"You punch back," Showalter said. "Our guys have been punching back. They're refusing to give in, still trying to get to our goal that we started in Sarasota a long time ago. … I still like our storyline, especially when you put a little chip on the shoulder, and people keep counting them out. There's a lot of passion and energy out there. This time of year, to be emotionally and mentally strong is the challenge, to concentrate like that.