From my father's side I got the strength, the mental toughness, the heart, the courage.
I never give up. If you beat me, you have to beat me one, three, four, five times, and I still don't give up.
I think God gave talent to different people in different areas.
I learned early in my life that sometimes I'm going to lose. I don't like it, but I accept it, meaning that I understand it's going to happen. But I don't see it like defeat; I see it like a learning process. Then if there's nothing to learn, I move on.
I don't have control over everything; God has control over everything and I trust him, so I don't worry.
I know who I am, I know what I am capable of, I know who I trust.
I know there are millions of people praying for me, and I strongly believe in prayers.
Every time before I throw my first pitch, I am praying. And not only that, in the bullpen I am praying.
I know, it's amazing, but I never feel like I have done anything. When people say that, it makes me uncomfortable because I'm not that kind of person. I just go out there and try to do my job.
New York has been a blessing for me and my family.
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