*I really wanted to link to a video of that play, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Damn you, MLB Digital Video services!
Prince Fielder also hit one heck of a shot to a deep, deep part of Chase Field. I knew he hit awfully hard, but that part of the field is one where fly balls go to die. I was pretty thrilled to watch it bounce over after hitting the fence.
There's not a whole lot else to write about it. The NL played aggressive, sending runners and coming up with timely hits. The AL seemed to be switching pitchers way too often and just got nothing going on offense. I just hope this leads to a long stretch of NL wins. That seems to be the trend. The NL dominated the game through the 80's and early 90's, then the AL had a stretch through the late 90's and 2000's.*
*That works better in writing. I don't think we'll ever figure out how to really refer to that decade.
Now it's on to the second half of the season. The Cubs are already out of it, but the Pirates are still only sitting one back. Here's to hoping!