"Every time we started getting some momentum we would stub our toe in some way, whether being an injury, whether maybe not coming out one day and swinging the bats the way that we're capable of doing, or not playing defense, or not pitching," third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "Throughout the course of this season as a whole, we weren't able to play all the phases consistent enough."
"I've been seeing a lot of fastballs up in the zone pretty much all season long," he said. "There's times when I'm swinging and missing at it, and there's times when I'm connecting with it. The times that I connect with it, good things normally happen for me."