“It’s the best feeling in the world . The game’s on the line, and you’re the guy in the spotlight.”
“You have to be out there and have a mound presence. You have to be real aggressive and be real confident. You have to put the hitters on defense.”
“You want to be as dominant as possible and you want to put some doubt in the hitters’ heads. That’s what I’m trying to do every single time I’m on the mound.”
“One thing about this game: It’s really frustrating. In hockey, if you team’s losing, you can start a fight. You can get your frustrations out.”
“I’m me on the mound. I like to show my emotion, be real aggressive and give everything I’ve got for one half inning. I don’t have to act. What you see on the mound is what I am in real life.”
“Being a starter, you have to be more mellow, more relaxed. It was boring. I’m not that kind of guy.”
“[In hockey] I was a goon, just protecting the better players. I’ve always been a better baseball player.”
“I love to hit.”
“I don’t think about delivery. I don’t think about mechanics. I just think about throwing hard.”
"I like it when every pitch counts. There are a lot of people who see it as a negative, but I try to feed off it."
"Of course I get nervous. I get scared, but it's a positive scared."
"Sometimes, with two strikes and two outs, I step off the mound. People are yelling, they're yelling really loud. I step off because I want to feel it. You've got all that adrenaline going, you've got that rush. People think I'm thinking about something, but I'm just trying to listen to everyone and feed off it."
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