Lamonte Wade Jr.’s Glove Understands The Assignment | His Dynamic D Helps Giants Take 2-1 NLDS Lead

Lamonte Wade Jr.’s Glove Understands The Assignment | His Dynamic D Helps Giants Take 2-1 NLDS Lead

“Late Night” LaMonte Wade Jr.’s struggles continued Monday night  against vaunted LA Dodgers hurler Max Scherzer.

Wade Jr. went 0-3 with two strikeouts and he’s mired in a 2-for-34 rut. 

The struggles at the plate are prevalent for Wade Jr, but his defensive prowess is on another level as he made play after play while roaming left field.

He caught numerous pop-flys throughout his duration, but none was more impressive than the one he shagged on the warning track to open the bottom of the sixth.

Wades’ defense is only one of the reasons he was able to help his team gain one step closer to advances to the National League Championship Series as he was one of two current Giants to have faced Scherzer, as mentioned earlier.

Wade’s knowledge of the newly acquired Dodger pitcher led to the lone run of the game by Evan Longoria who went yard in the top of the fifth. 

Wade Jr. said he remembers Scherzer very well in their match-up when he pitched for the Washington Nationals. He emphasized how he challenged him with heater after heater in his at-bats.

Per KNBR.com, Wade said, “Now that I think about it, he was attacking the whole time with the heater.”

He recounted the 12 pitch at-bat as the first pitch was 94 mph, then 89, 93, and 94 mph with a cuter and a curveball to keep him honest at the plate, which like Monday, led to another pop-out.

From the performance, which ultimately bled into Tuesday morning, it was evident that the Giants did their due diligence in preparing for the Cy Young winner as they’re one win away from advancing to the next round.

And speaking of putting the work in, a video surfaced of manager Gabe Kapler witnessing the power of Wade Jr. as he launched long ball after long ball into the stratosphere Sunday night ahead of game three inside Dodger Stadium.

There is a reason that Kapler keeps inserting Wade into the starting lineup. He knows that bad times don’t last, and hopefully, LaMonte will show why he received the moniker “Late Night” sooner rather than later.

Look for Wade to shake away from the dismal slump in Game 4 on Tuesday night, with first pitch slated for 9:07 p.m. EST on TBS.