Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brewers Bring Out Long Ball; Braun Leaves With Injury

Mike Cameron. Prince Fielder. Corey Hart. J.J. Hardy. The four of them, all with clear roles on the Brewers for this upcoming season, each hit a home run in Milwaukee's 12-8 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday. But there was one more Brewer that hit a home run, and he better have just as clear of a role of the rest of them. And that was Casey McGehee. McGehee gets the Player of the Game as part of our effort to get him on the squad, as he went 2 for 3 with 4 RBI. He better make the team, Macha!

But the real news out of Wednesday's game was the early departure of Ryan Braun. Braun left with right side stiffness, the same injury that kept him out of a couple games during the World Baseball Classic. Braun is downplaying the injury, but I'd feel better if he sat out the rest of Spring Training and was fully rested for the start of the season.

Other than that, the Trot Nixon experiment has come to an end. With the emergence of Chris Duffy, and Melvin's strange obsession for Tony Gwynn Jr., there just wasn't any room for Trotter on the roster. Elsewhere, Mat Gamel was officially sent to Nashville, while Wes Littleton cleared waivers, and will remain with the club.


Anonymous said...

The first time Braun strained his side & the second time it was just stiff.

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