SAN FRANCISCO – Add this to the legend of Christian Yelich: The day he hit a baseball so hard that he went through the fence.
Technically, there is a gap in the fence, but that spoils the story. It happened on Sunday in Oracle Park when Yelich was denied an RBI, and that
SAN FRANCISCO – Add this to the legend of
Technically a gap in the fence, but that spoils the story. It happened on Sunday at Oracle Park when Yelich was denied an RBI and the Brewers denied a run through an opening in the right-hand field wall that produced a principle-double with a runner on the first base. Yelich responded by taking the opposite route in his next attack on yet another run-away double ̵
"We all need," Albers said. "We can not wait for Yelich to meet three homers."
He did not meet three Homer on Saturday, but Yelich struck two doubles, including the first, which proved successful even for longtime Giants manager Bruce Bochy. Gamel had just given the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a 2-0 single and was the only man on the base when Yelich shot a Jeff Samardzija cutter into the right field. With an exit speed of 117.9 mph, it was the fifth hardest baseball stroke in MLB this year and the hardest ball of all kinds for the Brewers since statcast tracking began in 2015.
He bounced perfectly against the wall, to slip through a gap in a fence where passersby can see free Giants games from the walkway along the McCovey Cove. Had it stayed in the game, Gamel would have hit easily, but instead he was ordered to third base, and Ryan Brown prevailed to finish the inning.
"I certainly met," said Gamel. "In a game that's pretty close, you need everything you can get."
"This is the first time I've seen it," Bochy said. "I was a little worried Kevin [Pillar, the right fielder] with his experience I did the right thing instead of trying to dig it out I never saw it, I did not know what happened before the replay, you could see it went through the pillow. "
Said Brewers manager Craig Counsell:" It's a clear rule when it happens, but it was like baseball going away. You think, "There's a fence." How is it?
Yelich's Reaction? It Happens.
"Just one of those crazy baseball games," he said, but Yelich took back the advantage in the fourth game as he followed Gamel's one-time walk by taking another Samardzija pitch Wand drove – scoreless – in the left center to gain a lead, defended by the four Brewers helpers behind Anderson.
"The guy is unbelievable," Gamel said of Yelich. "With every punch you want to be present, just because you never know what can happen, so many good things happen when it's on top of the plate. "
Yelich passed the loan on to the Brewers' Bullpen, who had a lead the day before, but did not The Giants loaded the bases in the fifth against Anderson when he stumbled in front of the third baseman Travis Shaw, when both men came across a colorful After a round, the Brewers could take the lead with 4: 3  Aguilar rewarded Albers' escape promptly by pulling a long homer to the left field seats to extend the lead to two passes.
"Just a run. … We would take that anytime and consider it a win, "said Yelich," That was really the right game. "
" The two games on this road trip we won were a goalless bullshit. Game and there were five [innings] in one and seven in the other. "Counsell said," That's pretty impressive. "
Adam McCalvy has been reporting on the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram and like it on Facebook.