Skip to content

Ryan Braun

  1. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    May 10, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    The Question

    I spent a lot of yesterday on Twitter talking about gay marriage. Short version: I’m pro-gay marriage. Exceedingly so, as I believe it a basic civil right to which I have yet to see any legitimate argument in opposition that comports with the civic culture and history of the United States. I got grouchy at…

  2. Zack Greinke knocks the Reds down, but John Axford lets ‘em back up

    May 9, 2012, 5:50 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers

    Zack Greinke pitched eight shutout innings against the Reds this afternoon. He allowed only two hits. He struck out 11.  That’ll get you a win most days.  But not today. That’s because Johnny Cueto pitched seven shutout innings himself and had better help from his bullpen and the Fates. The Reds beat the Brewers 2-1.…

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 9, 2012, 6:05 AM EST

    Texas Rangers batter Josh Hamilton runs to the dugout after hitting his fourth two-run home run in the eight inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore

    Rangers 10, Orioles 3: Josh Hamilton: four bombs, eight RBI and 18 total bases on a 5 for 5 night.   Every time he does something awesome this year I imagine him muttering something about how dumb it was for Jon Daniels not to talk about a contract extension before the season began. Yankees 5,…

  4. Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games for second positive PED test

    May 7, 2012, 4:34 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    MLB has suspended Guillermo Mota for 100 games after the San Francisco reliever’s second positive test for a performance enhancing drug. Mota first tested positive for a PED in 2006, receiving a 50-game suspension. This time he was found to be using Clenbuterol, which Kirk Radomski famously admitted to giving numerous big leaguers as part of…

  5. Another Brewer down: Alex Gonzalez set for MRI on knee

    May 5, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    Alex Gonzalez

    Here’s a streak that might hold up all year: Alex Gonzalez left Saturday’s game with a right knee injury, making it the fourth straight game in which a Brewers starter has gotten hurt. Tuesday: Mat Gamel (torn ACL – out for the season) Wednesday:  Ryan Braun (Achilles’ tendon – returned Saturday) Friday: Carlos Gomez (hamstring…

  6. Ryan Braun returns to Brewers lineup, but Carlos Gomez likely headed for DL

    May 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    braun reuters

    Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers’ lineup after leaving Thursday’s game and sitting out last night with a sore Achilles’ tendon, but Carlos Gomez remains sidelined by a hamstring injury. No official move has been made yet, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Gomez is almost surely bound for the disabled list tonight…

  7. Ryan Braun is out for tonight’s game

    May 4, 2012, 9:50 PM EST

    braun ap

    If the Brewers lose tonight’s game in San Francisco, it’s totally on a technicality, man: Ryan Braun is out of the Milwaukee Brewers lineup for Friday night’s series opener with San Francisco, two days after the reigning NL MVP left the game at San Diego in the sixth inning with a sore right Achilles tendon. He could still…

  8. Ryan Braun left last night’s game with sore Achilles’ tendon

    May 3, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun followed up his monster three-homer game Monday by swiping his 100th career base Tuesday, but in doing so he injured his Achilles’ tendon. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that there was some thought given to having Braun sit out last night to rest the injury, but instead he started the game and then…

  9. Jeff Suppan goes five scoreless in spot start with Padres

    May 2, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

    jeff suppan getty

    Veteran right-hander Jeff Suppan bounced around between a few different minor league systems in 2011 and had surrendered nine runs (on 17 hits) in 6 2/3 innings through his first two starts this season at Triple-A Tuscon. So it was a shock when the Padres announced Tuesday that they were calling him up for a…

  10. Chris Johnson powers Astros with two homers, six RBI

    May 2, 2012, 6:02 PM EST

    Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson entered Wednesday without a homer in 86 at-bats, but he took Chris Schwinden deep in each of his first two plate appearances today to lead the Astros to an 8-1 win over the Mets. Johnson drove in five runs with the two homers and later added a sixth RBI on a single on…

  11. Why are we surprised by Ryan Braun’s fast start again?

    May 1, 2012, 12:03 PM EST

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun hit three homers last night and, after a tumultuous offseason that had many people worrying about his prospects for 2012, he’s right back to MVP form, hitting .294/.347/.647 with seven homers and sporting an OPS+ of 167, which is exactly what he finished with last season. But there is still some surprise about…

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2012, 5:56 AM EST

    Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish gestures to fans during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Rangers 4, Blue Jays 1: I think it’s safe to say that, after a couple of rocky starts to begin the year, Yu Darvish is starting to get comfortable. He struck out nine Blue Jays while giving up a single run in seven innings. The homer was by the incredibly hot Edwin Encarnacion, who has…

  13. Ryan Braun hits three homers then settles for a triple

    May 1, 2012, 1:21 AM EST

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun hit three homers and then tripled at Petco Park in leading the Brewers to an 8-3 win over the Padres on Monday. Braun struggled this spring while dealing with a possible 50-game steroids suspension that was later overturned, but he’s been locked in since Opening Day. He’s now tied for second in the…

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    Yankees 7, Rangers 4: The platonic ideal of a late-dynasty Yankees game: Four hits for Jeter, homer for A-Rod, a CC Sabathia win and a Mariano Rivera save.  In other news, I sorta feel like I wanna be the guy who starts writing the breathless “can Derek Jeter hit .400?” articles. Maybe I’ll do one…

  15. We may never hear Shyam Das’ explanation for overturning Ryan Braun’s suspension

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:26 PM EST

    Ryan Braun Getty new

    Today marks two months to the day since we learned that Ryan Braun won the appeal of his 50-game PED suspension. The hope was that a written explanation from arbitrator Shyam Das would provide further illumination for why he made his decision, but it turns out we may never get that information. According to the…

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    Rangers 3, Tigers 2: If only there was some form of technology that could rectify bad calls. Some magical device that could allow officials to see what really happened on a baseball field when the umpires miss it. A bit of sorcery that could put right what was wrong and prevent a game from being…

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Twins 6, Yankees 5: Justin Morneau hit two homers. That’s four homers in six games, which hopefully means that Morneau is back to his mashing ways. Jason Marquis, who missed most of spring training when his daughter was seriously injured in a bicycle accident, made his first ever start in Yankee Stadium and got the…

  18. Ryan Braun out of the lineup with chest/ribcage tightness

    Apr 11, 2012, 1:47 PM EST

    braun ap

    Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers’ lineup for this afternoon’s game because of what the team is calling chest and ribcage tightness, but manager Ron Roenicke told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that they believed it’s a minor injury. Braun has played at least 150 games in each of his four full seasons in the…

  19. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  20. Aramis Ramirez expects big boos for Ryan Braun this year

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    aramis ramirez ap

    The Brewers opened their regular-season schedule with a home series against the Cardinals, so we haven’t been given a taste of what kind of vitriol Ryan Braun is in for this summer at road parks. But that will change Monday when Braun and the Brewers head to Chicago for a four-game set against the Cubs.…

  21. And now, the top 20 jerseys sold

    Apr 5, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals' Freese watches his game winning home run with Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lowe during the 11th inning in Game 6 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    MLB and the MLBPA just released the list of the top 20 jerseys sold in the past year. The list contains the usual gang you’d expect. Except I was somewhat surprised at David Freese at number 20, but I guess that World Series homer was quite the moment for Cards fans. Anyway: 1.    Derek Jeter, New…

  22. Springtime Storylines: Is there life after Prince Fielder in baseball’s smallest market?

    Apr 2, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    ryan braun reuters

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: A Battered Brew Crew. The Big Question: Can the Brewers still be successful without their Prince? Milwaukee put it all…

  23. The Reds go too far with Joey Votto’s $225 million deal

    Apr 2, 2012, 7:26 PM EST

    Joey Votto

    Ever since Joey Votto won the 2010 NL MVP award, it seemed like Reds fans were counting down the days to his departure. The Reds weren’t going to pony up the money Votto so clearly deserved, and Votto, for his part, seemed OK with the idea of spending the second half of his career in…

  24. Ryan Braun has played through a groin injury for several weeks, but sat out today’s game

    Mar 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    braun reuters

    Ryan Braun was a late scratch from today’s game with a strained groin and manager Ron Roenicke revealed that the reigning MVP has been playing through the injury for several weeks. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the injury “flared up yesterday after Braun started against the Rangers.” Braun is expected to sit out tomorrow…

  25. T.J. Simers’ annual cheap shot column

    Mar 20, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Simers

    It was a year ago tomorrow that L.A. Times’ columnist T.J. Simers filed what was one of the worst, low-rent columns I’ve seen in a while. Ripping Marcus Thames for being exactly what he is: a platoon/bench outfielder who is not an All-Star. It wasn’t some meta thing. He wasn’t making a larger point. He…

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. M. Cabrera (4576)
  2. W. Miley (3438)
  3. M. Kemp (3244)
  4. C. Headley (2719)
  5. J. Lester (2659)
  1. E. Santana (2638)
  2. Y. Cespedes (2606)
  3. M. Scherzer (2491)
  4. I. Desmond (2291)
  5. C. Hamels (2161)