Best Lorenzo Cain Moment #3: The Mile High Robbery
Late in the 2019 season, as the Milwaukee Brewers were trying to get hot heading into October, they had to finish out the year in Colorado against the Rockies, the team they eliminated in the 2018 postseason.
In the 7th inning, with the Brewers holding on to a 2-0 lead, Garrett Hampson hit a fly ball deep into center field off Junior Guerra.
But don’t worry, Lorenzo Cain was on patrol out there.
On a bad foot/ankle, Lorenzo Cain still had the ability to go back on a fly ball and make an incredible robbery at the wall and protect the lead.
It took every inch of his vertical and he came crashing down back on the dirt. The reaction of his teammates and Brian Anderson says it all. Day after day, Lorenzo Cain is making plays.
Earlier in that game, Cain also made a diving catch to prevent an extra base hit in the gap. Combine those two huge catches, plus playing through an injury, it just further shows his toughness and incredible ability on the baseball field.
This was after Christian Yelich was out for the rest of the season with that knee injury, and the Brewers were needing someone to step up in his absence. Cain was one of those players that shined over the final few weeks on that 2019 Brewers squad.
These plays in Colorado only helped further prove the point that Cain was finally deserving of winning the Gold Glove award. Sure enough, a few weeks later, he was given his first career Gold Glove.