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Got a surprise when we arrived at the Timber Rattlers game tonight and Lorenzo Cain was in the lineup. The news broke about 6pm, from what I can tell, so his arrival was a surprise to pretty much everyone, including the uniform guy, who didn't even get a chance to put Cain's name on the back of his jersey.



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The best part was seeing two of the biggest prospects in the system hitting next to each other in the lineup. As they both warmed to bat in the bottom of the ninth, it was seemed like a perfect photo-op to capture the possible look of the 2012 Brewers lineup.

Cain was in the three hole and Lawrie batted cleanup behind him. Each guy was 1-4 with run. Lawrie's hit was a double and he also had a walk.

A little late on this news, but we read in the program that Lawrie participated in the Midwest League All-Star Game Home Run Derby on June 22 and took second to Peoria's Rebel Ridling (he of the best name and mustache in the Midwest League).

Since we just had Kirbir's pics, those who are dying to see the swings of Cain and Lawrie in action, follow the jump for a few more pictures from the game

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Cain at bat.

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Lawrie's stance

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Lawrie catching a pop-up in th early innings.

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Cain at bat, full extension

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Cain about to be driven in - love it with the sign in the back