This one must have felt good for Christian Yelich. Mired in a 2-for-19 skid, Yelich stepped to the plate after a day off on Friday and put the Brewers on the board with his 8th home run of the season.
Moreover, when someone hits a 460-foot home run, it’s going to make a post.
That's his 2nd-longest HR tracked by Statcast (since 2015) pic.twitter.com/WeRHOm01Cd
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 29, 2020
The Brewers would win it with a walk-off from Eric Soogard. Right now, Milwaukee holds firmly at 15-17 which is good enough for second place in the NL Central.
As for Yelich, the journey continues. He’s hitting .202 on the season with just an .816 OPS. Like many stars in the game this year, he just hasn’t quite gotten going yet. If he turns it on, it could just be enough to get the upstart Brewers into the playoffs in this topsy turvy shortened 2020 season.