BEHOLD THE PHILLIES ALL-STAR INFIELD: HARPER, TURNER AND BOHM!

By Peter Gleason

The Phillies are sending three infielders to the MLB All-Star Game:

Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and Alec Bohm were among the starters named last night.

Turner won out over Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts in a close vote — although Betts wouldn’t be able to play in the game because of a broken left hand. Meanwhile, Bohm will be making his first All-Star start after having won 70% of the final voting over San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado.

Harper, the National League’s leading vote-getter, is currently nursing a left hamstring injury but is expected to play in the game.

“Obviously it’s something you dream about as a kid, it’s something that’s not to be taken lightly,” Bohm said.

“But I think it’s just going to be cool to be able to look to my left and see the guy I play with every night over there, and look across the field and throw the ball to the guy I throw the ball to every night, so I think it’s just kind of cool to be able to have that moment with a couple of the guys that showed you the way.”

NL All-Star Starters

“Hopefully [second baseman Bryson] Stott makes it as well,” Phillies manager Rob Thomson said.

“Atlanta had it last year where all four of their infielders made it.”

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