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.

Below is the list of players named Sunburst Pimp Daddy PoG. You can find the updated leaderboard after the jump…

  • Evan Longoria 7.5 (he and Garza tied in one game)
  • Carlos Pena 6
  • Carl Crawford 5
  • Ben Zobrist 4
  • James Shields 2
  • Andy Sonnanstine 2
  • Jason Bartlett 2
  • BJ Upton 2
  • Matt Garza 1.5
  • Lance Cormier 1
  • Aki Iwamura 1
  • Dioner Navarro 1
  • Scott Kazmir 1




  1. Charles says:

    I’m going with our star fourth baseman, Evan Longoria.

  2. MikeD says:

    Niemann – why not

  3. Rayhawk says:

    ZORILLA I cant in good conscience go with Niemann as much as i would like to see him get it together, Im a King David fan

  4. Joe D. says:

    Niemann’s been dominating left handed hitting so far this year with an ERA of 2.04 against LHB in 17.2 IP, and an ERA of 9.00 against RHB in 16IP. With Giambi, Cust, Buck, and Sweeney all being lefties, the only thunder in the lineup Niemann has to worry about from the right side of the plate is Holliday. I’m going with The Giraffe.

  5. LostTxan says:


  6. Alba says:

    I’m gonna go with Pena

  7. Andy Kline says:

    I have to go with the guy from St. John Bosco High School (my favorite saint and the founder of the Salesians) Evan Longoria. I felt the need for the long intro to maybe give him some luck tonight in getting the win and the sunburst player of the game.

  8. Clifton says:


  9. Jim says:

    Maddon screws up the lineup again, providing the opportunity for Niemann to hit for the cycle.

    On second thought, I’ll go with Bartlett.

    • Joe D. says:

      Just the thought of Niemann with a bat scares me… the 6’9″ Giraffe taking hacks, sounds almost as bad as Randy Johnson batting… He’ll be the new “Long Unit”.

  10. Kicker says:


  11. cougar says:

    tonights actual 3rd basemen, longo

  12. Cougar Bait says:


  13. Martin B says:


  14. KillaTapes says:


  15. steve-o1285 says:

    I’ll take Pena.

  16. Dave says:


  17. Michael says:

    Evan Longoria

  18. Adrian says:

    Melvin Emmanuel Upton AKA THE BOSSMAN

  19. JETstar says:

    C. C. for me

  20. GatorRaysHead says:

    Chuck Pena. He is due.

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