Both sides react to Yankees 15-3 drubbing of Orioles

So much went in tonight's game - and I'm sure just about all of it made Oriole fans sick - so I'm not going to rehash all the details of the Yankees latest beatdown of the Orioles. If you are counting, the Yankees are now 40-17 against the Orioles since the start of the 2008 season. I will, however, provide quotes from various people from both clubhouses.



On how tough was it to watch game get out of hand: "I'm glad they don't carry over. I'm glad in a way that we've got a day game. We'll have a challenge tomorrow and we'll see if we're up to it."

On Yankees lineup: "I don't think that's news. I'm more concerned about the Baltimore Orioles. I think that's a given, with the things they're able to do, and I respect them. They're a challenge for anybody, but we'll get after it again tomorrow and hopefully Jake [Arrieta] pitches well and gives us a chance."


On Rupe drilling Martin with pitch: "We asked him after the game. He said, 'I know what it looked like. I was trying to go in.' It did not look good. I didn't like it at all. But I choose to believe my pitcher and I've known Josh for a long time. I think he'd be very straight with me. But I do understand what it looked like and it didn't look good. Martin had a great night tonight. He's had a good season for them, was a great pickup. He's hard enough to get out without the way it looked. They responded the way good teams do. That's why they're as good a team as they are and are going to be. That's a good example of it."


On whether there was Intent with pitch that hit Martin in back: "Not at all. Trust me, that's the last thing that I want to do. I know how it looked and for me, and a lot of these guys on this team, I pitch in. That's what I do when I'm coming out of the pen. I've already given up a home run and yeah, I was really pissed off. But I'm not going to resort to possibly hurting a guy, and end his career or anything like that. There's no reason for me to do that. I'm not that type of guy. I'm trying to pitch in and get people out and I didn't do a good job at all tonight. I was all over the map."

Do you understand that it looked bad: "Yeah, when I threw the pitch and saw what happened, obviously I had no intent to hit him. Then I came back and looked at the video and it didn't look good. There's no way that I would do that and intentionally go at somebody's head or go way up there. I know how to hit a guy when the situation calls for it and that wasn't it. No, I wouldn't do it."


On challenge of facing Yankees lineup: "It's a great hitting lineup, and like I said, a couple pitches they really made it hurt tonight. This lineup, you're not going to get away with a whole lot and it was evident tonight."

On how tough it was to get blown out in front of so many Yankee fans at home park: "It's really tough to swallow. To get beat by 12 runs tonight with that many Yankee fans, it's not fun whatsoever."



On incident at second base with Teixeira: "He came in and slid and when he came up, he came up with a little shoulder (push) and I just told him, 'Hey, Relax. I'm just putting on a tag on you.' That's it. We talked when I got to first base (in the sixth). Everything is cool."


On whether that was as good as he's ever seen Sabathia pitch: "He was good tonight. He's good a lot of nights, but that's probably the best I've seen all three of his pitches working at the same time. His breaking ball, his changeup, he had his fastball working. He was just sitting on the outside corner and he's tough to beat when you do that. He's also tough to beat if you give him 15 runs."


On Rupe hitting Martin: "That's not baseball. There's no place for it."



On Brett Gardner's homer that followed Martin hit-by-pitch: "That was beautiful."

On Rupe hitting Martin: "It was right at his head."


On whether he thought there was intent on Rupe pitch: "Yes. There's no doubt about it. I want to stay in the lineup so I'm not going to do anything stupid, but I wouldn't recommend him doing that again."

Was location the reason you're sure it was on purpose: "It was the two home runs before, and then the pitch afterward. It made me feel a lot better when Gardner hit a home run after that."