Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Nation not gaga for Wright
By Adam Rubin
The Mets may have organized a drive to make David Wright the starting third baseman for the National League in the All-Star Game, but the efforts have not put him over the top with in-stadium voting complete. In the latest tally released Tuesday, Wright still trails Philadelphia's Placido Polanco at third base -- although clearly by a surmountable margin (1,418,096 to 1,395,461).
The All-Star rosters will be announced Sunday at noon. Voting continues online through Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
Polanco ranks second in the National League in average at .318. He also has 15 doubles and 27 RBIs.
Wright leads the league with 61 RBIs, one ahead of Milwaukee's Corey Hart.
The other leading NL vote-getters at this point: St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols, Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley, Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Jason Heyward of Atlanta and Andre Ethier of Los Angeles.
UPDATE: Polanco was placed on the DL Tuesday with left elbow inflammation.