I used to stress out too much about the way things would go around here. But it seems like it doesn’t matter what you do or how much you stress out. People sometimes don’t realize how hard it is for us to deal with some of the things we’ve had to deal with this year. I think everybody has stepped up and done their thing. Everybody is trying their best out there.
It’s been a tough year, but like I say, you just have to deal with it and suck it up. We’re battling and playing some good games. After that, what else can you do? Maybe this can bring out the best in us. Hang in there, play hard and try to keep doing what we’re doing.
What’s killed us is all these injuries. Youk, Pedey, Ellsbury — those are three big pieces to take out of our lineup. That’s what kills. You’re talking about some of your best players out there in the game, and they’re not there. But what can you do? Fight back with what you have. That’s it.
You see these guys around here still supporting us though. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.
I feel good at this time of the season. I’m the kind of guy where I know what I’m capable of doing. That’s me. People might have tried to get you down earlier in the year, but I wasn’t interested in that. I work every day. I get prepared to play and whateverhappens happens.
Whatever happens after this year, I’m just going to wait and not worry about that right now. Can’t worry about that right now. I think I’ve already shown what I can do.
Look, we still have 31 games left, and that’s what I’m focusing on. You never know what can happen. We’re going to have to keep on playing. The only thing we can do to change things this last month is to win as many as we can.