I’m not sure, … If you got something that’s bruised or tight it affects you a lot more.
I’m a big team guy, … Whatever’s best for the team, I’m on board with that. The goal is to win.
When I first started throwing, I was really screwed up, mechanically, … Trying to come back from being hurt, losing my arm slot, basically everything felt weird to throw. I worked with Billy, and he really helped me get back in sync. Toward the end, I thought my mechanics were the best they’d been in...
I was trying too hard, … After that, I got better movement and backed off a little.
It feels good. If it goes well (Thursday), I don’t see any reason I won’t be ready.
Today was the best day so far. I thought everything went pretty well.
[Wright also gave credit to Connors, whose official title is vice president of player personnel for the Tampa operation.] When I first started throwing [after returning from his torn scar tissue in his shoulder], I really screwed up my mechanics and my arm slot, … I worked with Billy and he helped me get back...
It’s a start, and I want to start. I just want to stay healthy past tomorrow and go from there.
There’s no calling in sick now, … You’ve got to get out there.
I just wanted to show people I could really catch them.
[If Friday night was a bad dream for the Yankees, Saturday afternoon was a nightmare. A 10-2 loss was the least of New York’s worries. Starter Jaret Wright, who signed with the Yankees in the off season, left the game in the sixth inning with pain in his shoulder, the same shoulder that had been...
It’s a pitcher’s worst nightmare, … To throw a ball and the next thing you know, it’s right on you.
It’s just the way it happened. You just do what you can being the fifth guy.
That’s the manager’s choice. Whatever he thinks is going to work out best, that’s fine with me.
The first inning was scary. I felt a little out of synch early.
You try to stay focused in the game. You have to approach it as a 0-0 game; you can’t let up at all, especially the way they’ve played us. It seems like every day brings more pressure. We’re in a pennant race, so when we come to the park, we have to play well.