So you get honored with four All-Star selections. Should you be happy? Or a teensy bit disappointed there weren't more?
Go with greedy.
Puig was elected as a starting outfielder in voting by fans. Kershaw and Gordon were voted in by fellow players, and Greinke was chosen by St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny.
It is the fourth All-Star selection for Kershaw, the second for Greinke (first in the National League) and the first for Puig and Gordon.
This is the first time the Dodgers have had four All-Stars selected since 2010 (
The Dodgers, of course, were holding out hope that pitchers
There was a cry for Puig to make the All-Star team last year after his sensational start with the Dodgers, even though he'd been in the major leagues for barely a month. That went for naught, but this time he was one of three leading vote-getters in the outfield almost all along. The other starting outfielders are
Puig is hitting .307 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 50 runs.
Kershaw is 10-2 with a 1.85 ERA that would lead the majors if he had pitched enough innings to qualify (he's short by only 1 2/3 innings). He has an 0.87 WHIP, 115 strikeouts and only 12 walks in 87 1/3 innings. Kershaw missed about six weeks early this season with a sore shoulder. Oh yeah, he also threw a no-hitter last month.