David Wright overtakes Pablo Sandoval in All-Star ballot voting
The New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star Game on July 16 and there is one Mets star who is leading his position on the All-Star ballot.
David Wright overtook San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval on top of the National League third baseman ballot. According to the New York Daily News, Wright trailed Sandoval by 126,000 votes last week and now Wright leads Sandoval 2,917,819 votes to 2,788,988.
According to CBS New York, WFAN morning show Boomer and Carton organized a bus trip to generate votes for Wright to overtake the top of the third base polls.
Earlier this month,Wright asked the Mets to lighten up all the attention on trying to get him voted into the game because of the way the team has struggled.
Wright, 30, is batting .309, with 12 home runs and 41 runs batted in and playing in 72 games for the Mets. The All-Star fan voting ends on July 4 and rosters are announced on July 6.
“I’ve said it all along, I think it’s a little early to be talking about it, but it would [be] a tremendous honor,” Wright said, “To be able to start in your own home park, to say that would be pretty special is an understatement.”