Braun comes through in a pinch

Sitting out the game due to his ailing shoulder, Ryan Braun came off the bench in the 9th inning and smacked a Leo Nunez fastball deep into the left field bleachers at Sun Life Stadium to give Milwaukee a 6-5 lead. It was Braun’s first career pinch-hit homer, his first since May 15th, and his 13th on the season. John Axford came on in the bottom of the 9th and walked three batters before closing out the game, giving the Brewers a win to remember over the Marlins. After the game, Braun admitted that he had not swung the bat at all before the pinch-hit at-bat. Now that is the Brawn of Braun. Milwaukee improved to 31-25 on the season; and Braun should be back in the lineup tomorrow.

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One comment

  1. nancy

    this is my ‘torn between two lovers’ weekend, so how could i not love this game? (course, cant post that on facebook, or my nieces will rat on me). i have to say, tho i was sad to see the marlins blow another save (wonder how often both teams blow saves in the same inning), it was nice to see braun move off 12 and the crew get a little road love. loving your baseball blogging!

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