You never know when you're going to get the opportunities. It's nice to have some fall in whenever guys are out there on base.
I'm just trying to stay a little more consistent and get my bat through the zone a little better and give myself a chance.
That was a tremendous play, and he's known for that. He's a great outfielder, and sometimes you have to tip your cap.
I was trying to put a good swing on a pitch. I was trying to give myself a chance to drive in some runs. I'm trying to stay more consistent and get my bat through the zone a little bit better and give myself a chance.
Last year we didn't start too well on the road, and it's nice to get off to a better start. Knowing that we're scoring some runs, it's always nice to put our pitchers at ease a little bit and let them relax.
It's feeling good right now. The injection really helped. Problems with the back can just pop up again, but hopefully it won't. It feels real good right now, and there are no problems.
I'm just trying to stay more in the middle of the field, to give myself a better chance. I was struggling a little bit early in the game -- trying to find it a little bit. That time, I got a pitch and finally swung at it good. It's just one of things that went my way.
I was going to glove it at first, and when it hit it kind of checked up, and the next thing that went through my head was (to) make sure the ball doesn't go underneath my hand because the guy could score. I just happened to get a great grip on the ball and threw the guy out.
Whenever you've got your pitcher out there throwing strikes, you've got to come up with some big plays sometimes to help the pitchers out.
You realize that baseball isn't your life any more. It's part of it, it's not your life. That's one of the biggest changes I've gotten from it.
All I can tell him is that people are praying for him and that's the biggest thing that got me through.
It's doing better. Yeah, I'm playing tomorrow.
It was my first time and you don't know how to take that. Whether it's going to be career threatening or if it's something that you got to have surgery on where you might not be able to play. It was luckily something that could be taken care of.
She has taken as many as 12 steps before crashing.
He went through many struggles last year. There no doubt he's the MVP of this team. He might get some votes for MVP of the league. He's been huge.
When you've got one of the best closers in all of baseball protecting a three-run lead, you feel pretty good about things,
Actually, I think the biggest at-bat of that whole inning was Quintero's. He got the single up the middle, and we went first-to-third there. Now, we got first and third and nobody out. We got pressure on them. That was a big spot in the game to come up with that hit up the middle with two strikes.
I'm sure he's getting a billion phone calls. I'm sure he's savoring the moment.
It's tough when one of your best friends in baseball does it. It's bittersweet.
It was probably one of the greatest double plays ever turned.
That type of energy carries us, ... This is the time of year when you have to let it all hang out and he definitely does. We wouldn't be where we (are) without him.
Absolutely, he's our guy,
We hadn't played real well against them here, and last year as well. It's nice to come in here after losing a tough game yesterday, and getting the split was huge for us.
We had (Carlos) Beltran and (Jeff) Kent and (Jeff) Bagwell, and they could all put us ahead with one swing. This year, we rely on pitching, we play defense and we look for timely hitting. The biggest thing is, we're not relying on one person.
There's a lot more important things in life than baseball and she's definitely it, ... It's tough to leave her. But it's the job I have. Sometimes it's tough. Sometimes you have to be away from home.