For Pete's Sake

Lorenzo Cain’s game-ending catch robbed Cardinals of a home run, gave Brewers a win

Milwaukee center fielder Lorenzo Cain started the season doing one of the things he does best: make a sensational catch.

The Brewers led the Cardinals 5-4 with two outs in the ninth inning when St. Louis’ Jose Martinez launched a long flyball to right-center field.

The ball kept carrying, but it didn’t clear the wall thanks to Cain, the former Royals star. Cain stole a home run and gave Milwaukee the victory.

Take a look:

Here’s a reminder that Cain has never won a Gold Glove award.

By the way, guess where that ball landed after Cain hurled it in the air? Would you believe in the glove of Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas?

“I did catch it,” Moustakas told JR Radcliffe of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I gave it to the authenticator to get it authenticated for Hader’s save. I think Lo threw it higher than he hit it. When you do things like that, your emotions are running wild, your adrenaline’s pumping. it’s awesome to see.”

From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.