Things haven’t been going the greatest of late for the Milwaukee Brewers, and just when it looked like their luck might have been set for a turnaround on Monday, they had the rug pulled out from under them. At home against 2017 World Series winners Houston, and one of this year’s favorites, the Brewers took an early lead only to fall behind 2-1 and trail in the later innings. Up stepped MVP candidate Christian Yelich in the bottom of the ninth, and he would preserve their chances, smashing his 43rd home run of the season, to tie the game and send it into extras.
The only problem, though, is that the Astros are extremely good, and they hit back immediately with a George Springer solo shot to give them a 3-2 lead that they would hang on to as Josh James came into close the game and struck out all three batters. That’s five losses out of the last ten for the Brew Crew, putting them seven off the pace in the NL Central, and more crucially, four games out of a Wild Card spot. Their hopes are fading fast, even with Yelich on a real tear.