In the first round, when we swept the Cubs, we couldn’t have written the script any better. The second round has been just the opposite for us.
The great part about this game is that good, bad or indifferent, the game always gives you an opportunity to learn something from it. Looking forward to this series, we were obviously excited about the opportunity and we were looking forward to getting it started on a good foot.
That didn’t happen and now we
‘ve got a big challenge ahead of us. It’s a BIG challenge, but it’s not insurmountable. We are working towards making the physical adjustments and or any mental adjustments coming into Game 3 to try and give ourselves the best possible chance to put one in the win column.
That’s all we’re focused in on right now. Getting caught up in the percentage of teams that have come back or not come back or the way the ball hasn’t found a hole for us, but has for them, gets you caught up in thinking about things you can’t control.
The way you deal with that is to lock back in. You lock back in on your preparation, your game planning, your physical work all the while focused on the task at hand.
Anytime we’re faced with a challenge I’m always excited to see how our group of guys comes through on the other side. We’ve done it all year and I look forward to us doing the same in Game 3.