We've said it before, when Carlos Pena hits a home run -- wow! That might be the furthest ball ever hit in this ballpark. He's been a different player since we brought him up six weeks ago. He's a better player.
I hope I get to continue with this because there is some unfinished business. I'm going to be in baseball for many more years, whether it is here or not. I'm not done. I'm confident that I can do this.
The guy has definitely done everything in his power. I just wish we could've gotten him that win. Nevertheless, he's done a very nice job for us. That's the point I hope gets across. This guy, like others, probably deserves better.
In all honesty, the guys we've been playing, it hasn't been a whole lot different, anyway. Whatever we've done to this point hasn't really worked. I'll go the other way. Honestly, it's been a struggle no matter who we put out there.
We don't have the finished product yet, we have a learning 21-year-old. But we like what we have. I give him credit, going through what he went through last season, getting on-the-job training. He handled himself well under the circumstances.