We’re only three weeks into the regular season, but Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has already robbed batters of two home runs. He robbed José Martínez of a game-tying solo home run to end the Brewers’ Opening Day game against the Cardinals. Cain victimized the Cardinals again on Monday. The Cardinals were leading 2-0 with a runner on second base and two outs as Matt Carpenter came to the plate. After taking a first-pitch ball, Carpenter swatted a Freddy Peralta fastball to deep right-center. Just as he did on Opening Day, Cain ranged back the whole way as he approached the wall. He timed his leap and snagged a would-be home run, ending the inning.
This is Cain’s 10th season in the majors. He has yet to win a Gold Glove. I would imagine that changes in November.
The Brewers rallied for six runs in the bottom half of the second inning, punctuated by a Christian Yelich three-run home run that plated Cain.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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