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. Martin B says:

    Since I’m going to the game tonight, and I love watching pither’s duels, I’m going with James Shields.

    • Dirtbag Fan says:

      Nothing beats a pitchers’ duel on TV, but in person… not so much.

      • Joe D. says:

        It depends I had great seats for the Edwin Jackson Vs. Dice K pitchers duel in ’07, and that was fun, seeing how nasty their “stuff” was when they were on, up close and personal. I have a feeling if I was taking the game in near the RF foul pole I might not have enjoyed it quite as much.

        • Dirtbag Fan says:

          very good point. if you’re behind the plate it would be good, but I’m the frugal type, so I’m always hangin’ with the blue-collar dudes in the outfield.

  2. MikeD says:

    got one with Longo this week, so he’s my pick again

  3. Charles says:

    I’m going with Shields tonight.

  4. Corbitt says:


  5. Joe D. says:

    Baker has reverse splits, so I’m going with Longo.

  6. Cougar Bait says:

    No Game James

  7. Andy Kline says:

    Ben “Zorilla” Zobrist

  8. KillaTapes says:

    Big Game James, let’s see if the offense can get him some runs this time.

  9. Michael says:


  10. Mark says:

    BJ Upton.

  11. Kicker says:

    Denard Span, he’s from Tampa btw.

    But really, I’ll go with Aybar

  12. GatorRaysHead says:

    Chuck Pena

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