Start them up
Martinez, Schilling anchor All-Star lineups
Posted: Tuesday July 13, 1999 12:10 PM
Martinez leads the major leagues with 15 wins and a 2.10 ERA, and has 184 strikeouts in 132 2-3 innings.
Schilling is tied for second in the National Leagues in wins, going 13-4 with a 3.13 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 149 2-3 innings.
NL manager Bruce Bochy of the San Diego Padres said today his starting lineup will have Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin leading off, followed by Colorado's Larry Walker in right field, Chicago's Sammy Sosa in center field, St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire, Arizona third baseman Matt Williams, Houston's Jeff Bagwell at designated hitter, New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, Milwaukee outfielder Jeromy Burnitz and Arizona second baseman Jay Bell.
Burnitz is starting in place on San Diego's Tony Gwynn, still on the disabled list with a calf injury.
Bochy chose Schilling over Arizona's Randy Johnson, primarily because the Phillies ace last pitched on Friday, while Johnson worked Saturday.
"I think Randy's numbers are not indicative of how he's thrown," Bochy said, referring to Johnson's 9-7 record. "Curt has had a tremendous year. Their ERAs are close. I feel that with Curt, with the extra day's rest he was gettting, I could count on two innings."
AL manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees said his lineup will have Cleveland's Kenny Lofton leading off and playing left field, followed by Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, Seattle center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., Cleveland right fielder Manny Ramirez, Cleveland first baseman Jim Thome, Baltimore third baseman Cal Ripken Jr., Texas' Rafael Palmeiro at designated hitter, Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez, and Cleveland second baseman Roberto Alomar.
Palmeiro is starting in place of Tampa Bay's Jose Canseco, who had back surgery Sunday. Canseco, who leads the AL with 31 homers, one behind Sosa's major league-leading total, will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
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