It was a mixed bag of All-Star news for the
“Everybody is happy for Erick,” Manager
Aybar entered Thursday night’s game against the
"It feels good," Aybar, 30, said of his first All-Star selection. Aybar is the first Angels shortstop to make the All-Star team since Gary DiSarcina in 1995.
Richards is 10-2 with a 2.71 earned run average in 18 starts, striking out 119 in 116 1/3 innings and holding hitters to a league-low .196 average, but unless another AL pitcher bows out of the game, he will not be going to Minnesota next week.
"If you look at the numbers, I've had a good half of baseball," Richards said. "It's a little disappointing, but ill have to do better next year."
"We're disappointed," Scioscia said. "In our mind, Garrett is an All-Star. He's had an incredible season. We know the selection process isn't perfect. It's a tribute for him to be selected for the final five vote, but naturally, we're disappointed."