We've got to pitch. We've got to command the baseball. A 9-0 lead [Thursday] becomes 9-6, and tonight it's 7-0, and we lose the ballgame.
At some point these guys have got to look in the mirror. It's not their stuff. Their stuff is fine. You've got to concentrate. You can't miss by a foot and a half. I'm sitting here watching on TV and seeing what you're seeing. It's ridiculous. There's no other word for it. This is the big leagues. We've got to be better than that.
I respect the heck out of these position players. It's not how many times you get kicked in the face, it's how many times you get up. And they will. But these [pitchers] have to start holding up their end of the bargain, too.
I'm tired of watching [Jensen Lewis] throw. He's got to pitch. He's got a lot of moxie, got a lot of guts. He has good stuff. But you've got to pitch. If you're going to make it up here, you can't miss spots by a foot or a foot and a half and expect to have success.
When you score seven runs, you should be up at home plate tension-free. Our guys are not tension-free just because they feel like they've got to score more runs. And that's ridiculous at this level. Don't get me wrong, they should be able to overcome that. But when you talk about mutual responsibility, we're staring it straight in the face right here.
— Wedge, as reported by Castrovince.