Brewers' Yelich named NL Player of the Week

April 1, 2019

The reigning NL MVP already has his first award of 2019.

Christian Yelich was named the NL Player of the Week on Monday after hitting a home run in each of the Milwaukee Brewers' first four games of the season.

Yelich went 6-for-12 with eight RBI with six runs, four home runs, one double and just one strikeout last week, hitting .500 with a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.583 slugging percentage in four games.

The 27-year-old hit a solo home run Sunday, then hit a walk-off two-run double in the ninth to lift the Brewers to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals and a 3-1 series win.

Yelich earned 29 of 30 first-place votes in last year's MVP voting after hitting .326/.402/.598 with 36 home runs in 147 games during the regular season, helping the Brewers to a division title and the NLCS.