I think we’re going to need to raise the bar for the “have your self a NIGHT” moniker, because Christian Yelich just had as good a night as anyone could possibly have. In addition to hitting for the Cycle (that’s a single, a double, a triple, and a homer thankyouverymuch), Yelich had two more hits on the night, meaning he went 6-for-freakin’-6.
Oh, and he also threw someone out at the plate from left field, so as not to be a one-dimensional player:
Before the night started, Yelich was hitting a solid .310/.373/.545 (143 wRC+), but in one very late summer night, he was able to raise that slash line by a crazy amount. Indeed, as we enter play today, Yelich is now slashing an impressive .319/.380/.563 (149 wRC+) with 26 home runs and 75 RBI. That’s the ninth best offensive production in baseball and the third best in the National League.
It’s probably at least fair to begin including his name in the NL MVP chatter, though we’ll see if he can finish strong enough to overcome the likes of Matt Carpenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Javy Baez, Nolan Arenado, and maybe even his own teammate, Lorenzo Cain.