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Christian Yelich on controversial strikeouts: ‘I don’t want to say anything that’s going to get myself fined’

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich was on the wrong end of two questionable strike three calls on Monday. He was pretty diplomatic after the game, but still made his feelings known.

Unlike his manager, Yelich didn’t come right out and say that the calls were bad. But he didn’t leave much open to interpretation, either.

The calls definitely loomed large. Milwaukee lost to the Houston Astros 3-2 in 10 innings. The second of the controversial calls came in the 10th, with the tying run on base and Yelich representing the go-ahead run. Yelich, who hit his 43rd home run of the year to tie the game in the ninth, definitely could have changed the game.

These calls are always going to be frustrating to the team on the wrong end of them. In situation, it’s even worse for the Brewers, who are fighting for their playoff lives with less than a month to go in the regular season.