Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros because he is bothered by blisters on his left hand. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the blisters have bothered Braun for a while, which may be why he went 2-for-17 with six strikeouts in the first four games of the team's homestand. "He's got some blisters on his hand that he's been fighting with for a few days now, and doesn't seem to be getting any better," Roenicke said, according to MLB.com. "So we gave him a day. He tore it up pretty good about a week ago, and they've been trying to get it back together and get it healed up. But sometimes, especially with one-armed follow-throughs, with the deep [blisters], sometimes it's hard to get rid of them." The Brewers hope Braun will return to the lineup on Tuesday. Braun is hitting .309 with 28 homers and 70 RBIs. Nyjer Morgan started in left field for Milwaukee on Monday.