Christian Yelich (Knee) Out For Remainder Of Season
It's a huge blow for him and the Brewers, who are in the NL Wild Card hunt
Due to the unfortunate placement of a foul ball, Milwaukee Brewers star (and NL MVP candidate) Christian Yelich suffered a broken kneecap and will miss the rest of the season.
Christian Yelich left tonight’s game with a fractured right knee cap. He will miss the remainder of the season.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 11, 2019
At 76-68, the Brewers are right on the outside looking in when it comes to the NL Wild Card race, but losing Yelich will undoubtedly hurt their chances.
All in all, it was an unreal year for the reigning NL MVP.
So Christian Yelich's 2019 totals will be: .329/.429/.671 slash line, 44 HR, 97 RBI, 100 R, 30-32 SB in 131 G.— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) September 11, 2019
Christian Yelich in the last calendar year:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 11, 2019
If that had been one actual season, you know how many players have ever had one like it?
That would be nobody!
In the short term, it will be interesting to see what Craig Counsell decides to do lineup-wise, but veteran Ryan Braun and rookie Trent Grisham are the logical candidates to start in right field.
The Brewers opened as -150 favorites on the road against the Miami Marlins tonight. Head to the “Games” tab for all the information you need to know about the matchup.