Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo shot in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Giants. It feels more surprising when Yelich doesn't go deep at this point. He's up to 32 homers and 68 RBI after his sixth-inning blast Sunday. His 1.138 OPS leads all of baseball as he aims for his second straight NL MVP award.
Yelich went 1-for-5 with two stolen bases in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Giants. The Brewers ran wild on the Madison Bumgarner/Buster Posey battery, swiping four bases on four attempts in total with Yelich leading the way. The reigning NL MVP has already recorded a 30-20 season (31 homers, 21 steals) just 84 games into the campaign, and the 27-year-old appears to have a shot at making history by not only becoming the fifth member of the exclusive 40-40 club, but potentially becoming the first player ever to hit 50 home runs and swipe 40 bases in the same year.
Yelich went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run in Friday's loss to the Giants. Yelich did not play in the final game of the first half nor participate in the Home Run Derby due to a minor back injury, but he was able to play in the All-Star Game, and -- despite a rare three-strikeout game Friday -- appeared no worse for the wear in the first game out of the break.
National League manager Dave Roberts said that Yelich (back) will start in left field and bat leadoff Tuesday in the All-Star Game, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Though Yelich had to bow out of Monday's Home Run Derby on account of the back injury, his availability for the Midsummer Classic apparently won't be in peril, just as he predicted. While Roberts hasn't outlined his specific plans for the NL's starting nine, Yelich could be removed from the contest after an at-bat or two as a safeguard against further injury. Once the Brewers open their second-half schedule Friday against the Giants, Yelich should be ready to step back into an everyday role.
Yelich (back) is optimistic that he'll be able to start the All-Star Game, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Yelich announced earlier in the day that he's bowing out of Monday's Home Run Derby due to a back injury, though the reigning National League MVP still hopes to play in the midsummer classic. A decision will likely be made closer to the contest, which is slated for Tuesday evening.
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