If the All-Star voting ended yesterday, the Phillies would have three starters in the National League lineup.
Second baseman Chase Utley, outfielder Raul Ibanez and shortstop Jimmy Rollins all lead in the voting at their respective positions.
Utley stormed past St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols to take the overall lead among all positions in voting announced yesterday. Utley now has 2,273,355 votes to Pujols' 2,158,036. Utley is pulling away from the Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson, who is in second place with 904,648 votes.
With 1,897,905 votes, Ibanez leads all outfielders and is third overall as he vies for his first All-Star appearance. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun is second (1,667,029) and the Mets' Carlos Beltran is third (1,367,412). Beltran holds a slight lead over the Cubs' Alfonso Soriano (1,340,699). The Phillies' Shane Victorino (1,116,524) has moved into fifth place, a spot ahead of suspended Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez (999,800).
Rollins remains the leader at shortstop after taking the top spot from Florida's Hanley Ramirez last week. Rollins has 1,216,007 votes, with Ramirez at 1,128,547.
First baseman Ryan Howard remains in second place behind Pujols for the July 14 game in St. Louis.
Carlos Ruiz has moved up to fourth among catchers and Pedro Feliz is fourth among third basemen.
Charlie Manuel will manage the NL All-Stars. *