Christian Yelich Hits Homer in 4th Consecutive Game

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich in March 2019. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10182742ao)

Christian Yelich might’ve won the 2018 NL MVP Award in his first season with the Milwaukee Brewers, but it doesn’t look like he’s content with his achievement.

Yelich has begun the 2019 season by homering in four consecutive games, which ties an MLB record shared by Willie Mays (1971), Mark McGwire (1998), Nelson Cruz (2011), Chris Davis (2013), and Trevor Story (2016).

In addition to Yelich’s first inning home run off of Michael Wacha, he also hit a game-winning RBI double to beat the Cardinals in a walk-off win.

The Brewers took 3 of 4 games against St. Louis to begin the season last weekend, a strong start against a division rival. The team’s success in large part can be attributed to Yelich, who opened the season with a 6-12, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 6 walk weekend.

Yelich took home the 2018 NL MVP Award after putting up a .326/.402/.598 slash line with 36 home runs and 110 RBI.

The 27-year-old outfielder looks ready to come out swinging to defend his MVP crown and fight for another NL Central division title with his team.