That statement is not in reference to Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak. For the first time since 1996, the National League won the All-Star Game. I didn’t watch the first half, but David Wright went 2-2. Jose Reyes , as expected, did not play.

Braves catcher Brian McCann hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning to give the NL the lead, 3-1, and they never turned back. He, of course, won the MVP award. Who was the MVP in the 1996 All-Star Game? Former Mets (and Dodgers and Marlins) catcher, Mike Piazza.

He was with the Dodgers at the time. So the Mets have home field advantage for the World Series now they just have to get there.

W-Matt Capps

L-Phil Hughes

S-Jonathan Broxton

It’s sad that Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes loses the All-Star Game on the same day as the Yankees lose George Steinbrenner. Condolences out to him and his family.

Flushing Baseball Daily reporter, Tyler Moore. Follow Tyler on Twitter, where he’ll discuss Mets, and also his posts. If you wish to e-mail him, send an email to Tyler with the subject of Flushing Baseball Daily Mail. Thanks for reading!

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