A: I had some cramps in my forearm and neck. I didn't drink enough water before the game or the day before. I feel good now. I think everyone was concerned about it because of all the injuries I've had in the past.
Q: What did your coaches say?
A: At this point in my career, I know when I'm hurting. They told me they wanted to get me out of there before I hurt myself. I told them OK. I told the manager and trainer that I didn't think I had a choice but to come out.
Q: You had a close call earlier this year in Sacramento, correct?
A: Yeah, a line drive came at me. It went straight to my head. I saw the line drive come to me and my first reaction was not to try and catch it, but to get out of the way. I think that was a pretty smart move.
Q: How do you like playing for Bobby Dickerson with Mike Quade in Chicago?
A: He's a great guy, Bobby is. He's a competitive guy. Every time that you go out, he expects 100 percent from you. Sometimes everyone loses their focus, so he stays on you about that.
Q: How frustrating was it with the major league club when you didn't get many innings that second time up?
A: I've got no answer for that. I pitched twice out of the bullpen and thought I did a pretty good job. I don't like to think they didn't need me.
Q: What have you been working on since you got back here?
A: I've just tried to throw quality strikes and go from there.
Q: How fast have you been throwing in that time?
A: About 93, 94.
A: I'm pretty happy for them. That's the goal of every guy, to play baseball in the major leagues. I don't feel any pressure. I know the Cubs only want the best for me.