Ryan Braun Gets Day Off To Rest His Thumb


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Today the Brewers and Cardinals square off in the third and final game of this series this afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers will try to avoid being swept by the red birds and having their 9-game winning streak snapped on Monday. Today, the Brewers will have to put some offense together without right fielder, Ryan Braun, as he is being given the day off to rest his thumb, according to Brewers beat writer and MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy.

Ryan Braun had some really bad at-bats last night, so it was somewhat expected he’d get the day off today. Tom Haudricourt tweeted out that the thumb isn’t going to get any better and that surgery will eventually have to take place. Jonathan Lucroy will bat in the three-hole in place of Braun today. Here’s how the lineups look for today’s finale.

Milwaukee Brewers

1. CF Carlos Gomez

2. SS Jean Segura

3. C Jonathan Lucroy

4. 3B Aramis Ramirez

5. LF Khris Davis

6. 2B Scooter Gennett

7. 1B Mark Reynolds

8. RF Logan Schafer

9. SP Wily Peralta

St. Louis Cardinals

1. 2B Kolten Wong

2. RF Allen Craig

3. LF Matt Holliday

4. 1B Matt Adams

5. C Yadier Molina

6. SS Jhonny Peralta

7. CF Jon Jay

8. 3B Daniel Descalso

9. SP Joe Kelly

Today’s game will not be on Fox Sports Wisconsin, however you can catch in on 620 WTMJ (radio) or if you aren’t in the Milwaukee area, MLB Network will have coverage of the game (Pirates vs. Reds in other regions).