Christian Yelich's National League MVP odds were dealt a crushing blow on Tuesday evening when the 27-year-old outfielder fractured his right kneecap in a game against the Miami Marlins. The bad break - both literal and figurative - occurred in the first inning when Yelich fouled an Elieser Hernandez pitch off his knee. The two-time All Star was forced to exit the game and has since been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Thursday's MLB action features a Cubs-Brewers matchup and a tilt between the Nationals and Braves.
Get ready for a NL East grudge match this afternoon as the New York Mets tangle with the Washington Nationals in D.C. Meanwhile, over in Milwaukee, Gerrit Cole will try to one-up teammate Justin Verlander one day after his latest no-no when he takes the mound against the Brewers.
A three-game NL Central battle commences at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon as the Milwaukee Brewers (68-65) take on the Chicago Cubs (72-61). Every game is critical for these playoff aspirants. Here’s what bettors should be anticipating throughout.
Wednesday's MLB action is highlighted by an afternoon NL Central matchup in Milwaukee and a significant AL clash between the Rays and Astros.
Will the Atlanta Braves continue their hot streak in Colorado? Will there be runs aplenty in Milwaukee when the Brewers clash with the Cards? Our resident MLB expert thinks so.
A rejuvenated Phillies lineup, under the guidance of new hitting coach (and former manager) Charlie Manuel, should build on its hot streak at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, over in St. Louis, expect Brewers hurler Gio Gonzalez to bounce back from a rough start against the Twins.
A pair of teams with serious postseason aspirations will clash this weekend at Nationals Park when Washington hosts Milwaukee. The Nationals enter the series on a four-game winning streak but are 0-3 this year against Milwaukee and struggled mightily to put runs on the board against the Brewers when they tangled in early May.
The Brewers will look to bounce back from a 7-5 loss to the Twins on Tuesday night. Over at Oracle Park, hitters are already licking their chops at the prospect of facing Homer Bailey and Tyler Beede.
Cody Bellinger finally has a little breathing room in the 2019 National League MVP race. The Dodgers outfielder has seen his NL MVP odds improve from -110 on August 1 to -160 on August 5. Bellinger's shorter odds have come at the expense of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who plummeted from -110 to +130 over the same span.