Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovello reflected on the previous day’s game.
In an interview ahead of Game 2 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Monday, Lovello reflected on the previous day’s game.
The day before, Arizona took a 5-3 lead into the ninth inning, but gave up a game-tying homer to Corey Seager in the bottom of the ninth and a solo shot to Adolis Garcia in the bottom of the 11th to lose 5-6.
“I’ve been in a lot of stadiums. I’ve been in football stadiums with 100,000 people cheering, but that was the loudest roar I’ve ever heard,” he said of the atmosphere.
“This stage is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid. I feel honored to be on this stage and special to share this moment with my players. I’ll never forget it,” he said of his World Series experience.
“I’ve said it here today, I’ve said it yesterday, but every decision I’ve made and every conversation I’ve had has been with a clear head,” he said of his on-field decisions.카지노사이트
On the matchup between Seager and closer Paul Seewald, he said, “He’s probably seven-for-seven, maybe eight-for-eight against me. I remember it being in the pitcher’s favor. In the past, Seewald has been in Seattle (a team in the same division as Texas), so I was familiar with him. Yesterday, Seager swung as if he knew the ball was coming there. He knew what the pitch was going to look like and how it was going to move. That’s why we needed to do a little bit better,” he said.
When asked about his conversation with Seawald after his first blown save of the postseason, he said he told him, “You’re still a good pitcher, we’re still a good team, don’t worry about it.”
He also gave Miguel Castro, who gave up the game-winning home run, a pep talk, saying, “Tomorrow we’re going to win.”
Asked if he regretted not taking Garcia out in the bottom of the 11th inning, he said, “You always have to think of the worst case scenario. The worst thing for me in that situation was to give up a hit or a walk rather than a home run,” he said, shaking his head.
“As I keep saying, I had a very clear head, had a good conversation with the staff around me and made a decision. There was no one on the staff that said I shouldn’t play him,” he says, adding that he doesn’t regret the decision.