Giants lose ground in All-Star voting

Cool choice, America. Guess you didn't get the memo that this time it counts or whatever - Photo credit - Dilip Vishwanat

Posey, Sandoval slip to second place

I felt a great disturbance in the All-Star voting, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and suddenly said, "Eh, screw it" at once. The last All-Star voting update had Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval with slim leads at their respective positions, and Marco Scutaro close to Brandon Phillips. A new update was released on Sunday, and the news was discouraging.

Posey's in second place, as is Sandoval. Scutaro isn't any closer to Phillips, and Brandon Crawford has no chance to catch a broken Troy Tulowitzki. While you might think Crawford would start anyway (Bochy!), note that Jean Segura leads the league in hits. Even Bruce Bochy wouldn't be able to ignore him. A year after the Giants had four-ninths of the starting lineup for the National League, there's a very real chance that they aren't going to have a starter in the 2013 All-Star Game.

Which is about the 4,922nd-biggest problem facing the Giants right now. But it's real to me, dammit. And courtesy of "contest" "winner" Natto, we have a reminder:


Vote Scutaro, you ingrates. Go here and vote. What's your e-mail address? Give me your e-mail address and password and I'll do it for you.

The complete totals from MLB.com:

NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR VOTING
(as of June 23)

FIRST BASE
Joey Votto, Reds 2,677,813
Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks 2,270,886
Allen Craig, Cardinals 1,801,138
Brandon Belt, Giants 1,323,511
Freddie Freeman, Braves 1,181,657

SECOND BASE
Brandon Phillips, Reds 2,597,742
Marco Scutaro, Giants 2,272,484
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 2,251,248
Chase Utley, Phillies 1,136,890
Daniel Murphy, Mets 1,088,224

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 3,104,285
Brandon Crawford, Giants 1,757,255
Jean Segura, Brewers 1,625,753
Pete Kozma, Cardinals 1,354,974
Andrelton Simmons, Braves 965,016

THIRD BASE
David Wright, Mets 2,917,819
Pablo Sandoval, Giants 2,788,988
David Freese, Cardinals 1,728,322
Chris Johnson, Braves 1,008,552
Aramis Ramirez, Brewers 881,559

CATCHER
Yadier Molina, Cardinals 3,596,858
Buster Posey, Giants 3,506,402
John Buck, Mets 1,087,519
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers 845,519
Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks 799,837

OUTFIELD
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals 3,473,030
Justin Upton, Braves 2,453,531
Bryce Harper, Nationals 2,363,965
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 2,060,388
Ryan Braun, Brewers 2,010,310
Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1,947,864
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 1,777,568
Hunter Pence, Giants 1,732,843
Shin-Soo Choo, Reds 1,566,597
Angel Pagan, Giants 1,541,055
Carlos Gomez, Brewers 1,393,464
Jon Jay, Cardinals 1,321,149
Gregor Blanco, Giants 1,210,892
Domonic Brown, Phillies 1,107,632
Jay Bruce, Reds 978,994

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