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Buster Posey hitting cleanup in the 2017 All-Star Game

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The Giants have only one All-Star, but at least he’s featured prominently?

MLB: All Star Game Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve been paying attention for the last few months, I’ve been quick to point out that Johnny Cueto was the starting pitcher for the All-Star Game. It’s a nice shorthand for “The Giants sure were rolling in the first half!” Cueto started the All-Star Game because Madison Bumgarner wasn’t allowed to pitch on short rest, and everything was exciting in Giantsylvania.

This ... isn’t that. But it’s cool enough to point out. In a lineup comprised of some of the National League’s greatest sluggers, Buster Posey is going to hit cleanup. The full lineup:

  1. Charlie Blackmon - CF
  2. Giancarlo Stanton - DH
  3. Bryce Harper - RF
  4. Buster Posey - C
  5. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  6. Nolan Arenado - 3B
  7. Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
  8. Marcell Ozuna - LF
  9. Zack Cozart - SS

Max Scherzer is the starting pitcher. Good luck with that second half, Nationals.

While all this represents is a peek into the mind of Joe Maddon, it’s still strangely satisfying to see Posey hitting two spots ahead of Nolan Arenado.

The Giants have just one All-Star representative for the first time since the Tim Lincecum Era, and that’s a shame. But at least he’ll get a chance to show the world how Giants players drive in runs.

Oh, yeah.