I was throwing fastballs, fastballs, fastballs. It was a good feeling.
I asked him if I could use it, because San Diego was home base for me, too. We were teammates, and Trevor is such a great pitcher, so I asked him to use his song. I think it gave me his power.
It's wonderful. That's the only thing I can say.
I always thought the best players in the world were in the major leagues. This tournament shows that this is not true.
Doesn't matter. He will get better. He will finish the season at .300-something. Ichiro is a genius.
This time, as a country, we couldn't lose it. The United States lost and we got a really good chance, so we had an unusual power inside us. That was a great game.
Striking out two hitters like that, and helping us win the game, brings a lot of confidence.
I stopped by Rangers camp for just two days and only pitched one of those days. I have not faced any batters, but in the bullpen, my fastball and slider look good.
I was pretty excited to be out there for the final inning. But my experience in America helped me remain calm on the mound.
I feel stronger than I have felt in spring. My mind. My body. I feel prepared. I have more confidence than I have ever had.
I'd like to be in Japan and celebrate with my teammates and the fans, but I have to practice here now. These are my teammates. I have to get ready. Because of this experience, I have more confidence than I have ever had. I feel stronger. My mind. My body.
In history, Cuba has always been a really strong team. I realize how strong the baseball system is in Cuba. Probably everybody knows about Cuba.