Nice little article on the Hooks, and the adversity they had to overcome themselves to overcome (remember the L17 streak).
"There's some new energy. J.D. (Martinez) has made an impact in the middle of the lineup, and (Albert) Cart(wright) has done that at the top of the lineup, and he's played a very good second base, as well. It's kind of a credit to the whole club for not assuming this half was over. We have an opportunity to still make the playoffs, and nobody would have believed it."
Martinez, on Double-A competition:
"It's still baseball, but it's a lot more refined. You're not just seeing talent out there, you're seeing talent with a brain. They know what they're trying to accomplish."