“Late Night” Lamonte Wade | The MLBbro Is Back In The Bay

“Late Night” Lamonte Wade | The MLBbro Is Back In The Bay

“Late Night” Lamonte Wade Jr. was back in the Bay this weekend after making his season debut coming off the Injured List from a knee injury.  His addition is much needed for the Giants if they want to get back to their 107-win form from last season.



Wade Jr. earned his nickname by becoming one of the most clutch players in the Majors last season.  When most of the baseball world was in bed dreaming about the next day during the end of west coast baseball games, Wade was putting on a show when it mattered most–winning time.


In the ninth inning Wade posted a batting average of .565, an OPS of 1.409 and drove in 12 runs, eight of which gave his team the lead which had him tied with Silver Slugger Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees for most go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning or later in the Majors.

Wade also hit over .400 with two outs and runners in scoring position last year and may have been the team’s biggest surprise. He saw most of his action against right-handed pitching, finishing the year with a .253 average, .808 OPS, 18 home runs and 56 RBI in over 300 at bats.

Wade went on a rehab stint with Triple A Sacramento before joining the Giants during which he was 7-for-21 with two doubles, a home run, six runs batted in and a .910 OPS.

The Giants officially activated Wade on May 6, which happens to be the same day as the great Willie Mays’ birthday, batting him in the leadoff spot and putting him in right field to open their series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Wade would take on fellow MLBbro and Cardinals flame thrower and former reliever turned starter Jordan Hicks and their first matchup in the box was a scrappy one.  It went eight pitches long to begin the game before Wade grounded out to second.  He struck out in his next at-bat against Hicks and was lifted for a pinch hitter before what would have been his third appearance.

Wade entered Saturday afternoon’s game as a pinch hitter earning a walk and scoring a run on the way to a 13-7 victory for San Francisco.

The Giants have been one of the more consistent winning teams in the Majors throughout recent years, but most thought they would decline last year after losing future Hall of Fame manager Bruce Bochy and bringing in an already aging roster.  All that in addition to the super teams built by the Dodgers and Padres, players like Wade Jr. turned out to be the difference in a division that was decided by only one game.

This year the mountain will be even higher for the Giants to climb.  His Giants have started slowly compared to their inter-state rivals in Los Angeles, but they will look to heat up after getting one of their main staples back in the lineup.

Late Night Lamonte Wade Jr. Will Continue To Make An Impact For Giants When He Returns From Injury

Late Night Lamonte Wade Jr. Will Continue To Make An Impact For Giants When He Returns From Injury

San Francisco Giants outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. really made a name for himself last season. 

In his first season with the Giants, this brother stepped up in a significant way and instantly became a key player in the lineup, after putting together an impressive season in the Bay where he hit .253 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI.

According to a tweet by Stats By STATS, Wade had six game-tying or go-ahead hits in the ninth inning which made him the first player in 40 years to do so in a single season. 

Talk about an impressive stat right there.

While Wade was gearing up for a hot start to the 2022 season, unfortunately, he suffered an injury during spring training and started the season on the injured list.

Wade reportedly felt discomfort in his knee after exiting a spring training game. He underwent an MRI which revealed inflammation and a bone bruise, and doctors recommended 10 days of downtime before being reevaluated, the article stated.

Not the start Wade and the Giants wanted to have, but there is some good news.

While there is still no official return time for the talented outfielder, he did begin to do some baseball activities earlier this month, according to an article from mercurynews.com.

“The treatment’s been making it feel a lot better, so just hopefully continue trending in the right direction,” Wade said.

“I’m still going be out there with the guys cheering them on and watching the game,” he said. “The atmosphere, I assume, is going to be really exciting and fun to be a part of.”

There’s no question that Wade would have been a part of the Opening Day lineup against the Miami Marlins, but he was forced to watch from the sidelines.

The Giants have got off to a hot start to the season, but that impact Wade can provide is still missing. Whether he’s at the plate or in the field, he can change the momentum of the game just like that. 

And that is why he’ll continue to make an impact once he returns to the lineup.

Wade put up all career-high numbers last season and let the league know what he’s all about. And the fact that he had an impact on one of the top teams in the league last year also speaks volume.

Our MLBbro is the definition of a team player and he’s someone you want to have on your team. On the field he’ll give you max effort wherever he’s playing, whether that’s the outfield or at first base. At the plate, the 28-year-old can hit for power and hit for contact. You really get the best of both worlds in Wade.

Don’t expect Wade to be out too long as he’ll look to play another significant role in his second season with the Giants.

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#HIGH5 MLBbro Nicknames For 2021| These Guys Earned Monikers For Crowd Captivating Play

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