St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas.

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Mikolas Headed To All-Star Game, Carpenter Could Join Him

The Cardinals know they'll have one representative, but could have a second player on the NL roster.

July 08, 2018 - 5:13 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals will have one (possibly two) representatives in the MLB All-Star Game. Miles Mikolas has been named to the roster and Matt Carpenter is apart of the Final Vote competition to earn the last NL roster spot. 

The full NL and AL All-Star Game rosters were announced during a selection show, Sunday night on ESPN. The 2018 MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

This is Mikolas' first MLB All-Star Game, as he returned to the U.S. this year after playing three years of pro ball in Japan. He's top-five in the NL in wins and his 2.63 ERA is seventh-best in the NL. 

Carpenter will need some help to get in, as he his up against Jesus Aguilar (MIL), Brandon Belt (SFG), Max Muncy (LAD) and Trea Turner (WSH) in the Final Vote competition. Carpenter is hitting .256 with 16 home runs this season and has made a very strong push for the All-Star roster as of late. In his last 30 games, he's hitting .306 with 10 home runs. 

To get in, he'll have to beat the other four aforementioned finalists in a fan voting competition. Fans can cast votes for the final player on each league's roster online until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Click here to cast your vote.

The Cardinals have had a lot of success in the "Final Vote" competition, which MLB has implemented every year since 2002.  David Freese (2012) and Carlos Martinez (2015) both have earned All-Star roster spots through the Final Vote process.