Milwaukee Brewers’ reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich is said to miss the rest of the 2019 campaign with a fractured right kneecap.
Yelich fractured his kneecap after fouling a ball during his first at-bat against the Marlins.
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
He is also following up his MVP season with another MVP caliber season.
All of his numbers from last season have already or almost been surpassed from this season with 17 fewer games played.
In 2018 the two-time all-star had 118 runs, 36 homers, and 110 runs batted in while stealing 22 bases and hitting a solid .326.
Before his season ended, Yelich has 100 runs, 44 homers, 97 runs batted in and 30 stolen bases while hitting .329.
Like last season, he also leads the National League in slugging percentage and OPS+. He also leads all of baseball in slugging, OPS, and total bases.
Unfortunately, Christian Yelich is done for the season. But what a season it was. pic.twitter.com/yEUHX3OGLF— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 11, 2019
The only competition Yelich had in the National League for the MVP race this year is Dodgers Phenom Cody Bellinger.
The Brewers are certainly going to feel the absence of their star player as we get closer to the post-season.
Before last night’s game, the Brewers were out of the Wild Card. With their 7-5 victory over the Marlins last night, they tied the Chicago Cubs for the second Wild Card spot in the NL.
The Brewers are going to look to keep their playoff hopes alive this afternoon against Miami. Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for them in the bottom half of the first inning.
How does this affect the NL Wild Card race?
Can the Brewers make it without him?