It is driving me. It’s driving me more now than ever. This is a great team. We’ve got great pitching. We’ve got a great bullpen. We’ve got great defense and we’ve got great hitters. So, we’ve got a great chance to do it — and I’m going to do everything in my power to get us there.
I have always been a very passionate player and person. I often wear my emotions on my sleeve, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I hope that my teammates always respect that of me, as I trust they know my commitment to winning. For those I’ve offended, I offer my most sincere apologies.
Wild card or not, playoffs or not, our season ain’t over. The game ain’t over when it’s 3-1. The game ain’t over when it’s 3-3. It’s called the big game of baseball. It happens. Teams fight back. Atlanta fought back.
The third inning was good, but something wasn’t right. (The Jays) will take care of me. I’m not worried about that. I come back and it’s just a scar tissue thing, I would expect to take a few extra days as opposed to being back on the same schedule as last time. If I threw five days later last time, why not wait until 15? Make sure everything is out of there for good … whatever it is.