Brewers lose to Astros despite Yelich's late homer

The reigning MVP hit No. 43 on the year

Joe Zenzola
September 02, 2019 - 8:05 pm

MILWAUKEE-- The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a pivotol game to the Houston Astros 3-2 despite a ninth inning home run shot from Christian Yelich.

Homerun No. 43 on the season puts him back on top of the MLB leaderboard alongside Mike Trout, Pete Alonso, and Cody Bellinger. 

But it wasn't enough for the Crew as Yelich was rung up twice in the game on sliders that were up and outside of the strike zone.

Adam McCalvy had a pitch chart that he posted on social media that showed just where those pitches were that rang him up:

Yelich's strikeout in the bottom of the 10th inning was the Crew's best hope for winning the ball game as both David Freitas and Yasmani Grandal walked leaving two runners on and only one out. Hernan Perez came up and had three ugly swings on fastballs from Astros reliever Josh James who earned the save. 

The Brewers pitching staff dropped the ball in the relief throughout the game. Brent Suter finally worked his way back up to the majors and pitched fairly well. However, Yordani Alvarez took him deep giving Houston a 2-1 lead in the sixth.

Junior Guerra pitched in his third straight game, and it wasn't pretty. The Crew needed him to get a hold in the top of the 10th to have a shot in the bottom half to walk it off. But it wasn't meant to be as George Springer launched one into centerfield which ended up being the game-winner.

With 25 games to go, the Brewers trail the Cardinals by 7 games in the NL Central and are behind the Cubs by 3 games for the wildcard.