He's a big part of the future here. There's no question about that. He'll iron it out. He's too good not to.
We're hoping he can give us a little spark with his bat when Gregg Zaun doesn't play. He's part of the future.
We think we can win when he pitches, but we're also developing him for the future. You've got to do it sometimes -- and what's the other option The more he's out there, the better he'll be in the near future.
He's been in a position to win a couple of them. He left with the lead in Anaheim. He's pitched some good games along the way,
There's no secret. When you're in the division with these guys, you've got to slug it out. When you go head-to-head with them, very rarely is there going to be low-scoring games. ... It's tough to shut them down, to hold them to three runs or less. You've got to score with them.
We scored some runs to give him a little breathing room. He pitched good. He got out of some big jams.
Guys when they get tired they lose their location. What happens is they got reach back and give a little extra to maintain what they got and your location suffers but you maintain your velocity.
He starts moving and then bam, it's on you. He can give you fits. You don't feel comfortable and when he's throwing that hard and he's that big on the mound, he can intimidate you out there.
He's always going to give up hits, he's aggressive in the strike zone.
I'll give him a few games at third base, but Troy plays a lot. I think there's a point just to keep him sharp out there because you never know what happens, somebody could go down. But he's a DH.
Ted (Lilly) has a bad back right now, something he felt the day after his last start (March 26). So we'll give him an extra day of rest and have Josh (Towers) start the second game and Lilly the third.
We had some good at-bats. We were way overdue anyway.
He has been taking some good swings. That's what we got him for. He's intimidating when he steps in there.
We played a good ballgame. We scratched a couple runs and caught the big break.
He's off to a good start, but he's getting caught up in good starts by all of them. Good starts are contagious. But he's a good hitter -- he's proven that.
There were at least two starts -- maybe even three -- that he left with the lead late and the game got away from us. You throw that in the can. He hasn't been blown out, I don't think. He's pitched good enough to win some of them, anyway.
We played a good ballgame, ... We scratched a couple runs and caught the big break.
They pitched good. They're bullpen was outstanding. We battled and we hung in there -- gave ourselves some chances. But they came through.
The platoon is still on, he just hits Vazquez good.
The platoon is still on. He's just hit Javier Vazquez good. That's all. Nothing more than that. And he's playing good.
Roy has missed nine starts so far. You figure he's good for at least four wins. Where are we with four more wins
You know, Ted threw good. He got into a couple of jams and got out of them leaving the bases loaded in the third and fourth innings.
We're in good shape because our offence has been very good at this point.
For a team that wasn't expected to do a whole lot, they've done a darn good job, ... Some teams lay down there and die. Not that group.
It's his bottom hand. His hand came off the bat on a swing. He's swollen.