Over the past few days, Jose Molina has answered a lot more questions from a lot more reporters than he’s seen pretty much all season. Courtesy of Chad, here’s a few excerpts from his chat with the media today:
Question: How does it make you feel that A.J. prefers pitching to you?
Answer: “I don’t think it’s A.J.’s decision. It’s the manager. We are here to play and get in the game when Joe says. We really are a team here so we root for each other. He put me in the lineup, (so) I’m going to play.”
Question: Have you talked to Jorge about this situation?
Answer: “We haven’t had much time to talk. We really don’t have much time in the playoffs. We have love for each other. I don’t think there’s anything wrong about all this. I think Jorgie just wanted to play, you can respect that.”
Question: Is it awkward at all?
Answer: “I will say and I will keep saying the same – the manager is Joe, he writes down a name and I’ll play. I’m ready. If Jorgie don’t like it, that’s him. You guys have to ask him about that, not me. But Joe is the manager. He puts me in the lineup, I’ll play.”
Question: What does A.J. have to do to have success tomorrow?
Answer: “Just calm down. Don’t worry about it. It’s a lot of fun here. A lot of times when he gives up runs, he gets mad on the mound so I say, don’t give up any more and we win the game. We score a lot of runs. You give up one run with this team, it’s nothing pretty much.”