Jun 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee (9) reacts after hitting a double against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins defeated the Phillies, 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Casey McGehee Falls Short

 

The Marlins hot-corner may be leading the NL in hits as of Thursday, but the Twitter Final Vote count came up short for Casey McGehee in his last chance to make the 33-man All-Star roster. The #VoteHitsMcGehee movement, along with the help of Dallas Keuchel’s #VoteKeuchel effort, finished last among the five candidates.

There was some convincing evidence for McGeehee to join the All-Star roster: he is batting .320/.387/.391 with 112 hits, but just one of those was a home run.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and White Sox lefty Chris Sale, who earned 8.8 million and 6.7 million votes, will join their respective teams’ rosters as Final Vote winners.

Despite late Twitter push, McGehee doesn’t win vote for final NL All-Star roster spot | Miami Herald

The Marlins’ #VoteHitsMcGehee campaign surged on Thursday, but fell short. It did give us a silly photo of Giancarlo Stanton and A.J. Ramos just broin’ out on twitter, which can be seen in this post.

Miami Marlins: Fans fail to recognize McGehee, tab Rizzo for final NL All-Star spot | Sun-Sentinel

McGeehee, at the time this news brief was published, was leading the NL in hits (112) and batting average with runners in scoring position (.398), and tied for second in multi-hit games (32). Despite the compelling case, voters still opted for the 24-year old Rizzo.

Global push for #VoteHitsMcGehee | Fish Pond

McGeehee received strong support from Japan during his campaign, thanks to his 2013 stint with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

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