Royals jerseys Escobar wins ALCS MVP after clutch series
By The Canadian PressOctober 24, 2015 1:41am KANSAS CITY, Mo. cheap Alcides Escobar jersey caused the Toronto Blue Jays jerseys all kinds of trouble from the very first pitch.
The leadoff hitter and defensive dynamo was voted MVP of the ALCS on Friday night following a 4 3 victory in Game 6 that put Kansas City in its second straight World Series.
me it a surprise, Escobar said of being named MVP. know I playing really good and my team is playing really good, together we play. And when I heard the news, I was so happy for that. the Royals jerseys get a chance to win the World Series after losing to the San Francisco Giants jerseys in Game 7.
pretty good compared to last year, Escobar said. year we were really a good team and this year, again, a really great team. And those guys, like I say, every day a lot of talent in the clubhouse, everybody is playing hard. That why I think we won. set a post season record by getting a leadoff hit in the first four games of a series he scored in two of those games. And he wound up going 11 for 23 against authentic jerseys wholesale the Blue Jays jerseys, joining cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey of the Boston Red Sox jerseys as the only hitters to have at least 10 hits and five RBIs from the leadoff spot in LCS history.
Not bad for a career .262 hitter known primarily for his defence.
such a talented player, Royals jerseys manager Ned Yost said. with the grind of a 162 game season, there are little periods where his focus will tend to waver a little bit. But during the playoffs, he just locks in. And when he focused, he as good as any player in the league. followed teammate cheap Lorenzo Cain jersey in becoming the second straight Royal to earn ALCS MVP honours. Both were part of the 2010 trade that sent pitcher cheap Zack Greinke jersey to the Milwaukee Brewers jerseys a deal that helped set up Kansas City run of success.
Despite a lousy on base percentage, and advance metrics that run against conventional wisdom, Escobar has flourished since returning to the Royals jerseys leadoff spot in late September.
His penchant for swinging at the first pitch suddenly made Yost look like a genius when he opened Game 1 with a first pitch double off cheap Marco Estrada jersey. He singled again the next night in his first at bat, and tripled under the glove of cheap Jose Bautista jersey leading off Game 3. Dickey, eventually jogging home on cheap Ben Zobrist jersey home run.
In all, Escobar saw six pitches in those first four at bats.
want to go to home plate and be aggressive, trying to swing at a strike, he explained earlier in the series. I doing really good right now. Continue to be the same guy. grounded out on the first pitch from Estrada in Game 5 on Wednesday, and in his first at bat against cheap David Price jersey on Friday night. But he extended his post season hit streak to 10 games with a single in the seventh, and seemed to spark the Royals jerseys bats all series.
a bit of a catalyst at the top of the order, Yost said. than anything else, he just raises his game this time of year because of his focus. He just intensifies his focus. offensive outbreak hadn diminished his otherworldly defence, either.
Escobar diving catch of cheap Russell Martin jersey hit with runners on first and second in the second inning of Game 2 has become a post season highlight reel staple. He made an equally impressive dive to catch reliever cheap Ryan Madson jersey throw for a force at second base.
I coming to the field every game in the post season, my main thing is I want to win the game. I want to do the best I can, Escobar said. right now I really focused and I feel really good at home plate.