In the end, Tony LaRussa picked his own guy. LaRussa named Chris Carpenter on Monday as the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. Carpenter is the first Cardinal pitcher to start the All-Star Game since Rick Wise in 1973. Over his last seven starts, Carpenter is 6-1 with a 0.81 ERA. He joins three other Cardinals in the starting lineup. David Eckstein will start at shortstop, Jim Edmonds gets the nod in center field and Albert Pujols will be the designated hitter for the National League.