Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Brett Lawrie finally hit a homer this season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
He was hitless in his first three at-bats before he connected on the two-run homer.
It is seen as a sign that he could be breaking out of a prolonged slump to start the season.
Lawrie entered the game with just three hits in 29 at-bats.
“He’s off to a slow start and maybe he’s pressing a little bit because he had such a good spring. There’s a lot of guys off to slow starts but all it takes is a good game. A couple of gorks (bloop hits) in there can do wonders for your mental side,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons of Lawrie before the home run.
According to Gibbons, Lawrie has taken a more mature approach which could help ensure his struggles don’t continue to snowball throughout the season.
“It’s a long year, we still have a 150 games, 140-something games left,” Lawrie said. “So it is a long year and it’s definitely not time to push the panic button.”