Lilly Named to All-Star Team

Posted Jul 5, 2009

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly has been named to the 2009 National League All-Star team. It is the second All-Star selection of Lilly’s career, his first as a member of the Cubs.

Lilly is the first Cubs southpaw to be selected to an All-Star team since Randy Myers in 1995 and the first left-handed Cubs starter named to the team since Dick Ellsworth in 1964.

Previously, Lilly was a 2004 American League All-Star as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched a scoreless sixth inning in Houston.

Lilly was named to the All-Star team by National League manager Charlie Manuel. The 80th Major League All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 14 in St. Louis.

Heading into this afternoon’s start against the Milwaukee Brewers, Lilly is 7-6 with a 3.35 ERA (39 ER/104.2 IP) in 16 starts this season. Prior to today he had struck out 88 and walked only 23 batters in 104.2 innings, limiting foes to a .242 batting average against.

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