I just gave up a couple of singles in a row mixed with a walk or two. I threw a lot of close pitches that could have been called either way.
More Quotes from Joe Blanton:It's tough. But you just have to slow everything down when you are out there. You take a little more time between pitches. You just try to slow the game down in your head and don't make it too quick. Make it as simple as possible.
We were 15 games under .500, and Barry always remained positive. We started bad, and he never gave up. He kept pushing us. He's 27 now, with six years in the big leagues and a Cy Young Award. We didn't want to lose a great teammate.
It was laid-back, but you don't want to give up a run, and you don't want anyone to get a hit off you. You still want to have that bit of intensity, but not quite as much as a regular game.
It's real nice, especially coming this late in the spring. You always want to have that one good outing right before you leave Spring Training, and this is my last start down here, so it was a good time for it.
(Street) has been tremendous. He looks so calm out there. He must have nerves of steel. I guess that's why we're confident he's going to get the job done every time.
I've definitely watched him over the years. It's neat anytime you get to pitch against somebody who has been around for so long and had such great success.
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I had temping jobs also. I liked the flexibility. There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.