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Utley is a lock as the National League’s Representative at Second Base

Utley continues to widen voting lead
Phillies second baseman on pace to start All-Star Game
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com

PHILADELPHIA — Chase Utley isn’t just coasting down the home stretch. He’s cruising to an easy win among All-Star Game voters.

Another week of voting has widened Utley’s already sizeable lead on Chicago’s Mark DeRosa — he has more than twice as many votes — and remains the National League’s leading vote-getter. All other second basemen will have to be named by NL manager Clint Hurdle to attend the Midsummer Classic.

With 2,645,027 votes, Utley has more votes than the Astros’ Lance Berkman, the Yankees’ Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez, the Red Sox’s David Ortiz or Manny Ramirez and the Braves’ Chipper Jones.

Utley lifted his 23rd home run on Saturday against the Rangers, and has been among the leaders in many offensive categories. He’s had two stretches in which he’s homered in five straight games. The left-handed-hitting slugger started the 2007 All-Star Game, going 0-for-2 in San Francisco at AT&T Park, and played in the 2006 contest, going 1-for-2 in Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

The Phils superstar is in line to make his second straight All-Star start, and this will be Utley’s first career appearance at Yankee Stadium in the final season of the historic ballpark.

Teammate Jimmy Rollins, the reigning NL Most Valuable Player, is fourth among shortstops, behind Florida’s Hanley Ramirez, Houston’s Miguel Tejada and Chicago’s Ryan Theriot.

The 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, being held at Yankee Stadium in its final season, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD, and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game.

The Midsummer Classic will be the fourth held at Yankee Stadium and the eighth in New York City. The Yankees previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1939, 1960 and 1977; the Polo Grounds held the game in 1934 and 1942; Ebbets Field was the site in 1949; and Shea Stadium hosted the 1964 tilt.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until July 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Starting rosters will be announced during the 2008 All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Chevrolet on TBS on July 6. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the Monster 2008 All-Star Final Vote at MLB.com.

The voting doesn’t end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster 2008 All-Star Game MVP vote at MLB.com.

Ran Howard, who has struggled this season, has remained in fifth place among first basemen, behind Houston’s Lance Berkman, Chicago’s Derrek Lee, St. Louis’ Albert Pujols and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder.

2008 MLB All-Star Balloting : National League
First Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Berkman, L. Astros 2,132,663
2. Pujols, A. Cardinals 1,408,622
3. Lee, D. Cubs 1,383,909
4. Fielder, P. Brewers 1,166,433
5. Howard, R. Phillies 773,104
Second Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Utley, C. Philles 2,645,027
2. DeRosa, M. Cubs 1,139,698
3. Uggla, D. Marlins 947,245
4. Matsui, K. Astros 931,559
5. Weeks, R. Brewers 817,377
Third base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Jones, C. Braves 2,433,753
2. Ramirez, A. Cubs 1,373,565
3. Wright, D. Mets 1,165,590
4. Hall, B. Brewers 752,773
5. Reynolds, M. D-backs 606,487
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ramirez, H. Marlins 1,483,875
2. Tejada, M. Astros 1,315,240
3. Theriot, R. Cubs 1,114,336
4. Rollins, J. Phillies 914,962
5. Reyes, J. Mets 902,506
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soto, G. Cubs 1,827,279
2. McCann, B. Braves 1,149,247
3. Kendall, J. Brewers 1,089,604
4. Molina, Y. Cardinals 1,015,125
5. Molina, B. Giants 775,653
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soriano, A. Cubs 2,120,635
2. Griffey, K. Reds 1,917,739
3. Fukudome, K. Cubs 1,783,983
4. Braun, R. Brewers 1,751,058
5. Holliday, M. Rockies 1,069,940
6. Lee, C. Astros 1,052,114
7. Ankiel, R. Cardinals 996,673
8. Hart, C. Brewers 986,861
9. Beltran, C. Mets 966,281
10. Burrell, P. Phillies 939,953
11. Ludwick, R. Cardinals 916,150
12 Pence, H. Astros 849,878
13. Cameron, M. Brewers 849,387
14. Upton, J. D-backs 837,799
15. McLouth, N. Pirates 734,385
Results updated: Monday, June 30, 2008

(H/T Phillies.com)

It is almost over and there is no way that Chase isn’t going into the All-Star Game at Yankee  Stadium as the Phillies’ representative. In my opinion, I think Brad Lidge will also be going, while Cole Hamles may have an outside shot of getting there. Sadly, I don’t see anyone else on the team getting there outside of a miracle.

Utley continues to be the leading vote getter in spite of recent slump.

Utley unstoppable in NL All-Star voting
Second baseman’s slump hasn’t affected his popularity
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com

PHILADELPHIA — Chase Utley’s recent slump hasn’t made a dent in his popularity with All-Star Game voters.

Another week of voting has widened Utley’s already-sizable lead on Chicago’s Mark DeRosa, and he remains the National League’s leading vote-getter, period. All other second basemen will have to be named by NL manager Clint Hurdle to attend the Midsummer Classic.

Utley has more votes than the Astros’ Lance Berkman, the Yankees’ Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez, the Red Sox’s David Ortiz or Manny Ramirez and the Braves’ Chipper Jones.

Utley has been stuck on 22 home runs since victimizing St. Louis’ Todd Wellemeyer on June 13. Still, he’s had two stretches in which he’s homered in five straight games. Utley started the 2007 All-Star Game, going 0-for-2 in San Francisco at AT&T Park, and he played in the 2006 contest, going 1-for-2 in Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

His slump notwithstanding, the Phillies superstar is in line to make his second straight All-Star start. This would be Utley’s first career appearance at Yankee Stadium, and it would come in the final season of the historic ballpark.

Teammate Jimmy Rollins, the reigning NL Most Valuable Player, climbed to fourth among shortstops, behind Florida’s Hanley Ramirez, Houston’s Miguel Tejada and Chicago’s Ryan Theriot.

The 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, being held at Yankee Stadium in its final season, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD, and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game.

The Midsummer Classic will be the fourth held at Yankee Stadium and the eighth in New York City. The Yankees previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1939, ’60 and ’77; the Polo Grounds held the game in ’34 and ’42; Ebbets Field was the site in ’49; and Shea Stadium hosted the ’64 tilt.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until Wednesday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Starting rosters will be announced during the 2008 All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Chevrolet on TBS on July 6. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the Monster 2008 All-Star Final Vote at MLB.com.

The voting doesn’t end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster 2008 All-Star Game MVP vote at MLB.com.

Ryan Howard, who has struggled this season, has slipped to fifth place among first baseman, behind Berkman, Chicago’s Derrek Lee, St. Louis’ Albert Pujols and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder.

2008 MLB All-Star Balloting : National League
First Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Berkman, L. Astros 1,682,362
2. Lee, D. Cubs 1,153,519
3. Pujols, A. Cardinals 1,116,626
4. Fielder, P. Brewers 816,507
5. Howard, R. Phillies 654,962
Second Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Utley, C. Philles 2,179,006
2. DeRosa, M. Cubs 940,404
3. Matsui, K. Astros 742,425
4. Uggla, D. Marlins 675,358
5. Weeks, R. Brewers 589,455
Third base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Jones, C. Braves 1,916,829
2. Ramirez, A. Cubs 1,111,901
3. Wright, D. Mets 958,490
4. Hall, B. Brewers 559,581
5. Reynolds, M. D-backs 483,688
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ramirez, H. Marlins 1,123,516
2. Tejada, M. Astros 1,052,852
3. Theriot, R. Cubs 915,954
4. Rollins, J. Phillies 777,570
5. Reyes, J. Mets 734,636
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soto, G. Cubs 1,497,579
2. McCann, B. Braves 917,607
3. Kendall, J. Brewers 773,694
4. Molina, Y. Cardinals 768,685
5. Molina, B. Giants 578,357
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soriano, A. Cubs 1,736,434
2. Fukudome, K. Cubs 1,454,257
3. Griffey, K. Reds 1,417,019
4. Braun, R. Brewers 1,241,843
5. Lee, C. Astros 824,776
6. Burrell, P. Phillies 811,356
7. Holliday, M. Rockies 810,397
8. Beltran, C. Mets 776,107
9. Ankiel, R. Cardinals 774,585
10. Upton, J. D-backs 689,666
11. Ludwick, R. Cardinals 689,074
12 Pence, H. Astros 686,790
13. Hart, C. Brewers 682,493
14. Cameron, M. Brewers 609,761
15. McLouth, N. Pirates 601,261
Results updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

(H/T Phillies.com)

Looks like it’ll only be Utley who’ll be representing the Phillies as a starter. Now the question is, who else might be representing the Phillies? Looks like Brad Lidge is at least a lock with what he has done so far as the team’s closer.

Utley continues to be the leading vote getter in the National League, is now also the leader vote getter for both leagues.

Utley continues to lead All-Star voting
Phillies second baseman tops among all Major Leaguers

2008 MLB All-Star Balloting : National League
First Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Berkman, L. Astros 1,368,030
2. Lee, D. Cubs 976,204
3. Pujols, A. Cardinals 917,388
4. Fielder, P. Brewers 583,476
5. Howard, R. Phillies 528,580
Second Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Utley, C. Philles 1,743,548
2. DeRosa, M. Cubs 782,485
3. Matsui, K. Astros 632,232
4. Uggla, D. Marlins 486,680
5. Weeks, R. Brewers 438,589
Third base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Jones, C. Braves 1,499,185
2. Ramirez, A. Cubs 935,091
3. Wright, D. Mets 799,983
4. Hall, B. Brewers 427,550
5. Wigginton, T. Astros 427,200
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Tejada, M. Astros 894,797
2. Ramirez, H. Marlins 826,685
3. Theriot, R. Cubs 767,292
4. Rollins, J. Phillies 637,617
5. Reyes, J. Mets 610,221
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soto, G. Cubs 1,248,216
2. McCann, B. Braves 742,689
3. Molina, Y. Cardinals 615,699
4. Kendall, J. Brewers 553,452
5. Martin, R. Dodgers 439,172
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Soriano, A. Cubs 1,444,153
2. Fukudome, K. Cubs 1,188,459
3. Griffey, K. Reds 1,081,665
4. Braun, R. Brewers 885,932
5. Lee, C. Astros 709,797
6. Burrell, P. Phillies 668,539
7. Beltran, C. Mets 632,691
8. Ankiel, R. Cardinals 629,057
9. Holliday, M. Rockies 621,371
10. Pence, H. Astros 608,548
11. Ludwick, R. Cardinals 521,072
12 Upton, J. D-backs 510,962
13. McLouth, N. Pirates 502,185
14. Hart, C. Brewers 478,251
15. Bourn, M. Astros 460,527
Results updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2008

(H/T Phillies.com)

Utley is now the leading vote getter in the Majors for the All-Star Game? Outstanding. Go Chase. Now let’s see if we can get you some company, shall we?

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