Lee, Brown named to NL All-Star team

Lee, Brown named to NL All-Star team

July 6, 2013, 7:00 pm
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National League roster

C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

For the AL starters and a breakdown of both rosters, click here.

In less than five months, Domonic Brown has gone from one of the Phillies’ biggest question marks to one of their two All-Stars.

Brown and Cliff Lee were selected to the National League All-Star team on Saturday night. The game will be played July 16 at Citi Field in New York. Lee will be making his fourth trip to the Midsummer Classic and Brown his first.

For Brown, the honor is a personal highlight in what has been a stellar first half. The 25-year-old leftfielder entered Saturday night ranked second in the NL with 22 homers and fifth with 60 RBIs. Not bad for a guy who reported to spring training surrounded by doubts after three lackluster showings with the club the previous three seasons.

"It's definitely an honor, Brown said. "I worked hard to get here. I set my goals high and this was one of them."

Brown was voted in on the players’ ballot.

“He was chosen by his peers and that’s great,” GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “He deserves it. He’s one of the best offensive players in the National League right now and he’s really improved his defense in left field.”

“He’s earned every bit of it,” manager Charlie Manuel added. “He’s worked hard.”

Brown could be chosen to participate in the Home Run Derby a week from Monday night. He told Comcast SportsNet’s Leslie Gudel that he would participate if invited. Amaro said the team was in favor of Brown’s participation in the derby. Two Phillies – Bobby Abreu and Ryan Howard – have won the event.

Lee was chosen by NL manager Bruce Bochy. The 34-year-old lefty is 10-2 with a 2.73 ERA. He ranks second in the NL with 131 2/3 innings pitched and fourth with 119 strikeouts. His 1.4 walks per nine innings is the third-lowest mark in the league.

“He’s one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game,” Amaro said.

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