On Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers took the field against the Miami Marlins in a pivotal game for the Brewers.
Milwaukee entered the game on a four-game winning streak and had won eight of their last 10 to pull within a game and a half of the Chicago Cubs for the final Wild Card spot in the National League.
Leading the Brewers is star outfielder Christian Yelich. After being traded to the Brewers last season, Yelich has been arguably the best player in baseball not named Mike Trout.
The All-Star outfielder is enjoying a career year with the Brewers and had the team on the brink of the playoffs.
Unfortunately for Milwaukee, Yelich fouled a pitch off of his knee and was forced to exit the game. After a series of tests, the Brewers announced Yelich suffered a fractured kneecap and will miss the rest of the season.
Christian Yelich left tonight’s game with a fractured right knee cap. He will miss the remainder of the season.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 11, 2019
It’s a tough break for Yelich and the Brewers who were streaking at the right time.
The star outfielder leads the team in almost every major offensive category including batting average, home runs and RBIs.
Yelich trails only likely Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso in home runs in the National League this season.