We caught lightning in a bottle.
Miguel was starting the game that night. But he's out there hitting, and Ash knocked him down by accident. Miguel got right back in there and about hit Ash with a line drive.
When you pick up somebody like this in a desperate time and have him come through the way he has, I don't think anybody could've expected it.
It just doesn't get any better than this.
It would be fair to say Ryan is searching for his swing a little. With the nagging injuries he has had, he just hasn't gotten a chance to get locked in at the plate.
Will you pitch to Bonds? That's what everybody asked me.
We're going to approach him like we always have, as if he's been playing all season. This guy's one of the greatest hitters of all time. You want to make quality pitches and not make mistakes.
I think he's still feeling the effects from the broken toe. I don't think he's fully recovered; he's trying to find his swing right now. That's why I want to give him a couple of days off to clear his mind.
Wow. He's doing a great job of coming through for us, of clutching up. He's playing some great ball. That play in the ninth was huge. He's playing inspiring ball right now.
It's whoever's playing the best ball at the time, who's clicking, pitching the best, playing the best ball. That's why you have Wild Card teams get hot at the end and keep going.
The biggest thing is to have a swagger when you take the field. When you're not going well, you have to change something -- the biggest thing is the way you carry yourself. You have to walk like you belong with the best, go up to the plate like you know you belong with the best. That's swagger.
When you're not swinging well, you lose that [swagger].
I'd like to get him going. He's had some success here. I'd like to get him swinging with confidence, because I know if Ryno is swinging well and swinging with confidence, we're a different ballclub.
Nobody got hurt. We got knocked out early in the first round.
Our objective is to get to the playoffs and play good baseball. We'll figure that out once that happens.
The pitching staff has a sense of comfort with him. He has stepped in and done a great job. He has helped stabilize this team behind the plate, and given us some offense, too.
It's that time of year. You've got to keep grinding. We've leaked a little bit here with our pitching, more than we're accustomed. ... We need to tighten up a little bit.
[San Diego | Poor outings on successive nights by Brian Lawrence and Woody Williams have the Padres concerned about the two for the upcoming playoffs.] Woody has been pitching better than Brian, ... We'll talk about it.
We wanted to build on that win. We didn't want to get shut out 1-0 after that big win Saturday.
We don't do anything easy, but at least today we created opportunities.