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You have to know where he is all the time when …

You have to know where he is all the time when you play those guys. Because of that, other kids on their team get open looks. He's just a very, very good high school basketball player. I was very impressed with how hard he worked tonight. Not just the way he score, but he was tough on the boards and was a leader out there.

You have to know where he is all the time when you play those guys. Because of that, other kids on their team get open looks. He’s just a very, very good high school basketball…

We may have been a little bit tired. But certai…

We may have been a little bit tired. But certainly we didn't do a very good job of stopping dribble penetration.

We may have been a little bit tired. But certainly we didn’t do a very good job of stopping dribble penetration.

We just wanted to regain our composure. We kind…

We just wanted to regain our composure. We kind of started playing a little too fast on offense and consequently we started pressing a little bit on defense and gave them so easy looks.

We just wanted to regain our composure. We kind of started playing a little too fast on offense and consequently we started pressing a little bit on defense and gave them so easy looks.

I thought it seemed like every team had one or …

I thought it seemed like every team had one or two pretty good players that you had to focus your defense on. You certainly had to pay attention to those guys or your chances of winning were slim.

I thought it seemed like every team had one or two pretty good players that you had to focus your defense on. You certainly had to pay attention to those guys or your chances of…

I don’t know that I’ve ever coached a team that…

I don't know that I've ever coached a team that has won in this gym.

I don’t know that I’ve ever coached a team that has won in this gym.

What he does is really what maybe no one in our…

What he does is really what maybe no one in our program does. He makes plays that you can't anticipate, that you can't coach for.

What he does is really what maybe no one in our program does. He makes plays that you can’t anticipate, that you can’t coach for.

Coach Thompson comes to just about every game a…

Coach Thompson comes to just about every game and those guys who played for him and Coach Baggot talk about how they used to just terrorize teams with their defense. Coach Hicks is here a lot and we talk a lot, and his teams obviously were great defensively. ... That tradition is an advantage we have.

Coach Thompson comes to just about every game and those guys who played for him and Coach Baggot talk about how they used to just terrorize teams with their defense. Coach Hicks is here a…

Teddy pitched great. He started off a little bu…

Teddy pitched great. He started off a little but slow, but he found his comfort zone and pitched 7 2/3 good strong innings for us, kept us in there, gave us a chance to battle back.

Teddy pitched great. He started off a little but slow, but he found his comfort zone and pitched 7 2/3 good strong innings for us, kept us in there, gave us a chance to battle…

It was a good team effort. We were able to stay…

It was a good team effort. We were able to stay in the ball game and battle back. It was great to see.

It was a good team effort. We were able to stay in the ball game and battle back. It was great to see.

I got a couple of pitches up that I was able to…

I got a couple of pitches up that I was able to take advantage of. It was just one of those days. I was able to find some holes and hit some balls on the barrel. It's been a while.

I got a couple of pitches up that I was able to take advantage of. It was just one of those days. I was able to find some holes and hit some balls on the…

He was throwing hard but he made a couple of mi…

He was throwing hard but he made a couple of mistakes and we were able to take advantage. You pop those mistakes up and it's a different ball game. Fortunately for us we were able to put good swings on the ball and get some knocks and when we had the chance to drive in runs, we were able to do it.

He was throwing hard but he made a couple of mistakes and we were able to take advantage. You pop those mistakes up and it’s a different ball game. Fortunately for us we were able…

You can’t control Mother Nature, but the condit…

You can't control Mother Nature, but the conditions were unsafe in the top of the fifth inning. Obviously, that team was probably more dangerous since they were playing defense. However, nobody should've been on the field. And it's frustrating on top of all this that we end up getting a loss. That just doesn't sit well.

You can’t control Mother Nature, but the conditions were unsafe in the top of the fifth inning. Obviously, that team was probably more dangerous since they were playing defense. However, nobody should’ve been on the…

The expectations are great. That means everyone…

The expectations are great. That means everyone in the front office did their job. Expectations should be relished and enjoyed.

The expectations are great. That means everyone in the front office did their job. Expectations should be relished and enjoyed.

J.P. has brought in pitchers and hitters to hel…

J.P. has brought in pitchers and hitters to help out and that's just what we're going to try and do. We're going to try to put this team back to the level it's been before and the level it deserves to be.

J.P. has brought in pitchers and hitters to help out and that’s just what we’re going to try and do. We’re going to try to put this team back to the level it’s been before…

I’ll do it if they let me. Different managers h…

I'll do it if they let me. Different managers have different theories on that, but so far [Gibbons has] been aggressive with that, and that's a good thing.

I’ll do it if they let me. Different managers have different theories on that, but so far [Gibbons has] been aggressive with that, and that’s a good thing.

Different managers have different theories on t…

Different managers have different theories on that and so far (Jays manager John Gibbons) has been aggressive on that, which I like. I'm not one to give strikes away.

Different managers have different theories on that and so far (Jays manager John Gibbons) has been aggressive on that, which I like. I’m not one to give strikes away.

If you look at the roster, this is a team I bel…

If you look at the roster, this is a team I believe will be competitive and be competitive for a long time.

If you look at the roster, this is a team I believe will be competitive and be competitive for a long time.

Batting fourth comes with some expectations. I’…

Batting fourth comes with some expectations. I'm a perfectionist, I expect perfection out of myself and when it doesn't happen, I get frustrated with it.

Batting fourth comes with some expectations. I’m a perfectionist, I expect perfection out of myself and when it doesn’t happen, I get frustrated with it.

Once I got that alleviated in my mind and I loo…

Once I got that alleviated in my mind and I looked at the roster, the decision became fairly easy. This team seems poised to make a run. We're young and very talented.

Once I got that alleviated in my mind and I looked at the roster, the decision became fairly easy. This team seems poised to make a run. We’re young and very talented.

We’ve found ways to win all year long. If it co…

We've found ways to win all year long. If it comes down to playing a little small-ball well, we can do that, too.

We’ve found ways to win all year long. If it comes down to playing a little small-ball well, we can do that, too.

I hadn’t seen Kalen since he was probably 5 or …

I hadn't seen Kalen since he was probably 5 or 6, but when I was watching the Series on TV, I noticed the last name and tried to figure out how to get in touch with them. My mom called Williamsport (Pa.) and we got a hold of each other that way.

I hadn’t seen Kalen since he was probably 5 or 6, but when I was watching the Series on TV, I noticed the last name and tried to figure out how to get in touch…

We’re always trying to get it done and drive in…

We're always trying to get it done and drive in those runs. Tonight it worked out. Hopefully the next 30-35 games we have left, we can keep it going.

We’re always trying to get it done and drive in those runs. Tonight it worked out. Hopefully the next 30-35 games we have left, we can keep it going.

Nobody would have said one word otherwise if he…

Nobody would have said one word otherwise if he would have stayed with his wife and daughter one more day. But he wanted to come back and play, and he obviously contributed in a very big way.

Nobody would have said one word otherwise if he would have stayed with his wife and daughter one more day. But he wanted to come back and play, and he obviously contributed in a very…

I’m just trying to hit it, that’s it. I was tol…

I'm just trying to hit it, that's it. I was told a long time ago when I first came up, we're producers, not directors. All you can do is hit it, you can't control where it goes and if it happens to go somewhere, fine.

I’m just trying to hit it, that’s it. I was told a long time ago when I first came up, we’re producers, not directors. All you can do is hit it, you can’t control where…

Obviously, nobody probably would have said one …

Obviously, nobody probably would have said one word otherwise, if he had stayed with his wife and daughters one more day. But he wanted to come back and play, and he did, and obviously contributed in a very very big way.

Obviously, nobody probably would have said one word otherwise, if he had stayed with his wife and daughters one more day. But he wanted to come back and play, and he did, and obviously contributed…

Nobody would have said a word if he’d stayed on…

Nobody would have said a word if he'd stayed one more day with his wife and daughter, ... But he wanted to come back, and he contributed in a big way.

Nobody would have said a word if he’d stayed one more day with his wife and daughter, … But he wanted to come back, and he contributed in a big way.

You don’t hit (Johnson), you try to find a mist…

You don't hit (Johnson), you try to find a mistake. You have to get in there and constantly battle against him.

You don’t hit (Johnson), you try to find a mistake. You have to get in there and constantly battle against him.

A year ago, it would have been a lot different….

A year ago, it would have been a lot different. But I saw all their moves go by on the ticker. That made the decision pretty easy.

A year ago, it would have been a lot different. But I saw all their moves go by on the ticker. That made the decision pretty easy.

This team is not one that is going to roll over…

This team is not one that is going to roll over and go away. We're going to scratch. We're going to claw and we're going to put good at-bats together. This time it worked out.

This team is not one that is going to roll over and go away. We’re going to scratch. We’re going to claw and we’re going to put good at-bats together. This time it worked out.

This team is not one that’s going to roll over …

This team is not one that's going to roll over and go away. We're going to scratch, we're going to claw, we're going to put good at-bats together, try to get a couple of runs here and there, bite into the deficit a little bit and punch ahead. Tonight it worked out.

This team is not one that’s going to roll over and go away. We’re going to scratch, we’re going to claw, we’re going to put good at-bats together, try to get a couple of runs…

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