Yankees Get Three All-Stars
The Yankees had a good night on Tuesday, topping the White Sox by a score of 9-0, but they also earned three all-star selections in the process.
Outfielder Carlos Beltran and pitchers Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances were named to the roster for the American League all-star team.
Beltran has been the only real consistent presence at the plate for the Pinstripes this season, hitting .296 with 19 homers and 53 RBIs.
Betances and Miller form two-thirds of the most vaunted bullpen in baseball (Aroldis Chapman being the other). Betances has a 2.63 ERA while amassing 74 ks in 41.0 innings. Miller has 66 ks in 36.2 innings.
I'm fine with all three selections but I still have a hard time justifying Betances. He's a seventh inning reliever. He's certainly great, but I'd rather see starters like Trevor Bauer of the Indians, who's got a 3.02 ERA on a division leader, or Jose Quintana (White Sox), who's eighth in ERA and WHIP. How about guys who pitch at the end of games? Francisco Rodriguez (Tigers) and David Robertson (White Sox) also have more than 20 saves apiece.