It looks like competition really does bring out the best in people. Craig Monroe belted 3…count ’em THREE home runs in todays game against the Twins.
Monroe comes in just fighting for a spot on the 25 man roster. If today’s performance doesn’t say anything I don’t know what will.
The man knows how to be an everyday player. At 32 he’s surely got a few more years left in him, he just needs a fair chance.
Yes it is just spring training but this is where it starts. Monroe has been getting quality at bats and sees his name in the lineup a good amount of times. The experience and test runs will only help the vet get his appropriate trial.
While it seems that he has earned his own and he has garnered a spot on the team, his next goal is to crack the starting lineup come April 6th.
He told pirates.com’s Jennifer Langosch after the game that he won’t jump the gun.
“I’m not going to get ahead of myself,” Monroe said. “I’m going to
study the course and keep doing work with [hitting coach] Donnie Long.
If I can keep working like that and keep seeing the results, then I’ll
be pretty excited about what happens.”
It’s good to see he’s still got a level ahead and knows his spot. It looks like I’m the one who really wants this guy to succeed. Go get ’em Craig. The Pittsburgh Peas supports you. Keep it up!