The Reds infield will be well represented at the All-Star Game, with Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto selected for the second team. Gennett and Suarez will make their first appearance as All-Stars. This is Joey Votto’s sixth time being selected. Former Reds Shin-Soo Choo and Aroldis Chapman were also selected. The game is July 17 in Washington D.C.

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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  1. I didn’t think all three would make it, but glad they did. I just hope Scooter is used as a pinch hitter and uses the rest of the time to rest the shoulder

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  2. That’s good news.

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  3. Congratulations to all 3. I was pleasantly surprised that Votto was selected, but happy that he made the team. But Suarez and Gennett were clear cut, and especially since this is the first All-Star game for both I’m really pleased that they were recognized.

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  4. Hopefully this will be the first of many for Geno, well deserved, congratulations!

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  5. Pleasantly surprised that all three are safely in, Votto a bit unexpectedly for me too. I had figured either Eugenio or Scooter would get in outright but that the other would end up in the last man run off.

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  6. I’m more surprised Iglesias didn’t make the cut as a reliever.

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    • Not saying anything new but it’s been obvious Iggy has not been as ‘close down’ in the last month as previously.

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    • His numbers really don’t stand out as being elite and without the low ERA and high save totals he isn’t going to get much attention. If he was putting up a sub 2 ERA and throwing 100 MPH regularly he would be in

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  7. Congratulations to all three. I was kind of hoping Scooter would get a chance to rest the shoulder, but I am sure he is glad to trade that for his first all star appearance.

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  8. One easy way to get Scooter’s shoulder some rest would be to give Dilson Herrera a few starts! Deserves the All-Star nod though, as does Geno. Votto deserves every accolade we can ever bestow upon him.

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Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky's Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve's thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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