There is a new home run leader in the clubhouse, at least for the moment, and his name is Christian Yelich. After hitting two of them on Monday night in Pittsburgh against the Pirates, Yelich has increased his total to 39 on the season. He began by giving them nice platform to build from, homering in the top of the first. He’s done that so many times this season. But the start of a game isn’t the only time Yelich comes through in. He’s also great in the closing stages, as he also demonstrated against the Bucs. His ninth inning homer, another solo shot, added an additional run of insurance at 9-6. Though Josh Hader would give up one run in the bottom half of the inning, it was still plenty for the Milwaukee Brewers to hold and take the victory. Mike Moustakas also had a solo homer for the Brew Crew. With the win, they remain four games back of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central. They are just 1.5 games behind the Cardinals.
Michael Crabtree is still looking for a team to play for in the 2019-20 NFL season after his workout for the Arizona Cardinals produced no fruits. After running routes for them, he was reportedly offered terms but ended up turning them down. Crabtree is a free agent after being released after just one year of a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens last season. He made just 54 catches over the course of it, which turned out to be his lowest in a decade. He also, dubiously, led the league in dropped passes, so that’s a worry as well. Still yet, he’s made 28 touchdown grabs since 2015, which amounts to the seventh best in the league over that time. So maybe there is a place for him somewhere.
It looked like last season was the swansong for Vince Carter, but that was not to be the case, with the Atlanta Hawks announcing that the veteran would return to the team for a record-breaking 22nd season this year. Carter will surpass the likes of Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett on the way should he play in just one game for the young, up-and-coming Hawks. At 42 years of age, Carter will also be seeking to help out a very young Hawks as they learn and mature together. It’s exciting times in the ATL, with a lot of recent high draft picks being part of the team, so his leadership could prove to be what they need to prosper in the years to come. If Carter plays in 2020, he would be the first NBA star to ever play across four decades.