Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant were selected to the All-Star team on Monday, but the National League manager Bruce Bochy didn’t select any of the Cubs’ pitchers to his staff.
The Cubs have the fourth-best pitching staff in the MLB with a combined 3.32 ERA and 705 strike outs, and two Cubs starters rank in the top 15 among starting pitchers in the National League.
Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel both hold a sub-three ERA and 100-plus strike outs, but neither were selected to the All-Star team.
Manager Joe Maddon said he isn’t upset about Bochy’s decision because he would’ve done the same thing.
Bochy selected San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who owns a 3.34 ERA with eight wins and 114 strike outs.
Arrieta is 9-5 with a 2.80 ERA and 114 strike outs.