Brett Favre deletes Instagram post announcing NFL comeback
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Brett Favre, former Packers quarterback (↑ UP)
For a scant few minutes Tuesday, Favre was once again the talk of the town. A post on Favre’s Instagram account claimed he was making an NFL comeback – the post was deleted shortly thereafter, either a hoax, hack or prank. But even with the Hall of Fame quarterback turning 50 in October, you know there were people out there imagining him back on the field. After being persona non grata in Wisconsin for a few years, Favre is (mostly) back to legendary status around these parts, further proven by the excitement and buzz around that Instagram post.
Josh Hader, Brewers reliever (↑ UP)
Hader pitched just twice last week, but notched his 17th save of the season – and another two-inning one at that. Hader is the youngest pitcher in Brewers history with 15+ saves (a few months younger than Dan Plesac, who had 23 in 1987 and about six months younger than Corey Knebel, who had 39 in 2017). Entering Wednesday’s game, Hader hadn’t allowed a hit in his last five appearances, covering 6 1/3 innings, while whiffing 12.
Corbin Burnes, Brewers reliever (↑ UP)
It’s been a tough season for Burnes, who began the year in the rotation, was sent down to Triple-A and returned as a reliever. Through June 7 his ERA was 9.50. But in his four appearances since, Burnes has tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits (both in the same game) with no walks and four strikeouts. Maybe just maybe Burnes is turning things around.
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Travis Shaw, Brewers third baseman (↓ DOWN)
Let’s just say there were those in the Milwaukee fanbase who weren’t thrilled when Keston Hiura was sent down to make room for Shaw, who was activated from the injured list in early June. Shaw had two hits in his first game back and homered on June 11 … but last week he was just 2-for-13 (.154), with both hits (a pair of singles) coming June 16 at San Francisco, with one walk and eight strikeouts. On June 17 and 18 against San Diego he came to the plate twice in each game and the end result was four strikeouts.
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Christian Yelich, Brewers outfielder (↑ UP)
Seriously, we try not to include Yelich every week, but like the Energizer Bunny he keeps on going. On Tuesday, Yelich extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest hitting streak for a Brewers player since … Yelich hit in 15 straight last year. Over that current stretch he’s batting .443/.500/.836. Yelich also is one of just two major leaguers to have over 2 million All-Star votes, as of Monday’s released totals.