As expected, Ryan Braun is sitting todays game out. Thus allowing the left fielder to take two days off. I could even see him being rested Friday since the Pirates are coming to town. Not a team to be taken lightly, as they just ended the Mets' hot streak a couple of days ago. But this would be an ideal situation to get Braun some rest. Hence the idea of placing him on the DL when this first occurred. He would have been back for the series against the Cards had he been put on it right away. Either Braun is playing "tough guy" and didn't disclose the severity of the injury, or Yost is thick-skulled. My money is on the latter.
Kendall is getting the day off too, allowing him to get a couple days off which should spark some more offense in his game. He certainly has been hitting well the last week or so. Mike Rivera is now a wee-bit happier.
Weeks is back in the line up. Yea.
JSOnline.com is reporting that the stubborn city of Waukesha has ok'd the creation of a baseball team in the Northwoods League. Good news for the league, as most teams are situated in isoloated-medium sized cities (Duluth, St. Cloud, Madison). Where as Waukesha is a suburb of Milwaukee (close 2 million people). The park will be built at Frame Park, which is located downtown. I was just there this weekend and there is a lot of work to be done. It will also creat a stir because the wild-life type setting of the park will be rolled over by a parking lot and bleachers. This park will be a great addition to the city, but conservationists are summoning the 'wham-bulance'.