Uh yeah, Christian Yelich got all of this one in Milwaukee on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds.
— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) August 9, 2020
In what served as the exclamation point in a huge Brewers victory over Sonny Gray and the Reds, Yelich hit his fourth home run of the season. In addition, he tripled and drove in a couple runs.
Now that Yelich has homered in three straight games, people are starting to forget that he began the odd 2020 season in a bit of a funk. Moreover, he’s going to be right in the mix of things over the next 45 days for the league leader categories in a lineup that features few other threats aside from guys like Ben Gamel, Eric Soogard, and Justin Smoak.
The Brewers are a team that need to find a way to win every time their ace Brandon Woodruff makes a start. Woodruff wasn’t efficient on Sunday and failed to deliver a quality start. Still, his offense worked and chipped away at Gray; who has had as good of stuff as any starting pitcher over the last year in the game of baseball.
And even in an odd year, it’s still a joy to get to watch Yelich go out and hit. Can he win his third straight batting title in a shortened season that he put himself behind the eight ball? I wouldn’t put a torrid hot stretch past him that has him amongst the league leaders entering the season’s final days.