4) Lorenzo Cain Figured Out What Pitchers Were Doing To Him
Lorenzo Cain has really been on a tear for most of May. He simply continued his performance over the last three games.
Though Cain went 0-3 on Wednesday, he still managed to get on base and score a run by drawing a walk. In the other two games, Cain belted six hits in 10 at bats, with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and 1 stolen base.
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The three game Minnesota series boosted Cain’s season batting average from .277 on May 22, to .291 on May 25. Though the Twins snapped his six-game hitting streak (and his four game streak of more than one hit), he’s still seeing the ball well.
Earlier this month, Cain figured out that pitchers were pounding him down and away with fastballs just outside the strike zone. He adjusted by taking the ball the opposite way rather than attempting to pull. The result has been a steady climb throughout the month: Cain was hitting a horrible .220/.297/.293 on May 1, and is now posting a healthy .291/.346/.424 slash line on May 25 with 6 home runs and 25 RBIs.
Cain has shown his power breakthrough last season was no fluke and that he’ll remain a legit no. 3 hitter for some time to come.
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