Braun reaches 30-30 as Brewers eliminate Reds

Go ahead and say what you'd like about everyone else, but Ryan Braun is the National League's Most Valuable Player.

Ryan Braun solidified his case for NL MVP (if he hadn’t already) with a two home run performance during a Friday night win in Cincinnati. The two blasts made Braun the second Brewer to accumulate 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season, the first being Tommy Harper in 1970. “I’m really proud,” said Braun. “There’s a reason it’s only been done one other time in franchise history. It’s a hard thing to do.” The Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3, eliminating them from playoff contention, while the Brewers shrunk their Magic Number to 7.

Oh yeah, Wolf got the win to improve to 13-9, Prince went deep for his 33rd, Kotsay and Kottaras also went yard, and Axford picked up his 43rd save (40th in a row).

Here are Braun’s numbers and National League rank in each category.

AVG: .330 (2nd)

OBP: .396 (4th)

SLG: .590 (1st)

OPS: .986 (1st)

HR: 30 (T-8th)

RBI: 99 (5th)

R: 100 (T-1st)

SB: 31 (T-7th)

MVP: YES

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One comment

  1. nancy

    and what a performance tonight! now leading reyes for avg, and he blasts thru the 100 rbi mark. cards lose and dbacks are losing. what more could i ask from mlb today? but dude, dont you know the over-apostrophecation of america is my pet peeve? (clearly, making up new words is not) ya got one too many “it’s”s.

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