Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
If you talk to any pitcher, consistency is the most important thing.
I came to realize in my late 20s that my velocity is not going to grow so I had to learn to utilize what I had.
Learning how to work and learning how to fail is important.
If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.
Work ethic has always been stressed in my family. My dad is going to be 80 years old and he still works part time. My mom just retired a couple years ago and she's in her mid- to late 70s.
I was raised in a very blue-collar family.
I've always approached spring training as I have something to prove.
It was a dream come true to be drafted by a pro team and have the opportunity to play.
I think it's all a coincidence. I've pitched some poor games here and got a no-decision. But just give me the ball. I don't care where I pitch.
Physical therapy is part of my offseason routine. That has helped me greatly.
I don't expect anyone to give me anything.
I'm not a big believer in vitamins and all that stuff.
I'm not the No. 1 starter. I'm not the guy that's going to carry the staff for four months out of the season, but I can contribute in a lot of ways. And to me I'm very proud of that.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which people don't seem to be shy about expressing.
I've had some great examples in my career of how to do things the right way.
Souderton was a good town to grow up in. Everybody knew each other.
I probably didn't put forth the effort I should have put forth, didn't realize the value of education until I went to college.
I've kind of looked at my whole career as a spring training invite.
I've pitched too many innings and pitched too many years - one game doesn't make or break my career.
Rest is obviously a key in the offseason.
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