Story, Arenado need support to start ASG

Rockies shortstop, third baseman rank second in balloting

June 9th, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- With another round of All-Star voting results, a pair of Rockies infielders remain tantalizingly close to their first career starts in the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story both remain second in voting at their positions, with only a Cub ahead of them. Carlos Gonzalez also ranks ninth in voting among National League outfielders with 329,761 votes.
Arenado, the NL leader in home runs and the team's leading vote-getter with 841,147, has some distance to make up behind Kris Bryant, who has 1,172,717. Story comes in much closer to his position leader, with 714,160 votes to Addison Russell's 832,191. However, that's a gap that has widened since the initial round of voting, when just 9,950 votes separated the two.
"I can't say that I expected that, but I'm very confident in the player that I am and that I can be," Story said. "I can see how I'm there right now, but I try not to pay too much attention and just take care of my business here."
Story ranks third in the NL in home runs and leads all rookies and shortstops in slugging percentage.
Manager Walt Weiss supported both Arenado and Story's candidacies before Tuesday's game, while also pointing out right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood should have a case when pitchers are selected. Chatwood leads the Majors among qualified pitchers in ERA on the road with a 0.65 mark.
"If our hitters are going to get penalized for where they play, then our pitchers should at the very least get the benefit of the doubt," Weiss said. "It can't work one way, it's got to work both ways. I think that's very legitimate, talking about Tyler as an All-Star at this point."
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