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Ken Macha Quotes

Ken Macha
It's nice to have the bats come around. We had a bunch of hits, balls hit hard. Maybe we can get some confidence and get going again.
Ken Macha
#Balls

Ken Macha
Their guy pitched a good game. He didn't walk anyone, he moves his fastball around, he can sink it, he can cut it, and he doesn't leave it up in the zone. Through it all we had some chances to score some runs, but they got that big double play, and that was it.
Ken Macha
#Fastball

Ken Macha
When I saw him walking out of the locker room this morning, he looked (cranky). Maybe I'll ask him what I can do to get him mad.
Ken Macha
#Ask

Ken Macha
We can make sure to get him game ready hitting-wise. He went through minimal rehab when he came back last year and hit 12 home runs in 100 at bats. I take that as an indicator he'll be fine.
Ken Macha
#Game

Ken Macha
What was overshadowed here is how good Kennedy pitched. He pitched a great game.
Ken Macha
#Game

Ken Macha
That's hard to say. It's not like he's striking out or chasing balls out of the strike zone ...[but] he hasn't been barreling up any balls.
Ken Macha
#Balls

Ken Macha
I've got to get him a game sometime. We can't have total rust.
Ken Macha
#Game

Ken Macha
He was extremely educated. I wish I had half of his vocabulary.
Ken Macha
#Educated

Ken Macha
We've got a lot of young pitchers, and they've got a lot of young position players, ... There are a lot of similarities. In a small, low-budget kind of deal, you've got to have youth mixed in there. I think both sides have handled it well.
Ken Macha
#Pitchers

Ken Macha
I think he realizes what they are doing. I talked to [hitting coach] Gerald Perry and he thinks he's starting to come around. But I just thought it was good to give him the day off.
Ken Macha
#Coach

Ken Macha
As I look around the American League, it's as balanced as it's been. Boston will be good, the Yankees will be good, the Blue Jays ... Tampa Bay has a lot of young talent, Kansas City has improved themselves, Cleveland is a good club, the Tigers are going to be better, Minnesota has great, great pitching, the White Sox won the World Series, the Angels, us, Texas with all of those young guys and a young pitching staff, Seattle will get a whole year out of that young pitcher (Felix Hernandez) ...
Ken Macha
#Boston

Ken Macha
Big night for Milton. I thought that first hit, he showed patience at the plate, then hit the ball the other way. The walk was a solid at-bat, and he kind of opened that inning up for us. It was a big night for him and for (Frank) Thomas. He gave us some breathing room.
Ken Macha
#Night

Ken Macha
As Wash normally does, he likes what he sees with all his guys. All you have to do is ask Wash and he'll tell you that (Perez) has improved.
Ken Macha
#Ask

Ken Macha
We took advantage of some wildness in that one inning, ... It kind of opened up the game a lot.
Ken Macha
#Advantage

Ken Macha
You take a look at the standings and all these teams are the same. Everyone is kind of knotted with the same record.
Ken Macha
#Kind

Ken Macha
I don't want to walk into the clubhouse this year knowing we lost a game because of signs. It's not like we put a whole lot of signs down.
Ken Macha
#Clubhouse

Ken Macha
We've played very intense ball. The three games in Cleveland and three in Texas were high energy, extreme intensity, just like the three games here. We played nine games at a playoff-type intensity here on this road trip, ... I can't ask my players to do anything more than that.
Ken Macha
#Energy

Ken Macha
We do extensive preparation, particularly in our pitching, ... (Bullpen coach) Bob Geren helps Curt. Curt said to me, 'All this work. I'd like to start seeing some results.' I said, 'Stick with it. Persistence.'
Ken Macha
#Preparation

Ken Macha
Whenever we play the Twins, Torii Hunter has a major impact on defense. He tells the left fielder and the right fielder to take the day off and he covers the whole outfield.
Ken Macha
#Defense

Ken Macha
If it takes 10 pitchers, then let's do it.
Ken Macha
#Pitchers

Ken Macha
I'm a little concerned about getting our offense going. That's four games in a row without much.
Ken Macha
#Games

Ken Macha
All I know is we have an organization here that doesn't want to say they are rebuilding, ... They say we are playing to win all the time. I'm operating under that theory.
Ken Macha
#Organization

Ken Macha
Kennedy coming out of the bullpen, that's a pretty outstanding performance by him. Giving up one run in five innings is pretty good.
Ken Macha
#Giving

Ken Macha
When we were going through that rough streak of losing those games, we weren't scoring for the first five innings. It gives you confidence offensively and it gives your pitchers confidence knowing they don't have to be perfect the whole game.
Ken Macha
#Games

Ken Macha
I think it will be fun, two top teams. This is where the fun begins.
Ken Macha
#Fun

Ken Macha
His stuff was as good as it's been all year. His fastball had excellent life.
Ken Macha
#Life

Ken Macha
He's been on fire. It's hard to describe.
Ken Macha
#Fire

Ken Macha
There's too much baseball left. Way too much baseball.
Ken Macha
#Baseball

Ken Macha
The Angels brought up K-Rod (closer Francisco Rodriguez) a couple of years ago, and he propelled them to a World Series,
Ken Macha
#Angels

Ken Macha
I thought he dropped it on purpose. The guy caught everything against us and was all over the field.
Ken Macha
#Purpose