Slumping Brewers LF Braun given day off

Slumping All-Star Ryan Braun is out of Milwaukee’s lineup

against the San Francisco Giants.

Braun is 0 for 11 in the series against San Francisco that wraps

up with Thursday’s game. He’s also hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

The left fielder is hitting just .210 at home for the season and

even worse at home during day games, when he’s batting .145 with no

homers and three RBIs.

In previous years, he’s said he’s had trouble with the shadows

that creep across the diamond at Miller Park during day games.

Braun will start in his third straight All-Star Game in the

outfield after leading all outfielders in All-Star voting, just

like in 2008 and 2009.

Joe Inglett will replace Braun in left field.