Sunday, July 6, 2008

Brewers Send Braun, Sheets, to All-Star Game

Milwaukee fans were encouraged to make a last minute push to get Ryan Braun into the starting lineup for the All-Star game, and the effort was successful. Ryan Braun will start alongside Kosuke Fukudome and Alfonso Soriano in the outfield, leaving Ken Griffey Jr. as the odd man out. According to Anthony Witrado, Braun was actually the second highest vote-getter on the team.

Joining Braun will be Ben Sheets, who was selected by his peers. The starting pitcher for the National League won't be announced until later in the week, but Sheets has the chance to impress the team's manager, Clint Hurdle, when he faces the Rockies on Wednesday.

Corey Hart has the chance to become the 3rd Brewer to make this year's team, as he is one of the five finalists. He'll have to make it over Pat Burrell, Carlos Lee, David Wright, and Aaron Rowand. You can vote for Hart here.

After learning J.J. Hardy was second in fan votes for all shortstops, I though the chances of him becoming an All-Star were quite good. However, that is not the case, although he's probably just as deserving as Miguel Tejada and Christian Guzman.

Make sure you get out the vote for Hart, to give more represenation to the Brewers. Their NL Central counterparts, the Chicago Cubs, have seven selections.

Here's the list of the complete NL and AL All-Star teams.

2 comments:

Jonk said...

Hart, not Hardy, amongst the Final Vote candidates.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
3B David Wright, NYY
OF Pat Burrell, PHI
OF Corey Hart, MIL
OF Carlos Lee, HOU
OF Aaron Rowand, SF

AMERICAN LEAGUE
1B Jason Giambi, NYY
2B Brian Roberts, BAL
3B Evan Longoria, TB
OF Jermaine Dye, CHW
OF Jose Guillen, KC

Jonk said...

Ahh, you updated the post. Nevermind.

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