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.

Here is the list of players that have been named Sunburst PoG

  • Evan Longoria 6.5 (he and Garza tied in one game)
  • Carlos Pena 6
  • Carl Crawford 5
  • Ben Zobrist 3
  • James Shields 2
  • Andy Sonnanstine 2
  • Matt Garza 1.5
  • Lance Cormier 1
  • Aki Iwamura 1
  • Dioner Navarro 1 (seriously)
  • Scott Kazmir 1

Leaderboard is after the jump. Still a lot of games left before the all-star break…




  1. MikeD says:

    Burrell’s gonna keep heatin’ up

  2. Martin B says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, your third baseman, number three, EVAN LONGORIA!

  3. Dave says:

    Jason Bartlett. Sonnanstine was a close second.

  4. Charles says:

    Longoria vs. Lurch? No-brainer! It’s gotta be ESPN the Magazine’s own Dirtbag for SPOTG.

  5. Brixology says:


  6. Dirtbag Fan says:

    de-de-deet, de-de-deet, de-de-deet…Breaking news:
    I’m going with E-Lo.

  7. GatorRaysHead says:

    Bossman Junior. He has to start hitting at some point.

  8. Saint_A says:

    Sonny, please let it be sonny.

  9. Cougar Bait says:

    Pena to redeem himself

  10. Rayhawk says:

    Mr. Dirtbag please

  11. MikeD78 says:


  12. Brett says:

    Sonny for the shocker

  13. cougar says:


  14. cougar says:

    Pat the bat/patient/rbi single hitter/whatever on the bench? Against Hendrickson? Are you freaking kidding me…..you’re killing me Joe. He had the day off yesterday.

  15. steve-o1285 says:

    Crawford will stay hot.

  16. KillaTapes says:

    Sonny-Stine is getting back to form.

    • KillaTapes says:

      Boy oh boy, was I ever wrong. Just when it seemed Sonny was back in business he gives us that sh!%

  17. Rumpy says:


  18. Wally Pipp says:

    Zorilla. He’s got a Rays Index t-shirt now. That’s gotta be better than ESPN tha Magazine.

  19. Bryan Rekar says:

    Easy choice. Evan Longoria.

  20. Shoop says:

    Melvin Emanuel.

  21. Andy Kline says:

    Carl Crawford

  22. Joe D. says:

    In honor of Prof. new shirt I’m going with Zorilla, Look Prof. came out with the L-O-N-G-O shirt and now he’s an MVP candidate. It’s all about the RI shirts…

  23. Justin H says:

    game didn’t start yet, so Longoria

  24. Martin B says:

    Seriously, what’s the problem with the Rays TV Crew? There’s always blown camera work, and at the beginning of the game today we only had a crappy audio feed.

    I am displeased.

    Also, there needs to be more Hi-def games.

  25. Big Chaz says:

    I MISS EDWIN![but do love Joyce]

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