Christian Yelich Jokes Brewers Won for Fan Who Was Subject of Viral Jumbotron Message

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVAugust 30, 2022

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The Milwaukee Brewers scored four runs in the final two innings to cap off a dramatic 7-5 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Turns out, they had some extra motivation.

During the game, there was a message on the scoreboard of American Family Field that read, "Markโ€”your friendship means the world to meโ€”let's not wreck it."

Christian Yelich tweeted that the players said "let's win one for Mark" when they saw the message, and the team's official Twitter account also offered some support:

Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

Mark, weโ€™ve all been there. If you need someone to talk to, weโ€™re here for you. <a href="https://t.co/i3P1Lrn0p8">pic.twitter.com/i3P1Lrn0p8</a>

While Mark may have been "friendzoned" in quite the public manner, he at least got to celebrate a Brewers victory. Garrett Mitchell launched a two-run homer to tie the game in the eighth inning, and Keston Hiura's long ball in the bottom of the ninth served as the walk-off.

Milwaukee is still six games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central and 1.5 games behind the San Diego Padres for the final wild-card spot, but perhaps Mark can inspire a late run into the playoffs this season.


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