Vin Scully recently turned down a formal offer to be part of Fox’s broadcast of the All-Star Game in San Diego in July, SportsIllustrated.com reported today.
From Richard Deitsch’s story:
DENVER — The American and National League All-Star ballots were revealed Sunday. You can vote up to 35 times online, right here.
The only real surprise among the Dodgers on the ballot is Howie Kendrick, who is listed as an outfielder. The facts check out. Kendrick has played all or part of seven different games in left field this season, more than any position. Among this year’s Dodgers, only Kiké Hernandez has started more games in left this season (6) than Kendrick (5). But the optics seem a bit off, given that Kendrick had 26 games of experience in left field prior to this season and 1,080 at second base.
Manager Dave Roberts got a chuckle out of it this morning:
In any event, here are the other Dodgers on the All-Star ballot by position:
Pederson defeated Manny Machado in the first round and Albert Pujols in the second, before facing the hometown favorite Frazier in the final round at Great American Ballpark. Pederson batted first and belted 14 home runs. Frazier batted next and hit the tie-breaking 15th home run in “bonus time.”
In the first round, Pederson hit the longest home run of the derby, estimated at 487 feet.
Pederson will be in the starting lineup for the National League in the All-Star Game tomorrow.
Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Greinke leads the major leagues with a 1.39 earned-run average. He’s appeared in two previous All-Star games (2009, 2014) and pitched a scoreless inning in each game, but didn’t start either.
Joc Pederson wasn’t voted as an All-Star Game starter, but he’ll be in the National League lineup anyway.
Fan-elected starter Matt Holliday was replaced on the roster Sunday by Ryan Braun, and Pederson moved into Holliday’s starting outfield spot. Pederson will also compete in the annual Home Run Derby on Monday.