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Yelich hit 2 HRs in a game on August 21st.

Other than that game, he hasn't in a home run in another of his other last 40 games.

He also has only two doubles in the last 55 at-bats, with no other extra-base hits.

His slugging percentage so far this month is 245.

August looked like he was getting into at least a bit of a groove.

There has to be something wrong health-wise. Is the back still a problem ?

So fun watching Milwaukee get over on the Cubs.  Houser didnโ€™t have his best stuff, but what a luxury to call on a guy like Ashby to come in and take control of the mound.

As for Yelich, itโ€™s really mind boggling how his power numbers have declined.   I mean, since arriving in Milwaukee his HR and slugging stats have been off the charts, but clearly heโ€™s not been the same guy post C19.  I have to believe his health is still an issue as there really isnโ€™t any other explanation for this type of regression.

Then again, perhaps heโ€™s got some Keston Hiura type mental yips going on.

All I know is itโ€™s really difficult to hit a baseball period much less at a high level like both guys have done in the past.

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Andy Ashby with another good game.

He made his major league debut on June 30th and got shelled for 7 runs (4 earned) in 2/3rds of an inning. He gave up 4 hits, walked 3 and struck out no one. He was sent back to the minors right after that.

He was called back up in mid-August. In the 8 games since, these are his numbers.

25.3 innings, 15 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks, 28 strikeouts.

0.75 WHIP, 1.42 ERA, 9.95 K/9 innings, 7.0 K/BB

Basically, he's been Corbin Burnes in the last month in 8 appearances.