December 19, 2014

Braun is set to represent the Brewers in All-Star game tonight

Ryan Braun is the only member of the Milwaukee Brewers playing in tonight’s

Ryan Braun at All-Star presser

Major League Baseball all-star game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  He’ll start in left field and bat 3rd.

Braun’s appointment is well deserved after hitting .306 in the first half with 24 home runs and 61 rbi’s.

Braun’s first at bat tonight will come against Detroit’s Justin Verlander, who has been named the American League starter.

AUDIO: Ryan Braun on facing Justin Verlander :17

Braun had been voted in as a starter in the previous four all-star games.  This time, he was elected by the players because Matt Kemp of the Dodgers had to pull out with hamstring issues.

Braun will be playing for former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa.

AUDIO: Ryan Braun on playing for former Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa :24

Besides Braun, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is also on tonight’s National League coaching staff. 

The winner of tonight’s game gets home field advantage in the upcoming World Series.