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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Here’s what Christian Yelich needs to do on Sunday to earn first NL Triple Crown in 81 years

Christian Yelich, arguably the frontrunner for the National League MVP award, had a big Saturday night as part of a Milwaukee Brewers win against the Detroit Tigers.

Yelich went 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and a walk and three runs batted in. On the season, he’s now up to 36 home runs, a .324/.400/.599 slash line, and 109 RBI.

While most of the attention this season with regards to the Triple Crown had been focused on J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox, it’s Yelich who will enter the regular season’s final day within striking distance of becoming the first NL player to pull off the feat in 81 years. Joe Medwick, of the St. Louis Cardinals, was the last to do it, back in 1937. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was the last AL player to earn a Triple Crown back in 2012.

Something to watch for during the last day of play, both with regards to Yelich and with his competition.

QLE Posted: September 30, 2018 at 09:46 AM | 55 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, triple crown

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

J.D. Martinez has 3-in-100 odds to win the Triple Crown

“There have only been 10 hitters to win the Triple Crown since RBI became an official stat in 1920 — Miguel Cabrera (2012), Carl Yastrzemski (1967), Frank Robinson (1966), Mickey Mantle (1956), Ted Williams (1947, 1942), Joe Medwick (1937), Lou Gehrig (1934), Jimmie Foxx (1933), Chuck Klein (1933) and Rogers Hornsby (1925, 1922).”

Nothing new here, but hey, as of today JD leads in BA and RBI, and is one back in HR.  Do we care?  Sure!!!  It’s baseball, and it’s good.

Who’s got the over/under?  Bring it on, men and women.

Lest we forget Posted: August 28, 2018 at 07:27 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: jd martinez, stats, triple crown, we care

 

 

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