The Triple-A All-Star game took place on Wednesday night and the contribution from the Indianapolis Indians was a lot different than you might expect if you saw the original All-Star announcement. Three Indians were selected for the game, Dovydas Neverauskas, Montana DuRapau and Mitch Keller. All three were deserving picks, as they have put up strong stats with Indianapolis this season. None of them played in the game.
Trayvon Robinson (pictured above) was the only player from Indianapolis at the game. He was chosen as a replacement and his .322/.402/.503 slash line in 53 games made him an excellent choice. He played center field for the final four innings on defense Wednesday, going 0-for-1 with a walk. The International League lost 9-3 to the Pacific Coast League.
In the Eastern League All-Star game, Pedro Vasquez, Jason Delay and Beau Sulser were representing the Altoona Curve. Sulser replaced James Marvel, who was promoted to Indianapolis after being selected for the game.
Vasquez pitched the third inning and retired the side in order.
Sulser faced the first two batters in the seventh and retired both of them on ground balls.
Delay came on as a defensive replacement behind the plate in the fifth inning and he went 1-for-2 at the plate, collecting a single to lead-off the eighth inning.
The West squad (the good guys) won 5-0.
Both Indianapolis and Altoona are back in action tonight after having the last three days off for their All-Star break. Indianapolis didn’t have a starter listed for tonight so we left it empty in the Morning Report today, but they just updated their probable starters and it will be Mitch Keller going tonight.