With the internet polls about to close on the vote for the 34th and final berth on the All-Star Game squads in both leagues, National League leader David Freese made his final plea Wednesday night.
Freese, the Most Valuable Player in the NL Championship Series and the World Series last year, stroked a bases-loaded single on an 0-2 count to provide the insurance runs in a 4-1 win over Colorado and run his RBI total to an impressive 50 one game into the second half of the season.
Left fielder Matt Holliday, the hottest hitter in the game, probably won't be on the NL squad unless there are a couple of injuries but he had three more hits -- a double and two singles. He is a scalding 33 for his last 64 since June 16 and has jumped his average to .319.
"I'm not missing good pitches to hit," said Holliday. "Sometimes when you're struggling, you hit over the top of the ball and you foul them back. Now I'm doing a decent job of hitting the ball hard."
Manager Mike Matheny said, "He c...