8-3 win in which tens of people enjoyed a ball game in Cincinnati last night (The 9,878 paid attendance was the smallest in GAB history).
"It was all about the Rodriguez fellas,” Cecil Cooper said. “Pudge swinging it and Wandy basically being in command after the first inning. His breaking ball wasn’t really sharp early, but he got better as the game went on. That to me shows a lot of maturity on his part.”
Pudge, on what he said to Wandy in the 1st:
"I was telling him to calm down. I think he was jumpy a little bit, just getting behind in the count and just trying to point the ball instead of playing catch and throwing it to me. He tried to get too perfect in the first inning.”
Cooper, on Wandy's maturity:
“He used to fall apart when things went bad. In the first inning today, things could have gotten way out of hand. Yet he made pitches and battled through it. It just comes from experiencing it and feeling more comfortable and maturing as a player.”
“I thought I made good pitches in situations. Things went right for them.”
Which sounds vaguely familiar from his last start...
“They were hitting everything right where nobody was. There’s nothing you can do about it.”