Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most times prior to the all-star game, will win two tickets to a second-half game. Runners-up get their choice of a t-shirt. [Click HERE for rules]

Check Marc Topkin’s blog for the starting lineups.




  1. steve-o1285 says:

    I’ll go with Carlos Pena

  2. Brett says:

    Garza is the easy choice but i’m gonna go with Crawford for this one.

  3. theraysparty says:

    This – is – Garza!

  4. Charles says:

    I’m taking Garza for a complete game win!

  5. cougar says:


  6. Michael says:

    Matt Garza

  7. Andy Kline says:


  8. MikeD says:

    Awww – what the heck – Bossman

  9. Joe D. says:

    Why is Navi Starting, Graza goes out and throws 6 perfect innings to Hernandez then Navi starts the next Garza game? I don’t get it…plus it’s an early game after night game, and a getaway day…

    Anyway, I’m going with Gabe “The Hebrew Hammer” Kapler, he’s batting .333 in 6 day games so far, and .174 in 8 night games.

    • Dirtbag Fan says:

      “The Hebrew Hammer”… does that actually mean someone actually visited my blog? Or is someone else calling him that too?

      • Joe D. says:

        I’ve not been to your blog, not even sure that I know which one’s yours… I seem to remember hearing him called that a while ago (like from his Rangers or Tigers days– I’m thinking Buck Showalter may have called him that on baseball tonight) but I’ve seen it more recently on wikipedia page. Also, I think Ryan Braun is being called that now too…

  10. Dirtbag Fan says:

    I’ve still not gotten one of these right, so I’ve made a decision:
    I’ll take Dirtbag every game from here on out.

  11. Danny says:


  12. Brett says:

    Back with the man crush Longo

  13. Goo says:

    I’m picking Bossman until he breaks out of this godawful slump

  14. Sublime says:

    Garza to the rescue! With every Kazmir start I am having less and less confidence in his ability to be a starting pitcher on this team.

    It case it’s not clear, Garza for player of the GAME!

  15. Martin B says:

    Ladies and Gentleman, your Third Baseman, EVAN LONGORIA!

  16. Rayhawk says:

    Kapler for S___ts and giggles

  17. Cougar Bait says:

    Jack Bauer.

  18. Corbitt says:

    Pat Burrell

  19. MikeD78 says:


  20. GatorRaysHead says:

    The Bat

  21. Dirtbag Fan says:

    how novel… a lead.

  22. Dirtbag Fan says:

    freakin’ Brian Roberts…

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