Jul 4, 2010
Phils Send Three To Anaheim
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.