Finally the last game!
Just 2 more days...
Yes. One more game then the awesome begins!! Hoping Hendo is a rake dealer today.
Working 12.5 hour shifts yesterday and today so I can be home for the start of Thursdays game. This offseason has been painfully long.
E5 had a great spring. This is more about keeping the 4 and 5 guy motivated and not putting added pressure on Lawrie.
Lawrie isn't going to voice any displeasures about hitting 6th, but you can bet in his own mind he's going to be thinking he should hit 4rth.....It's good psycology...he's going to continue to work, focus and strive to achieve to get to that position in the batting order. If you handed it to him, there might be just the slightest let up with him taking something for granted.
E5 and Lind are accountible to their teammates. They are going to work extremely hard knowing that a guy like Lawrie is mashing it behind them. I actually like this lineup to start the season. This is a mental game and I like the psycological aspects of how this effects the players in the lineup. I fully expect Lawrie to be hitting higher very soon.
LOL..yeah technically using typical W/L records Tigers would be at best half-game back, if they win. But for ST for whatever reason when they do standings, MLB.com uses winning PCT, so Tigers would actually have a better winning PCT than the Blue Jays if they win today.
Just for jokes anyway, but nicer to see Jays remain atop the standings, plus end ST on a winning note.
"I still don't know what Encarnacion did to get it? "
forget that!! how on earth does Lind rate the 4 hole. he should be hitting 7th with JPA and Rasmus after him.... and after well all though that sending Cecil to AA was as sign that the team was not just giving jobs away???