Braun selected for NL All-Star team
Only Brewer named to mid-summer classic
MILWAUKEE — Ryan Braun was named to the National League All-Star team — the only Milwaukee Brewer headed to the game in Kansas City July 10th.
Braun was not voted as one of the starters by the fan vote, but with the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp on the disabled list, it’s likely Braun will be starting in the game after all.
Braun finished fourth in the fan balloting behind Melky Cabrera of the Giants, Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals, and Kemp.
After winning the NL MVP award last year, Braun’s statistics are actually better this season. Through 72 games, Braun is hitting .313 with 22 home runs and 55 RBI — all three stats ahead of last year’s pace.
By making his fifth All-Star team, Braun ties a Brewers record shared by Cecil Cooper and Paul Molitor.
Braun is still looking for his first base hit in an All-Star Game. He’s 0 for 7 in his three starts.