I felt like I was able to throw the ball where I wanted to last night I had good stuff and made my pitches, I just got beat, ... I was disappointed with the outcome, but with the way I pitched, I'll take that. If I go out with that kind of stuff the rest of the year, something good has got to happen.
They called me into their office, they said their piece, I said my piece -- it was very professional, just tough to take. They were respectful to me. Did I agree with their decision No. I would have liked to stick around. I told them that over the past 10 days I had made big strides, was close to busting out and that they were making a wrong decision.
The confidence to beat the Yankees developed over a few years, ... Finally, we got to where we knew we could play with these guys, but at the same time, we knew that if we were going to play with the Yankees, we were going to have to play our best game, because they weren't going to give any slack. Now it's the same way here. These are two good teams who are going to go at it hard, and it's going to be entertaining, no matter which side you're on.