3 San Diego Padres players who belong in MLB All-Star Game
By Rylie Smith
San Diego Padres pitcher MacKenzie Gore
One of San Diego’s many talented pitchers, MacKenzie Gore, is in his first MLB season and surprising many with how well he’s doing.
Gore was included in the starting rotation several times at the beginning of the season and has proved he deserves to stay. He has a batting average against of .232, WHIP of 1.35 and earned run average of 3.18. He’s struck out 68 over 65 innings.
Gore is no stranger to All-Star games. Though this is his first season in MLB, he played in the All-Star Futures Game in 2019 and pitched extremely well.
After his appearance in 2019, Gore told MLB Network, “There were a lot of nerves. I tried to get settled in. It was a lot of fun. It’s been awesome. The hard work has paid off. I am in a good spot right now and I need to keep working.”
Gore has proven that he can excel against MLB players with a lot more experience than him, and he’d provide incredible accuracy for the NL team.