New York Mets

Jeurys Familia and Bartolo ColonĀ look to impress on the mound for New York Mets manager Terry Collins and his National League All-Stars.

Tuesday night, the ‘all-important’ battle for home-field advantage in the World Series will commence,Ā and with it comes storylines from across the landscape of America’s favorite pastime.

Terry Collins, manager of the N.L. All-Stars, is joined by three of his Mets players ā€” two of whom will play ā€” in starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, closer Jeurys Familia, and starter Noah Syndergaard.


Syndergaard was a the odds-on favorite to take the mound from the startĀ for his league, but recently withdrew fromĀ festivitiesĀ to rest his ‘dead arm.’ Regardless, the 23-year-oldĀ man child they call ‘Thor’ traveled to San Diego to participate in the friendly banter with his major league peers.

FamiliaĀ leads all of baseball with a perfect 30 saves in 30 tries. He’s pitched to a 2.55 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched.

And then we haveĀ Colon, who, of course, is the real story when it comes to the New York Mets in San Diego. The ageless hurler is taking the place of a fatigued Syndergaard, and with reason.Ā In 18 starts thus far, Bart’s posted a 7-4 record with a 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, and leaves many Mets’ fans wondering where they’d be without him.

At 43-years-old, Colon will become the seventh-oldest major leaguerĀ to become an All-Star.

Meanwhile, Mr. Met ditched Bartolo and the Mets’ crewĀ for his mascot pals, who, incredibly, areĀ much creepier than the smiling baseball with eyebrows.

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