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Ryan Braun victimized Jason Grilli for the second game in a row

Apr 20, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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Last night, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun blasted his fourth and fifth home runs of the season against the Pirates. His second one was a two-run home run off of Pirates closer Jason Grilli to give the Brewers an 8-7 lead, one they would hold onto for the victory.

Braun did it again on Sunday afternoon. With the Brewers trailing 2-1 in the ninth, the Pirates called on Grilli to lock down the save. But Grilli left an 0-1 breaking ball over the plate and Braun yanked it down the left field line for a solo home run, his sixth of the season.

All six of Braun’s home runs have been hit in the state of Pennsylvania. He blasted three in one game against the Phillies on April 8 along with two on Saturday night and the one on Sunday afternoon.

The Brewers, by the way, would go on to win 3-2 in 14 innings.

  1. huskerguy - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I think you write the articles to bring the Braun trolls out.

    So now we have the Gomez and the Braun haters. Khris Davis must be feeling lonely being the only outfielder not hated.

  2. barkleyblows - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    This is what happens when you take roids. It’s early brewers shouldn’t be past 3 rd place at seasons end.

    • johnnysoda - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      (rolls eyes)

      Tough go of it for Pittsburgh early- lost eight out of their last ten, and suffered two tough losses over the weekend. Hopefully they’ll bounce back.

  3. jjh1982 - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    barkleyblows=blowsbarkley, bring out the jealous haters he’s basically gonna get tested after every home run so get over it already

  4. timmons94 - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Braun is the best player in baseball.. Period… Guy does it all. Wah wah wah to all crybabies saying he cheats. Pirates fans were fools all weekend to Braun. We didn’t seem to mind Byrd last year. Enjoy greatness. Braun is amazing. Ripped my heart out 2 nights in a row. Take notes cutch. Could use u doing something

    • pkers - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      I think Mike Trout is standing outside your window in the rain, making a sad face. Miguel Cabrera is standing next to him, patting him on the shoulder.

  5. sandrafluke2012 - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    So, why did he need steroids?

    • renaado - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:08 PM

      He want some attention, like A-Rod did.

  6. musketmaniac - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    A little April tweaking, traded for a first baseman, now we need to swap melancin and grilli. Braun does look good, but its April, the only reason to be talking records in April is if you start out 20 -0 or 0-20. the brewers are not 20-0, and the buccos are not 0-20.

  7. garypagetwo - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:06 PM


  8. Reflex - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    I’ll probably post this later in the recap again, but for anyone who hasn’t read it Ball Four by Jim Bouton is only $1.99 on the Kindle right now which is a hell of a deal:

    Finally getting around to pick it up myself.

    • renaado - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Wow… Is this available outside the US? I probably might buy this.

      • Reflex - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

        I’m not sure, you could probably make an account on the US website and order it, but I’ve not tried it.

      • Francisco (FC) - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        It is as Kindle is available internationally.

      • renaado - Apr 21, 2014 at 12:07 AM

        Thanks a lot man!

    • mangoman1966 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      Thanks 4 the info. Read that book back in 1970. Think I’ll read it again..a great book

  9. greej1938l - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Barkley blows is a hater. Haters goin hate!!!

  10. northernredneck758 - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Do you haters realize it was PEDS not steroids and it was found around playoff time. And he put up exact numbers the next year after 2011. I agree, lying is to everyone is stupid but lets worry about people who beat their wives or kill people.

    • renaado - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      What’s the difference? Steroid is still an enchancement drug he probably used it cause he has no trust in his durability.. The only difference between him and other steroid users is he isn’t buff like hell.

      • uwsptke - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM

        You really have no idea how steroids work, do you. “I’m going to accuse him of using steroids because he’s a cheater, even though everything I claim to know about steroids indicates that he should have huge muscles.”

        Some PED’s help you build big muscles and increase twitch which helps you hit the ball a long way (Sosa, Bonds, McGwire). Others are used to help reduce inflammation and speed up recovery/healing time (Pettite, Braun).

      • renaado - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:27 AM

        It’s no different from an enchancement drug. I may not know much of this steroid thing but Braun and other players usin PEDS or steroids still used this prohibited substance knowin it’s a violation against the Anti-doping community and Im pretty sure they already know the consequences are when they’ve done that.

      • jayb330 - Apr 21, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        That’s like comparing a pot smoker to full blown black tar heroin user and saying they’re both no good dirt drug users. Get a clue, dude.

      • renaado - Apr 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        Wow… Now i’m totally lost…….. I’ll Lmao for now.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        What he’s trying to say is smoke more dope, Renaado.

        And, I may add, don’t buy everything that Bud Selig has to say about steroids, PEDs, or keeping the game clean.

        But back to the pot. If you don’t smoke it, pass it to me.

  11. fearthehoody - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Ol Goat Eyes = Cheater

  12. musketmaniac - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    ill take this a step further, he wins a couple batting titles, maybe even an mvp after the steriod dust settles. Probably a championship later in his career when he goes back to California. Hopefully not the Dodgers. Oakland would fit him well. Than he is second ballot Hall of Famer, totally proving that H.O.F. is a worthless institution, ran by racists, supported by racists.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      It really is a disgrace that Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Rickey Henderson, Bob Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Lou Brock, Reggie Jackson, Satchel Paige, Willie McCovey, Tony Gwynn, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett have all been denied induction by the racist Hall. What? Really?

  13. musketmaniac - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    And Braun could hit .400 with 50 hrs and 150 rbis this season and not be anywhere near first in the N.l. MVP voting. But that’s the animal of Americas Game, wrong or right those p.c. mother f…ers control all of it!

  14. sickcub - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    The odds of getting caught using fast acting testosterone are great, and I’m sure there are new masking agents. He’s not fooling anybody…

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