JEREMY BONDERMAN: It's tough. But,
you know, I've been watching the hitters, trying to
figure out stuff I can use in my game, and make
sure I'm ready to go.
You've been around this park long
enough, but you haven't had a whole lot of late
afternoon games here. How do the shadows
play into pitching here, like a 4:00 start?
JEREMY BONDERMAN: I have no idea. I
This lineup you're facing, aside from
the names in it, talk about the left-right balance
they have going, how you're going to attack
JEREMY BONDERMAN: I'm going to
pitch it just like I would anything. They're a great
hitting team. Still everybody's got weaknesses.
You just got to expose them. That's what I'm going
to try and do.
You struggled for a while, got those
three straight wins with Baltimore, Chicago,
then Toronto. Was there something that you
felt like you had figured out in between those
previous six, seven games, and those three?
JEREMY BONDERMAN: You know, I
struggled for a little bit. But, you know, the past
games are the past. I'm going to be ready to go.
I'm going to bring my best game and see what
Will you feed off this crowd or will
you try to shut it out? What's your approach to
JEREMY BONDERMAN: I think I'm going
to try and feed off it. I'm just going to go out and
I'm going to let it all hang out. I'm just going to go
out and give everything I got. When I walk off the
mound, I'm going to leave everything I had out
Can you talk a little bit about
Sunday and the 6-0 lead. Not the first time
you'd inherited a game like that with that sort
of a lead. What happens? Do you try to get the
game over with too quickly? Your stuff was
good early in that game, but slowly it
unraveled. Can you give us a sense what
happens physically and psychologically with
you in that kind of a situation?
JEREMY BONDERMAN: I've let two of
those get away this year. Unfortunately, it's been
later in the year. I really don't -- I just kind of -- you
know, I was throwing the ball well and ended up
trying to do too much. Threw a 3-2 breaking ball.
Get yourself in trouble instead of attacking the
hitters and making them get themselves out.
I don't know. I sucked. I don't know what
to tell you.
Can you talk about what you've
taken from this experience of being an
observer of the games at Yankee Stadium, even
watching a guy like Verlander pitching
JEREMY BONDERMAN: It's fun. I'm
taking everything I can in. The experience is
awesome with New York. The crowd there was
phenomenal. They were on their feet almost 90%
of the game.
You know, just tried to soak up as much as
I could of the atmosphere. You know, you never
know if you'll ever get back. I'm looking forward to
having my opportunity to go out there and
hopefully win a ballgame.
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