He did a good job. It's too bad we don't have more games where we could give him a few more opportunities, but he did his job tonight. We were very proud of the way he performed out there and stayed within himself. I think he's got a good future here.
This one looked a lot like '03 when we kept pulling games out,
I had only won eight games then.
This one looked a lot like '03 when we kept pulling games out. We had lost our touch at that, maybe we're getting it back again.
We redeemed ourselves a little bit for that terrible exhibition Saturday. It shows they're not ready to give up.
You've got a 4-1 lead, give it to guys like Jim Bunning, Bob Gibson or Dontrelle (Willis), you'll close them out.
This is a big-league stadium. Give me big-league lights.
They didn't give up, ... I think they all realize we have something at stake here.
He was coming back up after they got eliminated from the postseason. We've got these extra guys in here to give us a little protection in case somebody went down.
Somewhere along the line you have to figure out, I can't give in to this guy,' ... Go back and show us the pitcher you were the first five games challenging everybody.
It's a big-league stadium. Give us big-league lights. Everybody in the top deck had cigarette lighters.
It's something he's had off and on the last two or so starts, ... We told him to give us six good innings.
It's a big-league stadium. Give us big-league lights. Everybody in the top deck had their cigarette lighters out.
When you give up too many bases on balls, it's going to hurt you, and he didn't have his best stuff tonight.
That's not one of my goals,
He's done a good job thus far as far as I'm concerned. He still seems to be getting on base and he's starting to pick up his hitting.
He's got good enough stuff to win in any league. He's got to throw it over the plate.
Beckett rose to the occasion. Dontrelle rose to the occasion. Now we've got to get A.J. to rise and Vargas to rise, and we'll be in pretty good shape.
He's a good hitter. Like I said, he's going to get warmed up once he knows the league a little bit better. He's seeing these pitchers now and getting an idea on all these guys.
You have to know he was in a lot of grief. But he's a pro. He's always the same old Roger. He's a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
It's a nice honor, ... but what the hell That just goes to show I've been around a while and I've had good players who helped me get there.
After playing probably the worst game in Marlins history, the way they came back showed all the people they're not quitting. We may get beat, but we're not giving up.
Luis is playing like he did in '03. He's been hot. I hope he stays hot for another 30 days.
For his sake, I hope it's just an odd year. You suffer with him because you know how much he wants to play and you know what he has done for us in the past. Nobody can put your finger on it.
Too many bases on balls are going to hurt you. He wasn't on his game.