We Played With Heart
It’s definitely not a good feeling, but you can’t dwell on
it. Just get better because of it and make another run at it next year.
It was a very good series and a great Game 7 of the ALCS.
We’re going to keep our heads high, after battling back the way we did and
giving ourselves a shot to win it tonight. We played hard. Just fell a little
short tonight to the Rays.
Even when Jed Lowrie is up with two outs in the ninth and
we’re down by a couple, everyone still felt like we had a shot. Anything could
have happened. He could have hit a home run, could have got on base. We were in
the game and gave ourselves an opportunity to win, and that’s all you can do.
We played with a lot of heart. We have nothing to hang
our heads about at all. A lot of guys did a tremendous job as a team to get to
Now that it’s over, I’ll let the body recover a little
bit and go in the offseason and work hard, and build on it and just get better.
I know I can get a lot better. This was my first full season, going through all
of it. I’ll take a lot of the knowledge I gained this year and take it into
this offseason, this Spring Training and into the regular season next year.
Last year was such a whirlwind for me and it ended so
well. Now I know what it takes to go through a full season and go through the
ups and downs.
As a team, we played very well all year, even with all
the injuries we had. Hopefully we can build on this for next year.