Q. What's the feeling like now that you know it's one game for the rest of your season here?
CC SABATHIA: It's time to go. You know, this is what you play for. That's a good team over there we've been battling all year, so hopefully I can go out and have a good performance, and keep us in the game and give us a chance to win.
Q. You seemed to go to your changeup quite a bit in Game 1. How important is that pitch for you against this lineup?
CC SABATHIA: It's always important for me. It's a pitch that I've developed since I've been in the Big Leagues, and it's become a great pitch for me. I have to be able to use it in certain counts and throughout the game. I will definitely look to use it and have to use it as a weapon.
Q. Do you feel like this whole season is on you, or is that overstating it now?
CC SABATHIA: No, it is. It's time to go, like I said. This is a one‑game playoff, and this is what we play for. We're here in the Bronx at home, and like I said, I'll be excited and ready to go.
Q. You relish being in that position?
CC SABATHIA: Of course.
Q. Obviously this is a rematch of Game 1 with Jason Hammel. Do you expect the same kind of game?
CC SABATHIA: Yeah, I hope so. He pitched a great game last time out. Like I said, it's a great team over there. We've battled all year. I look forward to it being a good game.
Q. All series it's been tough to score runs. Is that the mindset that you have going into tomorrow night, that runs are going to be at a premium?
CC SABATHIA: Always in the playoffs. You know, you have to look like that. But we have a great lineup. We have great players in our lineup. You know, at any time we can bust out and score a bunch.
Q. I think you've made seven straight playoff starts without getting beaten in the playoffs. Can you draw from that or will you draw from that heading into tomorrow?
CC SABATHIA: It means absolutely nothing. Tomorrow is tomorrow. Games are in the past. You've always got to drop the last one and look to the next one, and that's what I'm doing.