option.
For the Detroit Tigers, it means having two different pitchers start the All-Star Game in consecutive seasons with Justin Verlander getting the start last season, but obviously Tigers fans are hoping for much, much better out of Scherzer’s start than Verlander’s, who didn’t even make it out of the first inning.
It is quite an honor for Scherzer to get to go against the New York Mets‘ own Matt Harvey, who will be starting for the NL side. Tigers fans have watched Scherzer grow from a solid third or fourth starter in the rotation to an undisputed ace. He’s always had the stuff of an ace, but this season, the consistency which has always been his biggest opponent has been nothing but solid. It’s a far cry from just two years ago when Scherzer was sent to the minor league to work on mechanics.
However, since that trip down, it has been nothing but solid contributions and this season, overwhelming contribution to the Tigers. Let’s hope he can set the American League off on the right foot and grab home field advantage because who knows, maybe it might be the Tigers again who will want it.