Brewers blow out Phillies, but Braun may have to take time off with injury
Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun carefully watches his pitches getting two walks, this one in the 4th inning during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers didn't have the team's long-time best home run hitter in the lineup after being taken out for a nagging injury which could sideline him for Monday's game and beyond.
They didn't need him.
Home run power by Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado and a masterful pitching performance by Kyle Lohse (8 innings, 1 earned run) gave Milwaukee a 9-1 win over the Phillies Sunday.
Lohse's dominant, 102-pitch outing was the main reason for the win.
Lohse pinch-hit for. Best outing for a #Brewers starter this year. He gets run support today and gave the bullpen a needed rest.— Joe Block (@joe_block) June 9, 2013
The Brewers took out starting left fielder Ryan Braun, specifically due to a thumb issue as the Brewers explained on Twitter.
Ryan Braun left today's game with right thumb soreness. #MILvsPHI— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 9, 2013
Logan Schaefer took over in left field for Braun Sunday.
In the aftermath of the removal from today's game, Braun may be out for a while, according to 620WTMJ's Doug Russell:
Announced to the press box that Braun left today's game with right thumb soreness...so...yeah. He might need to rest for a few days.— Doug Russell (@RussellOnSports) June 9, 2013
According to a tweet later from McCalvy, that seems like it's about to be the case.
Young @kevmassoth updated our Ryan Braun note one last time & it will hit the site soon. Sounds like he'll sit out Monday's opener in Miami.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 9, 2013