The arms are much better now than ever.
CLEVELAND – Indians’ pitcher Shane Bieber, along with a pair of Yankees stars, stole the show at Progressive Field, Tuesday night. Bieber, who struck out the side in the fifth inning of the American League’s 4-3 victory over, won Most Valuable Player honors.
You will become a Belieber, of Shane Bieber that is. He is the fifth youngest of all-time to win the All-Star MVP.
Bieber had help from a couple aces themselves; Yankees pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and Aroldis Chapman, helped seal the game. Chapman gets the All-Star Game save, and Bieber gets the MVP, as the American League win their seventh All-Star Game in a row.
This All-Star game also made history with most strikeouts, where as last year it was a record for most homeruns. Other headlines in this game included, of course, dingers.
Joey Gallo had a special night in Cleveland; the Texans’ slugger made his first All-Star game appearance, and then just absolutely destroys the ball into the stands.
Gallo leaped on a 94.2-mph fastball from Smith, and blasted it nearly 400 feet into the right-field seats. According to MLB.com, Gallo is the third player since 2000, to hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in his first All-Star Game.
With a 111.5 mph exit velocity, Gallo’s All-Star homer, was the hardest hit in the All-Star Game since Statcast began measuring in 2015.
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Photo from cleveland19.com, (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Source: John Minchillo).