For those who want to know the story of what happened.
"I fall off to the third-base side, so when I turn around I’ve got to pick the ball up. It’s one of those no-man’s-land plays, for me anyway. It just happened. I rolled over it and it was on the ground. When I went down to snatch it, I missed it. If I would have got it the first time I would have got him out." —Josh Edgin [ESPN]
"When he tripped, that pretty much told the story." —Terry Collins [NJ.com]
Always surprised with the literal use of the word ‘literally.’
"I kicked my glove and I just missed it. I was thinking two off the mound and I heard, ‘One.’ I got in a hurry and literally kicked my glove over the ball." —Vic Black [NJ.com]
Personally, I think the error happened because Black takes his fielding warm ups lightly.
"It’s definitely something I don’t take lightly." —Vic Black [NJ.com]
Maybe it’s time to attempt to have a game plan then.
"You can’t have a game plan going in. The only thing you can do is have in-game adjustments." Terry Collins on the nearly being ‘no-hit’ —Terry Collins [NJ.com]
‘Well I guess there’s only one thing left to do…’
"Well, somebody says we have a 3 percent chance. If you ask the guys on the field, they probably think we've got a little better chance than that. We've got 67 games. I know the math. So we've got to play well. And we've got to play well starting with this road trip, pretty much straight through." —Sandy Alderson [ESPN]
Do you really know that though?
"It’s one of those things where you have to go out there and try to put up zeroes and you know our bats will eventually come around. They did and they got me off the hook." —Zack Wheeler [New York Post]
Where’s TNO? Shouldn’t it be ‘through the ball good.’
"I thought [Wheeler] threw the ball good. The home run, the ball is down — 6 inches off the ground. You certainly can’t say it was a mistake. It was a pretty good pitch, got him out front and he kept his hands back long enough to get a good swing at it." —Terry Collins [New York Post]
So Sandy pretty much just talks ‘at’ Terry, that sounds about right.
"I will tell you, these discussions, Sandy is pretty smart. I don’t go into those. It’s pretty much a one-way discussion." —Terry Collins [New York Times]
It’s like a Yogi quote with no wit.
"I wish I was smart enough to worry about all the things you guys think I should worry about." —Terry Collins [New York Times]
You do know you are literally the guy that can prevent this, right?
"I don't want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench. I just don't think it's good for their development." —Terry Collins [Newsday]
"If Wilmer Flores comes, I think he's going to have to play someplace, because I don't think he gets anything out of sitting on the bench playing once a week." —Terry Collins [Newsday]
Off to a great quote start with the cliches: ‘Just happy to be out there,’ ‘pander to home city.’
"There were a little bit of butterflies and I had to work some stuff out, but it comes back to you real quick. It’s like riding a bike. I was just happy to be out there and very, very excited to be in this ballpark. It’s a beautiful place, a great setting. I can’t imagine a better place to start my career." —Michael Conforto [New York Daily News]
Well, at least we’ve backed off wins goal guarantees.
"We’re gonna make it because we believe in ourselves. We’ll be ready, and we’re gonna make the playoffs. We’re gonna be there." —Jenrry Mejia [SNY]
Say this ten times fast.
"I think the last 10 games were important because they make the next 10 games relevant to what happens at the [July 31] trade deadline. We’ll see what happens over the next 10 days or so. But certainly the last 10 games have to make us a little more optimistic." —Sandy Alderson [New York Post]
Time for the yearly trade deadline quote.
"I don’t think we would deal significant prospects or significant value for somebody who is going to help us for a couple of months. We spent too much time improving our minor league system and setting ourselves up for the future to commit significant resources to somebody in a deal that is only going to help us for a short period of time. In that sense we would probably be looking for somebody who can help us longer term as well." —Sandy Alderson [New York Post]
We’re ‘a little better.’ Mission Accomplished.
"I thought we were a little better than our record and I would like to think the last 10 games reinforced that notion. At the same time, I don’t expect us to play .800 baseball the rest of the way." —Sandy Alderson [New York Post]
Given how successful he’s been pretty much his entire life and all the talk during the offseason, you can’t really blame him for counting the days down till his made his debut.
"I was thinking about [the Super 2 status] almost constantly." —Noah Syndergaard [Wall Street Journal]