Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Reactions to G27 - Astros at Nationals, kind of...

“This game today is the one game that everybody wants to erase from the season. It’s just a little too early to be making that choice. What I loved most about this game is the offense kept putting up runs. They kept going out there and they never gave up. We didn’t do our jobs, but they kept carrying us today.”

“They did everything they could to keep the game tied. And we did everything we could to let them tie it. The last two games were just very ugly, that’s all. Just very, very ugly.”

Coop, on Sampson and Byrdak issuing four balls to everybody they could:
“It’s one of the weirdest situations I’ve ever seen. From pitching really great two days and the next two days it’s just the opposite. I don’t know what the heck the deal is. I don’t know how to explain it. I wish I could. It was one of the most unbelievable things I’ve seen.”

“It was just one of them days. It seemed like I couldn’t find the zone out there and unfortunately gave up Roy’s runs. I feel bad about that. I’d rather give up my own runs than coming in and giving up somebody else’s runs. I feel bad for that. I take full responsibility for that. I just had a bad day.”

Manny Acta:
"It was the battle of two struggling bullpens. We could have helped ourselves a little bit if we would have played better defense. Again, our guys battled out there and put up some runs. We just couldn't come out on top."