Mike Fiers has been with the Milwaukee Brewers a little less than three weeks but already has learned not to turn his back when Ryan Braun is at the plate. "I'm not even surprised anymore," said Fiers. "Whatever he does, I'm not surprised. It's crazy to see him out there. I'm just glad he's on my team. It's stupid." With Braun socking two home runs and Fiers turning in seven strong innings in his fourth big-league start, the Brewers pulled away to a 6-2 interleague victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. It was the second consecutive triumph for the Brewers over their regional rivals, somewhat easing the pain of a disastrous three days in Kansas City. The Twins' beautiful facility is not known to favor hitters, but Braun must have missed that memo. He has socked three home runs in the first two games of the series, each impressive in its own way. "He's just got tremendous power," said manager Ron Roenicke. "There are no ballparks that can hold him when he hits the ball well. When you see a guy going to right-center as a right-handed hitter in this ballpark, it's struck really well. He's like a left-handed power hitter. "It's ridiculous when he hits a ball well."
Fiers, Braun lead Brewers past Twins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jun 17