WILLIE RANDOLPH on Jorge Sosa: He said he liked the match-up with Kelly Johnson in that situation. Result was a grand slam.
JOHN MAINE on his performance: “I felt the same as I did in my other starts,’’ discounting Randolph’s theory that he was too strong and overthrew. “They did good job of putting the ball in play.’’
Maine said the third was frustrating for him in that he gave up a pair or RBI singles after two were out.
“I wanted to get off to a better start, but I’ll still have 30 some starts left,’’ Maine said.
DAVID WRIGHT: Said the offense failed on some opportunities (2-for-11 RISP), but: “when you give up 11, there’s not much your offense can do about it.’‘