Video: Lorenzo Cain shows off his speed with a majestic diving catch


If he isn’t already, Lorenzo Cain will be a household name once the post-season is over. He’s been getting it done with the bat, as his 4-for-5 performance in Game 2 now makes him 6-for-8 in the ALCS against the Orioles. He has even looked incredible running the bases.

It’s Cain’s defense, though, that is really opening eyes. He has already made several spectacular grabs but topped himself and perhaps made one of the best plays of the year in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game at Camden Yards against the Orioles.

Starter Yordano Ventura was facing first baseman Steve Pearce, who hit a line drive to right-center field. It seemed destined to be a double, but Cain glided into the gap, stretched his arm out, and snagged the ball to record the out. Words don’t do it nearly enough justice, so have a look for yourself:

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.