Adrian Gonzalez continues to lead all National League first baseman in All-Star voting and would be the only Dodgers player selected to start in the game if voting ended today.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman has narrowed the gap between first and second place considerably since voting results were last announced six days ago. Gonzalez leads Goldschmidt 1,380, 696 to 1,067,482.
Howie Kendrick has slipped to fourth in voting among NL second baseman. Joc Pederson is 10th among NL outfielders and Yasman iGrandal is fifth among NL catchers.
Voting is being conducted online here.
It was speculated that Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp would replace Carlos Beltran on the NL All-Star roster, but it turns out that Phillies right fielder (and former Dodger) Jayson Werth will be in St. Louis instead. Werth has hit homers in his last four games and evidently proved his all-star worth to Phillies — and NL — manager Charlie Manuel. All three Philadelphia starting outfielders will be All-Stars.
This means that barring a last-minute injury replacement, the Dodgers will have only one position player in St. Louis: second baseman Orlando Hudson. Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton will accompany the O-Dog as well.
Manny, Orlando Hudson out of the lineup for today’s day game. Hudson is one of the Dodgers’ three All-Stars, as named today. Jonathan Broxton and Chad Billingsley also make the list, and Matt Kemp still has a shot to get in with the final vote or as a replacement for the likely-to-bow-out Carlos Beltran. Find out how to vote here.
Rubber game today.
A. Gonzalez, 1B
E. Gonzalez, RF
E. Cabrera, SS