“You put the ball in play, you’ve got a chance to find those holes,” Gonzalez said.
“Just Beltre, that was the only ball that was really hit hard,” Carpenter said. “Still beat him with a fastball. He was the guy we were most worried about beating us, and I don’t think a single to right is going to beat us. Next guy gets up there, make some good pitches and everything. He’s fighting off the fastball, thought it was time to give him the slider, and went back on video and he one-hands it out there to center; it was a soft single.
“Next guy comes up and basically the same thing on the 1-1 pitch, soft single. He’s beat – or he’s not beat, but he’s out front on it, and he just finds green with it. I mean, that’s basically all it came down to.”