Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quotes from Saturday: Harrision, Wood & More

  • Cincinnati native & Pirates rookie 3B Josh Harrison on his 4-hit night on Saturday:  "I'm more worried about trying to prove I belong in the big leagues. I knew I had a chance at the cycle, but I also know the odds were against it because I'm not a big power hitter....I really wasn't a big Reds' fan growing up. I didn't have a favorite team. I was just a baseball fan."
  • Dusty Baker on Joey Votto becoming the first Red with back-to-back 100-RBI seasons since Dave Parker in 1985-86: "You always want to see your players achieve goals, but the main thing is to win and we haven't won nearly enough this year."
  • Travis Wood on his outing on Saturday: "Last start of the season, I really wanted to finish strong. It didn't happen that way. I was falling behind some guys. They were fouling some pitches off. I was never able to put it together tonight."
  • X-rays were negative on Todd Frazier's left hand after the rookie was plunked with a 97 MPH fastball from Joel Hanrahan on Friday. "I put my pinky over the knob, so [the ball] kind of squished it. I thought right away it was broken," Frazier said. "I couldn't feel it for a while. It was shaking and it was the [momentary] kind of thing. I blew up right away and I was like, 'Oh no.' But now we're good. I've been [hit] in the hand numerous times. It's crazy. I haven't had one break, knock on wood."
  • The Redlegs will try and avoid getting swept on Sunday as they march out Dontrelle Willis (0-6, 5.04 ERA) to faceoff against James McDonald (9-9, 4.28 ERA).

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