Three Phillies All Stars

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The fans voted for Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez to start the 2009 All Star Game in St. Louis. Ryan Howard made the team as a reserve.

Utley is headed to his fourth consecutive All Star Game. The last second baseman to start in four straight was Craig Biggio and the last Phillies player to do it was Mike Schmidt. Utley is batting .300 with 17 home runs.

Ibanez, who remains on the disabled list, will make his first All Star appearance.

Ryan Howard will be making his second All Star appearance and first since 2006. Howard is batting .255 and is third in the league with 60 runs batted in.

There is one empty roster spot. The Phillies could send Shane Victorino to the mid-summer classic. Vote for the final vote!

In other Phillies news, Scott Eyre was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Sergio Escalona was sent down to the minors. Eyre says he feels better, but is still "rusty."


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