All Star Bound: Phillies Send Three to Anaheim
(Philadelphia, PA) - Tonight the elusive lineups for the 2010 MLB All-Star game were announced and three members of the Philadelphia Phillies were selected to represent the team in Anaheim California.
Chase Utley was the only Phillie selected to start the all-star game but because of his recent thumb surgery will not be able to participate in the annual mid-summer classic. Utley was elected with over 2.8 million fan votes and surpassed Martin Prado, the starter in Utley's absence, by over a million votes.
Ryan Howard was selected as the reserve at first base. He was chosen behind NL leading vote getter Albert Pujols. This is Ryan's third all-star appearance and was the 2006 Home Run Derby Champion.
Making his seventh selection as an All-Star is Phillies ace Roy Halladay. This will be his first trip as a Phillie and as a National Leaguer. Halladay will not start the game as that honor will most likely go to Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies who is 14-2 with an astonishing 2.27 ERA.
The Phillies will have one more member of the club represented as skipper Charlie Manuel will coach the National League All-Stars.
All four will be present when the 2010 MLB All Star Game takes place on July 13th at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
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