- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
He'll enter Wednesday hitting .240 with three home runs, seven RBIs and yep, still that worrisome thumb problem. So I ask you with a relatively straight face, in the big picture, what really changed?
The talented Braun made a few adjustments and overcame mass booing in his personal paradise of Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to smack three no-doubt home runs and drive in a ridiculous seven in an impressive 10-4 victory. In 20 career games in this lovely -- and angry, at least Tuesday -- ballpark, Braun is hitting .405 with 10 home runs and 21 RBIs. So yeah, Braun likes to hit in Philly and against pitchers such as Kyle Kendrick. Braun's fantasy owners wish he could play all his games in the Philly bandbox with the wind blowin' out, but he can't. Later this week it's back home to Milwaukee. Oh, and with that worrisome thumb problem.
Braun proved for one afternoon that he is able to play and occasionally play well through this malady, which is nice, but it still doesn't change his overall fantasy value, unless you let it.
Much-maligned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun entered Tuesday with a .150 batting average, nary a home run or a run batted in and a worrisome thumb problem.