Milwaukee Brewers defeat New York Mets, 6-3

Those who figured New York Mets ace Johan Santana easily would outpitch Milwaukee Brewers fill-in Mike Burns didn't take into account the Ryan Braun factor.

One of the best hitters in the major leagues against left-handed pitchers of any stature, Braun has more than held his own against Santana, who certainly qualifies as one of the top southpaws in the big leagues.

"I've always been comfortable against left-handed pitchers," said Braun, who is batting .441 against t...

MILWAUKEE - Jerry Manuel maintained for days that the undermanned Mets simply needed to find a way to tread water until the core returned. The manager took a different tact after the Mets lost their season-high fifth straight Tuesday night.

The clubhouse doors remained closed for a half-hour after the 6-3 defeat to the Brewers as Manuel lectured his players not to feel sorry for themselves.

"The whole key was to say that we have enough," Manuel said. "We've got enoug...