Real or Not? Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger headed for epic MVP battle
12:27 AM ET
One place baseball is not struggling to draw fans: Milwaukee. Before 45,375 at Miller Park on Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep. One of the highlights for the Brewers: Christian Yelich hit his MLB-leading 24th home run in going 2-for-4 to raise his season line to .340/.446/.745.
In San Francisco, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 behind Walker Buehler‘s seven shutout innings and Max Muncy‘s home run into McCovey Cove off Madison Bumgarner. Cody Bellinger went 0-for-4, but he’s still ripping the ball at a .355/.449/.693 clip, with 20 home runs.
Since hitting .400 for the last time on May 21, Bellinger has hit just .226 and has now had three hitless games in a row after not having two in a row before. Yelich has passed Bellinger in slugging percentage and OPS, and the potentially epic MVP race is back on. (To be fair, Bellinger’s slump is really just these three games. He had hit safely in his previous 12 games and hit .286/.375/.571. It’s only a slump because he was hitting .404 a couple weeks ago.)
Anyway, how epic could this MVP