Hale was asked Sunday if he wants a player in those type of situations to run all the way to the bag.
"Yeah," Hale said. "It's only 90 feet, so that's what we expect. We expect certain things and when that doesn't happen, there's ramifications."
Tomas was back in the lineup Sunday -- going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the No. 2 spot -- and Hale said in general he has no problems with Tomas' work ethic, chalking up what happened Saturday to frustration.
"A very hard worker," Hale said of Tomas. "I think on the hitting side of it, he's worked extremely hard. And if you think back to all the defensive work he did at third base and now out in the outfield, he's been a very hard worker. I think at times, players in their first year in a 162-game schedule have a hard time maintaining their intensity level. That's one thing that we're trying -- like I said, by not playing him certain nights and giving him some rest, we're trying to keep his energy at a high level."
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