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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings of work on Sunday, but was saddled with the loss in a 3-1 defeat against the White Sox. Woodruff has been one of the top pitchers in the league this season, going 7-5 with a 2.14 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 30.4 percent strikeout rate over a career-high 126 innings of work. Managers have to be starting Woodruff every time he takes the mound, and his next start will come this upcoming weekend against the Braves.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich continued to struggle at the plate on Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox. He's now gone 0-for-8 with five strikeouts over his last two games, and is slashing .193/.281/.281 with one home run, one steal, five RBI and five runs scored over his last 15 games. Clearly Yelich still hasn't figured out things at the plate, as he's now slashing .235/.382/.367 with six home runs, seven steals, 28 RBI and 44 runs scored over 67 games this season. Managers are stuck at this point having to hang on to Yelich and hope that he can turn things around in the second half, but if you can get a decent trade offer for him you may want to ship him off to another team.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong went 1-for-4 with a leadoff home run in Saturday's 6-1 win over the White Sox. Wong wasted no time in getting things started Saturday, taking Carlos Rodon's very first offering over the wall in right field. Since returning from his calf injury after the All-Star break, the second baseman has hit safely in every game that he's played. He's leading the way for the hot Brewers club and fantasy owners as well.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-1 win over the White Sox. After hitting his first career grand slam Friday, Taylor kept the good times going with another launch job Saturday. The 27-year-old has been red hot since the All-Star break, batting .389 with two home runs and seven RBI. While the outfielder has been used as a pinch hitter for many of his plate appearances this season, his current run of form might lead the Brewers to reconsider his role. His talent has shown through more consistently lately, and he may be earning himself more at-bats going forward.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (6-4) allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts through six innings to earn the win in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the White Sox. Burnes was perfect his first time through the order in a dominant outing. Burnes, who takes pride in his elite ability to find the strike zone, won't be pleased about walking in a run in the fifth inning. However, the two free passes he issued Saturday are the most he's allowed in a game since June 25th. Burnes continues to supply fantasy owners with elite-level pitching, and that should continue as the Brewers sit atop the NL central.