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.
More Quotes from Joe Blanton:We're going out and giving it all we have. It's just a matter of a couple breaks here and there.
That's the way it goes sometimes. Maybe in the Seattle series the ball was going right to the infielders. Maybe in the next series they'll hit line drives right at people. That's the way baseball works.
I want a win anytime. It's just big getting the first game in a place like this. Hopefully, it will get our confidence going.
The (pitch to Rivera) was a fastball in and that's something I need to work on.
I was trying to get the ball in, and he was reminding me of that. In games, I have been missing over the plate. It was helpful to have him out there for a quick fix right in the middle of things.
It's one of those where the other pitcher is getting a lot of attention, but I'm not facing him. I'm pitching against their lineup. He doesn't have anything to do with the way I approach the game.
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