An ugly moment early in tonight's Brewers/Marlins game, as NL MVP favorite Christian Yelich fouled one hard right off his kneecap, immediately going to the ground in pain, and departing the game. What the outfielder has done thus far this season is simply incredible.
Yelich limped off the field in the first inning Tuesday night. The team later announced his season was over. Yelich has been the definition of a true star in his two seasons with the Brewers.
The outfielder was the NL MVP a year ago, and Yelich entered the night batting.330 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs for the playoff-contending Brewers, and led the majors in slugging percentage and OPS. The Brewers will reevaluate Yelich on Wednesday, per Stearns, who called the injury "a gut punch" but expressed hope the club will overcome what could realistically amount to a death blow for its 2019 hopes. The Major League Baseball world reacted in kind. It's something you just don't ever want to see.