Lots of quotes
One thing I like about my job is you never know what’s going to happen when you get to work. Crazy plays — both good and bad — can happen and some are crazier than others. How the Reds wound up on the losing end of a 3-2 walk-off defeat to the Yankees certainly qualified.
Read all about how a Brian McCann pop up behind first base ended up going for the game-ending RBI single on MLB.com/Reds.com. All the quotes are there from Bryan Price, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier.
Here are some extra quotes from both clubhouse:
“We just have to play better. That’s the bottom line. We have to forget about these losses, get it going and play better. There is no other way to think about or figure it out. We have to be better than we have been.” — Bruce
“Any way to lose is tough. You don’t want to be the goat but sometimes it happens. We got into a situation. You’ve got to make the play.” — Frazier
“I think he can be a little more pitch efficient. Sometimes when you have a little bit more room in the zone, you’re obviously are going to be in better counts and have quicker outs. [But] you still have to manage a game with a tighter strike zone. He can live in the strike zone. He’s not a guy that needs an expanded plate or a generous strike zone.” — Price on Cueto, who had 112 pitches over five innings.
“It’s not everyday you see someone throw 102. You just try to put a good at bat together, hopefully put something hard into play and fortunately I fouled some pitches to get a pitch I could hit.” Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury, who went 4-for-4. His single off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth set up the winning run.
“I was surprised because it was up and in. It was a bad pitch for me. It would have been ball four but I don’t know how he hit it. I think he just guessed and he’s obviously a good hitter but he guessed on that pitch because that was up and in he just caught barrel and hit it over wall.” — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances on giving up the game-tying homer to Frazier in the eighth inning.