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.