"Swinging through pitches he usually crushes"

Will Sammon on Yelich's struggles

Evan Heffelfinger
August 06, 2020 - 2:44 pm

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When the 2020 shortened season began at the end of July, Brewers fans had different things to be worried about: the loss of star players Yasmani Grandal, Mike Moustakas and others, a patched together pitching staff, and COVID-19 shutting it all down - but the last thing any fan was worried about was Christian Yelich.

Now, there's worry.

Yelich is in the worst slump of his career, hitting a paltry 3/34 (batting average of .088) with 16 strikeouts, looking just a tick off some at bats, and others completely lost.

How worried are you about Christian Yelich's struggles?


Will Sammon, Brewers beat reporter for The Athletic, joined Bill on Thursday to talk about Yelich's struggles, Brewers pitching and more:

- Does he think the Brewers have the makings of a good long term starting rotation?

- Is the main reason for the Brewers struggles early this season because of the bats?

- Is Manny Pina in prime position to steal playing time away at catcher? 

- How can the Brewers replace Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun in the outfield?

Listen to the full interview below!