Dusty Baker

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Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to keep persevering,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

highlandstoday Monday, October 19, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men," External link

arkansasonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude," "One thing is for sure: We'll be back in this position next year" External link

arkansasonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. … This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

citynews-ca Monday, October 19, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought,” “They fought to the very end ... this team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

click2houston Monday, October 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve been through a whole bunch other than on the ballfield, and these guys can forget whatever problems that they’ve had that’s out there and come together as a group, and these guys will be forever friends,” “When they have the 2017 team back, these guys will cherish these moments and have these moments for the rest of their lives” External link

click2houston Monday, October 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end," "A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year" External link

timescolonist Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men,” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude,” “One thing is for sure: We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude,” “One thing is for sure: We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

eagletribune Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. … This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

wkbn Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You gotta love this team. Well, some people hate this team, but you gotta respect this team,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

foxnews Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “This team’s battled back big time,” External link

foxnews Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team has battled back, big-time,” “You’ve got to love this team — or, some people hate this team. But you’ve at least got to respect this team” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve seen players, especially young players, get off track and let their emotions get to them,” “He (Valdez) had to get back on track. Things could have unraveled very quickly, especially in a game of this magnitude. I’m glad that cooler heads prevailed” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “This team’s battled back big time,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The whole world will be watching,” “We’ve turned a lot of people, whether they like us or not, into baseball fans. And I think we’ve brought enough excitement for the people that were turned off by the events of this year. And I think we’ve helped not only the city of Houston, helped ourselves, I think we helped the world bring back some fans” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You don’t want to feel that pain again,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team has battled back big time,” “You’ve got to love this team. Or some people hate this team. But I mean, you’ve at least got to respect this team” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” “And I’m hoping that we can have a happy ending to this historic season and historic year” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re one step closer to getting over that mountain, that hurdle that seemed like it was way off in the distance a couple days ago,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history, and hopefully it’ll go down as one of the greatest comebacks in history after two more games,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re one step closer to getting over that mountain, that hurdle that seemed like it was way off in the distance a couple days ago,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history, and hopefully it’ll go down as one of the greatest comebacks in history after two more games,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I usually don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes, and Maldy was adamant about: ‘He can get this guy,’” “And I said, ‘OK, you’ve got it then.’ It was more old school, doing the right thing that I thought was right” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joe Morgan ) : “I told him that another second baseman, Little Joe Morgan, batted third for the Big Red Machine,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Freddie King ) : “We’re ready to go to Dallas,” “This is kind of what my message was: There was a song by Freddie King, ‘Living in the Palace of the King,’ and going back to Dallas. So we’re one step closer to the top of that mountain, but we’ve got a couple of steep cliffs the next couple of days” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “I guess I don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes and Maldy was adamant about he can get this guy,” External link

foxnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Nobody is ready to go home," "I'm not ready to go home. We're ready to go to Dallas (for the World Series). That is kind of what my message was" External link

irishsun Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “I guess I don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes and Maldy was adamant about he can get this guy,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It was a big situation. But Zack, this guy has been out there many, many, many times," "I usually don't change my mind. But I hadn't had my mind really, really made up until I got out there. ... (Maldonado) was adamant about, 'He can get this guy.' And then I said, 'Then, OK, you've got it then. This is the ballgame right here.' It was like more old school, doing the right thing that I thought was right, and we came out ahead" External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “It’s tough to see this happen to such a great player and such a great guy,” “I don’t know what it’s called. You can go in a defensive slump same as you go in an offensive slump, and then physical turns mental. We’ve certainly got to get past this” External link

guardian Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not looking for some exit speed, we’re looking for some exit hits” External link

forbes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’s a big number,” “The way I look at it, we’re due. We’re due big-time to push some runners across” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s tough to see this happening to such a great player and such a great guy,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Nobody feels worse than Jose, because he takes it very serious and takes it to heart,” “He’s one of ours. We’ve all been through this before; not in this spotlight like this. It hurts us all to see him hurting. We’ll give him all the support that he needs” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’s a big number,” “The way I look at it, we’re due. We’re due big-time to push some runners across” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s tough to see this happening to such a great player and such a great guy,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Nobody feels worse than Jose, because he takes it very serious and takes it to heart,” “He’s one of ours. We’ve all been through this before; not in this spotlight like this. It hurts us all to see him hurting. We’ll give him all the support that he needs” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

foxnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That big hit has been eluding us the whole series," "It seems like they get whatever they want" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a steep mountain to climb, but it's not impossible," "We just have to tighten our belts, put our big boy pants on and come out fighting tomorrow" External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That big hit has been eluding us the whole series," "It seems like they get whatever they want" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips,” “Invariably, they come in bunches. Everything comes in bunches: errors, hits, homers. Everything. I told him to flush it. This guy has been awesome for us. You have to flush it and move on or else it multiplies. I’m sure he’ll do that” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "They've got a lot of weapons over there where they can mix and match, and we tried to keep the right-handed side of their lineup in there tonight, which we did," "Everything went according to plan tonight, other than winning the game" External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Everybody in the dugout knew he was going to get at least a sacrifice fly or a base hit," "It's driving him crazy because he's not used to struggling like this. We've just got to keep believing in Yuli" External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm not going to have a message other than, 'Hey boys, we got to keep swinging it,'" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's very frustrating ... it hurts," "You just know if we keep hitting the ball like that, we're going to get some breaks at some point" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s nothing that we did wrong. We just didn’t find a hole,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They got away two days in a row, but they can’t keep getting away,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Everybody in the dugout knew he was going to get at least a sacrifice fly or a base hit,” “It’s driving him crazy because he’s not used to struggling like this. We’ve just got to keep believing in Yuli” External link

foxnews Monday, October 12, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve got a lot of weapons over there where they can mix and match, and we tried to keep the right-handed side of their lineup in there tonight, which we did,” “Everything went according to plan tonight, other than winning the game” External link

foxnews Monday, October 12, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Law of averages is on his side,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 12, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Nobody could have scored on that ball,” “He hit it too hard, if there is such a thing” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 12, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s throwing the ball well, his arm is sound, and he’s in great shape,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 12, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George is a big part of this team,” “George is sometimes the voice of reason, and sometimes he’s the class clown. You need both” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s still the deejay, and music sets the tone,” “The deejay is an important person in the room. I was the music man on the team when I played and on the bus and on the plane” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Bay Rays ) : “You don’t have to do as much scouting because you know them and they know us,” “We didn’t have to spy too much because they know us and we know them. It could be a little different in the next round because we haven’t played either the Yankees or Tampa Bay” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That's why I don't read any articles on me to this day,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was my most challenging ever,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's been a long, tough road, but we're halfway there," "I'm thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 9, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "They closed the circle and got into each other," External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 9, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 9, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 9, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 9, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

click2houston Friday, October 9, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

click2houston Friday, October 9, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

kiro7 Friday, October 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

kiro7 Friday, October 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Guys aren’t afraid of the big stage, and they welcome the big stage,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like Father’s Day and my birthday all rolled into one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like Father’s Day and my birthday all rolled into one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a big stroke that Altuve got,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When a guy gets on a streak, he feels like he is going to hit everything,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a big stroke that Altuve got,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When a guy gets on a streak, he feels like he is going to hit everything,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Fernando Valenzuela ) : “We had a conversation about how Fernando would take his time and back off on the mound,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve been forced to grow up and learn some valuable lessons the hard way sometimes and that’s on-the-job training at its best,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We really didn’t want to go to the bullpen that early if we could help it. Some of these guys aren’t used to going back to back days,” “They used a lot of their bullpen but ours came in and did a great job” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It definitely plays smaller during day games, from playing here all these years,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 5, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told ( about Mike Fiers ) : "I haven’t heard Mike Fiers’ name all year, until you just said it right now," External link

usaToday Monday, October 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m getting old and I ain’t quiet,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right when I was learning them and they were learning me, we had a break of two months,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t think I’d ever get another chance. Even when I was winning, I was still losing at the end,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The game (is different). It’s just how it is,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 2, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you’re pitching well, life’s good, and when you’re not pitching well, life’s horrible,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of times when you put the hold and pick play on, the young pitchers don’t really hold the ball,” “But you have to hold the ball, commit, don’t balk, step off and execute that perfectly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Guys aren’t afraid of the big stage, and they welcome the big stage,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of times when you put the hold and pick play on, the young pitchers don’t really hold the ball,” “But you have to hold the ball, commit, don’t balk, step off and execute that perfectly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I don't think they necessarily thought that they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It takes him some time to get his stroke together, but he hit that ball up there like a righthanded hitter,” “He waited until the right time to impress me. He probably didn’t impress his teammates, because they’ve seen it a bunch, but it certainly impressed me. I thought it had a chance, but then it just took off like a jet” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If he has a chance, he will throw you out,” “He and (former Cubs shortstop) Shawon Dunston have the best infield arms I’ve ever seen. He’s accurate, and the throw is rarely off the mark” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t think they necessarily thought that they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball,” External link

southernminn Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It just feels good to win and have these guys happy and feeling good about themselves," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We weren’t really sure they were going to be on the team. But they’re men, now," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I don’t think they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We weren’t really sure they were going to be on the team. But they’re men, now," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It just feels good to win and have these guys happy and feeling good about themselves," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The game (is different) and I don’t really understand at some point and time, but it’s just how it is,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We hadn’t been playing well and hadn’t been getting clutch hits, but this team knows how to win,” “They take pride in what they do” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys know what it’s like,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys know how to battle. They know what it’s like,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have been through the war, so to speak, and I’m sure that’s been on their minds,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''It can be a tremendous advantage, because guys have been there,'' External link

koreatimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''We hit the ball hard the last few (games),'' External link

koreatimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “One of the most frightening things in life that I’ve been through was when the doctor tells you you got the big C,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ronald Guzman ) : "We were so close to clinching it," "He (retired) the first two hitters and was 0-2 (on Guzman) ... sheesh, that hurts. There's nothing we can do now. We've got to come back (Saturday) and play hard" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Sometimes the opposition has something to do with messing up your plans," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ronald Guzman ) : "We were so close to clinching it," "He (retired) the first two hitters and was 0-2 (on Guzman) ... sheesh, that hurts. There's nothing we can do now. We've got to come back (Saturday) and play hard" External link

irishsun Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Sometimes the opposition has something to do with messing up your plans," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were so close to clinching it,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been my toughest assignment to get to the playoffs in my career,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were so close to clinching it,” “It doesn’t hurt any more than the rest of them. But there’s nothing we can do now” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Javier was exceptional for five innings, he ran out of gas a little bit,” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just have to take care of our own business,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 25, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully we can get this thing done, and we can set our pitching up,” “In the meantime, we have to win” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 25, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been on teams where you rest guys and they kind of rust out and lose their stroke,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “Between (hitting coaches Alex Cintron and Troy Snitker) are pulling their hair out trying to figure out what is wrong, and I’m trying to help them,” “The guys are putting in the work and putting in the time, it’s just that today we hit a couple of balls hard for outs, and strikeouts at the wrong time are just killing us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had a number of opportunities,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “How is he a liability? He’s Jose Altuve,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m thinking he’ll rise to the occasion because he’s always been a big-game guy,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a great thing to see a young man come into his own and find the strike zone and it looks like he’s having fun out there,” “We saw it in spring training. I told him I was counting on him big because of things I’d heard about him (and) the bullpens I saw him throw. It was just a matter of him finding the strike zone” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s really matured and it was just a matter of him being mature in the strike zone,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not getting the hits when it counts,” “We’re getting hits, but we’re not getting the timely hits” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s the consummate team player,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Once you start winning one-run games, you feel like you’re supposed to win them,” “When you’re losing one-run games, you’re trying to figure out how not to lose them. It’s a mindset that you have to be positive. That was a big victory” External link

foxnews Monday, September 21, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I talked to him this morning," "He's not crazy about the outcome, but it is what it is. He has to get it taken care of. He's pitched for years. He's been a warrior and a leader. Hopefully, this will prolong his career, and he can be back to pitching. I always told him he's a medical marvel, and he's a great physical specimen" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is we’ve got to relax and draw our circle even closer and tighter,” “We’re built for the playoffs. There would be some guys who will go into the bullpen that will help our bullpen be even better, and we have some guys who have been there before. That helps a lot. What we have is what we have, and so we have got to figure out a way to be better and make it better” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I talked to him this morning,” External link

click2houston Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to go with the guys that have been there,” “You have to go with the guys that have got you here. You can shake up the lineup all you want, but you know it’s a daily game. Tomorrow could be totally different. You have to go with your core guys. You have to” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "If you win, you don't have any concerns," External link

longbeachstar Friday, September 18, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You always want me to be concerned and, hey man, if you win, you don’t have any concerns,” “You know these guys can hit” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It doesn’t matter what the score is,” “You’ve got to win those close games, too, and you have to depend on your pitching sometimes, depend on your bullpen sometimes, depend on your offense. Sooner or later, it’s going to be clicking” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “His control wasn’t where it usually was, but his curveball was working tonight, and they helped him out by chasing some,” “But you don’t have time to pick up that curveball it’s one of the best around. He kept us in the game” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy. This one kinda really hurts, 1-0,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a good fastball. His fastball was up to 96 mph, and he had good command,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He kept the ball down and had a low-ball umpire, which helped him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about George Springer ) : “The first one (by Springer) was a miscue,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ryan Pressly ) : “Pressly was good. He just got bit by bad misfortune,” “The ball damn near hit on the line, and that is all they needed” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joey Gallo ) : “It really hurts to lose 1-0, especially with a ball hit on the line by Joey Gallo after we had two strikes on him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out … his control was good,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Don’t forget Urquidy. It was big getting him back,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Any Verlander is better than no Verlander,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was difficult, but they came out there with some gas,” “Everybody was throwing hard. They got a heck of a bullpen. Everyone was throwing hard” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s been some solemness and quiet voices in the clubhouse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Things have been very tough. We hadn’t had a whole bunch of breaks, but we kind of made our own breaks today,” “We got some timely hits, especially back-to-back-to-back hits. It’s a wonderful thing to see to come back” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully, we look back on this as the turning point of our season”. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 32-13. The Astros, on the other hand, are 7-17 on the road after coming in with losses in eight of their previous nine games. “Things have been very tough, like we haven’t had a whole bunch of breaks. We kind of made our breaks today," “If we win these two games, the rest of the road trip seems like it doesn’t matter” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Your power numbers are definitely going to be down when you got those guys out of the lineup,” “That’s a major part of it. Plus, when the hitters only get two weeks to get ready, the pitchers were ahead of them. Now, you’re seeing the hitters catching up. What fooled them in August is not fooling them in September. Guys are having better at-bats, they’re not fooled as much” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “How many rockets did we hit off of him? We hit some balls extremely hard off of him they just didn’t find any holes,” “We actually hit the ball harder than they did. It didn’t work” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully, if everything goes well, he could be back at the end of the month,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t know if it’s going to have impact or not,” External link

fox35orlando Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He showed good composure, threw some breaking balls at the right time,” “His fastball was well-located. He threw the ball great tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With prospects you don’t really know how they’re going to do from time to time, but right now he’s 2-for-2,” “He’s throwing the ball well, we just have to get his stamina up” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn't have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You're a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn’t have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You’re a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just gave that game away to them,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is the prime example of ‘Walks will haunt you,’” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re pitching Murphy like he’s Johnny Bench or something,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels great. We’ve still got a chance to overtake these guys,” “We need these next two games” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to take the gifts when you can take them,” “That was a big victory for us and we’ll take it no matter how we can get it” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of them would have been at a higher level or even in the big leagues had it not been for the command problems,” “It’s just something that we got to live with until they get the experience and get their acts together as far as not walking people. You see, every time you walk somebody it starts a rally and against the A’s, that’s their gameplan” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every time we walk somebody, it seemed like they scored,” “That’s kind of their game plan over there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been really monitoring him. He’s been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” “We’ve got a plan for him the next few days” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We’re trying to calm that down” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He came in my office after the game and said ‘D, it’s not right,’” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had hidden it and was trying to medicate himself because as a young player, he was afraid to go in and get treatment,” “He was afraid of being sent out, like a lot of young guys, that’s in the back of their minds no matter how well they’re doing. We could tell something was wrong. His velocity was good but his location was bad” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All Cionel has to do is throw consistent strikes, because he has the stuff,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ll leave that spot in the lineup open until I get further word from him or the trainers,” “You know he wants to play against the A’s. "I’m sure he’ll do everything in his power to make it on the field” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Lance McCullers ) : “Just one of those weekends where whatever could go bad, went bad. But we’re still in a good position,” “They beat my bullpen up. We’re still trying to recover from that first day, the early exit by McCullers, and then it was downhill from there” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a big blow, but what do you do?" "You can either complain about it or go ahead and try to adjust. The other guys just got to pick it up the way we've done all year" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The kids are doing the best they can do,” “A lot of them are overachieving and we’re asking a lot of them” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have a lot of pride,” “They know how to win. They’ve probably never been with their backs against the wall like this. They had a lockdown bullpen for a number of years here. Every year is different” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you have a young staff, you hope that they throw strikes more times than not,” “But we’re having trouble throwing the ball over the plate. We’re not making them earn it. The walks really, really drive you crazy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have no choice, you either keep grinding or keep fighting or you give up,” “There’s no give up in this team and there’s no give up in me” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He felt a little better, but can we afford to play short for possibly another week,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a big blow, but what do you do,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I think this one (trip) will be better because we know how to deal with the situation -- the isolation, confinement -- that we were going through the first time on the West Coast," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have to make some tough decisions on roster moves,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 4, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He sends us a video every day,” “He’s either hitting or running. He’s progressing well” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The guys came out ready to play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You know it’s in there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re starting to wake up,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But when you speak up for as long as I’ve spoken up, it’s like ‘OK, man, you’re crying spilled milk or you got a chip on your shoulder or you’re a racist or there’s some negative adjective they’re going to say about you,’” “After a while, it’s not even worth talking about” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I love what the basketball players are doing, the hockey players,” “They’re putting their money where their mouth is. I’m proud of these young people in America because they’re doing something about it” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We've got to get better at the add-on runs and put them away," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George was in good spirits (Tuesday), and those two days help him more than anybody on the team, him and Brantley, and they’ll be back in the outfield come Friday,” “I’m just hoping guys don’t lose their (batting) stroke with two days off” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That helps us big time if we can get them back,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

usaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can tell by the way they used a position player that they were trying to save their bullpen,” “Their bullpen was overworked. I had asterisks by the guys who worked (Sunday), and some of them worked again today. That was big that they got to their bullpen early in the series” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be sore,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a strong guy, physically strong, and he’s getting mentally strong,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It makes it difficult when you can’t really keep them in the ballpark,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is a hot club, we ran into a hot club,” “Just like we were hot before, they’re hot now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s starting to swing like the Altuve we’ve come to know and love,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I see a guy getting his act together, you want him to get up there as many times as possible and start feeling good about themselves and start seeing the ball again,” “That’s a welcomed sight, because when they come for Altuve, they come in bunches” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was just a bad night in San Diego,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was getting the ball up. He hung a couple breaking balls and that’s what breaking balls do. You hang them, they’re going to bang them,” “He missed locations, (the) ball was up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It looks bad, but you have to look at the pitch. If you’re going to drill someone, it’s not going to be with a changeup. And it’s certainly not going to be young Bielak,” “It wasn’t intentional and it was a changeup. I guess they were doing their job” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he feels terrible. We feel terrible,” “They just beat us up tonight. They really beat us up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You never want to sacrifice a game, but you’d rather sacrifice a game than hit a sore Yuli and he has to beat out a double play or something, then he ends up pulling something,” “We got enough guys on the injured list and certainly can’t afford anymore” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Did you see Yuli run yesterday,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that was a tough one to lose because you look back at the baserunners that we had out there,” “Some guys are starting to swing the bat better. It’s still frustrating, but we have to start another streak tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every day we’re dealing with disappointment,” “You have to find a way to stay positive” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If anybody works, it’s him. He’ll be back,” “He’ll be back in the nick of time. Hopefully he can stay sharp in between because he’s been just about to get his timing. We need him badly, but better it happen now than later. We’re playing pretty good and by the time he comes back, we’re hoping that we’ll make a move and overtake the A’s or whoever else is in front of us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a day to day thing,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be necessary,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re just going to have to mix and match the best that we can,” “If a guy needs a day off or it depends if it’s right-left. Not much different than what we’ve been doing, just trying to come up with the best lineup daily” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “When Michael’s leg gets better, back to 100 percent, he’ll probably go back to the outfield because he’d rather play both sides of the ball, even though he’s done pretty well DHing, he’s not crazy about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Yordan Alvarez, it looks like he’s done, maybe for the year, maybe,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "A young man with that much talent, you don't really know what expectations he's supposed to exceed," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This does a lot for our confidence," "We've still got a couple of guys that we've got to get going, but we've some guys swinging better, playing better and we've gotten outstanding defense and good pitching" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “Brantley’s feeling better, but he's not doing any activities,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "You've got to face Blackmon, Arenado and Murphy," "That's not how you would have drawn up a young man's first save, facing a murderer's row like that" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hopeful to get him ready to pinch hit, and he is day to day,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “In spring training I was hoping he could play outfield and give other guys a chance to DH, but Gary Pettis told me that last year when he played outfield, he was down for a couple of days with that running,” “Running really puts pressure on his knees. It’s highly doubtful he could play the outfield” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He used to be a thorn in our side in Milwaukee,” “He’s hard to run on, which was evident today. He even hit a couple of game-winning homers or put them ahead with a homer. He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he enjoys playing. He loves playing” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was just hoping he didn’t come in sore this morning, which he did,” “He’s on a day to day situation” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know. I’d be guessing if I told you,” “It’s just a situation where his knees aren’t good right now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping it’s not an everyday situation,” “We’re just going to have to wait and see” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

click2houston Monday, August 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

wacotrib Monday, August 17, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 17, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked good and it relieved a little pressure,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in thousands of lineups and had thousands of lineups that I made out,” “Guys don’t usually say ‘Put me down in the order.’ That’s a pride thing, especially if you’ve been hitting first, second or third most of your life. That was big for him to tell me that” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been praying for him,” “I was praying half the night for him. I know the rest of the team was pulling for him. He’s probably one of the more popular guys on this team and they know that he has a great heart, not only for people but for his teammates. You hate to see a teammate struggle, especially a fine teammate like him” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He just wants to win and get us into the playoffs, that’s where he usually shines,” “Into the playoffs. That’s our whole thing right now is to get into the playoffs during this shortened season. He’s a consummate team man” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were hoping he’d come out here today feeling much better,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I guess this is the way the year is going, you get one guy back and then another guy goes down, but at least we’re getting some guys back,” “It really hurts because he;s one of the leaders of the team, not only physically on the field, but psychologically and emotionally off the field. We depend on him. He’s one of our real leaders here on the team and a great leader at that” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He can hit it (to) any part of the ballpark,” “I’ve been told that nothing should surprise me when it comes to him. I’m ready to be surprised, but I’m expecting that and I’m just hoping that he feels good. It’s great to have another big bat in the lineup” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he was swinging the bat well down there. Would a couple of weeks made a lot of difference or would two days or four days,” “We’ll see. We don’t know until we get into competition. Swinging in intrasquad games is a lot different than swinging against the opposition, but you have to start somewhere” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It usually takes a little while, especially for a larger frame guy, to find his stroke. Who knows? He may be just a natural and come right in hitting,” “We’re hoping so. Most guys need some reps. We’ll see. It sure is nice to have him back. When he walked in the clubhouse, everyone was extremely happy” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We started out cold … (but) we got some timely hits,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a good one to win,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I come over and give you knuckles you’re done,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I said ‘OK, how you feel this time?’ ” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if he’s calling his own pitches or not, I don’t know what that means with the 1-2-3 or 1-1-1,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We tried to have Yordan play the field in spring training and his knees got sore and he couldn’t play for a couple days,” “That’s why we got to try to get Michael back well enough for him to play the field” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re exchanging one guy with a bad hand for a guy with a bad leg,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We're not running the bases very well," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Shaun Anderson ) : “I talked to Stubbs after the game and asked where he was going, and he said the guy (Giants reliever Shaun Anderson) was slow to the plate and he thought he could steal third,” “I said, ‘That is a baserunning mistake.’ He was in scoring position. We were all shocked when we saw Stubbs take off. I looked at (third base coach Gary Pettis) and he looked at me, and I was hoping it didn’t come back to haunt us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It seems like every time we walk somebody late in the game, it comes back to haunt us,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to pay better baseball,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here … in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was remorseful, I’ll say that, that the whole thing happened,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Josh James ) : “We were trying to give (James) a positive outing tonight, a low-pressure situation,” “His velocity was up from when he was a starter. We’ll keep running him out there, and hopefully he’ll get better. He was better tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what confidence and perseverance will do for you,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, it's a long way from spiraling out of control," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He hasn’t been hitting that long. He hasn’t been running that long,” “You don’t want to do anything to hurt his legs, you don’t want to do anything to hurt his obliques because you’re not used to rotating. I really don’t know how long it’s going to be or how long it’s going to take. I’d like to give you a date and time, but I really can’t” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When he gets here, you want him feeling that he’s relatively ready,” “I don’t know if he’ll ever feel completely ready some of the guys here still aren’t ready” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve had hand injuries and I’d rather wait one day longer than to push it one day ahead of schedule and re-injure it,” “We’ll see. He’s day to day, but he’s made tremendous progress in the meantime” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You really earn your money during tough times,” “This game of baseball is relatively it’s kind of easy during good times. But during the tough times you’ve got to dig deep. You can feel sorry for yourself all you want to and all they’ll do is bury you. And there are people out there that are loving this. There are other teams out there that are loving this. We’re not getting any sympathy and don’t want any from anybody” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All right guys, I got to go to work,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Verlander, to my knowledge, is not progressing as quickly as he’d like to,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s one of my favorite guys,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s good news, nothing’s broken,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s better. It’s good news,” “It’s a very positive sign” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m like ‘What games could you have pitched in? What meaningful games could you have pitched in,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been here when that roof is open and it plays like Colorado,” “I noticed before the game that this place, you never really feel safe here. Big gaps, the ball jumps. It seemed like when they opened the roof, the ball carried even better” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like there’s blood in the water, like the sharks were surrounding him,” “It was like a feeding frenzy. And that’s how this game happens sometimes. It happens quickly. We couldn’t get anyone loose quick enough” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He told me he would do whatever the team needed him to do,” “It’s a little different. Had we been playing a 162-game season, we’d have time for him to work this out and for this experiment to continue a little bit longer” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s different throwing in a controlled environment versus when you’re on your own,” “I think that hurt him big-time. He came in, and you could tell he had worked hard because he was up to a whole bunch of pitches in a hurry. But I think that hurt him in the long run” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s something that we’re still entertaining,” “It’s just in this abbreviated season, it’s tough to continue at this pace. I think he understands. And I’m hoping that more than anything, everyone else understands we have a very short season here” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We scored early like we talked about,” “We still could have scored more. This ballpark is similar to playing in Colorado, you never really feel safe here because they've got big gaps and the ball flies” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's strong, very confident, poised in his demeanor and mannerisms,” “He acts like a veteran, like he's been here before” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “His pitch recognition is way ahead of most guys at this point and his balance is good,” “He’s worked hard. He works hard every day with (hitting coach Alex Cintron) and he’s in the cage. He’s trying to perfect his skill. He’s very, very relaxed and poised up there at the plate right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He didn’t have the same life on the ball (as last week), but this is the first time he’s probably pitched this long in succession,” “He’s strong. He’s very confident. He’s poised in his demeanor and mannerisms. He acts like a veteran who has been here before” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most guys take that next pitch,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been bothering him the last couple days,” “He’s on a day-to-day basis. I told him I’d try not to use him under any circumstances, because usually when you use a guy and he smells a hit, he’s going to run. I’m going to try not to use him today and maybe not even tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "Everybody is looking for the same thing," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 3, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s getting better and better and more confident,” “The hitters on our team (during summer intersquad games) came back raving about him, and I said that if you guys feel that way, we need to feel that way about him” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a little cut on his cuticle above his thumbnail,” “Fortunately for us, he was all right, and we got him out of the game because we didn’t want him to throw too many pitches (he had 23 in two-thirds of an inning)” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “My dad told me don’t think worse, because it can get worse,” “I’ll tell you, that was a terrible, terrible, terrible blow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The sun goes down sometimes with sadness and the sun comes back up and the heart can find some joy someplace in the next day,” “It’s not easy to go to sleep tonight, but the sun will come up tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now we are scuffling for victories. That was a tough one all the way down to the end. I’m just glad we were able to come out on top,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had to get him out of there, or else he’s not going to be available at all,” “We were hoping to get him through the seventh and part of the eighth and then close with Parades, but he had to come in and get us out of trouble (in the seventh)” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a lot of rumors out there how other teams got sick,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ”I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t hit if you don’t swing,” “Sometimes I think we can be a little more aggressive early in the count, especially with runners in scoring position, because they’re going to try to get ahead of you and then mess with you” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to start the season over every day,” “You can’t count what’s already happened and done because you can’t bring it back. You start the season over, and you see what you do from there” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Who says it’s supposed to happen against the Dodgers?” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Quite frankly, I’m tired of talking about it, to tell you the truth,” “This is big news, but it’s over now” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

watoday Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “And then what really enraged everybody is when he told Carlos — I mean he struck him out — and told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch.’ What are you supposed to do then? And then what upset me is the umpires warned us. Why don’t you warn him? He’s the one throwing the ball. He’s the one starting this mess in the first place. I didn’t like it at all,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” “A 3-0 fastball over a guy’s head, now you’re flirting with ending his career, and a couple other guys, balls were close” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most of the tension didn’t come from our side,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have warned them a long time ago before it got to that point,” “That’s what I was upset about. It’s kind of like football. The second guy gets the infraction or the warning, but the guy that did the initial hit usually goes free. In my mind, that should have been stopped a long time ago” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch,’” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “What are you supposed to do then?” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : "What are you supposed to do then?" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: 'Nice swing (expletive),'" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “Balls get away from time to time, but not that quite a few in the massive leagues. … A 3- fastball over a guy’s head, now you are flirting with ending his occupation,” “What upset me was the umpires warned us. … Why don’t you alert him? … He’s the a single who started out this mess in the to start with area” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of the hitters are ready, probably, in about three weeks or so,” “The pitchers need that extra time. They need that five or six weeks of spring training. This has been abbreviated, and you see it. It’s all around baseball. It’s everywhere” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping we learn a lesson from this,” “It couldn’t be helped because of the coronavirus, but I’m just hoping that we don’t see any more injuries around the league, especially on our team” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s the one that really hurt, because I thought we did a great job,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels good not to be a lame dunk,” “This is the best that I have been treated in a long while” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I've been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times," External link

nampa Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He shut them down and gave our offense time to come back,” “He was throwing strikes. He had all his pitches working … he’s a very calm pitcher. He saved us big-time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Thank God we have some of these young guys to bail us out,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s been on the big stage before, and that’s what impressed me about him,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT



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Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He’s been a resource for me, he’s been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don’t necessarily enjoy managing against him because he’s had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don’t know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

General Manager said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “Dusty has been a perfect fit for our ballclub,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

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Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to keep persevering,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

highlandstoday Monday, October 19, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men," External link

arkansasonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude," "One thing is for sure: We'll be back in this position next year" External link

arkansasonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. … This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

citynews-ca Monday, October 19, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought,” “They fought to the very end ... this team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

click2houston Monday, October 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve been through a whole bunch other than on the ballfield, and these guys can forget whatever problems that they’ve had that’s out there and come together as a group, and these guys will be forever friends,” “When they have the 2017 team back, these guys will cherish these moments and have these moments for the rest of their lives” External link

click2houston Monday, October 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end," "A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year" External link

timescolonist Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men,” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude,” “One thing is for sure: We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude,” “One thing is for sure: We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

eagletribune Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. ... This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s frustrating, but these guys fought. They fought to the very end,” “A lot of people didn’t have us even making the playoffs. … This team is a bunch of fighters with a tremendous amount of perseverance and fortitude. One thing is for sure. We’ll be back in this position next year” External link

wkbn Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You gotta love this team. Well, some people hate this team, but you gotta respect this team,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

foxnews Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “This team’s battled back big time,” External link

foxnews Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team has battled back, big-time,” “You’ve got to love this team — or, some people hate this team. But you’ve at least got to respect this team” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve seen players, especially young players, get off track and let their emotions get to them,” “He (Valdez) had to get back on track. Things could have unraveled very quickly, especially in a game of this magnitude. I’m glad that cooler heads prevailed” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “This team’s battled back big time,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The whole world will be watching,” “We’ve turned a lot of people, whether they like us or not, into baseball fans. And I think we’ve brought enough excitement for the people that were turned off by the events of this year. And I think we’ve helped not only the city of Houston, helped ourselves, I think we helped the world bring back some fans” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You don’t want to feel that pain again,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team has battled back big time,” “You’ve got to love this team. Or some people hate this team. But I mean, you’ve at least got to respect this team” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not through writing history,” “And I’m hoping that we can have a happy ending to this historic season and historic year” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re one step closer to getting over that mountain, that hurdle that seemed like it was way off in the distance a couple days ago,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history, and hopefully it’ll go down as one of the greatest comebacks in history after two more games,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re one step closer to getting over that mountain, that hurdle that seemed like it was way off in the distance a couple days ago,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’ll go down as one of the greatest games in history, and hopefully it’ll go down as one of the greatest comebacks in history after two more games,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 16, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I usually don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes, and Maldy was adamant about: ‘He can get this guy,’” “And I said, ‘OK, you’ve got it then.’ It was more old school, doing the right thing that I thought was right” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joe Morgan ) : “I told him that another second baseman, Little Joe Morgan, batted third for the Big Red Machine,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Freddie King ) : “We’re ready to go to Dallas,” “This is kind of what my message was: There was a song by Freddie King, ‘Living in the Palace of the King,’ and going back to Dallas. So we’re one step closer to the top of that mountain, but we’ve got a couple of steep cliffs the next couple of days” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “I guess I don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes and Maldy was adamant about he can get this guy,” External link

foxnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Nobody is ready to go home," "I'm not ready to go home. We're ready to go to Dallas (for the World Series). That is kind of what my message was" External link

irishsun Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “I guess I don’t change my mind, but I hadn’t had my mind really, really made up until I got out there and I saw the look in Zack’s eyes and Maldy was adamant about he can get this guy,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It was a big situation. But Zack, this guy has been out there many, many, many times," "I usually don't change my mind. But I hadn't had my mind really, really made up until I got out there. ... (Maldonado) was adamant about, 'He can get this guy.' And then I said, 'Then, OK, you've got it then. This is the ballgame right here.' It was like more old school, doing the right thing that I thought was right, and we came out ahead" External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “It’s tough to see this happen to such a great player and such a great guy,” “I don’t know what it’s called. You can go in a defensive slump same as you go in an offensive slump, and then physical turns mental. We’ve certainly got to get past this” External link

guardian Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not looking for some exit speed, we’re looking for some exit hits” External link

forbes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’s a big number,” “The way I look at it, we’re due. We’re due big-time to push some runners across” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s tough to see this happening to such a great player and such a great guy,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Nobody feels worse than Jose, because he takes it very serious and takes it to heart,” “He’s one of ours. We’ve all been through this before; not in this spotlight like this. It hurts us all to see him hurting. We’ll give him all the support that he needs” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that’s a big number,” “The way I look at it, we’re due. We’re due big-time to push some runners across” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s tough to see this happening to such a great player and such a great guy,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Nobody feels worse than Jose, because he takes it very serious and takes it to heart,” “He’s one of ours. We’ve all been through this before; not in this spotlight like this. It hurts us all to see him hurting. We’ll give him all the support that he needs” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

foxnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That big hit has been eluding us the whole series," "It seems like they get whatever they want" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a steep mountain to climb, but it's not impossible," "We just have to tighten our belts, put our big boy pants on and come out fighting tomorrow" External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That big hit has been eluding us the whole series," "It seems like they get whatever they want" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” “It seems like they get whatever they want” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That big hit has been eluding us the whole series,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips,” “Invariably, they come in bunches. Everything comes in bunches: errors, hits, homers. Everything. I told him to flush it. This guy has been awesome for us. You have to flush it and move on or else it multiplies. I’m sure he’ll do that” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "They've got a lot of weapons over there where they can mix and match, and we tried to keep the right-handed side of their lineup in there tonight, which we did," "Everything went according to plan tonight, other than winning the game" External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Everybody in the dugout knew he was going to get at least a sacrifice fly or a base hit," "It's driving him crazy because he's not used to struggling like this. We've just got to keep believing in Yuli" External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm not going to have a message other than, 'Hey boys, we got to keep swinging it,'" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's very frustrating ... it hurts," "You just know if we keep hitting the ball like that, we're going to get some breaks at some point" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s nothing that we did wrong. We just didn’t find a hole,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They got away two days in a row, but they can’t keep getting away,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Everybody in the dugout knew he was going to get at least a sacrifice fly or a base hit,” “It’s driving him crazy because he’s not used to struggling like this. We’ve just got to keep believing in Yuli” External link

foxnews Monday, October 12, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve got a lot of weapons over there where they can mix and match, and we tried to keep the right-handed side of their lineup in there tonight, which we did,” “Everything went according to plan tonight, other than winning the game” External link

foxnews Monday, October 12, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Law of averages is on his side,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 12, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Nobody could have scored on that ball,” “He hit it too hard, if there is such a thing” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 12, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s throwing the ball well, his arm is sound, and he’s in great shape,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 12, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George is a big part of this team,” “George is sometimes the voice of reason, and sometimes he’s the class clown. You need both” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s still the deejay, and music sets the tone,” “The deejay is an important person in the room. I was the music man on the team when I played and on the bus and on the plane” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Bay Rays ) : “You don’t have to do as much scouting because you know them and they know us,” “We didn’t have to spy too much because they know us and we know them. It could be a little different in the next round because we haven’t played either the Yankees or Tampa Bay” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That's why I don't read any articles on me to this day,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was my most challenging ever,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's been a long, tough road, but we're halfway there," "I'm thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 9, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "They closed the circle and got into each other," External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 9, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 9, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 9, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 9, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

click2houston Friday, October 9, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

click2houston Friday, October 9, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been a long, tough road, but we’re halfway there,” “I’m thankful and happy, but I still got some happiness left to give” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They closed the circle and got into each other,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

kiro7 Friday, October 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

kiro7 Friday, October 9, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 9, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had to hear from the doctor he didn’t have anything structurally wrong with his arm, which eased his mind. It made it easier for him to make the decision,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “We hope to get as many quality innings as Greinke can give us and not have too many bullpen innings. The longer your starter can go the less mixing and matching you have to do,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Guys aren’t afraid of the big stage, and they welcome the big stage,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like Father’s Day and my birthday all rolled into one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s pretty evident the last three, four starts that he wasn’t himself,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like Father’s Day and my birthday all rolled into one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a big stroke that Altuve got,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When a guy gets on a streak, he feels like he is going to hit everything,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a big stroke that Altuve got,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When a guy gets on a streak, he feels like he is going to hit everything,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Fernando Valenzuela ) : “We had a conversation about how Fernando would take his time and back off on the mound,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’ve been forced to grow up and learn some valuable lessons the hard way sometimes and that’s on-the-job training at its best,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We really didn’t want to go to the bullpen that early if we could help it. Some of these guys aren’t used to going back to back days,” “They used a lot of their bullpen but ours came in and did a great job” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It definitely plays smaller during day games, from playing here all these years,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 5, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told ( about Mike Fiers ) : "I haven’t heard Mike Fiers’ name all year, until you just said it right now," External link

usaToday Monday, October 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m getting old and I ain’t quiet,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right when I was learning them and they were learning me, we had a break of two months,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t think I’d ever get another chance. Even when I was winning, I was still losing at the end,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The game (is different). It’s just how it is,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, October 2, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you’re pitching well, life’s good, and when you’re not pitching well, life’s horrible,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of times when you put the hold and pick play on, the young pitchers don’t really hold the ball,” “But you have to hold the ball, commit, don’t balk, step off and execute that perfectly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Guys aren’t afraid of the big stage, and they welcome the big stage,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of times when you put the hold and pick play on, the young pitchers don’t really hold the ball,” “But you have to hold the ball, commit, don’t balk, step off and execute that perfectly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I don't think they necessarily thought that they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It takes him some time to get his stroke together, but he hit that ball up there like a righthanded hitter,” “He waited until the right time to impress me. He probably didn’t impress his teammates, because they’ve seen it a bunch, but it certainly impressed me. I thought it had a chance, but then it just took off like a jet” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If he has a chance, he will throw you out,” “He and (former Cubs shortstop) Shawon Dunston have the best infield arms I’ve ever seen. He’s accurate, and the throw is rarely off the mark” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t think they necessarily thought that they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball,” External link

southernminn Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It just feels good to win and have these guys happy and feeling good about themselves," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We weren’t really sure they were going to be on the team. But they’re men, now," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I don’t think they had anything to prove. They just had to play ball," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We weren’t really sure they were going to be on the team. But they’re men, now," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It just feels good to win and have these guys happy and feeling good about themselves," External link

usaToday Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The game (is different) and I don’t really understand at some point and time, but it’s just how it is,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We hadn’t been playing well and hadn’t been getting clutch hits, but this team knows how to win,” “They take pride in what they do” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys know what it’s like,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys know how to battle. They know what it’s like,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have been through the war, so to speak, and I’m sure that’s been on their minds,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''It can be a tremendous advantage, because guys have been there,'' External link

koreatimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ''We hit the ball hard the last few (games),'' External link

koreatimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “One of the most frightening things in life that I’ve been through was when the doctor tells you you got the big C,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ronald Guzman ) : "We were so close to clinching it," "He (retired) the first two hitters and was 0-2 (on Guzman) ... sheesh, that hurts. There's nothing we can do now. We've got to come back (Saturday) and play hard" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Sometimes the opposition has something to do with messing up your plans," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ronald Guzman ) : "We were so close to clinching it," "He (retired) the first two hitters and was 0-2 (on Guzman) ... sheesh, that hurts. There's nothing we can do now. We've got to come back (Saturday) and play hard" External link

irishsun Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Sometimes the opposition has something to do with messing up your plans," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were so close to clinching it,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been my toughest assignment to get to the playoffs in my career,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were so close to clinching it,” “It doesn’t hurt any more than the rest of them. But there’s nothing we can do now” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Javier was exceptional for five innings, he ran out of gas a little bit,” External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just have to take care of our own business,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 25, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully we can get this thing done, and we can set our pitching up,” “In the meantime, we have to win” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 25, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been on teams where you rest guys and they kind of rust out and lose their stroke,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “Between (hitting coaches Alex Cintron and Troy Snitker) are pulling their hair out trying to figure out what is wrong, and I’m trying to help them,” “The guys are putting in the work and putting in the time, it’s just that today we hit a couple of balls hard for outs, and strikeouts at the wrong time are just killing us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had a number of opportunities,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “How is he a liability? He’s Jose Altuve,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m thinking he’ll rise to the occasion because he’s always been a big-game guy,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a great thing to see a young man come into his own and find the strike zone and it looks like he’s having fun out there,” “We saw it in spring training. I told him I was counting on him big because of things I’d heard about him (and) the bullpens I saw him throw. It was just a matter of him finding the strike zone” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s really matured and it was just a matter of him being mature in the strike zone,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not getting the hits when it counts,” “We’re getting hits, but we’re not getting the timely hits” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s the consummate team player,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Once you start winning one-run games, you feel like you’re supposed to win them,” “When you’re losing one-run games, you’re trying to figure out how not to lose them. It’s a mindset that you have to be positive. That was a big victory” External link

foxnews Monday, September 21, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I talked to him this morning," "He's not crazy about the outcome, but it is what it is. He has to get it taken care of. He's pitched for years. He's been a warrior and a leader. Hopefully, this will prolong his career, and he can be back to pitching. I always told him he's a medical marvel, and he's a great physical specimen" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is we’ve got to relax and draw our circle even closer and tighter,” “We’re built for the playoffs. There would be some guys who will go into the bullpen that will help our bullpen be even better, and we have some guys who have been there before. That helps a lot. What we have is what we have, and so we have got to figure out a way to be better and make it better” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I talked to him this morning,” External link

click2houston Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to go with the guys that have been there,” “You have to go with the guys that have got you here. You can shake up the lineup all you want, but you know it’s a daily game. Tomorrow could be totally different. You have to go with your core guys. You have to” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "If you win, you don't have any concerns," External link

longbeachstar Friday, September 18, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You always want me to be concerned and, hey man, if you win, you don’t have any concerns,” “You know these guys can hit” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It doesn’t matter what the score is,” “You’ve got to win those close games, too, and you have to depend on your pitching sometimes, depend on your bullpen sometimes, depend on your offense. Sooner or later, it’s going to be clicking” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “His control wasn’t where it usually was, but his curveball was working tonight, and they helped him out by chasing some,” “But you don’t have time to pick up that curveball it’s one of the best around. He kept us in the game” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy. This one kinda really hurts, 1-0,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a good fastball. His fastball was up to 96 mph, and he had good command,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He kept the ball down and had a low-ball umpire, which helped him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about George Springer ) : “The first one (by Springer) was a miscue,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ryan Pressly ) : “Pressly was good. He just got bit by bad misfortune,” “The ball damn near hit on the line, and that is all they needed” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joey Gallo ) : “It really hurts to lose 1-0, especially with a ball hit on the line by Joey Gallo after we had two strikes on him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out … his control was good,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Don’t forget Urquidy. It was big getting him back,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Any Verlander is better than no Verlander,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was difficult, but they came out there with some gas,” “Everybody was throwing hard. They got a heck of a bullpen. Everyone was throwing hard” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s been some solemness and quiet voices in the clubhouse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Things have been very tough. We hadn’t had a whole bunch of breaks, but we kind of made our own breaks today,” “We got some timely hits, especially back-to-back-to-back hits. It’s a wonderful thing to see to come back” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully, we look back on this as the turning point of our season”. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 32-13. The Astros, on the other hand, are 7-17 on the road after coming in with losses in eight of their previous nine games. “Things have been very tough, like we haven’t had a whole bunch of breaks. We kind of made our breaks today," “If we win these two games, the rest of the road trip seems like it doesn’t matter” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Your power numbers are definitely going to be down when you got those guys out of the lineup,” “That’s a major part of it. Plus, when the hitters only get two weeks to get ready, the pitchers were ahead of them. Now, you’re seeing the hitters catching up. What fooled them in August is not fooling them in September. Guys are having better at-bats, they’re not fooled as much” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “How many rockets did we hit off of him? We hit some balls extremely hard off of him they just didn’t find any holes,” “We actually hit the ball harder than they did. It didn’t work” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully, if everything goes well, he could be back at the end of the month,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t know if it’s going to have impact or not,” External link

fox35orlando Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He showed good composure, threw some breaking balls at the right time,” “His fastball was well-located. He threw the ball great tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With prospects you don’t really know how they’re going to do from time to time, but right now he’s 2-for-2,” “He’s throwing the ball well, we just have to get his stamina up” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn't have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You're a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn’t have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You’re a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just gave that game away to them,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is the prime example of ‘Walks will haunt you,’” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re pitching Murphy like he’s Johnny Bench or something,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels great. We’ve still got a chance to overtake these guys,” “We need these next two games” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to take the gifts when you can take them,” “That was a big victory for us and we’ll take it no matter how we can get it” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of them would have been at a higher level or even in the big leagues had it not been for the command problems,” “It’s just something that we got to live with until they get the experience and get their acts together as far as not walking people. You see, every time you walk somebody it starts a rally and against the A’s, that’s their gameplan” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every time we walk somebody, it seemed like they scored,” “That’s kind of their game plan over there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been really monitoring him. He’s been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” “We’ve got a plan for him the next few days” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We’re trying to calm that down” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He came in my office after the game and said ‘D, it’s not right,’” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had hidden it and was trying to medicate himself because as a young player, he was afraid to go in and get treatment,” “He was afraid of being sent out, like a lot of young guys, that’s in the back of their minds no matter how well they’re doing. We could tell something was wrong. His velocity was good but his location was bad” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All Cionel has to do is throw consistent strikes, because he has the stuff,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ll leave that spot in the lineup open until I get further word from him or the trainers,” “You know he wants to play against the A’s. "I’m sure he’ll do everything in his power to make it on the field” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Lance McCullers ) : “Just one of those weekends where whatever could go bad, went bad. But we’re still in a good position,” “They beat my bullpen up. We’re still trying to recover from that first day, the early exit by McCullers, and then it was downhill from there” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a big blow, but what do you do?" "You can either complain about it or go ahead and try to adjust. The other guys just got to pick it up the way we've done all year" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The kids are doing the best they can do,” “A lot of them are overachieving and we’re asking a lot of them” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have a lot of pride,” “They know how to win. They’ve probably never been with their backs against the wall like this. They had a lockdown bullpen for a number of years here. Every year is different” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you have a young staff, you hope that they throw strikes more times than not,” “But we’re having trouble throwing the ball over the plate. We’re not making them earn it. The walks really, really drive you crazy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have no choice, you either keep grinding or keep fighting or you give up,” “There’s no give up in this team and there’s no give up in me” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He felt a little better, but can we afford to play short for possibly another week,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a big blow, but what do you do,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I think this one (trip) will be better because we know how to deal with the situation -- the isolation, confinement -- that we were going through the first time on the West Coast," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have to make some tough decisions on roster moves,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 4, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He sends us a video every day,” “He’s either hitting or running. He’s progressing well” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The guys came out ready to play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You know it’s in there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re starting to wake up,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But when you speak up for as long as I’ve spoken up, it’s like ‘OK, man, you’re crying spilled milk or you got a chip on your shoulder or you’re a racist or there’s some negative adjective they’re going to say about you,’” “After a while, it’s not even worth talking about” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I love what the basketball players are doing, the hockey players,” “They’re putting their money where their mouth is. I’m proud of these young people in America because they’re doing something about it” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We've got to get better at the add-on runs and put them away," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George was in good spirits (Tuesday), and those two days help him more than anybody on the team, him and Brantley, and they’ll be back in the outfield come Friday,” “I’m just hoping guys don’t lose their (batting) stroke with two days off” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That helps us big time if we can get them back,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

usaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can tell by the way they used a position player that they were trying to save their bullpen,” “Their bullpen was overworked. I had asterisks by the guys who worked (Sunday), and some of them worked again today. That was big that they got to their bullpen early in the series” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be sore,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a strong guy, physically strong, and he’s getting mentally strong,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It makes it difficult when you can’t really keep them in the ballpark,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is a hot club, we ran into a hot club,” “Just like we were hot before, they’re hot now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s starting to swing like the Altuve we’ve come to know and love,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I see a guy getting his act together, you want him to get up there as many times as possible and start feeling good about themselves and start seeing the ball again,” “That’s a welcomed sight, because when they come for Altuve, they come in bunches” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was just a bad night in San Diego,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was getting the ball up. He hung a couple breaking balls and that’s what breaking balls do. You hang them, they’re going to bang them,” “He missed locations, (the) ball was up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It looks bad, but you have to look at the pitch. If you’re going to drill someone, it’s not going to be with a changeup. And it’s certainly not going to be young Bielak,” “It wasn’t intentional and it was a changeup. I guess they were doing their job” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he feels terrible. We feel terrible,” “They just beat us up tonight. They really beat us up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You never want to sacrifice a game, but you’d rather sacrifice a game than hit a sore Yuli and he has to beat out a double play or something, then he ends up pulling something,” “We got enough guys on the injured list and certainly can’t afford anymore” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Did you see Yuli run yesterday,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that was a tough one to lose because you look back at the baserunners that we had out there,” “Some guys are starting to swing the bat better. It’s still frustrating, but we have to start another streak tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every day we’re dealing with disappointment,” “You have to find a way to stay positive” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If anybody works, it’s him. He’ll be back,” “He’ll be back in the nick of time. Hopefully he can stay sharp in between because he’s been just about to get his timing. We need him badly, but better it happen now than later. We’re playing pretty good and by the time he comes back, we’re hoping that we’ll make a move and overtake the A’s or whoever else is in front of us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a day to day thing,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be necessary,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re just going to have to mix and match the best that we can,” “If a guy needs a day off or it depends if it’s right-left. Not much different than what we’ve been doing, just trying to come up with the best lineup daily” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “When Michael’s leg gets better, back to 100 percent, he’ll probably go back to the outfield because he’d rather play both sides of the ball, even though he’s done pretty well DHing, he’s not crazy about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Yordan Alvarez, it looks like he’s done, maybe for the year, maybe,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "A young man with that much talent, you don't really know what expectations he's supposed to exceed," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This does a lot for our confidence," "We've still got a couple of guys that we've got to get going, but we've some guys swinging better, playing better and we've gotten outstanding defense and good pitching" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “Brantley’s feeling better, but he's not doing any activities,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "You've got to face Blackmon, Arenado and Murphy," "That's not how you would have drawn up a young man's first save, facing a murderer's row like that" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hopeful to get him ready to pinch hit, and he is day to day,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “In spring training I was hoping he could play outfield and give other guys a chance to DH, but Gary Pettis told me that last year when he played outfield, he was down for a couple of days with that running,” “Running really puts pressure on his knees. It’s highly doubtful he could play the outfield” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He used to be a thorn in our side in Milwaukee,” “He’s hard to run on, which was evident today. He even hit a couple of game-winning homers or put them ahead with a homer. He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he enjoys playing. He loves playing” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was just hoping he didn’t come in sore this morning, which he did,” “He’s on a day to day situation” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know. I’d be guessing if I told you,” “It’s just a situation where his knees aren’t good right now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping it’s not an everyday situation,” “We’re just going to have to wait and see” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

click2houston Monday, August 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

wacotrib Monday, August 17, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 17, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked good and it relieved a little pressure,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in thousands of lineups and had thousands of lineups that I made out,” “Guys don’t usually say ‘Put me down in the order.’ That’s a pride thing, especially if you’ve been hitting first, second or third most of your life. That was big for him to tell me that” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been praying for him,” “I was praying half the night for him. I know the rest of the team was pulling for him. He’s probably one of the more popular guys on this team and they know that he has a great heart, not only for people but for his teammates. You hate to see a teammate struggle, especially a fine teammate like him” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He just wants to win and get us into the playoffs, that’s where he usually shines,” “Into the playoffs. That’s our whole thing right now is to get into the playoffs during this shortened season. He’s a consummate team man” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were hoping he’d come out here today feeling much better,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I guess this is the way the year is going, you get one guy back and then another guy goes down, but at least we’re getting some guys back,” “It really hurts because he;s one of the leaders of the team, not only physically on the field, but psychologically and emotionally off the field. We depend on him. He’s one of our real leaders here on the team and a great leader at that” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He can hit it (to) any part of the ballpark,” “I’ve been told that nothing should surprise me when it comes to him. I’m ready to be surprised, but I’m expecting that and I’m just hoping that he feels good. It’s great to have another big bat in the lineup” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he was swinging the bat well down there. Would a couple of weeks made a lot of difference or would two days or four days,” “We’ll see. We don’t know until we get into competition. Swinging in intrasquad games is a lot different than swinging against the opposition, but you have to start somewhere” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It usually takes a little while, especially for a larger frame guy, to find his stroke. Who knows? He may be just a natural and come right in hitting,” “We’re hoping so. Most guys need some reps. We’ll see. It sure is nice to have him back. When he walked in the clubhouse, everyone was extremely happy” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We started out cold … (but) we got some timely hits,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a good one to win,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I come over and give you knuckles you’re done,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I said ‘OK, how you feel this time?’ ” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if he’s calling his own pitches or not, I don’t know what that means with the 1-2-3 or 1-1-1,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We tried to have Yordan play the field in spring training and his knees got sore and he couldn’t play for a couple days,” “That’s why we got to try to get Michael back well enough for him to play the field” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re exchanging one guy with a bad hand for a guy with a bad leg,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We're not running the bases very well," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Shaun Anderson ) : “I talked to Stubbs after the game and asked where he was going, and he said the guy (Giants reliever Shaun Anderson) was slow to the plate and he thought he could steal third,” “I said, ‘That is a baserunning mistake.’ He was in scoring position. We were all shocked when we saw Stubbs take off. I looked at (third base coach Gary Pettis) and he looked at me, and I was hoping it didn’t come back to haunt us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It seems like every time we walk somebody late in the game, it comes back to haunt us,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to pay better baseball,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here … in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was remorseful, I’ll say that, that the whole thing happened,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Josh James ) : “We were trying to give (James) a positive outing tonight, a low-pressure situation,” “His velocity was up from when he was a starter. We’ll keep running him out there, and hopefully he’ll get better. He was better tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what confidence and perseverance will do for you,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, it's a long way from spiraling out of control," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He hasn’t been hitting that long. He hasn’t been running that long,” “You don’t want to do anything to hurt his legs, you don’t want to do anything to hurt his obliques because you’re not used to rotating. I really don’t know how long it’s going to be or how long it’s going to take. I’d like to give you a date and time, but I really can’t” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When he gets here, you want him feeling that he’s relatively ready,” “I don’t know if he’ll ever feel completely ready some of the guys here still aren’t ready” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve had hand injuries and I’d rather wait one day longer than to push it one day ahead of schedule and re-injure it,” “We’ll see. He’s day to day, but he’s made tremendous progress in the meantime” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You really earn your money during tough times,” “This game of baseball is relatively it’s kind of easy during good times. But during the tough times you’ve got to dig deep. You can feel sorry for yourself all you want to and all they’ll do is bury you. And there are people out there that are loving this. There are other teams out there that are loving this. We’re not getting any sympathy and don’t want any from anybody” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All right guys, I got to go to work,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Verlander, to my knowledge, is not progressing as quickly as he’d like to,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s one of my favorite guys,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s good news, nothing’s broken,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s better. It’s good news,” “It’s a very positive sign” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m like ‘What games could you have pitched in? What meaningful games could you have pitched in,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been here when that roof is open and it plays like Colorado,” “I noticed before the game that this place, you never really feel safe here. Big gaps, the ball jumps. It seemed like when they opened the roof, the ball carried even better” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like there’s blood in the water, like the sharks were surrounding him,” “It was like a feeding frenzy. And that’s how this game happens sometimes. It happens quickly. We couldn’t get anyone loose quick enough” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He told me he would do whatever the team needed him to do,” “It’s a little different. Had we been playing a 162-game season, we’d have time for him to work this out and for this experiment to continue a little bit longer” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s different throwing in a controlled environment versus when you’re on your own,” “I think that hurt him big-time. He came in, and you could tell he had worked hard because he was up to a whole bunch of pitches in a hurry. But I think that hurt him in the long run” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s something that we’re still entertaining,” “It’s just in this abbreviated season, it’s tough to continue at this pace. I think he understands. And I’m hoping that more than anything, everyone else understands we have a very short season here” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We scored early like we talked about,” “We still could have scored more. This ballpark is similar to playing in Colorado, you never really feel safe here because they've got big gaps and the ball flies” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's strong, very confident, poised in his demeanor and mannerisms,” “He acts like a veteran, like he's been here before” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “His pitch recognition is way ahead of most guys at this point and his balance is good,” “He’s worked hard. He works hard every day with (hitting coach Alex Cintron) and he’s in the cage. He’s trying to perfect his skill. He’s very, very relaxed and poised up there at the plate right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He didn’t have the same life on the ball (as last week), but this is the first time he’s probably pitched this long in succession,” “He’s strong. He’s very confident. He’s poised in his demeanor and mannerisms. He acts like a veteran who has been here before” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most guys take that next pitch,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been bothering him the last couple days,” “He’s on a day-to-day basis. I told him I’d try not to use him under any circumstances, because usually when you use a guy and he smells a hit, he’s going to run. I’m going to try not to use him today and maybe not even tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "Everybody is looking for the same thing," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 3, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s getting better and better and more confident,” “The hitters on our team (during summer intersquad games) came back raving about him, and I said that if you guys feel that way, we need to feel that way about him” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a little cut on his cuticle above his thumbnail,” “Fortunately for us, he was all right, and we got him out of the game because we didn’t want him to throw too many pitches (he had 23 in two-thirds of an inning)” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “My dad told me don’t think worse, because it can get worse,” “I’ll tell you, that was a terrible, terrible, terrible blow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The sun goes down sometimes with sadness and the sun comes back up and the heart can find some joy someplace in the next day,” “It’s not easy to go to sleep tonight, but the sun will come up tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now we are scuffling for victories. That was a tough one all the way down to the end. I’m just glad we were able to come out on top,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had to get him out of there, or else he’s not going to be available at all,” “We were hoping to get him through the seventh and part of the eighth and then close with Parades, but he had to come in and get us out of trouble (in the seventh)” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a lot of rumors out there how other teams got sick,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ”I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t hit if you don’t swing,” “Sometimes I think we can be a little more aggressive early in the count, especially with runners in scoring position, because they’re going to try to get ahead of you and then mess with you” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to start the season over every day,” “You can’t count what’s already happened and done because you can’t bring it back. You start the season over, and you see what you do from there” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Who says it’s supposed to happen against the Dodgers?” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Quite frankly, I’m tired of talking about it, to tell you the truth,” “This is big news, but it’s over now” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

watoday Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “And then what really enraged everybody is when he told Carlos — I mean he struck him out — and told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch.’ What are you supposed to do then? And then what upset me is the umpires warned us. Why don’t you warn him? He’s the one throwing the ball. He’s the one starting this mess in the first place. I didn’t like it at all,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” “A 3-0 fastball over a guy’s head, now you’re flirting with ending his career, and a couple other guys, balls were close” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most of the tension didn’t come from our side,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have warned them a long time ago before it got to that point,” “That’s what I was upset about. It’s kind of like football. The second guy gets the infraction or the warning, but the guy that did the initial hit usually goes free. In my mind, that should have been stopped a long time ago” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch,’” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “What are you supposed to do then?” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : "What are you supposed to do then?" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: 'Nice swing (expletive),'" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “Balls get away from time to time, but not that quite a few in the massive leagues. … A 3- fastball over a guy’s head, now you are flirting with ending his occupation,” “What upset me was the umpires warned us. … Why don’t you alert him? … He’s the a single who started out this mess in the to start with area” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of the hitters are ready, probably, in about three weeks or so,” “The pitchers need that extra time. They need that five or six weeks of spring training. This has been abbreviated, and you see it. It’s all around baseball. It’s everywhere” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping we learn a lesson from this,” “It couldn’t be helped because of the coronavirus, but I’m just hoping that we don’t see any more injuries around the league, especially on our team” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s the one that really hurt, because I thought we did a great job,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels good not to be a lame dunk,” “This is the best that I have been treated in a long while” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I've been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times," External link

nampa Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He shut them down and gave our offense time to come back,” “He was throwing strikes. He had all his pitches working … he’s a very calm pitcher. He saved us big-time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Thank God we have some of these young guys to bail us out,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s been on the big stage before, and that’s what impressed me about him,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT



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coach0.45%EN07/27/201627/07/2016
boss0.45%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
piloto0.22%ES06/16/201216/06/2012
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Dusty BakerEN83.64%
Dusty BakerZH7.64%
Dusty BakerFR7.64%
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Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He’s been a resource for me, he’s been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don’t necessarily enjoy managing against him because he’s had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don’t know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

General Manager said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “Dusty has been a perfect fit for our ballclub,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT