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Ryan Braun sitting out fifth straight game

May 1, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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Ryan Braun has avoided the disabled list so far, but tonight the Brewers right fielder is sitting out his fifth consecutive game with a strained oblique muscle.

Elian Herrera subbed for Braun in right field for the first four of those games, but the Brewers just demoted him back to the minors and will apparently use first baseman/third baseman Mark Reynolds in right field now. Not only has Reynolds never started a game in the outfield, he has a grand total of four career innings there. So that should be pretty interesting to watch.

As for Braun, a disabled list stint seems likely if only because players with oblique injuries rarely are able to return within two weeks. He was last in the Brewers’ lineup Saturday.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - May 1, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    HGH reduces gritty-ness

    • The Almighty Cabbage - May 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Wow… that’s really clever. How long did it take you to come up with that?

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

        Mmmmm……12 seconds? I don’t know, I didn’t time it

      • The Almighty Cabbage - May 2, 2014 at 6:37 PM

        Well by golly, I’m impressed. At this point I would have to guess that if you can just learn to tie your own shoes and quit eating paint chips your parents will let you out of the basement a little more often.

        Keep up the good work.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        Yea….it’s going to be a long season for you if you get this worked up by a simple mention of PED’s and Braun in the same sentence.

        But hey – Kudo’s on the A level comeback.

    • beermakers - May 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

      I am pretty sure that horse has been dead for longer than 12 seconds… have fun beating it for the rest of your life any time the name Braun or Brewers show up.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

        Come on – everyone on here knows “gritty” is a poke at Kirk Gibson :)

      • stercuilus65 - May 1, 2014 at 8:27 PM

        Boo hoo, a month off his suspension and they are still calling Braun on it. Boo hoo!

      • beermakers - May 1, 2014 at 11:41 PM

        I guess if you forget, October, November, December January, February, and most of March… then yeah only a month off his suspension.

        I know its hard for a lot of people… but maybe its time to move on, but it seems some people would rather try to find excuses to hold onto a grudge.

  2. greej1938l - May 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Brewers don’t even need him lol. There tearing it up!

  3. mattyheisman - May 1, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Is it just me or is he looking a little skinny these days?

  4. beermakers - May 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    It stinks because its shorterning their bunch quite a bit, but I understand they don’t want to rush him back and have it get really messed up, because he would miss more than 5-7 days.

    Besides this stretch has been really good for less experienced or guys that don’t get much playing time and hopefully it helps them in the long run

  5. deetrain11 - May 2, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    JUST SEARCH THE ARTICLE ON THIS SITE THAT SAYS……Ryan Braun tested positive for synthetic testosterone……AND LOOK AT THE PICTURE!!! HIS NECK LOOKS LIKE A NFL LB….SOMEONE LIKE BRIAN CUSHING FOR EXAMPLE. BUT ALL JOKES ASIDE, HE DOES REALLY LOOK LIKE HE COULD PLAY FOOTBALL IN THE OLD 2011 PICTURE….AND NOW HE LOOKS A LOT SMALLER IN THE FACE……HE HAD VEINS POPPING OUT OF HIS NECK. BIGGIO AND BAGWELL WENT THROUGH THAT SAME BODY MAKEOVER DOWN HERE IN HOUSTON, AFTER THE STEROID PUBLIC BACKLASH….BUT DON’T BRING THAT UP ON ANY LOCAL SPORTS TALK SHOW. IT WAS LIKE THAT WITH ROGER TOO, BEFORE THE TRAINER WENT PUBLIC. HELL BRAUN COULD STAR IN BENJAMIN BUTTONS PART II…..THE WAY HE LOST WEIGHT ALL OF A SUDDEN!!!

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