It’s fair to say it at this point: Christian Yelich is stuck in a season-long slump.
The 2018 NL MVP is hitting just .195 in 2020. That’s 102 points below his career average. He struck out six times on Monday, as the Brewers split a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Brewers’ Manager Craig Counsell says that he and his coaching staff are doing everything they can to help Yelich snap out of it.
“There’s only so much you can do,” Counsell tells Wisconsin’s Morning News on WTMJ. “You exhaust, and you try a lot of things, and you just keep trying. You keep talking, and you keep listening, and you hope something turns around. A feeling gets captured in a swing or in an at-bat that helps him get locked in.”
The Brewers remain two games back of the Cardinals for the final automatic playoff bid from the NL Central. They’re scheduled to play St. Louis eight more times in the month of September.