Rare Brewer All Star Moments, #5: Sheets' Start

This is part six in a ten part series chronicling the greatest Brewer moments in All Star Game history.

While the 2008 season is one of the more memorable in Brewer history, at the All Star Break the 2008 Brewers were still in third place, five games back of the Cubs and half a game back of the Wild Card-leading Cardinals. Despite the fact that they were outside the playoff picture at this point the Brewers sent three players to the game: Ben Sheets was the NL's starting pitcher, Ryan Braun started in left field and Corey Hart was on the bench as the winner of the "Final Vote."

Sheets had two eventful innings on the mound, but managed to keep runs from crossing the plate. He allowed a single and stolen base to Derek Jeter in the first and two walks and another stolen base in the second, but also recorded three strikeouts in the short outing. When Sheets turned the ball over to Carlos Zambrano in the third inning the game was still scoreless.

The game eventually went to extra innings tied at 3, and remained that way until Michael Young's walkoff sac fly against Brad Lidge in the bottom of the 15th to give the AL a 4-3 win. Ryan Braun went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, and Corey Hart entered the game in the sixth and also went 0-for-3.

This was Sheets' fourth and final All Star appearance as a Brewer.

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