Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two million votes according to MLB PR via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval was not chosen by NL and Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy for either the reserves or the Final Vote.
This will mark Wright’s fifth time starting the All-Star Game, matching Darryl Strawberry for second in franchise history; only Mike Piazza has more with six All-Star starts as a Met. Overall, 2013 will also represent Wright’s seventh overall All-Star appearance, second in team history only to Tom Seaver who had nine in Flushing. He also becomes the second Met to start the mid-season classic at home, the first being Ron Hunt in 1964 during Shea’s inaugural year.
Matt Harvey, as expected, was also chosen to represent the Amazin’s next Tuesday. Har...