Paul Goldschmidt narrows gap in NL All-Star voting

Paul Goldschmidt ranks in the National League's top two in seven statistical categories.

Justice hasn’t prevailed yet, but we’re saying there’s a chance.

In the second report of National League All-Star voting, released Tuesday, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had moved up to second place in balloting and narrowed the gap on leader Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt, who was third in the initial returns of a week ago, now has 1,067,482 votes, compared with 1,380,696 for Gonzalez. Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo, who had been second, has falled back to third with 834,554.

For those rare few who have just awoken from a coma and need a reminder of Goldschmidt’s worthiness, we point out where he ranks among NL statistical leaders:

Nowhere does Gonzalez’s name appear higher in the rankings.

So there you have it. Voting continues through midnight (ET) on July 2, so there’s still time to weigh in. Click here and vote up to 35 times.

You can vote for more than first base, of course. Other current leaders are Giants catcher Buster Posey, Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter, shortstop Jhonny Peralda and outfielder Matt Holliday.