Halladay, Lee, Hamels and Polanco Are All-Stars
The moment Cliff Lee returned to Philadelphia many believed the Phillies had assembled one of the greatest rotations in baseball history.
That rotation will be well represented at the All-Star Game.
Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Lee each earned a spot on the National League All-Star team, which was announced Sunday afternoon. Fans voted Placido Polanco as the starting third baseman.
Halladay is 11-3 with a 2.44 ERA, leading the league with six complete games. Lee is 9-5 with a 2.66 ERA, entering Sunday’s start against Toronto having thrown three consecutive shutouts and allowing one run in 42 innings in June. Cole Hamels is 9-4 with a 2.41 ERA, establishing himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball.
Together they have helped the Phillies earn the best record in baseball.
It is the first time in franchise history the Phillies have had three pitchers selected to the same All-Star team. It is the first time they have had two pitchers since Curt Schilling and Paul Byrd in 1999. Schilling started that game.
Halladay could be the starting pitcher, although that remains to be seen.