Milwaukee Brewers defeat Florida Marlins, 8-3

This is why there's still hope for revitalization.

The Milwaukee Brewers have seen a mostly wretched pitching staff, the starting rotation in particular, for the better part of two seasons. And because of a weak free agent class of pitchers and what seemed like a diminished pipeline of young arms in the farm system, it appeared the Brewers were destined to be a pitching abomination again in 2011.

But right-hander Yovani Gallardo and left-hander Randy Wolf are providi...

In the midst of his charge for a third consecutive 100-RBI season, Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun has been sidelined.

Braun was hit by a pitch in the left elbow in the fifth inning Wednesday night and left the game with a bruise, but initial reports made it appear the injury wasn't a big deal and Braun might not miss a game.

However, after further examination Thursday afternoon, Braun was held out of the series opener against the Florida Marlins and is "day...