2018 MLB All-Star Game roster announcement: What you need to know about the Phillies eligible
Which Phillies will make the 2018 MLB All-Star game?
Tonight the Phillies and their fans will learn how many players will represent the club in Washington D.C. next week at the 2018 Major League All-Star game. It’ll be the 89th All-Star game, and it will be in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1969.
One player from every team must be represented on the respective National League and Americal League roster. The Phillies could have as many as four representatives, although two is the most likely amount this year.
Here’s how to watch 2018 MLB All-Star Selection Show tonight on ESPN
When: July 8
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Aaron Nola feels like the lock to represent Philadelphia after a tremendous first half of the season. The young ace leads all of baseball with 11 wins and owns a 2.41 ERA in 18 starts with 116 strikeouts in as many innings.
Odubel Herrera felt like a lock after his tremendous on-base streak to start the year, but he’s slipped slightly and seen his average drop to a pedestrian .280. Although, he’s tied his career-high for home runs already this year with 15.
Herrera represented the Phillies two years ago in his lone all-star appearance.
Rhys Hoskins is another potential candidate after a broken jaw helped break a month-long slump that had some fans questioning the first baseman turned outfielder. He’s hitting .255 with 14 home runs, but since he came off the disabled list on June 9 he’s hitting nearly .300 with eight home runs.
Seranthony Dominguez could be the final selection for the Phillies if the bullpen needs a young cannon for the late innings. Since joining the Phillies in May Dominguez has a 1.82 ERA with 40 strikeouts in less than 30 innings.
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Nola will likely be the lone selection since every team must be represented, but another player could join as a replacement.