Brewers Run Anti-Cardinals Ad to Promote Jonathan Lucroy for All-Star Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2014

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The Milwaukee Brewers are tired of seeing Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals get everything.

It's a given that every year, provided he stays healthy, Molina will win the Gold Glove at catcher. He's also likely going to be one of the top vote-getters at his position in All-Star voting. He has, after all, made the All-Star Game in each of the past five seasons.

The Brewers would like to see that run come to an end. They are hoping baseball fans will look past the name and vote for Jonathan Lucroy over Molina for this year's All-Star Game.

Statistically speaking, Lucroy has been more deserving of the start in this year's Midsummer Classic. Milwaukee's catcher has been better in just about every offensive category this season. Lucroy's batting average (.340) is higher than Molina's on-base percentage (.332).

As Adam Berry of MLB.com reported, the vote isn't even close right now. Molina leads his position with roughly two million votes, while Lucroy sits in third place at just more than 1.1 million votes. Maybe this anti-Cardinals campaign will help Lucroy get some votes.



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