The veteran went full speed trying to catch a ball hit off of Adam Duvall’s bat. Cain was able to catch the ball but as he collided into the fence the ball popped out of his glove.
Though he wasn’t able to come up with the catch, just the effort alone is what you love to see from Cain.
For a brief moment, it looked as if Cain may have injured himself, but he knew in his mind that he was not coming out of the game.
This is how he plays day in and day out.
There’s a reason why he’s a Gold Glove Award winner. This brother is not afraid to go all out and make a big time play.
This is what the Brewers have been missing during the regular season, but now they don’t have to worry about that, since Cain is back.
And this brother is glad to be back in the playoffs.
“This year has been a tough year for me,” Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “A lot of injuries, starting in spring training. A quad injury and a hamstring injury. So, yeah, it’s been a tough season. But I worked my butt off to get back on the field – just in time for the playoffs, I guess.”
“Just going out there, grinding with the boys and just trying to produce and contribute to this team.”
During the NLDS, Cain has only one hit in nine at bats, but he continues to provide that spark out in the field.
That’s one thing you won’t have to worry about getting from him.
Cain is in his 12th overall season and his fourth season with the Brewers. During his time in Milwaukee he has become a fan favorite and a respectable veteran on the team.
This season he battled multiple injuries and missed time. But he’s back healthy and ready to make an impact during the postseason.
Cain appeared in the playoffs twice with the Brewers in 2018 and 2019. During the 2018 playoffs he hit .244 in 10 games with four doubles and the next year he hit .250 only appearing in one game.
The Brewers will look to Cain this postseason, whether he’s in the starting lineup or coming off the bench. At the plate Cain can provide power and speed, and in the field he can track down balls with the best of him.
Is World Series In The Cards?
We know that he’s going to come ready to play each and every game during the postseason.
Jackie Bradley Jr. could very well turn things around in the postseason. He’s transformed into a clutch hitter before in the playoffs.
The regular season has been a struggle for Bradley, but the Brewers still believe in the one-time Gold Glove winner.
He’ll have a chance to prove himself in his first postseason in Milwaukee. Don’t focus too much on his numbers in the regular season, Bradley can play and he has had legendary playoff success.
Even though he’s been struggling throughout the season, manager Craig Counsell still believes in the one-time Gold Glove winner.
“He’s in a tough stretch right now, for sure,” Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “His at-bats have decreased over the last month. He’s struggling right now, but I still think he’s a player that’s going to impact us at some point and impact us in a big game.”
“And we’re going to keep counting on him.”
Now don’t get it twisted, our MLBbro can ball and he’s shown that in prior seasons.
This just happens to be one of those seasons where nothing seems to be going right for him offensively. During the month of September, he has registered only one hit in 13 games.
Throughout the season, Bradley has seen his playing time diminish and a big reason for that is his offensive struggles.
Bradley has yet to find a solution to his problem at the plate and that’s something the Brewers are really focusing on.
“I think what makes it more puzzling is he’s had so much more success,” Counsell said. “When players are in slumps, we’re always looking for answers and it always feels like we can’t find the answers. We haven’t been able to solve it yet.”
And Counsell is right, Bradley has had more success in previous seasons.
Last season with the Boston Red Sox, he finished with a .283 batting average with seven home runs and 22 RBI through 55 games.
Going back to 2016 when he was named an All-Star, he finished that season with a .267 batting average with 26 home runs and 87 RBI.
Since that 2016 season, Bradley’s numbers have dropped but he’s still been a dependable player.
His glove has been a big reason why he’s still seen some action in games, despite his struggles at the plate.
There’s a reason why he has a Gold Glove award under his belt. This brother can flat out go get it in the outfield.
At 31, Bradley can still put those legs to good use, even if he’s struggling at the plate.
Having Bradley in the outfield is very beneficial and he will most likely be a key defensive player for the Brewers going into the playoffs.
But the question is, will he be able to have an offensive turnaround at the plate come postseason?
His last postseason appearance came in 2018 with the Boston Red Sox and that was the year he was a part of the World Series-winning team.
He batted .200 during that postseason and was named American League Championship Series MVP.
The Brewers will find a way to use Bradley come playoff time and he’ll have a chance to show the world that he can still swing it, especially in the clutch.
Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Lorenzo Cain is apparently feeling as good as he has felt all season. The Brewers’ veteran center fielder missed most of Spring Training with a right quadriceps strain which set him back to open the season. Cain made it through just two weeks in April before straining his other quadriceps, landing him on the injured list for another 2½ weeks.
He was back for only a month when he suffered a significant right hamstring strain that put him out of action with the Brewers for nearly two months. If the Brewers hope to duplicate what their NBA counterparts did by bringing a World Championship back to the land of brats and beer then this Black Knight will be asked to channel his championship clutch gene for a march through October.
In this edition of “The Push Back,” Assistant Managing Editor Mark Gray analyzes what role Cain will play on a team that looks to be flying under the radar as they try to make a “sneaky” run at the National League pennant.
“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.