Injured Ryan Braun out of Milwaukee Brewers' lineup for elimination game vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Braun was out of the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup for their National League Wild Card Series elimination game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Braun was replaced in right field by Tyrone Taylor. Braun could be used as a pinch-hitter.

Braun left with an injury in the fifth inning of a 4-2 loss on Wednesday after hitting a wall while making a catch. He struck out twice. Braun said Thursday that he strained his left oblique and was "significantly compromised" in Game 1.

"Swinging, throwing, running, everything kind of hurt. For anyone who's never had a rib cage or oblique issue, it's really painful,'' Braun said. "It didn't get better by trying to play yesterday. So ultimately, it's just about trying to put the team in the optimal position to win, and just kind of with where it's at and how it's feeling, I don't think that me being in there from the start would have given us the best chance to win today.''

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell tweaked his lineup for Game 2, dropping left fielder Christian Yelich from leadoff to the No. 2 spot. Center fielder Avisail Garcia leads off.

Catcher Jacob Nottingham and Taylor both got the start after pinch hitting in Game 1. Designated hitter Ryon Healy batted cleanup. He went 1-for-7 during the regular season while spending most of it at the team's alternate site.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made Will Smith the designated hitter, with Austin Barnes behind the plate to handle starter Clayton Kershaw. Edwin Rios had been the DH in Game 1.