The mere presence of him, whether he's going good or not, you have to give him respect.
When Hudson came out of the game, Marcus and I stood on the mound and said it's the first time he has thrown that many balls up in the zone.
That might be the thing that gets him over the hump and lets him get through a lineup three times.
He just makes pitches when he has to. He gets himself into trouble, but he's got a slider that seems invisible to hitters.
Personally, my MVP is Brian McCann. He's only 21 years old, but he comes in and we don't skip a beat. The pitchers have a lot of confidence in him, the way he calls a game.
Personally, my MVP is Brian McCann, ... He's only 21 years old, but he comes in and we don't skip a beat. The pitchers have a lot of confidence in him, the way he calls a game.
He's one of the rare guys in the major leagues who can throw one pitch pretty much all night.
It was weird, ... I was used to making a lot of right turns lately. I had to make three left turns around the bases. I got back to the dugout and everybody was yelling, 'Did you know where you were going'
That made my career taking him deep,
He's still a learning 21-year-old, and he's only going to get better. To be plucked out of Double A and contribute to a championship-caliber club like he did, his mental makeup is second to none.
If we can go home and take care of business in this last homestand, we'll be fine.
Impressive. He beat the best team in baseball today.
The attitude with all the young guys is What have we got to lose