Look out, boaters, when Brewers’ Christian Yelich, Pirates’ Josh Bell come to bat
Before the Milwaukee Brewers met the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Friday night, Christian Yelich took aim at the Allegheny River. Hitting off batting practice pitcher Pat Shine, Yelich was preparing for the Home Run Derby on Monday in Cleveland.
Christian Yelich did a practice round for the Home Run Derby at PNC Park today with former Marlins coach Pat Shine. He broke the window of a boat parked in the Allegheny River outside right field. Cops were called, Yelich was not arrested. 😂
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) July 5, 2019
He thought his best shots would land harmlessly in the water, but he didn’t figure on the time-honored boaters’ tradition of parking not far from the rightfield stands. As it turned out, one of Yelich’s blasts broke a window of a parked boat.
The Pirates’ Josh Bell, who will join Yelich in the Home Run Derby, has hit two of the five home runs that landed in the water on the fly.
Yelich and Bell have three games this weekend at PNC Park in which they can work on their home run swings. Yelich leads the majors with 31 homers. Bell has hit 26.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .