Yelich went 4-for-4 with four RBI and notched his second cycle of the season in Monday's victory over the Reds. Needing only the triple to complete his second cycle in 20 days, Yelich did indeed triple in the sixth inning of Monday's contest, becoming just the fifth player to record two cycles in the same season and the first to do so against the same team. Thanks to Monday's big night, Yelich now owns a 1.150 OPS since the All-Star break and a .318/.385/.570 slash line on the season, numbers that leave him at or near the top of the list in the race for the NL MVP award.
Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Pirates. It took a while, but the power surge that was widely expected from Yelich when he made the move from Miami to Milwaukee has finally arrived. The 26-year-old now has a career-high 30 home runs, with 12 of them coming in his last 25 games, and his .315/.384/.560 slash line has him on pace for personal bests in all three categories.
Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base against the Giants on Saturday. Yelich hit his 28th home run of the season by taking Chris Stratton deep in the fifth inning and followed that up by stealing his 17th base in the eighth inning. He continues to build on his impressive campaign, homering three times in his last 10 games while also swiping three bases.
Yelich hit a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Cubs. Yelich was held out of the lineup Wednesday for the first time since July 3, and manager Craig Counsell indicated he and Yelich simply decided they could not wait any longer to get him a break, which raised some questions about Yelich's health. However, Yelich looked plenty fine in his lone at-bat Wednesday, so he should be ready to return to the lineup this weekend following a team off day Thursday.
Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich needed Wednesday's game off, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Counsell said the two had talked about resting Yelich for Friday's series opener against the Giants, but the outfielder ultimately had to be rested Wednesday. It's unclear if Yelich is dealing with any aches or pains, but he'll get two days off to recoup with the Brewers off the schedule Thursday.
|vs LORENZEN (CAREER)||1/10||.100||0||0||0||2||3|