David Wright leads Pablo Sandoval in National League All-Star voting

USA TODAY Sports

The Mets third baseman leads Kung-Fu Panda by over 100,000 votes in the latest tally,

It might be because Craig Carton used calendar models to stuff the ballot box and it might be because Pablo Sandoval hasn't actually played a baseball game in two weeks, but either way the news is good for Mets fans: David Wright has overtaken the Panda Man in National League All-Star voting as of Sunday night.

Although last week Wright was trailing by over 100,000 votes, today he is leading by 128,831 votes, and everyone agrees that he should be the man to start at third base for the National League team at Citi Field on July 16.

This season, Wright has 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and a .309/.390/.533 batting line. Sandoval has 8 home runs, 37 RBI, and a .289/.326/.427 line. According to Fangraphs WAR, Wright is the best third baseman in the NL by a 1.3-win margin (and that's over Todd Frazier, not Sandoval).

If you want to support Wright (or other under-appreciated players like Matt Carpenter of St. Louis and former Met Carlos Gomez), you can vote here until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 4.

The All-Star rosters will be announced in a FOX television special on July 6. With the way Matt Harvey is pitching, the Mets have a pretty good chance to have two players in the National League starting lineup.

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