We?re a much-improved team and the kids are playing real hard.

J.D. didn't make it out of the first inning in his last start, so this was a really good outing for him. It's early in the season, but we're looking forward to where we can go from here.

That was big. Our guys worked hard to get on base, and Phil?s been hitting the ball real nice for us all year. He got a nice pitch to hit and dropped the bat on the ball and it went out. That was a good start for us -- we needed that. We haven?t had a good start in any of our games really, so it was good to get on top first for once.