July 11, 2011
That was the announcement made by managers Bruce Bochy and Ron Washington in a Monday morning press conference that also featured the naming of the game's lineups (see below).
For Halladay, it's his second All-Star start in the last three years, though the last one came in 2009 when he was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Phillies' ace beat out strong cases posted by Jair Jurrjens(notes) of the Atlanta Braves and fellow teammate Cliff Lee(notes). Halladay is 11-3 with a 2.43 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 138 strikeouts in 2011. This is his eighth All-Star appearance overall.
"When you talk about the best, this guy is at the top," Bochy said of Halladay.
The naming of Weaver did not come as a surprise on Monday morning, given that it had already been announced on Sunday and because Justin Verlander(notes) and James Shields(notes) are both ineligible to pitch in the game, having started on Sunday. Weaver is 11-4 with a 1.86 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 120 strikeouts this season. This is his second All-Star appearance.
American League starting lineup
1. Curtis Granderson(notes), New York Yankees, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera(notes), Cleveland Indians, SS
3. Adrian Gonzalez(notes), Boston Red Sox 1B
4. Jose Bautista(notes), Toronto Blue Jays, RF
5. Josh Hamilton(notes), Texas Rangers, LF
6. Adrian Beltre(notes), Texas Rangers, 3B
7. David Ortiz(notes), Boston Red Sox, DH
8. Robinson Cano(notes), New York Yankees, 2B
9. Alex Avila(notes), Detroit Tigers, C
National League starting lineup
1. Rickie Weeks(notes), Milwaukee Brewers, 2B
2. Carlos Beltran(notes), New York Mets, DH
3. Matt Kemp(notes), Los Angeles Dodgers, CF
4. Prince Fielder(notes), Milwaukee Brewers, 1B
5. Brian McCann(notes), Atlanta Braves, C
6. Lance Berkman(notes), St. Louis Cardinals, RF
7. Matt Holliday(notes), St. Louis Cardinals, LF
8. Troy Tulowitzki(notes), Colorado Rockies, SS
9. Scott Rolen(notes), Cincinnati Reds, 3B