After eight straight losses there really isn’t much to say…So instead of trying to explain it, or even analyze it, lets just hear from the team themselves:
[Jarrod Parker] just came right at us and got strike one and when you’re 0-1 like that, it’s a lot easier for him to pitch.
[Parker] was terrific, he pitched extremely well and we could do very little with it. It was a game similar to the C.J. Wilson game in that he threw strikes with all his pitches, had a real good changeup, his slider was very effective because it was a strike out of the hand and a ball once it reached the plate…the number of first-pitch strikes he threw was big.
Everything’s fine [with his finger]…Tracy was a little bit worried about it, but I’m not sure why they pulled me. I wanted to keep pitching, but things happen and I can’t change it.
Alex had his moments, back and forth…When he was good, he was throwing strikes early, opening the door for his split-finger. We made the one throwing error that cost us. When he got off, it’s ball one and ball two, and some of the lefties got him.
Nobody likes losing, everybody is frustrated and angry, no doubt about that. But that doesn’t mean you quit. Sometimes you have to learn the hard way. We still have 90-plus games. The season is not going to stop for us.
It was a dreadful home-stand, no question about it. We’ve got a long road [trip] coming up…Hopefully some of the things that are not right will be much better when we come back.