How much do you think the early
jump tonight was a carryover from the emotion
of last night, or was there any of that?
I don't know. We try
not to play with too much emotion because if we
get too up and down as a player, you know, it can
We just knew that we had a good chance
with Supp out there. He's been so steady for us all
year, and we just wanted to jump out and get some
runs on the board.
Right away there, Eck got on and we
thought it was a balk move, but he got called out
on it first and we kept going, we kept pushing and
ended up scoring some runs that inning. So it was
nice to get out to a little bit of a lead for Supp.
Were you surprised last night when
he threw you two fastballs, and because of
that, you never stopped, the momentum carried
on today, tonight?
SCOTT SPIEZIO: You know, I didn't know
what he was going to throw. I was actually sitting
on changeups after the two changeups he threw
So, you know, I just tried to shorten my
swing and look for something up so I wouldn't
chase that changeup down, and he came with the
fastball again and I pulled it foul. Then he came
with another one. I thought after Lo Duca went out
to the mound that he was probably telling him that
he wanted him to throw on off-speed pitch, so I
was sitting off-speed, but I was still able to turn on
the fastball. I'm glad I did, you know, it was nice.
You've had some really dramatic
hits here, even going back to the last weekend
of the regular season. Are you just letting the
at-bats come to you, or are you seeing the ball
particularly well right now? What do you think
is the factor with all of that?
SCOTT SPIEZIO: I kind of approach
everything the same way as I have all season, just
keep it real simple, look for a ball in my zone.
Sometimes I'll look for a particular pitch,
sometimes I don't, sometimes I'll be in a particular
zone, lately I've just been picking a zone and
looking for a pitch in that zone and when I get it,
just put a short swing on it, not try to hit one a mile,
not try to hit -- to aim it through any holes. Just
take my swing at it and wherever it goes, it goes.
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