WILLIE RANDOLPH: I wouldn't know that,
really. I don't think it had anything to do with that.
The inning, two outs, I'm not sure about
the call, was supposed to be a pop up. They
strung together a walk and a couple hits, a walk I
believe and the only bad inning he had and pitched
pretty well actually.
How much pressure is there now on
John Maine tomorrow?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: I don't think there
will be much on him. Johnny felt pretty good
tonight. He's on the way home.
Is it just a matter of you tipping your
cap to Weaver and those relievers, or is it
something in the at-bats from your guys?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: No, you tip your hat.
There doesn't always have to be a reason why,
just because they are pitching against you and we
didn't have too many opportunities. We had that
one third-and-second situation where we didn't
capitalize but there's always a couple spots where
you have to take advantage of and we didn't.
And they pitched well. Their bullpen did a
You mentioned the pop up, I'm
assuming that's the 1-1 pitch to Pujols before
the home run?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: Yeah, I was
Was it your perspective when he hit
WILLIE RANDOLPH: I thought it might
stay in. We've been pitching him pretty tough and
handling him pretty well. I was hoping and praying
that ball would stay fair. I don't know how far it
was away from Carlos, but that seems like when
things kind of opened up a little bit. You know,
their guys had a couple good at-bats and a couple
walks in there and that's how they did most of their
No matter what, all season, and last
year, too, you've had a very upbeat way about
you, what are your feelings now, this is the first
time you've been in this situation in the
WILLIE RANDOLPH: I've been in
postseason many, many times, man.
With the Mets this postseason.
WILLIE RANDOLPH: It doesn't feel any
different, go out and win a ballgame, a couple of
games actually and we're looking forward to doing
that. Doesn't feel any different as a coach, player
or manager it's a matter of getting a win tomorrow
and getting a win on Thursday and going from
What was your thought process on
when you did finally go out to get Glavine, and
is he done for the series and is there a chance
we could see him again?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: This series?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: I don't think Glav is
going to be able to pitch again this series, I don't
think. Coming back tomorrow --
WILLIE RANDOLPH: Two days? I doubt
it. I doubt that. We have enough guys to get
What about the thought process on
taking him out of the game when you did?
WILLIE RANDOLPH: I thought it was the
right time to do it. Struggling a little bit in that
inning, I thought it was a great time.
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