The Milwaukee Brewers are running away with the National League Central as the season nears an end.
Lorenzo Cain, a veteran and former World Series champion, will be a key player as the Brewers head into the postseason.
This is his 12th season and fourth with the Brewers and he has some more left in the tank.
Having a player on your team who has won a World Series is big because he knows what it takes to win.
And Cain has put up some good numbers lately.
HOME RUN LORENZO CAIN!!!
BACK TO BACK NIGHTS FOR LO!! pic.twitter.com/NKq4jyUsYy
— Reviewing the Brew (@ReviewngTheBrew) September 2, 2021
The 35-year-old is hitting .300 with two home runs, six RBI, and five runs scored in his last seven games.
On the season he’s batting .245 with seven home runs and 29 RBI.
Throughout his career, Cain has been a player who’s been able to get it done at the plate and in the field.
This season has been a tough one for the former two-time All-Star. The injury bug has affected his playing time.
Even dealing with those injuries, Cain made sure that he put the time in to make a full recovery and get back out there.
Cain’s veteran leadership has helped the Brewers win games and compete from the first to the last inning.
Lorenzo Cain just BARELY puts one over the wall to give the Brewers an insurance run in the 9th! pic.twitter.com/wXRfjGm53L
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 2, 2021
“Sometimes, you just have to go out there and grind out at-bats and find ways to put the ball in play consistently,” Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after a win over the San Francisco Giants. “We all did it in a bunch of different ways tonight and scored six runs, and that was enough tonight.
It’s going to be an exciting end to the season, seeing how things will shake out in both the National and American League.
One thing that Cain has is that playoff experience. It’s invaluable.
When you make the postseason, it’s a different element and you need experienced bulldogs like Cain to get over the hump.
He played a big role in 2015 when the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, and now he’s looking to do the same with the Brewers.
Keep a close eye on our MLBbro over there in Milwaukee. The Brewers already have a talented team and when Cain is healthy, he makes the team a tougher out.