Friday, March 20, 2009
According to MLB.COM, Ryan Braun is available for Sunday's game against Japan in Los Angeles. Good news for Team USA, bad news for the Brewers.
The Brewers have the final word on whether or not Braun plays, but will they step in? Braun had the same injury last year that put him on the shelf for a few weeks. This year, the Brew Crew just can't afford to have an ailing Braun. Seriously, Jeff Suppan may be the opening day starter. I feel as if Braun gets hurt, the Brewers will crumble. With the current pitching staff the Brewers will need to score 4+ runs a game to stay competitive. Without Braun, I really don't see it being possible.
Doug Melvin has to be concerned. Just like every Milwaukee Brewer fan out there. Braun is the season.