On whether couple of those homers would’ve gone out at other ballparks
“I don’t know. I mean, I pitched here and they went out. I stink. Both those pitches caught too much of the plate. And they didn’t just hit it in the gap or hit it hard for a single, they put it in the seats for the most part.”
Do you think things are any better than they were right after All-Star break?
“I don’t know. I feel like I’m battling my ass off to help my teammates out and to help my team win, and as of right now I’m not doing a very good job. It was a horse[bleep] day. I’m not pulling my weight around here right now.”
On his fastball command
“Today I just wasn’t very consistent with it.”
On Phillies’ hot streak, are you guys conscious of their position, wary of perhaps facing them in wild-card game?
“That didn’t even cross my mind out there. You know, we’re not even worried about that. We haven’t lost the division yet, so that’s what we’re fighting for. We just got a little step [back] tonight.”
On Kendrick’s performance
“He kept us off-balance and threw a lot more change-ups than he normall does against us. Usually we get front-door cutters and back-door cutters, and he kind of went away from that game and threw a lot of change-ups. Someone said it was like a new pitcher tonight; we never faced Kendrick like that. So I guess we’re going to have to put that one in our memory banks.”
On scoreboard watching, are you guys keeping up with what the Nationals and others are doing?
“You know, we’ve got enough stress going on on the field. The last thing you’re worried about is whether Milwaukee is beating Washington right now. We’ve got to take care of our business. If we don’t take care of our business, it doesn’t really matter what’s going on behind us on the scoreboard. So that’s the main goal. You’ve got to win games. If you don’t win games, it doesn’t matter what’s going on on the scoreboard.”
On Hanson’s performance
“I think for the most part, what did he give up, four solo home runs? Well, three home runs, four as a team. He walks Utley, steals second, Gearrin couldn’t get him out… But overall, you know, not bad. I mean, I’m sure you don’t want to go out every time like that. But it’s one of those things, it’s a byproduct of September baseball a little bit. You’re trying to get into the playoffs, trying to clinch some stuff here. In May or June you might let him pitch out of that jam and maybe he gets out of that and gets to the sixth or seven inning and the linescore doesn’t look as bad. You give up three solo home runs, you feel like you have a chance.
On Kyle Kendrick
“Kendrick was pretty good. I take that back, he was really good. We knew going in that he was throwing more change-ups, and he did. He threw a lot of change-ups to us. And we just couldn’t time them. He really took off from his fastball, added and subtracted and kept us off-balance all night.”
On Uggla (two doubles)
“He’s swinging it. Really is swinging the bat. He hit the double down the left-field line and hit the double down the right-field line.
On the offense
“The last couple of games we had [good] situational hitting. Man on second and third today, nobody out [in second inning], and we got the run in and got the runner over from second base. Then Constanza hits a little chopper to the pitcher and we couldn’t add on a run there, and I think that cost us toward the end of the game.”
On Hanson, will he stay in rotation for next turn?
“Well, we’ll see where we’re at, but he’s one of our guys, why not? Let him start…. But we’ll see where we’re at. We’ll take it game-by-game as far as getting to that. What have we got, six days before we get to that spot again? We’ll see where we are.”