After trailing the Phillies’ Placido Polanco for most of the All Star balloting period, David Wright has been voted to the 2010 All Star Game as the National League starting third baseman. The NL’s RBI leader will be heading to his fifth straight All Star Game, his fourth as starter. Wright is currently batting .314 with 14 home runs and 64 RBI.
“That’s what it’s all about. There’s no greater feeling of a kid wearing your jersey, seeing a fan wearing your jersey, to know that you have fans out there and people who genuinely care about trying to get you to the All-Star Game and do good things for you. That’s great. I’m beyond appreciative. You want to try to go out there and put on a good show for the fans and to know that they have your back, and know that you have people out there who are trying to do nice things for you.”
Congratulations to David Wright, the NL’s best third baseman!
In a surprising move, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel selected Jose Reyes as one of the National League reserves. Reyes has come on strong lately and is now batting .277 with 51 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. He batted .314 in June.
Congratulations to Jose Reyes!
Thanks to Kelly for whipping me up two spectacular graphics on the fly…