Vote for George Springer and Trevor Story and Enter to Win Astros Tickets
Before last night’s 5-2 win versus the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros announced that second baseman Jose Altuve would be the starter in the All-Star game. A little later, it was announced that closer Will Harris also made the team as one of the relievers. However, absent from the announcements was Carlos Correa and George Springer. Correa was a preseason favorite for MVP but hasn’t produced as much as projected.
Springer, on the other hand, has played better than expected this season becoming a dynamic leadoff hitter who makes legendary plays in the outfield. Why did he not make the team, that’s an argument for another day? He is one of the five players who are up for the 2016 All-Star Final Vote, so he needs your vote Astros fans.
Who is he going up against?
I might be just a tad biased, but he is the best overall player in this group. The other players trump him in batting average, but Springer leads with the 19 homers and second to Kinsler in RBI’s. Something has to be said about Springer’s defensive skills and overall impact on the team. While Altuve is the team MVP and Correa is the phenom, they would not have the recent success without Springer in the lineup.
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To get some help outside of Houston, I have paired up with RoxPileFS.com, the Rockies FanSided site to team up to vote Springer and Trevor Story into the All-Star game. I am asking all Astros fans to #VoteSpringer and #StoryTime to help get them in. Story might be the underdog with more fans probably betting for Brandon Belt in the Bay Area, but he has had a breakout rookie season with similar stats to Springer.
#VoteSpringer CTH Contest
The voting for the final vote concludes on Friday, so to motivate you guys to vote for Springer and Story, I will be giving away two tickets via Talking Stros in a contest. If you are interested in entering, here are the rules.
- Vote as many times online at MLB Final Vote and take a screenshot.
- Vote 10 plus times via text by texting 89269 “A5” and “N5,” then take a screenshot.
- Tweet both screenshots with the following hashtags #CTHFinalVote, #VoteSpringer, #StoryTime, and #FinalVote.
- Follow @TalkingStros.
Just to help me out, send a Tweet to @Eric_CTH that you have finished the requirements to win the two Astros tickets. Springer deserves you to give your best effort to get him in the game, make the game winning catch to save the game. Listen to Talking Stros Sunday night’s 7-9 pm central for real Astros talk (Live/podcast). We talk Astros baseball when no one else does.
***Stats via MLB.com***