The language with most initiatives can be very confusing, and these are not easy issues to simplify.

He's taken a real hit. He needed to do something.

To have a victory of some kind he could point to for the fall would be a big plus.

Kyle's been our top pitcher all year, but we just had a rough start to the season behind him. After the first inning, I knew he was on. The plan was to have him go five, then bring in Jake Bowman, but he was right there. We needed a boost, and he gave it to us.

I think we have some work to do, obviously. We really need to get after our hitting.

We had some things not go our way. We had some bad bounces in the earlier part of the game, and that put guys on base. We had two innings where we left the bases loaded, and another where we left them at first and third, and we couldn't bring them in.