They told me when I came over here that we were trying to piece it together until we could get over the injuries, … Between Small, myself, even Proctor making that one start, we’ve done a pretty good job. If we get Randy back to being himself and Jaret pitching the way he can, we’ll...
I haven’t ever seen a pitcher leave Coors Field and become a worse pitcher.
[The righthander was shaken afterward but not before, he insisted.] I probably haven’t faced a lineup like theirs. … To me, I’m not scared of anybody. They’re baseball players just like I am. They put their uni on the same way I do. It’s about executing. Today I didn’t execute. There’s no other excuse for...
All I could say was, `Wow,’ … It’s one thing to stand here and say, `Everybody’s got to step up,’ but it’s another thing to do it. These guys did it. … Every pitch, every at-bat, every ball that’s hit is important. It’s not hard to get into the flow and realize these are the...
With one of the breaking balls, backdoor, I thought I had him, … It was borderline. I guess you don’t get those calls. In a perfect world, I’d like to have those pitches. But they can’t call them every time. They’re not going to. There’s no use crying over it.
When it came time to go out and pitch, I realized why I was here,
It’s funny to say, but it’s easier to focus on a team like this.
It just happened where I’m the guy that has to get skipped. I’ll be ready to pitch Saturday.
I had a pretty good spring. I don’t think I hurt myself at all. We’ll see what happens.
I felt good to the last pitch. That’s all I’m looking for.
Over here is a different mindset from them. You know you’re getting ready for a championship season, and a season where you know in your heart that you’re going to the playoffs and that ultimately your realistic goal is to win the World Series. And if you don’t, then it’s a failed season.
It didn’t start well. Coming out and giving up a two-run home run.