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. Dave says:

    Carlos Pena

  2. Brixology says:

    A couple feet short of winning with Aybar yesterday. Today, I will take one Gabriel Gross. He’s due, right? Right?

  3. theraysparty says:

    pat burrell, surprise me

  4. Andy Kline says:

    I’ll go with the Pirate (as in he steals bases and hopefully he’ll never be on the Pirates) Carl Crawford

  5. Dirtbag Fan says:


    post script: if Burrell can’t hit and can’t play why don’t they send him to the 15 day DL, have Aybar/Zobrist DH, and then they can call-up Joyce to get a few games under his belt… if it goes well he can stay, otherwise when Pat’s back Joyce goes back down?

    • Charles says:

      I 100% agree. This would be a great, non-intrusive time to get Joyce some ABs against major league pitching to determine how ready he really is.

  6. GatorRaysHead says:


  7. KillaTapes says:

    Jeff Niemann. Call me crazy.

  8. Brett says:


  9. Rayhawk says:

    hee Hee I got a second winner….ok gabe gross, he be the one..

  10. Mark says:

    I haven’t picked in a while because I sleep late into the afternoon and then I forget to make a pick. So today I’ll make a safe pick and go with LONGORIA.

  11. MikeD says:

    Carlos PENA! He’s got some ground to make up

  12. Charles says:

    I think my new strategy is to just pick Longoria every time. So, I pick Longoria.

    Bold prediction – Niemann’s aforementioned tinkering with his mechanics gets him into the 7th inning tonight.

  13. steve-o1285 says:

    I’ll go with BJ tonight.

  14. leningan says:

    Big bossman

  15. LostTxan says:

    Jeff Niemann

  16. MikeD78 says:

    Sir Carlos!

  17. Wally Pipp says:

    I’m sure the Giraffe has been told he needs to save the bullpen, so it’s do or die. I think it’ll be do. Niemann.

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  21. Martin B says:

    in before gametime…barely.


  22. Kicker says:

    Lance Cormier

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