All hands on deck.
That was the message Wednesday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse at Marlins Park, as the Milwaukee Brewers prepared to continue their push for the postseason without Christian Yelich.
To that end, the team added one important reinforcement less than 24 hours after losing their star rightfielder for the season to a broken right kneecap and two more edged ever so close to returning to action.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas was in the starting lineup for the first time since injuring his left hand Sept. 2, giving the Brewers powerful left-handed bat to help offset the loss of Yelich.
He even batted third, the spot his good friend had manned in recent weeks. With his .260 average, 31 home runs, 76 runs batted in and OPS of .854, Moustakas had already done his fair share of run producing.
Moustakas made an appearance as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night late in the Brewers' 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins and was intentionally walked. He'd logged a few innings defensively before that.