Kurt Suzuki: ‘I screamed so loud I almost threw up’

October 12, 2012

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

 

Of all the Nats players’ reactions to Jayson Werth’s game-winning knock I’ve heard, I think Kurt Suzuki’s may have been the most descriptive.

“Whoa,” he told 106.7 The Fan’s Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier. “I think I screamed so loud I almost threw up. It was unbelievable. I mean, what a great at-bat. J-Dub’s one of the leaders on the team. And it was awesome.”

Turns out he wasn’t the only one with that reaction. “Jayson Werth makes me want to vomit,” one Phillies fan wrote on Twitter.

Ok, ok, that’s mean. Anyhow, Holden and Danny also asked Suzuki about getting poked with a bat shard earlier in Game 4, a moment that required a visit from the trainers.

“Oh, I’m fine, I’m fine,” Suzuki responded. “It’s the playoffs, right? Nothing hurts.”

More from Suzuki:

On Detwiler’s outing
“He mixed in some breaking balls, some changeups, and he really kept the ball out of the middle of the plate. I’ve seen Det pitch like this before. Obviously recently he didn’t have his best of outings, but the guy’s a gamer, man. Biggest game of his life right now, he comes out and goes six strong against a team that put up 20 runs the past two days against us. It was impressive.”

On Zimmermann’s inning of relief
“Everybody knows what kind of arm he has. He’s electric. You just saw it out there, what he could do if he was a reliever, just come in one inning and do that. That? That’s impressive.”

On the bullpen
“You get a little bit of energy going, you want to keep the momentum on your side. And the guys came in, pounded the strike zone, kept the ball out of the middle of the plate, mixed it up. I mean, they did an unbelievable job.”

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Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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