Game 2 Postgame Quotes

By NU Athletic Communications
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Game 2 Postgame
San Francisco Quotes

Head Coach Nino Giarratano 
On the game
"A lot of credit is due to Miami. They got a double on the first pitch of the game and we just never regained our feet.  We had our opportunities, but we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to keep the game close.  Give credit to them, they pitched well and their defense played outstanding."

On a potential letdown after the leadoff double
"There wasn't a letdown after the double.  I thought we gave them too many free bases, and they were able to get big hits.  Even on the double, it was a quality pitch and a pretty good swing.  I thought there was a little letdown when it was 6-1 when we had the bases loaded and we got a walk and then a flyout to left.  There was some deflation at that point, because we had a shot to get back into it."

Pitcher Scott Cousins

On the effect of Miami's start on the rest of the game

“First, Miami has a great team.  I wasn't able to get my command and it turned out to be a tough day for me.  I made mistakes and they made me pay.  I didn't give my team a chance to compete like I should have.”


Miami Hurricanes
Head Coach Jim Morris

Opening Statement
“First of all, this is a huge win for us. This is a big win, and it puts you in the driver’s seat. We got a great effort from Danny Gil today. Danny Valencia had a big game with five RBIs. Overall, I think we played very well. It was a total team effort. We got hits with guys on base, and that’s what you have to do to win.”


On Miami’s two-run first inning

“No question, that inning helped us. They gave us both runs. They have an outstanding lefthander (Scott Cousins) who has had an outstanding year and was the player of the year for their conference. I’m sure it helped Danny (Gil) with five runs early in the game”


On pitcher Danny Gil’s performance

“We didn’t know exactly what to expect. We hoped to get four or five innings from him, and we hoped we could get him four or five runs. We’re very pleased by that effort, and we’re excited by what he did.”


Second baseman Jemile Weeks

On hitting a double in his first at-bat

“The first pitch was a fastball low and in, and I wanted to get on base and get something started and start some momentum. That’s what happened.”


Third baseman Danny Valencia

On his offensive performance

“I saw the ball pretty well tonight. He did a pretty good job of pitching me early, and then he was throwing me a lot of off-speed pitches. I got a good pitch to hit when I hit a home run when he threw me a curveball. It was just good to help my team.”


Pitcher Danny Gil

On his role as a starting pitcher tonight

“It was a great opportunity for me, and it really showed me that they had confidence in me to put me in as a starter. It was a lot of fun.”



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