I thought that I would end the year in the big leagues because I know that I work hard but I just have to focus on the situation that we are in the playoffs.
This is where you had your first big league win and you've faced this lineup before. How much easier does it make it to prepare, the fact that you've seen all the hitters?
Nothing is easy in life and I just have to focus on my pitches and do my job.
Just wondering, what advantage you think you might have pitching in twilight, pitching a late afternoon game when batters have a tough time picking up the ball.
I think it will be an advantage for me but I still have to stay focused and make my pitch.
Two weeks ago, your teammate, Ubaldo Jimenez put a bubblegum wad on top of your head during the game and you looked angry at him when you finally figured it out. Were you mad at him?
You think that was funny?
Yeah, it's funny. (Laughter.)
You looked mad.
When you're pitching well, can you just talk about the pitches individually, what works for you the best, and your repertoire as a pitcher and what works the best for you.
Fastball command and keep my fastball down.
What concerns you the most about this Phillies lineup?
I know that they have good hitters but I just have to focus on my pitches and just make my pitches.
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