Atlanta Braves defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 11-3

The Atlanta Braves arrived in town with the worst road record in the National League and the 14th-ranked offense in terms of runs scored.

You would never know it by what has transpired the past two evenings at Miller Park, which quickly is becoming a haven for visiting clubs.

The Braves drubbed the hospitable Milwaukee Brewers again Tuesday night by the score of 11-3, pulling away with eight late runs against an overworked bullpen.

In dropping the first two games ...

Doug Melvin said he was talking to one of Livan Hernandez's former general managers Tuesday, which was sort of like someone saying they were speaking with one of Liz Taylor's ex-husbands.

"He said if he had brought Hernandez back, they would have run him out of town," Melvin said.

Considering that Hernandez has changed uniforms eight times in 15 big-league seasons, the Brewers GM wasn't exactly violating anyone's trust when he passed along that part of the conversati...

Ryan Braun is expected to miss his second consecutive game Wednesday with a bruised and swollen left elbow, but the Brewers' leftfielder considers himself fortunate.

Had the fastball from Atlanta's Tommy Hanson that hit Braun just above the elbow Monday night been an inch lower, the consequences could have been much worse.

"If it had hit me right on the elbow, I'd be shocked if it wasn't fractured," he said. "Hopefully, it's a few days instead of what it could have b...