Lorenzo Cain is back, ladies and gentleman. The Milwaukee Brewers veteran outfielder made his return from the injured list on July 27th.
The last time he played before that was May 31st. He went on the injured list after suffering a strained right hamstring. We know an injured hamstring is nothing to play with and you can’t rush back from an injury like that.
The former Gold Glove winner was upset about the injury, but his return has been loud and effective. LoCain has recorded a hit in 10 of his last 11 games and it’s looking like that injury is no longer bothering him.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 10, 2021
In his first game back, he went 2-for-5 with an RBI against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A nice way to return from the injured list right there.
He went on a six-game hitting streak when he returned and during that span he hit .391 with six RBI. This is vintage Cain right here and he’s on a mission.
Cain, a 2015 World Series champ with the Royals, is a competitor and a champion. Though he was sidelined for a while, he put the work in to get himself back to where he needed to be.
Cain also knows what it takes to win. He played an important role on that World Series team and now he’s in a position to help the Brewers make a push for the playoffs.
He chose to pass on the 2020 season due to personal reasons and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yet we pay grocery store employees minimum wage to face it.
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When the 2021 season started for Cain, he struggled a lot at the plate. It just seemed as if everything was going wrong for the 35-year-old.
At the end of April he was only hitting .154 and it seemed as if he would struggle throughout the season.
But never doubt this brother. He’s now hitting .257 through 42 games and in his last seven games he’s hit .280 with a .400 slugging percentage. If Cain can remian helthy throughout the season, he will be a vital piece to this Brewers’ lineup.
Regardless of the noise he makes with his bat, Cain’s fielding ranks at the top 1 percent in the league among outfielders.
At his age, Cain can still run at a high-level, that’s why it’ll be important for him to monitor that hamstring because he definitely does not want to miss any more games.
Cain is in his fourth season with the Brewers and he has put up impressive numbers since joining the team. If he can keep his body right, Cain will play a significant role heading into October for the Brewers and that championship experience is something that the team will need for sure.
It’s pretty obvious. If he continues this hot streak he’s having, the Brewers will continue to have success.