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Ryan Braun out of tonight’s lineup with Achilles tightness

May 31, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

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Matt Kemp and Troy Tulowitzki aren’t the only National League stars who are hurting.

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan Braun is out of tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers in order to rest nagging tightness in his right Achilles tendon. The injury has flared up at various times this season and he felt it again last night on a slide into second base.

Fortunately for the Brewers, it doesn’t appear to be a major concern, as Braun is available off the bench. Norichika Aoki is making the start in left field tonight.

Braun is batting .309/.395/.608 with 14 home runs, 36 RBI and a 1.003 OPS over 210 plate appearances this year. The Brewers have won three straight games entering play tonight, but sit in fourth place in the National League Central at 22-28.

  1. saints97 - May 31, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Nothing a little testosterone booster won’t fix right up.

  2. brianbosworthisstonecold - May 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    He needs more herpes pills! Stat!

  3. sportsfreak61787 - May 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Haha I’m a cards fan and even I can’t stand the repetitive, non original, lame comments about braun everytime there is a article about him or the brewers. Take a look at the numbers from his tainted season an compare them to the rest of his career including this year where he is probably being tested every week an doesn’t have fielded protecting him in the clean up spot. ya that’s what I thought virtually identical if nething he has more power this year…..morons get a life.

  4. rcali - May 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Cheater. No hate, I’d do it too if I could have a team pay me millions.

  5. cosanostra71 - May 31, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    nothing a little stanozolol can’t fix

  6. fiddytucker - Jun 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Take the red pill!

  7. fiddytucker - Jun 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Room services, I gotcho juice!

  8. whodeytn - Jun 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    lol @ the cards fan. What a goon.

  9. muskyhunter2542 - Jun 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Just give it up already!!!! Guy is having an amazing year right now under the watchfull eyes of MLB, and everyone else… Also doing it getting booed without any mercy from opposing fans.

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