Friday afternoon was just another day at the office for Jeff McNeil.
Making his first career start in right field, McNeil added two more hits for the Mets and drove in three runs in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Cubs.
His two-run home run in the top of the third put the Mets ahead 3-2, and his RBI single with two outs in the seventh drove in the game-winning run.
McNeil is now hitting .341 on the season, the third highest average in the National League. His .407 OBP is also tied for third in the NL.
He's done it all for the Mets this season, playing just about everywhere defensively and providing a steady bat at the top of the lineup.
Still, with all of those impressive numbers, McNeil finds himself 20th among NL outfielders in the most recent voting update released by MLB. At this last update, McNeil had just over 200,000 votes. For perspective, leading vote-getter Cody Bellinger has over 2.1 million.
His manager, though, believes McNeil deserves a spot in this year's All-Star game in Cleveland.
"He has to be [an All-Star]," Mickey Callaway said. "It just doesn't make sense if he's not, in my opinion. I get to see him every day, and there's no doubt in my mind that he's been an All-Star this year."