Californian Rowdy Tellez, who was previously in the Toronto Blue Jays, does a great service to the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Tellez, 26, stood out in particular in the Brewers’ 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday, hitting a resounding two-run homerun 411 feet from the home plate late in the seventh round.
“It could not have happened without the way our pitchers played,” Tellez humbly estimated after the match, highlighting in particular the brilliant performance of teammate Corbin Burnes in the first match of this series, presented to TVA Sports.
During the regular season, Tellez hit 11 long balls, four with the Blue Jays, then seven more in the Brewers uniform. It is especially the stroke average of the American player who made an interesting jump after his time in Milwaukee.
Tellez hit for .209 when the Blue Jays switched him to Brewers on July 6 for the relief of Trevor Richards and prospect Bowden Francis, another pitcher. In Milwaukee, Tellez instead made 43 hits in 158 official strokes for a much better average of .272.
To the delight of the audience
No hit from Tellez, however, has been more important to the Brewers than this famous home run he took at the expense of Charlie Morton on Friday in front of 40,852 fans gathered at American Family Field. He thus gained new supporters in Wisconsin.
In Toronto in 2020, Tellez also played in a playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Retrieved as a substitute hit in the eighth inning, he had also hit a single to possibly cross the plate. However, it had been the Blue Jays’ only point in a 3-1 loss.
Achieved in return from Tellez, Richards has generally done well with the Blue Jays this season. In 32 appearances on the mound, he has set a 4-2 record and an earned average of 3.31.