Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 10:07 pm
Oh, for a clutch hit with runners in scoring position.
Wait, we just got one, a big one.
Alex Cintron, tonight’s hero, wasn’t listed in the original starting lineup but was inserted after Juan Uribe’s wife went into labor here in Chicago.
Comments from the Postgame Interview Room
From Ozzie Guillen:
"It’s always great to win, especially that way."
"In my view, we should have more than that. We are still missing the little things.
"It’s great to win the first game."
"A three-run home run coming from Cintron … not too many people expect that."
"We’re not swinging the bats well with runners in scoring position right now. We had a chance a couple of times tonight."
"We still need to do better with execution."
"We’re not playing as good as we can, but we’re hanging in there. We need to be better."
"That (Cintron’s homer) happens when you get guys playing time. When you play them a lot, they’re ready any time they are needed. On my ballclub, everyone is important. We have 12 hitters we can count on. To me, they’re all big."
"When you (Freddy Garcia) allow three runs, it means you pitched pretty well. He battled. He threw 100-something pitches in the first few innings."
"Mac has been on and off. Thank God he was on today."
From Alex CIntron:
"The pitch before I was looking for a changeup and I fouled it off. This pitch was a fastball middle in. The best shot I have to hit a home run is middle in."
"I was looking for a hit. I wasn’t looking for a home run."
"I know my job is backing up Uribe and Iguchi. When they tell me to play, I’ll be ready to try and help us win."