I’m sure most fans of the KC Royals feel just the way I do. Lorenzo Cain… just… wow… I mean… wow.
In the bottom of the eighth, Springer hit one of his patent-pending rockets to right-center that looked destined for extra bases and then LoCain, hitting the afterburners and sprinkling in a little fairy dust for good measure, did this:
There’s a reason Cain slots in near the top of any Fangraphs metric for defensive outfielders—right alongside Kevin Kiermaier, Jason Heyward and anyone else considered an elite defensive outfielder—and it showed last night in Houston.
And while the KC Royals already had a lead and would go on to earn their season’s first victory against the Astros, a scuffling bullpen already wavering confidence-wise got a boost in the form of Lorenzo Lamar Cain.
The second-best part of this sequence—after Cain’s early entry for Catch of the Year—is Springer’s reaction. Hard to do much more than tip your cap and shuffle sadly back to the dugout.
Three Thoughts George Springer Thought After Lorenzo Cain’s Catch
- Man… that was cool. I wish he’d done it to somebody else, but it was still cool.
- The next time anybody is fool enough to throw me a pitch anywhere near the zone, I’m going to crush into fine, fine powder.
Twitter, obviously, had thoughts on Cain’s sorcery, from happiness…
…to embellishment (maybe)…
… to anger (you kidding me with that nonsense, Quick Pitch?)