David Wright will be the lone Mets starter in the 2010 MLB All-Star game. He’s making his fifth appearance this season and is making a really nice comeback from a dreadful 2009 season. I have to admit that I didn’t vote for Wright. My 2010 All-Star vote was for Scott Rolen at third base. I tried to be objective and I just think that Rolen is having a better season than Wright and he’s playing for a first place team. That has a little bit of weight in my mind.
Jose Reyes is coming off the bench this year behind Hanley Ramirez. It’s his third All-Star appearance and he’s on the roster because Troy Tulowitzki is hurt. Fellow Mets report writer John Wenk voted for both Wright and Reyes this year. I just didn’t see either one as a solid starter.
I’ve heard some griping from Mets fans that Mike Pelfrey wasn’t selected by manager Charlie Manuel for the pitching staff. But he’s scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Braves, so there’s no way that he could pitch in the game. It’s too bad because his numbers are right there for the All-Stars despite the fact that he hasn’t had his best stuff for the last four starts.
Audio-David Wright on 2010 All-Stars