Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quotes & Notes: Maloney, Mesoraco & More


  • Dusty Baker on the series versus the Brewers: "It was a frustrating weekend. They beat us up pretty good. We helped them some, but they hit a lot of balls over the wall. They got every kind of hit and everything went their way. We had two hits in each of the last two games and that certainly isn’t conducive to winning.”
  • Matt Maloney on making an emergency start on Sunday: "I found out an hour and a half before the game. I don't blame any of the outing on it. My bullpen was good. My stuff was good. I just got my butt kicked, plain and simple. They got some bleeders, sure, but they count as much as a line drive. I just have to turn the page."
  • Prince Fielder on winning on the road: "It's hard to lose when you pitch and hit. It feels better when you do it on the road. It's not easy to do it on the road. It gives you extra confidence. We know we can win at home."
  • Devin Mesoraco on the players playing out the rest of the season: "I think everybody in the clubhouse here has enough pride to finish out the year. It still goes on the back of your baseball card, like Dusty says. If you're going out there not trying to win, you shouldn't be here. I don't think that's the case with anybody in here. Everybody is trying to do their best. You have to give credit to those guys over there. They pitched great."'
  • Drew Stubbs' third inning strikeout on Sunday snapped his tie with Adam Dunn for the most by a Red in a single season (196). Stubbs struck out again in the seventh.
  • It's still unclear who gets the start for the Reds on Monday in their 7:10 PM ET game against the Astros. Whoever it ends up being will faceoff against Houston's J.A. Happ (6-15, 5.59 ERA).

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