When pitchers are pitching well, they're repeating well, physically and mentally. I don't know about the mental part of it, because I'm not in [Hudson's] head. But physically, he gets out of sync, and it takes him a few batters to get it back.
Playing in Boston, playing in New York, even a minor role is a big role. I don't know that you'd consider what he did in Boston a minor role, I'm not saying that. But just the intensity and the atmosphere, the urgency to win, makes it a bigger role.
We're hoping he can help us immediately. But if not, we think he can help us in the future. Right now, we'll see how games go. If there's a spot where we can get him in, we'll get him in as quick as we can.
He's a great competitor, he's fearless. He'll throw any pitch over at any count. You're not going to see a lot of 2-0, 3-1 cookies - he's going to make guys hit his pitch, he's not going to give in to guys.
Our guys are pretty resilient. We've had a couple of really ugly games, losses, and came back and won the next day. It was nice to come out today and score those runs early. I think that helped everybody.
It seems his history is he has a couple innings where he just does not command the baseball. When he throws strikes and quality strikes, he gets guys out. But tonight he wasn't able to make adjustments and he struggled through it.
Jenkins had a great night. He's been swinging the bat really well. They have a good ball club. They have a great lineup. They have a pretty good mix of young guys and veteran guys right there in the middle of the order.
The Braves, what they're doing is phenomenal. The biggest reason is they've been able to have good people in the minor leagues to coach and develop. They've got an outstanding group of scouts. You've got to have good people and you've got to keep them together.
I respect the differences in people. I'm old school. If I hit a home run, I run the bases, shake the hands of my teammates and sit down. If I scored a touchdown in football, I'd give the ball to the referee.