For knowing your role and preparing for that role and just being ready when you're called on, he's outstanding. You know he's going to give you a good at-bat.
I'd like to see him get a clean outing, that's for sure. But we've got untested guys in the bullpen. They're going to go through stretches where they're going to give up runs.
It was nice just to see him out there on the mound and pitch well. He missed his last start so we only wanted to give him two innings. He did a good job. He threw a little bit in the 'pen after that. He said he felt fine.
He's a professional hitter. He's going to give you good at-bats. He's going to see a lot of pitches.
I told third-base coach Mark Berry to give him the lineup card.
I told (coach) Mark Berry to give him the lineup card,
We had a couple of at bats that could have turned the game around, but (Lidle) didn't give in.
He's a great competitor. He's fearless. He can throw any pitch for a strike at any count. He doesn't give in to guys.
He's a professional hitter, he's a guy that's going to put the ball in play. He's a tough out when he comes up to bat he's not going to give away at-bats. The thing that we've got right now, we've got quite a few veteran guys for our bench, which has a lot of pluses.
Just basically to give him two straight days off.
It was a tough way to give up five runs.
He's played a lot. He's played three days in a row. We're going to give him a day.
I know he can sit in that clubhouse for a week, then give us a good at-bat. As far as knowing his role and staying ready, he's outstanding.
We sure did not help ourselves, defensively. You can't give away that many outs. I know we only made a couple of errors, but there were some plays we should have made.
We sure did not help ourselves defensively. We cannot give away that many outs. I know we're a better team than that.
I know he didn't give up a run there, but those extra pitches don't always help.
When we were hitting the ball out of the ballpark, we scored runs. We weren't able to generate anything, especially against the good pitchers. If you're going to beat good pitching, you can't rely on just the home run.
He's still one of the best players in the game. We're looking forward to him having a good year.
Shack was inconsistent this spring, especially throwing strikes. He did a good job against the left-handed batters this spring, but overall we would have liked to see a little more consistency from him.
He kept the ball down real well and changed speeds. He did a good job throwing strikes.
They had a rule where you couldn't have facial hair. He shaved his goatee. They had a rule where you pulled your pants up to show red socks and he did that. Probably a lot of guys that had one day in the big leagues would have complained about it and he never did. He's a special kind of person.
They had a rule where you couldn't have facial hair. He shaved (his goatee). They had a rule where you pulled your pants up to show red (socks) and he did that. Probably a lot of guys that had one day in the big leagues would have complained about it and he never did. He's a special kind of person.
When pitchers are pitching well, they're repeating well, physically and mentally. I don't know about the mental part of it, because I'm not in Hudson's head. But physically, he gets out of sync, and it takes him a few batters to get it back.
I shouldn't speculate. But I sure wouldn't want to see him get hit in the head when he could be in a position to get a fourth concussion within a couple weeks. That would be ridiculous.
That's awesome, ... I hope everyone, including all of our starters, can see it and take something from that.