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Eric Wedge Quotes

I just think he was over the middle of the plate and they were swinging the bats well tonight. It was a bad night, all the way around. It's one game.
Eric Wedge
#Bats

Mark always does a good job of staying in conversations with teams ... keeping his foot in the door and keeping the options open. So I think until we get past Aug. 31, anything is possible.
Eric Wedge
#Conversations

That was one of the best at-bats of the year. He battled until he got a pitch he could drive and then didn't miss it.
Eric Wedge
#Bats

The defence has been pretty consistent, but we've had a rough stretch the past couple of days. When that happens, it's tough to win ballgames.
Eric Wedge
#Past

That's because the last three outs of the game are the hardest. You manage a game to get to your closer. You line up your other pitchers, knowing you have Wickman in the ninth inning. By the time I bring in my closer, I'm pretty much done managing. That's my last pitching move. The game is in his hands, and he has to get those last three outs.
Eric Wedge
#Game

The last two nights, and really the whole series, I felt we played pretty good baseball. It was good to see.
Eric Wedge
#Baseball

It's a tribute to those five guys' work ethic, their ability to maintain a routine and go out and get the job done.
Eric Wedge
#Ability

Jason threw 210 innings last year and is excited to be here. He's a tough competitor, and he wants to pitch deep into games.
Eric Wedge
#Competitor

Ben had a great night. He got us going early with that big home run, and then just kept it going.
Eric Wedge
#Home

That's why he is as good as he is, in one of the most important roles in the game.
Eric Wedge
#Game

The first step is to get him through a complete game -- three or four at-bats.
Eric Wedge
#Bats

Mota was outstanding. He competed his tail off. He was strong, did a good job of controlling the game and made some real big pitches to the heart of their lineup.
Eric Wedge
#Controlling

One thing these guys have always done is learn through different experiences that they've gone though and being that much better next time around. And I anticipate seeing that happen this year.
Eric Wedge
#Experiences

Ramon Vazquez has done this job before, and he is a good compliment to the other guys we have in the infield. Brandon is a good ball- player with a bright future ahead of him. He got to the big leagues at an early age, and it just didn't work out.
Eric Wedge
#Compliments

I like to think of it more as taking leads back. We're playing a really good club, so to me, it's like the glass is half full.
Eric Wedge
#Club

He did lose some weight [as a result of the illness]. I'm sure that's affected his strength.
Eric Wedge
#Illness

We were in every single game, ... We just came up a little short. We were one hit away all week.
Eric Wedge
#Game

It's still way too early to draw any conclusions about that.
Eric Wedge
#Conclusions

Tonight was a typical hard fought game against a pitcher of (Zito's) caliber. It's a long game, and you've got to keep going and going, and eventually it paid off for us.
Eric Wedge
#Caliber

I just had an issue with some of the balls-and-strikes calls. I didn't think I did much to get tossed, but he did and that was the end of it. I just felt like there were a couple of questionable calls.
Eric Wedge
#Balls

These guys deserve a great deal of appreciation for what they've done, but it might be tough to recognize that today.
Eric Wedge
#Appreciation

They work hard to take advantage of opportunities. They had some real good bats tonight. This was a big one; they had to work hard for it tonight.
Eric Wedge
#Work

These guys are doing a good job, man. They've always showed up and played hard, and played all the way through.
Eric Wedge
#Man

It's something I have the luxury not to comment on.
Eric Wedge
#Luxury

We're controlling what we can control, and that's playing Kansas City. It was a long, hard-fought game tonight, and we'll expect another one tomorrow.
Eric Wedge
#Control

We're controlling what we can control, and that's playing Kansas City, ... It was a long, hard-fought game tonight, and we'll expect another one tomorrow.
Eric Wedge
#Control

You're going to have games like this when things don't go your way. That's part of the length of the season.
Eric Wedge
#Games

He's just got so many weapons, ... Great stuff, command of his fastball, a changeup that's way above average, great arm action.
Eric Wedge
#Weapons

We did a great job of jumping on them early. C.C. did the rest.
Eric Wedge
#Rest

C.C. was a little off. He didn't quite have the command and consistency he usually does. But he really competed to get us through five innings, and it paid off.
Eric Wedge
#Consistency