Everybody's contributed to this point. Felix - he's got a bright future and he showed that he's an exciting player with that bases-loaded triple . . . that blew the game open, but after just four games, you don't want to get too carried away.
If that's not close to being ready, I'd hate to see him when he's ready.
The past two or three weeks we've pitched it the way I thought we would from the get-go. This is also the kind of pitching I expect from Mitre.
We did get the three runs (in the third) and come back, but this is a tough ballpark to nickel and dime and get runs that way. It boils down to offense and four runs here (in Albuquerque) normally isn't going to cut it and it didn't today.
I believe he'll be an everyday shortstop with a chance to be a very good offensive player. He's still very young and has plenty to learn. I saw stuff that he did at the plate that I loved. I think he's going to get better hitting-wise. I'm real optimistic about his future.
That kinda pitching will make you look like a real good manager. Both Hill and Aardsma did a heck of a job.
Any time your major-league club goes into Colorado, if you're at the triple-A level, you're probably on guard because of what can happen there. That's my guess, I know nothing else, so we wanted to be careful in case something happened and they need him.
Our kids got a taste of Albuquerque and what facing a veteran triple-A club is like.