Young Pitching Could Help NL Beat AL

AP Photo

Ubaldo Jiménez, the Rockies pitcher with the 100-mph fastball and the 15-1 record, Josh Johnson, the 6-foot-7 Marlin with the 1.70 ERA, and Tim Lincecum, the Freak from San Francisco with two Cy Young Awards, are here at the All-Star Game already.

Next year, this power-pitching trio may be joined on the National League staff by Mat Latos, 22, the intimidating Padre giant who looks like Don Drysdale but with tattoos, and Stephen Strasburg, 21, who already leads baseball in jerseys sold.

Read Full Article »