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Brewers' GM not happy with Braun's comments after Sunday's loss

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Milwaukee Brewers' general manager Doug Melvin said it was inappropriate for Ryan Braun to "get on his teammates" like he did after Sunday's loss at Chicago.

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Braun said the Cubs' starting pitchers were "a lot better than ours." And he said the Cubs "certainly swung the bats better than we did."

Chicago had just taken three of four from Milwaukee. And it dropped the Brewers into second place in the National League Central, a game behind St. Louis, whom the Brewers host tonight as they open a three-game series.

Both teams were off Monday. Braun said he realized Melvin was doing the best he could to improve the Brewers.

But he said they need to trade for a pitcher and "the sooner, the better." Braun said it needed to be done to show everybody the Brewers are for real.

And "We want to head in the right direction, not the wrong direction."

Melvin said his staff is working day and night to improve the team, and Braun could come in the front office and help if he wanted to.

The GM said he doesn't like criticizing players. And he said Braun is "too talented of a player to be doing this so early in his career."

Braun was named on Sunday to his second straight National League start in the outfield for next week's All-Star Game.

Tonight, right-hander Yovani Gallardo will start for the Brewers against Cardinals' right-hander Adam Wainwright.

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