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  • What's different about this club, when you have this many setbacks, it's usually part of why you don't win or you barely squeeze by in the last week of the season with a good but not great record. To have this kind of run and play this quality of baseball for this long is why this club deserves a very different kind of credit.
    (Tony Russa)

  • They were really good together, and this is a tough lineup. If Marquis wasn't pitching, I probably would have waited till tomorrow.
    (Tony Russa)

  • I think if you look at virtually every starter, we've had some rough starts here in the last two weeks, ... The big key is to get back on it mentally and understand that if we don't pitch, we don't win. Against the pitching we're going to face in postseason, we're not going to outscore people.
    (Tony Russa)

  • We would have taken the zero even if Houston loses. The object is just to get (our magic number) to zero, ... If you have your preference though it's to win a game to get there.
    (Tony Russa)

  • It's a special burden on the offense to do something this series.
    (Tony Russa)


  • I think they're starting to feel good about how they're throwing. We've shown the kind of depth that can pay off for us.
    (Tony Russa)

  • When something like that happens, you put the other club in a bad position, so it's better not to put the club in a bad position. But I think my understanding is they understand it was unintentional.
    (Tony Russa)

  • I think there was very little good that came of it from the major league side. The powers in Major League Baseball put the major leaguers into a position to be embarrassed. Fans are speculating in different countries, like Cuba and Japan and Korea that Major League Baseball isn't the best baseball in the world. I think it is, if the competition is fair.
    (Tony Russa)

  • That's the plan. We'll see how he feels the next two days.
    (Tony Russa)

  • A lot will depend on what's Matt's opportunity. He may find a better opportunity, more money somewhere else. I don't want to drop a guilt trip on him. We'd like to have him back, but can we afford him
    (Tony Russa)

  • I don't think the pitch to Ensberg was all that bad. I didn't see the replay. He had good enough stuff. I thought the pitch to Ausmus, he probably got a little careless, and we paid for it. He retired six guys. He had good enough stuff to do it, he just didn't get it done.
    (Tony Russa)

  • He made a mistake pitch and a clutch hitter took advantage. He did some good things and then he made a mistake.
    (Tony Russa)

  • You hoped it would be complicated. We're going to have some decisions to make, which is good.
    (Tony Russa)

  • I want to make sure Al Reyes gets the credit he deserves, but you don't want to speak so much about that and pretty soon it sounds like we can't win without him, ... That's an important miss for us, but we have other guys who can step up.
    (Tony Russa)

  • That's the kind of move you make that tells the players you've got the guts to do what you think is right, not to worry about it.
    (Tony Russa)


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