Correia Likely To Replace Hamels

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Kevin Correia might still be a member of the National League All-Star team.

Although he wasn’t originally selected yesterday, there’s a good chance Correia will replace Philadelphia Phillies starer Cole Hamels on the roster.

Hamels is not going to be able to pitch in the All-Star game because he’s scheduled to make a start on Sunday for the Phillies.

Since Hamels was chosen to the game via the players’ voting ballot, NL manager Bruce Bochy will not select his replacement. Instead, the honor goes to the next-ranked player on the players’ ballot, and that is Kevin Correia.

Correia (11-6) shares the lead for wins with Jair Jurrjens, Roy Halladay, Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia. Correia is the first Pirates pitcher to win 11 games before the All-Star break since Jim Bibby went 11-1 in 1980.

  • chris

    Wow. Completely ridiculous. Correia has been the FOURTH-best starter on the team this year. How sad that people only judge pitchers based on wins.

  • Pele

    Major league baseball has to go to the sports networks (you know which one I mean) and get permission on who gets to play. MLB is controlled by the Yankees, Red Sox and the other 2 or 3 LARGE market teams. They dont want no Pirate in the all star game, do you think that if they had a choice between picking one Pirate or one Philly guess who gets taken.

    You will never have a balanced playing field in pro baseball as long as you allow the networks and large market teams the control then all the others are there just because.

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