Real or not? Yelich's second-half surge screams MVP
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Have a night, Christian Yelich:
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 18, 2018
Yelich went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle as the Brewers blanked the Reds 8-0. If that sounds familiar it’s because Yelich hit for the cycle earlier this season against the Reds, making him the fifth player with two cycles in one season and the first player with two against the same team.
He did catch a little break on his triple because a better relay throw might have nailed Curtis Granderson at the plate, in which case Yelich would have been credited with a double and advancing to third on the throw. But it has been that type of second half for Yelich, with a dominant run that has put him in the thick of the NL MVP race.
Yelich has hit .355/.417/.733 since the All-Star break. In the second half, he’s second in the majors to Justin Turner in OPS, second to Khris Davis with 20 home runs (Davis has 22), second to Davis in RBIs (51 to 50), first in hits, fourth in runs and second in extra-base hits.