If it sounds like you’ve heard it before, it’s because you’ve heard it.
Yelich became the first player in MLB history to hit three against the same team, finishing with a three-point lead in nine minutes in the ninth inning in Brewers’ 14-11 loss Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. The problem was, the Brewers were just that dedication six runs for the Reds in eighth, and Yelich & Co. left Cincinnati with a second straight loss.
Hunter Renfroe, a right-footed runner, said: “I thought we had it.” “Everyone was looking for a hat to grab and go to the shrine.”
No one shakes it like Yelich.
“Yelich had dizziness. It’s amazing,” Renfroe said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ve done it three times in large groups. It’s crazy.
The Reds know all about this. Yelich hit two opposing rounds in 2018 in three weeks. Wednesday’s race – doubling in the first inning, three dismissals in the third inning, unmarried in the ninth inning – was around 10th in Brewers ’history but the first loss.
This took a lot of excitement for Yelich, even though it represents MLB history. Today (since 1900), only five players – Bob Meusel, Babe Herman, Adrian Beltre, Trea Turner and Yelich – hit three times. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there is a sixth. Long John Reilly, one of the founders of the Cincinnati Reds in the late 19th century, also struck three times.
No one has ever ridden four times.
“I was DHing, so I kind of laughed at the other guys on the bench [who said], ‘Yeah, all you have to do is hit three times now.’ ”Yelich said. “There is only one place to do this, just a corner stop.…
“As soon as I saw that it was going that way, I knew that as long as I did not walk and fall on the rocks I would probably reach the third.”
As Yelich dug into the bat, the Brewers were in the middle of a recent big ball inning. The Reds got four unbeaten runs in the first innings after Milwaukee third player Luis Urías shot the player twice – “I don’t know what happened, to be honest,” said Urías – and both Renfroe and midfielder Lorenzo Cain both. connected with Tyler Naquin’s trip three times but did not catch him.
“He cut the laces of his shoes,” Renfroe said. “It’s one of those things that is a tough ball for all of us, but if one of us takes over then maybe we can go down and find the wall quickly. But it’s his part.”
Renfroe also got some runners in his seventh and eighth innings of the season, and Yelich fired three times in their No. 1 run. 5 of his campaign. Jace Peterson and pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau came on in the ninth before Yelich came to the plate and finished his round.
Unfortunately for the Brewers, they started ninth in the 14-5 hole. The Reds had just won six rounds from the recent callups of JC Mejía and Luis Perdomo Mejía walking the stairs full.
“We fought,” Yelich said. “Amazing things happen in baseball. … But every time you turn around, it’s a lot better. You do your best to enjoy it as much as you can. ”
Wednesday’s blast was the last in Yelich’s list of promised signals, whose 138 weight expulsions were made in addition to last year 101, and whose .482 slugging percentage is following a work-worst .373. Yelich already has as many lines of driving and flying north as 110 mph as it has been all this time, Brewers television reported this week.
“Put the job on, keep grinding, just put your head down and go under the water,” he said.
It was an illustration of the waves, Yelich explained.
This means that when you have a good day, you don’t get too high. If you have a bad day, you will not go down too much, ”he said. “Last season and with so many challenges, having a good year takes a long time. You just sit there, do your job, do your best, try to be independent every day and when the weather is over, you look up, you come out of the water and see what happened and where. you stand.
“It takes time to learn that, and it’s easy to say, but it’s hard. I am trying to do that this year. ”
Said Renfroe: “He looks like MVP Yelich. It’s fun to watch him, it’s true. If he continues, we will win many games. There is no question.”