Yelich Out For Season, Dodgers Clinch NL West

Billy Woods | September 11th, 2019

A wild night of MLB action concluded with the Milwaukee Brewers right-fielder Christian Yelich fracturing his kneecap and the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching the NL West for the seventh consecutive time.

The reigning NL MVP was injured in the top of the first inning, when he fouled a pitch off his kneecap in the first inning against the Miami Marlins. The injury was diagnosed as a fractured kneecap, forcing the Brewers star to miss the remainder of the season. The Brewers are fighting for wild card contention. The injury to their star outfielder will potentially keep them out of the postseason.

Yelich was in MVP contention, entering the game batting .330 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs. Along with those impressive stats, Yelich was also leading the majors in slugging percentage and OPS. Even with Yelich leaving the game, the Brewers prevailed, moving them within 1 ½ games of the Chicago Cubs in the race for the second NL wild card spot.

On a brighter note, the Dodgers clinched the NL West for a seventh consecutive season, while simultaneously becoming the first team in 2019 to secure a postseason spot. The last time an organization was able to win that many division titles in a row was from 1998 through 2006, when the New York Yankees won the AL East nine years straight. Before that, the Atlanta Braves won the NL East 14 straight years, from 1991 to 2005. These three instances are the only of their kind since the divisional era, which started in 1969.

After defeating the Baltimore Orioles, the Dodgers moved to an impressive 94-52 on the season. They are currently just two games behind the Yankees and Houston Astros for the best record in the league. The Dodgers are also 17.5 games ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks.

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