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]

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  1. Saint_A says:

    J Shields… If Neimann can go 8 James can go 9. CG!

  2. Brett says:

    Hmmm I wonder who I will go with today? Longoria I guess.

  3. Rumpy says:

    Big Game James

  4. steve-o1285 says:

    Carl Crawford

  5. theraysparty says:

    Longoria against hard throwing lefty

  6. MikeD says:

    Pena’s due for a bustout – gotta keep up with JB and Longo

  7. Charles says:

    I have to take Bartlett today.

  8. Martin B says:

    James Shields

  9. Adrian says:

    Im going with Saint A, if Niemann can throw 8 strong, Shields better be able to go 9 easily.

  10. Rayhawk says:

    Aki knock

  11. cougar says:

    If Niemman holds the Rays to 4, Shields better hold them to 1 or 2. Gotta go with big game James

  12. Jsess says:

    Bartlett’s on fire and there’s a lefty on the mound?… I’ll take JB

  13. Michael says:

    James Shields returns to form.

  14. Joe D. says:

    Longo’s been pounding LHP to the tune of .769 SLG… I have to go with Dirtbag.

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  18. Dave says:

    Jason Bartlett

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