BrewCap: Christian Yelich’s Career Night Saves Brewers
It’s hard to put into words what happened at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday night. Milwaukee Brewers won 13-12 in a game that features lead changes like a ping-pong match, multiple dingers and Christian Yelich submitting an MVP tape. For The Emmy’s, the show sends the voters one episode to say ‘Consider us for the award.’ This would be the tape that the Brewers send it for a chance at Most Valuable Player. We’ll see if Yelich can do it, but it may take some other things to break the Crew’s way. It was a good night to win as the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals both lost for the first time in what seems like forever.
Player of the Game: Christian Yelich – This is an obvious answer. Yelich had the night of his life going 6-6 hitting for the cycle and adding two extra base hits plus he threw out the go-ahead run at the plate in the bottom of the 7th inning. Yelich is a superstar. I’ve been saying that for awhile. He might be more of a power hitter than anyone thought he was at the start of the season. He’s at 26 home runs, and it’s possible, he could get to 35 before the year is over. He’s only four back of Jesus Aguilar for the team lead. Yelich is tha gawd right now, and the respect for him is sky high.
Silver Star: Mike Moustakas – What a night for Moose. He took full advantage of the bandbox that is Great American Ballpark as he went 4-for-6 with a home run that gave Milwaukee the lead at 11-10 in the eighth inning. He also scored twice and had two more runs batted in on the night. Moustakas has come right into the Brewers lineup and contributed in a major way. Not much more you can say about his contributions to the team.
Honorable Mention: Lorenzo Cain – While Yelich is showing off his BDE, Cain is right there with him. He’s on an 11-game hitting streak and seeing the ball nicely. Cain had three hits with three runs scored and also drove in a run. He ends making things happen each and every night for the Crew. We’ll see if he can keep that hitting streak gong this afternoon.
Next up: Brewers and Reds wrap up this series in a couple hours here. It’s a lefty duel with Wade Miley and Cody Reed. We’ll see if the offense can keep it going this afternoon. Miley’s regression monster is coming for him, and let’s hope it doesn’t come today. Eugenio Suarez will not be the fun to deal with. As for Reed, he hasn’t been a starter in two years. He had a dreadful outing versus Milwaukee in 2016 where he didn’t make it past the first inning. Much has changed, so, we’ll see if the new guys cantak