Getting off on the right foot
Tonight was a big night for us. You do all that you can to keep the game in perspective. But you know that being at home, you want to get off on the right foot, and you know they’ve got their best guy going and we’ve got our best, so you know runs are going to be at a minimum. Therefore, it’s hard to keep everything relaxed when your insides want to jump out of you and you’re so excited about the opportunity that you have.
I did the best I could to keep it in perspective, and the night was a lot of fun. I was glad we came out and did what we always do — and that’s get key hits from different guys at key times. Webby threw the ball well tonight obviously and that was big for him to step up like that for us.
He went out there in Colorado last week and threw a game that we needed to win, and he came out tonight and threw a game that we needed to win. That’s what a No. 1 does, and that’s what we’ve come to expect from him. That’s why he’s got a Cy Young sitting on his mantle at home.
You can’t forget the guys that drove in the runs, played good defense and the guys that followed him to the mound that finished it up.
I also want to say something about our crowd. It was amazing tonight. It was outstanding to look out and see a sea of red and get the support that we did here tonight. It’s a whole lot of fun to see everybody rally around this team. It means a lot to us.
As soon as I take a shower here, I’ll start thinking about tomorrow.