A debate ensued with the San Francisco Giants about which outfielder would play in Game of the NLDS as LaMonte Wades’ struggles were louder than his play.
Reports indicated that it came down to Wade Jr. and fellow outfielder Steven Duggar, who made plays while starting Game 3. But Wade got the start, and it paid off.
Wade Jr. got his first postseason hit as he turned on an inside pitch which dropped in front of fellow MLBbro Mookie Betts for a single to right-center in the top of the second.
This hit broke an unwanted playoff slump for the young sensation who was 2-34 at the plate and hitless in seven NLDS at bats.
After building his confidence at the plate, Wade Jr put on his PF Flyers, turned on the jets, and produced a game-saving catch with men on base, while crashing into the wall to end the third inning.
The top of the fourth saw Wade get showered with boos as he once again steps to the plate with Bryant on base, but he grounded out to second to end the inning.
With runners in scoring position, he has eight game-tying or go-ahead hits in the ninth inning or better, which is the most in the MLB this season; hence the later the game, the more efficient he hits.
A double switch ended Wades’ night early as he was replaced in the bottom of the fourth. The Dodgers went on to route the Giants 7-2 to force a winner take all Game 5:
Hitting is magnetic, and since Wade has found his stroke look for him to continue turning those negative plate appearances into a positive Thursday night in front of a ruckus crowd back at Oracle park.
First pitch of the NLDS is slated for 9:07 p.m. EST on TBS.
Lorenzo Cain went all out for the Brewers, but his team still lost to the Braves in Game 3 of the back-and-forth National League Divisional Series.
After an injury-plagued season, Cain showed no weaknesses on Monday night.
Milwaukee now trails the series 2-1, but it’s good to see our MLBbro back healthy and in the lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers during the National League Division Series.
In Game 3, the Brewers fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-0, which leaves the Braves one win away from advancing to the next round.
While the Brewers lost to the Braves for the second straight time and Cain went 0-for-3 at the plate, he still left it all on the field, as he always does.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Cain went all out as he attempted to make a catch in right center.
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.
MLBbro Lorenzo Cain made his first playoff appearance since 2019 as the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Cain is looking to win his second World Series title and help the Milwaukee Brewers win their first. The Milwaukee Braves last won the World Series in 1957.
The Brewers were able to come away with a 2-1 victory, but it wasn’t easy.
Cain got the start in center field for Milwaukee and delivered the team’s first hit which came in the bottom of the third inning off of Charlie Morton.
His single to right field ignited the Brewers’ offense which came alive during the seventh inning.
Milwaukee scored two runs in the seventh and were able to hold on to the lead throughout the game.
Cain finished the game going 1-for-3 and played a solid center field.
In his last playoff appearance back in 2019, he only appeared in one game and went 1-for-4 against the Washington Nationals.
This postseason, Cain will most likely appear in more games and it’s a plus that he’s back to full health after battling with multiple injuries during the regular season.
There was a point during the season where Cain’s availability was up in the air. But this brother is a competitor and is going to do whatever it takes to get on that field and put his team in the best position to win games.
Milwaukee is two wins away from advancing to the National League Championship Series and Game 2 will be Saturday with a 5:07 p.m. ET start.
Look for Cain to continue to have success at the plate this series and provide a spark for the Brewers.