Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward (⬆️ UP)
Giannis seems to be on a mission over at the EuroBasket tournament. He’s averaging 31 points per game – tops in the tourney – and Tuesday poured 41 points, the most in a EuroBasket game since Dirk Nowitzki had 43 in 2001. Antetokounmpo is also averaging 10.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks in just 28.9 minutes – oh and take note of this Bucks fans: He’s 32 of 38 (84.2%) from the line – to help Greece to a 4-0 record. We know all Bucks fans hope Giannis takes home a championship and comes back home healthy and ready to do the same in Milwaukee.
Packers offensive line (⬆️ UP)
It’s an unofficial depth chart, sure, but it screams loudly: Both David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, who each missed the entire preseason, are listed as the Green Bay’s starting offensive tackles. Having healthy bookends is a huge deal, of course. Give Aaron Rodgers more time to decipher a defense? Yeah, that depth chart was music to our, uh, eyes.
Christian Yelich, Brewers outfielder (⬆️ UP, ⬆️ UP AND AWAY!)
You can’t hit a 499-foot homer and not be included. That’s the rules.
Hunter Renfroe, Brewers outfielder (⬆️ UP)
Renfroe bopped two more homers this past week, giving him 25 in 100 games. His .507 slugging percentage and 130 OPS+ represent career highs (not counting his 11-game season in 2016). He’s hitting one homer per 15.1 at-bats, the second-best rate of his career
Garrett Mitchell, Brewers outfielder (⬇️ DOWN)
This major-league thing isn’t as easy as it looks, even for top prospects. This past week Mitchell was just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts – although he did steal two bases – and is now batting .136 (3-for-22) since being recalled. Don’t worry, guys like Julio Rodriguez, Adley Rutschman and Bobby Witt Jr. struggled in their first few weeks as well, so maybe things will start to click for Mitchell sooner rather than later.
Taylor Rogers, Brewers reliever (⬇️ DOWN)
Rogers had never pitched in Coors Field before this season. He probably hopes never to return. On Sept. 5, he allowed one run on two hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning. The next day, he was summoned to try and save a game in the 10th inning and a run-scoring double, intentional walk, ground out and home run later, Rogers and the Brewers lost. Earlier in the season with San Diego, he made his first appearance in Colorado on July 11 – and allowed two runs on three hits in one inning. Rockies hitters are 7-for-13 with three doubles and two homers off him at Coors. The good news is Milwaukee is done with Colorado after Wednesday.