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Christian Yelich and the Very, Very, Very Good Day

The All-Star outfielder has a historically good night in Cincinnati

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
That one’s the triple
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How good was Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Christian Yelich’s day in Cincinnati yesterday? It was really, really good. Historically good. Best night by a Brewer EVER good.

If it hadn’t been in a ridiculously absurd game that ended in an improbable win it would STILL have been amazing. Just not as much.

(I have to say, Veach’s sac fly puts him over the top on my rating of these guys. But maybe Yelich’s outfield assist trumps that. Semantics.)

This isn’t a Hall of Fame list of players, so of course accomplishing this is somewhat of a fluke. What isn’t a fluke is that Yelich has been tearing it up for some time now. Over the past month of games, he has an OPS of 1.061, with 11 homers in 110 at bats. Over the last week, that OPS is at 1.543, with 5 home runs in 25 at bats. My goodness.

Who are the other Brewers to hit for the cycle, you ask?

  • Mike Hegan 1976 LF, 1B: 4/5, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, 6 RBI
  • Charlie Moore 1980 C, 4/5, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI
  • Robin Yount 1988 DH, 4/4, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, 2 RBI
  • Paul Molitor 1991 DH, 4/5, 2B, 3B, HR, 1 RBI
  • Chad Moeller 2004 C, 4/5, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI
  • Jody Gerut 2010 CF, RF 4/6, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI
  • George Kottaras 2011 C, 4/5, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI
  • and Christian Yelich 2018 RF,LF, 6/6, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

For your viewing enjoyment (one more time):

Hot streaks like the one that Yeli is in don’t come all that often. Enjoy it while you can, Brewer fans! And any other fans that love baseball, and hitters that can hit the ball hard all over the ballpark. And leg out infield hits.

That was a blast.