He was unbelievable tonight. If he can set the table and do that day in and day out, we are going to win a lot more games because of it. If you can be on base, with all the hitters we have in our lineup, it's going to be a big advantage for our team.
I didn't come up here expecting to play. I am not really surprised. It's just whenever they need me. I am hanging out and learning a bunch of stuff.
Those kind of comments, you take them in and let them go right out, ... It's certainly an honor to be compared to great players, but I can't be thinking about that when I'm on the field. I just want to relax and play.
I was concerned about the jealousy in Double-A because I was younger than a lot of guys, ... I'm not too worried about that now. I'm a laid-back kind of kid that's not going to step over anyone. I'm just here to get better and learn.
I think Jose looks forward to playing every day. I think when you have a rivalry like this, it's exciting and good for the league. It's like the playoffs every time. Both teams want to win that bad.
I was just trying to get on base. He fell behind, 3-0. On 3-1, I had a good pitch to hit, too, and I just missed it foul. He came back with the same pitch and I knew I got it that time.
It was up to the older guys. I guess they figured I will be in the game for a long time, so they figure I might as well learn what goes on. It will be a good learning experience.
I wouldn't say I am a power hitter. I am a gap-to-gap guy. If I hit one like I did today, so be it.
They say your first hit is the hardest to get, ... I'm glad I didn't have to wait too long for mine.
If we can all keep doing what we are doing and keep improving it will be fun. Fun to watch us three.
Robinson just said the past is in the past and we need to worry about winning, not what happened four or five days ago. That's pretty much all he said. He didn't go into much detail about it or anything like that.
He said nothing was wrong with what I said, but it might have come out wrong.
It's fun times. It's part of the experience. All rookies have to do it. Hopefully in a few years, I'll watch other people do it.
I can't complain. I am 20 years old up here learning, getting to hang out with these guys and getting to run around with them.
The first part of the spring, I didn't think my arm was in shape yet. My arm is fine and it hasn't been hurting at all. Tonight, I felt great. I feel good on the field. I'm not worried about it at all. I'm ready to go out there and make plays for the pitchers.
I'm not too worried about results right now. I'm just trying to go out and see some live pitching.
I would trade playing five or six more games down there for the experience of coming up here any day, ... You can't come up here at 20 and expect to play every day.
If you put that much pressure on yourself, you are not going to be able to perform as well as you like, ... It's nice to have your name in the same sentence as those guys, but you have to put it behind you and play your game.
You take it in, and it goes right out, ... If you put a lot of pressure on yourself, you're not going to be able to perform as well as you like. It's an honor to have your name in the same sentences as those guys, but you got to put it behind you and remember what got you here.
Spring training is totally different from the regular season. Spring training, you're there to get into shape and to get ready. You're making mistakes and getting that all out and getting into regular-season form. I think we've played real good defense the last two weeks.
I'm a little overwhelmed, but I always felt that I could play in the majors. If you don't have confidence in yourself, you don't have anything.
I'm seeing the ball well, ... I talk with the older guys a little bit. You can't get caught up with being in the big leagues, you have to be yourself. I don't think you can be surprised about success here. If you're surprised you can hit, then it's not saying a lot about your confidence.