Both of us threw well. He threw a little bit better. It's one of those games that's tough to lose.
This is one of those games that's tough to lose.
It seems like whenever you think you've seen it all, it usually happens in my games, ... If we're not going to get into the playoffs, we at least have to get to the point where we go down fighting.
All I can do is keep trying to pitch and keep giving us chances to win, ... Sure it is frustrating when you try and go out there and win games and do not.
I think it's just getting to be an increasingly difficult thing to do in the day and age we're in now, ... More than anything else now, I think it's just the offensive explosion. It's so hard to stay in there and win games.
Having Billy makes us a better team. He will give us a sense of security in the late innings.
It was pretty good for day one. I did much better in my pitching than I did in my vertical jump and my long jump.
I just like doing it. If I can do something to help him, then it's good for us.
I guess the box line pretty much speaks for what it was two terrible pitches and gave up two bombs and everything else was pretty good. It tells me when I'm executing my pitches, I'm getting the results that I want.
I've had really good ones and a really bad one. I've been on both ends of it.
We're off to a good start and we're trying to take advantage of it. It's important because they're in our division, but it's no more important than that.
We're just off to a good start, and they're not. It's just one series in April. What will it mean in a month if we win two of three or lose two of three It means more than beating Milwaukee over the weekend. But it's still one series.
Because I hadn't pitched well against them and because they're good, ... I measured myself against them.
I'm not going to say it's good for the game. I'm not going to say there are no economic problems,
Let's be honest, Pedro for five innings is better than no Pedro at all. With the way our bullpen is going to be structured, having a day off Tuesday, it might not be so bad to have him out there for only five innings -- assuming he's healthy and that's the most important thing.
It's an honor, and it's fun to be the guy who goes out there and starts Opening Day. But I think sometimes there's too much made of it.
It stinks that we lost and it stinks that one of our buddies got hurt.
Same result each time -- unfortunately,
It hurts a little bit more at this time of year. It's a tough game to swallow.
I'm starting to get a little bit of a complex about it, yeah. It's the kind of thing that it happens from time to time, but it seems like it's happening a lot to me for some reason.
I think a lot of guys at some point and time show some variation of that pitch.
There was a time where I thought it was old, and now I don't think it's so old. Like I've said all along, it's more about how I feel and I feel great, and because of that I'm less concerned about it.
It seems like Frank does that a few times over the course of the year, so I don't know if it helps or not. But as a player, you always want to know your manager is fighting for you. And nobody's going to accuse Frank of not fighting for his team.
A lot of times, the guy that's out there pitching, you probably played with him somewhere already, ... Nowadays, it seems like everybody knows everybody.
The difference this year, ... he doesn't seem like he's chasing as much. He just seems a little more patient, waiting to get the pitch he's waiting for. Obviously, a lot of times when he's getting it, he's not missing it.