"I never even thought about him not being in the lineup, which is so different," Roenicke told reporters. "As a manager you're always thinking, 'OK, this guy's played 15 in a row I probably need to give him a day off.' I never had to think about that with Prince. I did ask Prince a couple of times during the season and his response was, 'there was just no question he was going to be out there,' so it made it real nice to have a player or fortunate to have two or three like that."
"You don't always start your lineup with one. There's a lot of times you know what you've got and you work both ways. He was a guy you put in four-[hole] and when [Ryan Braun is] here you put him in three and now you just figure it out from there."
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