43 Total Quotes

Mike Scioscia Quotes

Mike Scioscia
If he helps us pitch three or four games and we win, it will keep the bullpen continuity, ... It carries a lot more weight than if he were to pitch one game on Wednesday.
Mike Scioscia
#Games

Mike Scioscia
To be blunt, we have to stop hanging breaking balls to him.
Mike Scioscia
#Balls

Mike Scioscia
It's written into the fabric of baseball that with games on the line that have bearing on the race, you try and put your best lineup out there.
Mike Scioscia
#Baseball

Mike Scioscia
The only way to overcome this is to grind it out. There's no easy fix. We're a good club and we'll get it back.
Mike Scioscia
#Club

Mike Scioscia
He's pitched some good baseball against us, but that was probably the best game he's pitched against us. When his fastball was off he got his breaking ball over.
Mike Scioscia
#Baseball

Mike Scioscia
He's had better at-bats for the last two or three weeks. He's becoming productive. We need Fin. It's good to see him contribute.
Mike Scioscia
#Bats

Mike Scioscia
When you're not swinging the bats well, you look flat.
Mike Scioscia
#Bats

Mike Scioscia
When you're not swinging the bats well you look flat. Our club was ready to go. We had a lot of energy.
Mike Scioscia
#Bats

Mike Scioscia
If we had a lineup that had seven guys with the potential to hit 25 to 30 home runs, it would be a bit more sit back and slug baseballs. We don't have that ability. I think it's great. I think it's baseball. I love it.
Mike Scioscia
#Home

Mike Scioscia
Nobody worked harder than Maz. I know he worked very, very hard at getting that team and their whole organization going in the right direction. But when it doesn't happen, you're accountable. That's the life of anybody who's in this position. If you're not moving the organization forward, they make you pass the baton to somebody else.
Mike Scioscia
#Hard

Mike Scioscia
It puts Bartolo in a special plateau of pitchers. I haven't seen that many pitchers that can throw it that hard with that kind of movement. He can get three different looks with his fastball.
Mike Scioscia
#Pitchers

Mike Scioscia
Walking around town, I had people coming up to me just thanking me for their grandparents who were deceased that were Angel fans back in the early 1960s.
Mike Scioscia
#Grandparents

Mike Scioscia
This game, this series, was a microcosm of the whole season. [The players] kept their composure the whole year and they didn't let down.
Mike Scioscia
#Composure

Mike Scioscia
He was using every pitch he had. He had a good [split-finger] and his fastball was on the plate. He just ran into some trouble.
Mike Scioscia
#Fastball

Mike Scioscia
There is still some guarded optimism. We'll see them in a couple of more workouts and hopefully some games, but we have to see how they come out of it, and they do, too.
Mike Scioscia
#Games

Mike Scioscia
What's really been impressive is to see his work ethic and how much his defense has picked up. We're really excited about that part.
Mike Scioscia
#Defense

Mike Scioscia
We still have to remain conservative. Even if there is a date that says 'Opening Day' [soon], you still can't risk losing a big part of the season.
Mike Scioscia
#Conservative

Mike Scioscia
Brendan, we feel, can be effective against any hitter up there. I felt in that position to try to let Brendan go against Ibanez. Unfortunately, Ibanez got the hit and tied the game.
Mike Scioscia
#Effective

Mike Scioscia
I don't think anything is grim in the clubhouse, ... (The players) know that once we getting going offensively this thing turns on a heartbeat.
Mike Scioscia
#Clubhouse

Mike Scioscia
Our feeling is this: I know the guys in our clubhouse. If they scheduled a game for 1 in the morning, we're going to show up and play, ... We have a tough schedule, but we're still playing baseball and we're getting to do something we enjoy.
Mike Scioscia
#Clubhouse

Mike Scioscia
I really liked the way we had good situational hitting towards the back end of the game. Jose Molina, I don't know if he's had a bigger hit for us this year. That was huge.
Mike Scioscia
#Game

Mike Scioscia
He pitched a great game. Offensively, we didn't get anything going and every pitch is magnified. He didn't make many mistakes today at all. We just didn't pressure them enough offensively.
Mike Scioscia
#Game

Mike Scioscia
Our game has not surfaced, ... It's not a matter of choking; it's just a matter of playing our style of baseball.
Mike Scioscia
#Style

Mike Scioscia
It makes sense to have [Guerrero] ahead of Garret, but that has failed to work out over the past couple of months, especially for Garret. This might help out some things.
Mike Scioscia
#Past

Mike Scioscia
A big night for him. He deserved it. He played hard here. He flew under the radar, with A-Rod and Griffey and Randy Johnson, but as far as that team's success, if you're going to point to one guy, you're going to point to Danny Wilson.
Mike Scioscia
#Night

Mike Scioscia
We had a lot of guys in our 'pen step up. Kelvim just shined the whole night. That's one of the big reasons why we have him for depth down there, and tonight it certainly paid off.
Mike Scioscia
#Night

Mike Scioscia
Our bullpen came through. Kelvim shined the whole night. Kelvim made some big pitches and gave us a big lift.
Mike Scioscia
#Night

Mike Scioscia
Kelvim just shined the whole night, ... That gives us a big lift. It's one of the reasons we have him down there, for depth.
Mike Scioscia
#Night

Mike Scioscia
Our defense has been there all year for us. This is out of the blue, really. Everything you could've messed up, we messed up out there.
Mike Scioscia
#Defense

Mike Scioscia
This win was a good win for the team and gave us a big lift. We have to focus on winning from here on out.
Mike Scioscia
#Focus