ST. LOUIS, MO–The St. Louis Cardinals are in third place in the National League Central Division, but had four players named to the N.L. All-Star squad on Sunday.
Catcher Yadier Molina will start behind the plate after fans voted him in. It’s Molina’s sixth all-star selection. He’s hitting .294 with seven homers and 30 RBI.
Third baseman Matt Carpenter was added as a reserve by Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny, who will manage the N.L. stars. Carpenter, who will be making his second all-star appearance, is hitting .286.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is part of the N.L.’s staff. Wainwright is 11-4 with a 1.89 era. He has three complete games this season. This is his third all-star selection.
And it’ll be the first all-star game for Cards reliever Pat Neshek, who has appeared in 40 games with an ERA of 0.77. Neshek has 35 strikeouts to just four walks.