Even with the San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong not making an appearance at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game their pitching constituency was still represented by closer Brian Wilson. And in true Wilson fashion he came into a tight situation, two on with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but used only seven pitches to record the last two out and get the save for the National Leagues 5-1 victory at Chase Field.
The Pirates Joel Hanrahan began the inning, striking out Michael Young to begin followed by a Starlin Castro throwing error and single from the Rays Matt Joyce gave the American League two base runners. Enter Brian Wilson, getting the Rangers Michael Cuddyer to fly out on one pitch, then the White Sox's Paul Konerko to groundout the solidify the win for the NL.
Wilson's cleats this year were much more stylish than last year's but his glove was also something to behold; bright orange with black stitching. He also made sure to comment on FOX announcer Eric Karros' flowing hair, which Wilson noted "can we get a shot of that?" to the cameraman. Classic.