As it turns out, Ryan Braun is out of the lineup for this afternoon's game with the Cincinnati Reds because of elbow soreness.

Braun was plunked in the left elbow in the first inning last night by Bronson Arroyo, and is really feeling the effects of it today.

"I can barely bend my arm," said Braun, who also was sporting a bandage on the spot on his elbow he got hit.

"Banged-up again," said manager Ron Roenicke, referring to the recurring theme to the season for the Brewers to this point. "Sometimes you get hit in good spots, you can play the next day. But with the off-day tomorrow, I don't think it'll be an issue."