Enjoy it Mets fans.
"Kind of unbelievable, really." -Sandy Alderson [New York Times]
Could not be happier for David right now.
"There were times, sitting on the training table in the rehab center, when I’d be thinking to myself, ‘I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I was hopeful and optimistic, but some days didn’t feel so good, and those were the days when you’d play out the worst-case scenario in your mind… I just remember some days thinking, ‘Oh my God.’ But fortunately... knock on wood, I’m back and feeling good. So I’m very happy." -David Wright [New York Daily News]
I thought the 2006 team was pretty good, but the 2015 team has been unbreakable.
"I thought yesterday was pretty good. This was amazing. I think again you keep going back to the word resiliency. This team never feels like it is out of a game. Teams give us an opportunity and leave the door open a little bit, we take advantage." -David Wright [New York Daily News]
"What a game. Just ... what a game." -David Wright [Newsday]
"This is kind of what you dream about." -David Wright [New York Post]
…and this, too.
"Maybe I took it for granted. This year, this team, I’m not taking for granted. I’m going to enjoy it." -David Wright [New York Post]
Here’s to bigger wins in our near future.
"I am not sure I was involved in a bigger win than that. To be in the position we were in, to fight back against Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon is a huge salute to the guys in that room." -Terry Collins [New York Daily News]
Weird, it’s almost like team success is more important than one individual player.
"It’s huge, it was awesome, so much fun to watch. Obviously I was frustrated with my performance, but we won the game. That’s huge. Coming here, getting down like that and pulling off the win, it shows a lot for this team." -Matt Harvey [New York Daily News]
Can you really get credit for carrying a monkey on your back when you yourself put it there?
"I think he was out there to show everybody who he is. I think he overthrew a little bit to be honest. I was very proud of him. Going out there with that monkey on his back the way it was, to carry that load out on the mound, it’s tough to pitch with. He did the best he could tonight." -Terry Collins [New York Daily News]
But will you be ready?
"No idea, whenever I’ll be ready for it. Whatever they decide, I am ready. I’ll make sure I am ready." -Matt Harvey [New York Daily News]
Take note Harvey, this is how you handle the media.
"I don’t really know anything about [contract negations.] If that is happening, it is out of my power. All I am thinking about is playing baseball, to do my best and get the team to qualify for the playoffs." -Yoenis Cespedes [New York Daily News]
"Well, they left in the seventh, so that was brutal. I don't know, whatever." -Bryce Harper [Newsday]
Great point, Nats fans have really fell short of their projected fWAR this season.
"I got a little bone to pick with fans. I saw a few of 'em sitting down. We need to stand up in those situations. 'Cuz this is playoff baseball." -Jonathan Papelbon [ESPN]
Loyal TWIMQ reader(s), Kelly Johnson makes his first appearance.
"At this point in the season, two or three weeks left, you’re looking pretty good if you have a six-or seven-game lead. Hopefully those games we play them in New York [the final weekend] won’t matter and we can celebrate early." -Kelly Johnson [New York Post]
I’m pumped, I will follow this man through Hell.
"We’re ready to fight until the last out — we never give up. We know we’re going to come back and put together good at-bats and we think we can do it all the way." -Yoenis Cespedes [New York Post]
Terry never lost the team during some tough stretches and I trust he’ll keep the team playing hard against lesser teams after an important series.
"We can’t let down now. We put ourselves in a good spot and have to keep moving." -Terry Collins [New York Post]
Wait, so is his job to pitch or write The Book?
"I just think the grown-ups that are involved in this situation have mishandled it. If I were Matt, I’d want to be left out of any of those kinds of discussions. My job is to pitch. It’s your job to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. Just leave me alone." -Ron Darling [New York Post]
The media/certain fans hate when Sandy speaks in flexible, realistic terms.
"Everything is tentative right now. It’s not tentative on the basis of, geez, he’s only got X number of innings left. It’s tentative based on what’s in his best interest with a view toward pitching in the playoffs, and what’s in our best interest with a view toward actually getting to the playoffs." -Sandy Alderson [New York Times]
Kind of love Clippard getting to compete against the team that traded him.
"I hope so. You know what? They're a good club. They're not going to give up. We did our job here in Washington, and we've got to continue to put our head down and play good baseball. And we will. And they will, too. But we made it tough on them after this series." -Tyler Clippard [ESPN]
For any Mets fan that’s still suffering from the 07/08 collapses.
"I'm not sure why we're even talking about this. I think it's just me, probably, that was here. For the sake of having a conversation, if you want to try to compare the two teams, I think that those teams were built a little more around offense, whereas this team -- and no offense to our pitching staff back in '06, '07, '08 -- but we didn't have this type of staff, how deep this staff is. On top of that you sprinkle in the offense we have here, and it just seems like this is a more consistent team and a team that those arms we're running out there, you feel like you have a pretty good chance to win on a nightly basis." -David Wright [ESPN]
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
"Harvey is going to be a problem. His prima donna streak is a mile wide. The Dark Knight? Heh, more like the fucking Joker. Alderson should cave to Boras’s demands, burn him up to the 180 inning limit ASAP and send him home. Trade his ass in the offseason." -Oak Beach Inn
AA Quote of the Week
"Bring us home, captain." -xgamblorx