July 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; National League outfielder Matt Holliday (7) of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI single in the fourth inning of the 2012 All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinal All Stars do the team proud with solid showing


The Cardinals had six All Stars this year in total. Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran were chosen to start, Yadier Molina was initially chosen as a reserve player, Matt Holliday was chosen as an injury replacement, Lance Lynn was picked by his fellow players, and David Freese won the final vote. Molina ended up being taken off the roster due to his bereavement leave, but the other Cardinals all saw action aside from Lance Lynn.

Furcal batted ninth and went 1-3 while scoring one of the NL All Stars eight runs. Beltran drew a walk from the uncharacteristically wild Justin Verlander and scored on Pablo Sandoval‘s bases clearing triple. Holliday replaced Carlos Gonzalez at the DH position and belted an RBI single. He then scored on Melky Cabrera‘s two run shot in the fourth. David Freese was the only Cardinal that didn’t reach base as he struck out in his only at bat.

In all, it was a great showing for the St Louis representatives and a great way for the players to reunite with their former manager.

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