The Brewers have had at least three players make the National League all-star team in each of the previous six seasons and at least one starter in each of the past five years. The first streak is almost certain to end Sunday and the latter one is in jeopardy as well, depending on how fan balloting shook out over the final 24 hours before the Thursday night deadline. Leftfielder Ryan Braun, voted to start in the NL outfield for four consecutive seasons and the leading vote-getter in 2011 among all players in the league, ranked third in the outfield balloting in the latest results released last Tuesday, some 100,000 votes ahead San Francisco's Melky Cabrera. A Major League Baseball release Wednesday indicated Cabrera had moved back ahead of Braun with one day remaining in online voting for fans. Los Angeles' Matt Kemp and St. Louis' Carlos Beltran have been 1-2 in the balloting since the first results were announced.
Braun awaits final all-star tally
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jul 1