Saturday, May 9, 2009

Reactions to G30 - Padres at Astros

Pence, on Wandy:
“There’s a win in Wandy Rodriguez throwing an eight-inning shutout, your pitching doesn’t give up a run and Michael Bourn making Superman catches in the outfield.”

Pence, on Bourn's Superman catch:
“I really didn’t think he was going to get it. It looked like he had a bead on it, but where the ball was hit it’s a tough place to get it. He sacrificed his body for the team.”

Wandy:
“Tonight I feel very strong. My changeup was used a lot, and I had a good one tonight.”

Cooper, on Wandy:
"He pitched terrific. Much, much needed. I tell you what, the young man has really shown a lot this year. He's really grown. He's becoming a big-time pitcher, our most consistent guy by far. "He looked like he was totally in command. His curveball was pretty good. He didn't have a whole lot of deep counts. I thought Wandy was efficient with his pitches and that's what you have to do to stay deep in ballgames."

Wandy, on being aware of the situation with the bullpen:
"Cooper used the bullpen a lot early, and I thought about that, too. I needed to go long, because he used his bullpen a lot. That's what I was thinking in the game."

Cooper, on Bourn:
"He didn't get any hits tonight, but he saved two runs. That's just like getting three or four hits and scoring a bunch of runs. He did a great job tonight."

Chase Headley, on Bourn's catch:
I haven't played at every park, but I feel safe to say that there's not a play to be made on that ball. Most of the time, it's a home run when you hit it like that. It's frustrating. You do everything right at the plate, then that happens. I thought it was two runs for sure, if not three."

Bud Black, on Bourn's catch:
"It changed the whole complexion of the game. If we jump out to a 2-0 lead ... you don't know what happens. Right off the bat, I thought that it was a double. It was a fantastic catch. In today's game, speed showed up."

Chad Gaudin on Pence's 2-run hit:
"He did what I wanted him to do ... hit it in the dirt. I made good pitches. That was a check swing and he hit it where we weren't."

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