I?m really kind of oblivious to it. I think the players are, too. I just think these kinds of streaks come and go, and this one has just kind of happened. I?m impressed by our players? mental ability to respect our opponents.
In too many games we played five or six innings of great baseball and then just cruised through the ninth. To be the dominant team we want to be we need to keep the pressure on our opponents every inning.
We have to improve our home form if we are to stay in contention so I can't stress enough the importance of these next two games. We will not be influenced by their positions either. Both opponents are capable, on their day, of beating teams in higher positions.
He's got a good combination of power and finesse. One of his biggest advantages is the ability to adjust his style to whatever his opponent gives him. He's able to capitalize on his opponents weaknesses.
In a low-turnout special election, it's the only item on the ballot. The opponents - who would be well-funded - would be able to focus on it and have a great opportunity to defeat it. In a general election, there's so many things on the ballot that the average voter is lost.