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 are the players that have been named Sunburst PoG……

  • Evan Longoria 9.5 (he and Garza tied in one game)
  • Carlos Pena 8
  • Carl Crawford 5
  • Ben Zobrist 5
  • James Shields 3
  • Jason Bartlett 3
  • Andy Sonnanstine 2
  • BJ Upton 2
  • Dioner Navarro 2
  • Matt Garza 1.5
  • Lance Cormier 1
  • Aki Iwamura 1
  • Scott Kazmir 1
  • Willy Aybar 1
  • David Price 1
  • Matt Joyce 1




  1. MikeD says:

    I hit it with my “what the heck” pick Sunday with Matt Joyce, so I’m going with him again. Prof, would it be possible for you to list, in the Hangover, how many folks picked correctly in the preceding game? I guess I can just check the comments, but for me that would be an interesting stat to have. Thanks – Mike

  2. MikeD says:

    also – the email addresses are showing, not obscured like they usually are

  3. Charles says:

    I’m going with Joyce. Just have a feeling.

  4. Joe D. says:

    Davies has reverse splits and gives up a lot of HR’s to Righties, i’m going with Longo

  5. KillaTapes says:

    Longo fo sho

  6. Rayhawk says:

    Even though Andy and I share the same birthday, me having a few more of them, I go with Matt Joyce, i like this kid.

  7. Andy Kline says:

    Ben “Zorilla” Zobrist

  8. Martin B says:


    For the first time a name doesn’t jump out at me.

    I guess I’ll go with Longoria then.

  9. GatorRaysHead says:


  10. Dirtbag Fan says:

    Andy Sonnanstine…. yeah, I said it! What!?

    • MikeD says:

      yeah – maybe the article in the Times today about him, and his having minor league options left, will light a fire under his a#$

  11. MikeD78 says:

    Sir Carlos!

  12. Brixology says:


  13. Corbitt says:


  14. Cougar says:


  15. Kicker says:

    the duke, hes due

  16. Dave says:

    BJ Upton

  17. Michael says:

    Andy Sonnanstine

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