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.

After the jump is a list of the players that have been named Sunburst Player of the Game

  • Evan Longoria 6.5 (he and Garza tied in one game)
  • Carlos Pena 6
  • Carl Crawford 4
  • Ben Zobrist 3
  • James Shields 2
  • Matt Garza 1.5
  • Lance Cormier 1
  • Aki Iwamura 1
  • Andy Sonnanstine 1
  • Dioner Navarro 1 (seriously)
  • Scott Kazmir 1




  1. Charles says:

    I’m going with Carl Crawford tonight.

  2. Sublime says:

    I’m going with Carl Crawford, I think he’ll do work on the base paths tonight!

  3. Dirtbag Fan says:

    Dirtbag… everyday

  4. MikeD says:

    for the “what the heck” pick of the game – the man with the bat, Mr. Pat Burrell

  5. Martin B says:

    He Doesn’t smoke

    He Doesn’t dip

    He Doesn’t chew.

    Carlos Pena.

    He hits home runs.

    The New Launching Pad of Yankee Stadium will hopefully be good to him.

  6. Brixology says:

    I will be going with Pat the Bat. No less than two homeruns.

  7. Jsess says:

    Zorilla… If he’s in the lineup

  8. theraysparty says:

    this is annoying me that I can’t get one. Carl Crawford

  9. Rayhawk says:

    Gabe Gross, new daddy reeks havoc in New York, Yankees, fold…..I Like It

  10. david h says:


  11. GatorRaysHead says:

    Bossman Junior

  12. Dave says:

    BJ Upton. Hey, it could happen.

  13. Michael says:

    I’ll go with Carl Crawford, good career numbers against Burnett. I’d feel even better about that pick if Posada wasn’t on the DL….

  14. leningan says:


  15. Going with my boy, Aki.

  16. Danny says:


  17. Joe D. says:

    I have a bad feeling about todays game, but I’ll go with Melvin “BJ” Upton, not much reason to it, he got the RBI yesterday, maybe he can have an encore today, and Try out the new “Yankee Wind Tunnel”.

  18. cougar says:

    Pena is gonna crush the ball in the wind tunnel

  19. Cougar Bait says:


  20. Andy Kline says:


  21. MikeD78 says:

    CC. He’ll take one deep in that little league field.

    The Rays first appearance at the “New Yankee Stadium” and we have to throw out Sonnanstine and Niemann. Unfortunately, I see a lot of bombs going out of that launching pad.

  22. Killatapes says:

    B.J. looked like he found some magic. I’m going with him.

  23. Goo says:

    Beej please

  24. JB says:

    Jbart is the answer tonight!

  25. Shoop says:

    JP Howell

  26. Adrian says:

    Sir Carlos Pena.

  27. Kicker says:

    El Gato

  28. Mark says:

    It’s a toss up between Upton or Sonnanstine tonight but considering everyone else is guessing BJ, I’ll go with Sonny.


  29. Brian says:

    CP 23

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