I felt like we swung at a lot of balls and took a lot of strikes. Tonight, he struck out three in the first but after that we made that adjustment, where we swung at the strikes and took the balls, and obviously it made a big difference.
I didn't have any movement on my sinker and I left some balls over the plate. My pitches were flat all day. It's frustrating. I've pitched well at times lately. Other times I haven't. There's been no consistency whatsoever. I haven't pitched well enough to give us a chance to win.
We'll have to see how it all plays out. Certainly Blake is our starter. He threw some errant balls out there today. Blake didn't play his best; he knows that. He's still the starter, but it was encouraging that Cade sort of proved that if something happens he can go play. We thought he would be. We'll try to get Cade as ready as possible. He's definitely second right now.
He's low on the velocity side. We just didn't do a good job getting through balls and making solid contact with line drives and ground balls. Guys like that who throw slow ... your swing gets long and you get under it.
I also decided to take a few chances when the balls were pitched short. Luckily it worked, even though one or two shots went flying over the wicketkeeper's head. When you get runs against weaker countries you aren't always that appreciative but when you make runs against the Aussies it feels really good.