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Bob Melvin Quotes

Bob Melvin
(Terrero) played a nice game yesterday. Unfortunately, he gets the highlight because of what happened. That wasn't what won or lost the game for us. One of the reasons we were in a position where we were at that time was because of Luis Terrero.
Bob Melvin
#Game

Bob Melvin
The consensus was that you don't have to take it easy on this guy, just let him go out and play. Now there's a pecking order as to where he plays in a game . . . but everybody that's spent some time with him and knows him says this guy can handle just about anything.
Bob Melvin
#Consensus

Bob Melvin
I think he's ready. He's spent a lot of time here and has a great reputation in the organization. We think very highly of him.
Bob Melvin
#Reputation

Bob Melvin
You have to tip your hat to him. He did pitch a nice game. He mixed everything up and threw a few more fastballs than we expected.
Bob Melvin
#Game

Bob Melvin
We're not going to get 13 hits every game, but it's nice to see because we were struggling and pressing a little bit. It's nice to score some runs at home and get our fans involved.
Bob Melvin
#Game

Bob Melvin
He is similar to Tony [Clark], who has learned this [reserve] role. Being a bench player isn't easy to do, and the quicker they accept it and fine a routine that works for them, these are the guys that are the most successful.
Bob Melvin
#Bench

Bob Melvin
His power surprises me. Obviously, he's got some leverage because of his height, but he keeps impressing. (Friday) he swung at a bad-pitch slider, he made the adjustment, they threw him another slider and he made it travel a little bit. He hit it a long way into the wind.
Bob Melvin
#Power

Bob Melvin
He shows good plate awareness, goes the other way, doesn't try to do too much. With two strikes, he would shorten up a little bit and try to put the ball in play the other way -- a lot of things you don't see in an 18-year-old kid. I think he goes down to the Minor League camp with a lot more confidence, not that he didn't have any, but to know already that he can hit here, I'm sure will serve him very well.
Bob Melvin
#Awareness

Bob Melvin
It's a very bright future. Which really can get you cost effective and you can spend some money on pitching.
Bob Melvin
#Future

Bob Melvin
He's been struggling with it a little bit. I'm going to have to try to get him some at-bats somehow, but he's not going to be in the field for at least the next three days.
Bob Melvin
#Bats

Bob Melvin
It certainly gets your heart fluttering.
Bob Melvin
#Heart

Bob Melvin
Those games don't feel very good. You usually have one or two a spring. That doesn't mean they feel any better. Defensively, offensively, the whole bit, just a lousy day.
Bob Melvin
#Games

Bob Melvin
For him to be sent down a week ago or so and come out with that kind of focus and pitch as well as he did -- it's a credit to him.
Bob Melvin
#Focus

Bob Melvin
Now, we have to look and see where [the move] affects the rest of the group that we're going to put together.
Bob Melvin
#Rest

Bob Melvin
An infectious spirit. It rubs off on everybody.
Bob Melvin
#Spirit

Bob Melvin
If anyone was going to show up here looking like the odd-man out and not being in the greatest of spirits, it could've been him. He has been anything but that. He's played well, focused on what he's had to do and had a smile on his face.
Bob Melvin
#Man

Bob Melvin
It was good to see him from the second inning on really have all his pitches. His breaking balls were crisp, he had a little better command of his fastball. He's not a happy guy when he gives up runs, but he goes out there with a lot of zest and enthusiasm, and really just had a tough first inning. The good ones don't let innings affect them.
Bob Melvin
#Balls

Bob Melvin
He's got a lot of weapons that he didn't have before, and I think in a relief role he's got more confidence, he's better suited, he goes after guys as hard as he can for an inning or two as opposed to starting. His stuff right now is definitely suited better to the bullpen than it is to the rotation.
Bob Melvin
#Weapons

Bob Melvin
It was a lot of fun. Not only did they bring their team, they brought their crowd. It's good to see everyone all fired up about it. We got a taste of what the WBC is going to be.
Bob Melvin
#Fun

Bob Melvin
It was a tough conversation to have with Casey.
Bob Melvin
#Conversation

Bob Melvin
Sometimes during games, I'll look over at him after somebody does a particular thing, and he'll just shake his head and laugh because it's gone back and forth so many times. He'll say, 'OK, let's see how we feel about it the next day.' He'll come in and his percentage changed a bit, mine's changed a bit and it's been that way for the past 10 days.
Bob Melvin
#Games

Bob Melvin
(Daigle) understood where he's come from at the beginning of spring to where he is right now. He passed a lot of guys by.
Bob Melvin
#Beginning

Bob Melvin
We had a few situational at-bats where we didn't get it done.
Bob Melvin
#Bats

Bob Melvin
You get 11 hits and only two runs, you're not going to win many games doing that. We had a few situational at-bats where we didn't get it done.
Bob Melvin
#Games

Bob Melvin
It was the one play you can't come home with is a high chopper like that. It was a good read by them.
Bob Melvin
#Home

Bob Melvin
You could see he wasn't real sharp with his command early on and we were trying to get his pitch count up and make him work hard. And we did.
Bob Melvin
#Trying

Bob Melvin
You're not going to win many games getting two hits.
Bob Melvin
#Games

Bob Melvin
Tony really worked to draw a walk, and that really broke his heart.
Bob Melvin
#Heart

Bob Melvin
You're not going to win many games getting two hits. . . . I don't know what we could have done differently. We just didn't get a whole lot of good swings.
Bob Melvin
#Games

Bob Melvin
You can use that to your advantage too, knowing what your deficiencies are and what the catcher may try to go after right away. It's always a chess match, and that's why guys that stay in the big leagues and are successful for a long time make adjustments constantly from day-to-day.
Bob Melvin
#Advantage