Former Tiger Soaking Up the Sun at All-Star Game
PHOENIX - Former Mizzou pitching star Aaron Crow will play in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night as part of the American League's pitching staff.
Crow is the only All-Star representative for the Royals this season, and owns a 2-2 record with a 2.08 earned run average. Crow credits former Missouri teammate and current Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer as a valued mentor.
Scherzer said, "I'm happy for him. He's obviously done great. You know, he's really become a very good pitcher. I haven't really gotten to watch him pitch so much but now when I do you can really see how good he is."
Both pitchers were part of the 2006 Mizzou squad that captured the first NCAA Regional Championship in school history.
"He was a great pitcher in college just the way he attacked hitters and the way that he handled himself and how hard he worked on and off the field, it was great just being able to see him and see somebody was going to be in the big leagues and know he was close to being there and just being able to act the same as him and just work as hard as he did," Scherzer said.