Although not officially announced (that will come later in the day), it appears that Matt Cain will get the starting gig for Tuesday’s All-Star game. Many expected New York Met R.A. Dickey to get the opening spot, but there were a handful of skeptics that feared Dickey’s knuckleball as too good, resulting in bad TV. And no, I’m not kidding.
While I wont go that far as to speculate as to the reason for Cain getting the election over Dickey, it’s hard not to say either is deserving of the spot – though I’m sure Mets GM Sandy Alderson would beg to differ.
Cain will become the sixth Giant to start the Mid-Summer classic, the last being none other then everybody’s favorite freak, Tim Lincecum in 2009.