Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reactions to G33 - Astros at Rockies

Coop:
“They had four or five home runs tonight, didn’t they? I can’t remember how many balls went out of the ballpark. Not a good night of pitching for us and a pretty good offensive night for them.”

Paulino:
“No, I don’t feel anything different. It was just a bad day for me today. I battled with all my pitches. It was a tight zone, and the umpire didn’t get me a few calls, but that’s not an excuse. It got difficult, and sometimes my pitches stayed up there.”

Berkman, on Jimenez:
“He’s one of the harder throwers in the league. He threw me a changeup, and I was like, ‘Man, that looks slow.’ I look up, and it’s 90 miles per hour. So I was like, ‘Man, that’s most guys’ fastball.’ On top of that, his ball really moves. I don’t think people realize the movement that he has.”

Berkman, on his wrist:
“It felt good. Really, the only time I had trouble with it at all today was when I took some righthanded batting practice. So lefthanded, it felt really good. I didn’t really notice it. I’m very, very happy — obviously, not with the game, but I’m excited because I don’t feel like this is going to linger. I feel like this is behind me.”

Cooper, on Paulino:
I thought Paulino threw the ball OK, but he wasn’t as crisp and sharp as he had been in the past. I thought he got squeezed as well, but we just didn’t make enough quality pitches.”

Ian Stewart, on the Grand Slam:
“With the bases loaded two out, he threw me a slider first pitch. I figured he’s probably going to come back with the heater, probably away. He doesn’t want to make a mistake in, leave it out over the plate. I also thought - probably not another slider because he doesn’t want to bounce it. The game’s still relatively close there. It was only 5-0. I was looking for a fastball there, and it was up, and I was just able to put a good swing on it.”

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