Dodgers Quick Hits: The Dodgers Have Neutralized Christian Yelich
The Dodgers came into the NLCS knowing the one player they couldn’t let beat them. That is Christian Yelich whom the Dodgers have completely dominated.
In about a month, when Major League Baseball starts handing out it’s regular season awards, there is one award that has already been locked down. That is the National League MVP award that will be going to Christian Yelich. Yelich came within a home run and three RBI’s of the NL triple crown. posting a .326/.402/.1.000 line.
The Dodgers knew the potent Brewers lineup would be tough to keep at bay, especially Yelich who has been the best player in the National League this season. Through five games of the NLCS, the Dodgers have completely neutralized Christian Yelich holding him to a .150/.292/.150 line with no home runs and no RBI’s.
The Dodgers will need to be very cautious with Yelich in game six because you can only hold an all-star hitter like Yelich down for so long. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be on the bump for the Dodgers in game six and he will look to hold down Yelich for one final time. The Dodgers have done a lot of things well in the NLCS and one of those things is not letting the soon to be National League MVP destroy the Dodgers’ playoff hopes.
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