- On Jason Schmidt: "He wasn't as sharp as last time. He didn't have the same curveball. He didn't look like he was locating like he did in Atlanta. He's scheduled for Monday and we'll go from there. Last time out was good. This time wasn't as good as last time."
- On Braden Looper: "After that first inning, where we had a home run and a base hit, he was able to stay down, had a good splitter. He got up, got in a little trouble, but he didn't [stay] up all night. He had good stuff. I can't say we weren't as patient, but he got himself in a position where he could be patient because he got a lot of strikes."
- On the lack of retaliation tonight: "That was just an isolated incident. It's not like Red Sox-Yankees, where it was one thing that would carry over all the time. I didn't think this would be a warning night."
- "I just had a hard time getting the breaking ball over. If I can't do that, I've got nothing to mix in with the fastball. They're able to lock in on one pitch and eliminate the other ones. That was basically the key to everything, if I can get that breaking ball over."
- "I was rusty, and right now have more rusty times than I am being on. I guess that's the nature of it right now."
- "They've given me the opportunity. Who knows how many I'll get. As long as they keep giving me the ball, I'll keep going out there and seeing what I can do."
- "I was happy to get back. Obviously I'd like to stay, but I do realize we're in a pennant race and how it works and where my stuff's at. I've got to be pretty perfect every start out."
- On possibly pitching out of the bullpen: "I don't know. That's up to them."
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