Postgame Reax from the Interview Room
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 10:39 pm
Ozzie Guillen on Pablo Ozuna
On the HR to tie the game …
"We just were hoping for a single, stolen base and then figured we would take a shot with Uribe. I’m not that smart.
"The last at-bat from him is the way people should play the game. To take the extra base like he did, you need to do it from the go-get, as soon as you leave the batter’s box.
"To me, it’s exciting to see this guy play. That’s the way Pablo plays. He hustles and plays hard."
Pablo Ozuna on the home run and scoring the winning run
"As soon as I hit the ball, I realized the second baseman and center fielder were slow to the all and decided to take a chance.
on his first career home run …
"I had been ready to go since the fourth inning because I knew there were a lot of left-handers in their bullpen. I just wanted to swing the bat and hit the ball hard somewhere. I was looking for a pitch to hit in the strike zone. I got it. I knew it was gone when I hit it.
"It was my best moment personally. I was excited I did my job."
Juan Uribe on his game-winning hit
"I was glad. The AB before, I tried to do too much. I knew the CF was deep and knew the ball had a chance to drop in.
"I tried to calm myself down before the AB and just try to put the ball in play. When you put the ball in play, good things can happen.
"Personally, Ozzie Guillen has pushed me to be all that I can be, which is an every day player in the major leagues. I really like that he pushes me and rides me because it pays off."