Make One Game Worth Watching

By Ellie Silfin

May 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman

Daniel Murphy

(28) hits a sacrifice fly against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Voting for the All Star Game started weeks ago, well before anyone could make a full case to be a starter on the team.  But now that it is almost June some players have shown more consistency and even some Mets have proved worthy of fans’ votes.  As a team, the Mets have put together few wins, but players like David Wright and Daniel Murphy are certainly trying to find more wins and make some of this season fun.  Mets fans will be the home fans during the All Star Game so they really should be watching some home town players.

David Wright has already been involved as an ambassador for the All Star festivities.  Everything about his season has seemingly fallen under the radar so far.  His .284 average is lower than last year’s at this time but he is still having a solid season.  He found his speed and has eleven steals in twelve tries, which is good for sixth in the NL.  Wright is also among the league leaders in walks and OBP.  Fans of other teams may not be automatically punching ballots for David but Mets fans certainly should be.  Last season Giants fans and Pablo Sandoval proved the starter doesn’t have to be lighting the world on fire to win votes.

On the other hand, Daniel Murphy has caught the attention of fans and has certainly deserved the recognition.  Even though he went hitless last night he is still hitting .385 over his last ten games and .301 for the season.  He’s tied for second in the NL with fifteen doubles.  Murphy’s 55 hits put him in the top 20 for the NL.  Daniel certainly deserves votes, even if a bigger name like Brandon Phillips ultimately gets the start.

The Mets are hosting the All Star Game and it could possibly be the most exciting day of the year at Citi Field.  It really would be nice to see more than one player from the home team take the field.  Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell are certainly deserving as well but their fates are left to players and managers.

Mets fans shouldn’t need extra motivation to vote for their favorite players.  However, if they do then they can think about the disappointment and anger after Giants fans stuffed the ballet boxes last year.  Mets fans need to vote, vote, vote for Wright, Murphy, and anybody else they want to watch on July 16th.

Vote for David! Vote for Murph! The ballot’s here.

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