You can’t pitch any worse than that, it’s just that simple…We did not pitch well from the first inning on. We should have won this ballgame. It’s that simple…We should have done it in a much better fashion without all the drama and theatrics that went on. You have to understand that [poor pitching] is what’s holding us up.
I guarantee that we spent most of the time on the field…And to keep answering the bell offensively in the manner in which we did, you have to give them all the credit in the world. We simply have to pitch better.
I couldn’t push off well and it made it hard to throw my breaking ball.
It’s the worst…It’s difficult, but we need to deal with it. It’s hard when you are out there waiting for the pitcher to get three outs, and then they don’t and the manager has to come out and get another pitcher. It’s tough, but there is nothing we can do about it. We can’t control what goes on on the mound…We can only go out and keep playing. But at the same time, we have had games on the road where we got good pitching but we didn’t hit. We win as a team and we lose as a team.
It’s a team here…When we were on the road, we didn’t hit too much and the pitchers pitched well. Now we come back here, and we hit a little and the pitchers have struggled…But we are all on the same team, and you can’t divide us up. But you definitely get frustrated sometimes. That’s the nature of the game. It hasn’t clicked yet…When we start hitting on both cylinders, with offense and defense, that’s when teams usually go on runs. I think we are going to do that at some point and time. Right now, we are just trying to tread water and not dig ourselves too big a hole…That was an ugly ballgame, all the way around, any way you look at it…Bad baseball.