From the White Sox Interview Room:
Ozzie Guillen on …
He couldn’t command his fastball. He was making the big pitch. He fought through it.
“JD’s been outstanding. He and Derreck Lee are the most overlooked players in town. Over the last five years, it’s been amazing what they do.
“JD’s been carrying us … defensively and offensively.”
On The Offense:
“When these guys start hitting the ball to the opposite field, good things happen.”
Nick Swisher …
On The Game:
“There’s a huge difference playing here than when it is over there. We’re home. We’re in our backyard. The atmosphere, with 40,000 people screaming, is great. You try to think it’s just another game, but it’s not.”
On The Grand Slam:
“I was just trying to get something into the air to score a run. I swung through a fastball earlier in the at-bat and missed a slider. At Wrigley, he got me out on a slider. I saw a slider on the outside half of the plate, got lucky and put the barrel on it.”