The 2019 All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET. Here’s how to watch the All-Star Game live, on TV and online.
For the third year in a row, the San Diego Padres will be represented in the All-Star Game by a reliever.
Kirby Yates will be the lone Padre to suit up for the National League in Cleveland. He leads the MLB in saves with 30 on the year, owning a 1.15 ERA, 1.38 FIP, and 0.795 WHIP. His selection to the All-Star Game is the first in his five-year career.
The All-Star Game, also known as the “Midsummer Classic,” is the symbolic halfway point of the MLB season, fielding the best players from around the league throughout the first half. The teams are managed by the prior season’s American League and National League champions, who subsequently played each other in the World Series.
Since the 2018 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, the AL team will be coached by Alex Cora of the Red Sox, and the NL team by Dave Roberts of the Dodgers.
Position players are voted in by the fans, while pitchers, reserve players, and coaching staffs are chosen by the managers. Though no Padres position player received enough fan votes to warrant a trip to Cleveland, Yates was chosen by the NL manager and coaching staff to represent the Friars.
Nevertheless, the All-Star Game has been an MLB tradition since 1933, when the first Midsummer Classic was played in Chicago, IL at Comiskey Park, the old home of the Chicago White Sox. It has been played every year since except for 1945, due to the events of World War II.
Whether the Friars have one, five, or ten, representatives, it’s always a pleasure to watch.
Here’s how you can watch the 2019 All-Star Game live, on TV or via live stream:
Date: Tuesday, July 9
First Pitch: 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET
Location: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: Progressive Field
Managers: Alex Cora (AL) vs. Dave Roberts (NL)
Pitchers: Justin Verlander (AL – Houston Astros) vs. Hyun-jin Ryu (NL – Los Angeles Dodgers)
Radio Station: KWFN 97.3
TV Channel: Fox Sports San Diego (Padres)
Live Stream: MLB.tv
For complete coverage of the San Diego Padres’ 2019 season, be sure to visit Friars on Base.