TORONTO - One day Brett Lawrie may be a very good player.
In the ninth inning of Sunday’s miracle comeback, he appeared to be a selfish one.
With his team trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth following an RBI single by J.P. Arencibia that left runners on the corners, Lawrie hit a routine fly ball to right field and Adam Lind, who has less-than-average speed, was held up at third base.
Upset that Lind was not sent home, Lawrie yelled at both Lind and third base coach Luis Rivera as he made his way to the Toronto Blue Jays dugout.
A run by Lind would have meant nothing, but getting tagged at home would have meant everything at that point. The Jays made the correct call.
Once inside the dugout, Lawrie was barked at by manager John Gibbons with Jose Bautista stepping between them to cool things out.