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All-Star David Freese scratched with bruised leg

Jul 8, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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Great news for the Marlins: there’s still a chance Greg Dobbs could go the All-Star Game after all.

David Freese was hit by two pitches Saturday and one left him with a bruised left leg, causing him to be scratched from Sunday’s lineup. As of right now, he’s still a go for Kansas City on Tuesday, but that could change. Freese won the Final Vote to become the fourth third baseman on the NL All-Star squad.

Matt Carpenter replaced Freese in the Cardinals’ lineup today.

  1. - Jul 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    If I were a Reds fan, I would propose that my player’s getting hit twice in a game was a premeditated strike by the opposing manager to get his guy into the All-Star game.

  2. maynardstool - Jul 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Yeah but if you were a reds fan, you’d be doing way more bitching and moaning.

    That’s really all they do well.

  3. astrosfan75956 - Jul 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Greg Dobbs would be in fact the least deserving all star of all time.

  4. paperlions - Jul 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    They should replace Freese with Heyward. If the goal is to win the AS game, you shouldn’t need depth at all positions, just leave the best guys in for most/all of the game. If people want to use the “this time it counts so the best guys should go” argument….well, then the best guys should play all 9 and the other 20 guys should enjoy the show from the bench.

  5. hondoheaven47 - Jul 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    If they need to replace Freese, how about Aaron Hill? They’ve got enough third basemen with Wright, Sandoval and Chipper already on the roster. There’s also a glut of outfielders, but not middle infielders.

    • paperlions - Jul 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      That is a fantastic idea….I just want to see all 5 guys from the “final vote” list make the team (as Jones, Freese, Bourne, and Harper are already on the team)….kind of invalidates the whole process, doesn’t it?

      • hondoheaven47 - Jul 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        I agree. I thought it was a little fishy that they named Chipper to the team in the middle of the “Final Vote.” Why not wait until the vote is over and then name him if he didn’t win? If I recall, Chipper was the leading vote-getter at the time he was named to the game. The whole process seems invalidated at this point.

  6. jumbro10 - Jul 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Perfect opportunity to put the best all around 2nd basemen in the league onto the team. Datdudebp should be the replacement.

  7. okwhitefalcon - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Freese is playing Tuesday, no replacement needed.

  8. yarguy - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    It’s time Pouliot just stopped writing about baseball. He had NO evidence that Freese would be scratched from the All-Star Game; his headline is just misleading (hopeful?) speculation on his part. There was never any announcement that would justify it. And once it was shown to be as bogus as most things he writes are just speculation (see also his hate for the Blue Jays: hoping Lawrie will get beaned, claiming Rasmus tried to injure Pedroia), he didn’t change it. Fact is, despite Pouliot’s fervent wishes, Freese eventually played Sunday, took a walk on 4 Heath Bell so-called pitches and scored the winning run. And will appear at the All-Star Game. So unless Pouliot can show us where he got the information from (other than from where he sits), then perhaps we should ask if NBC Sports has any standards for its “journalists”.

  9. materialman80 - Jul 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    I say Freese shows.

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