A pregame interview with Joe Torre
Dodgers manager discusses Game 1 loss and looks toward Game 2
First time you saw Chad and you measured the progress between then and now in terms of his development as a guy who can kind of harness his emotions and stuff during a game?JOE TORRE: I heard a lot about him going in, and then spring training, you know, you never know when pitchers especially are trying to show their new manager what they have. I think sometimes they put a little pressure on themselves. Chad's case this spring he had a little leg issue, nothing major, but we shut him down for a little bit. And then early in the season he had a bad sprain. Then in the season he just struggled just with rhythm. He was striking a lot of people out but he wasn't really winning a lot of games. And then once he sort of hit that stride where he got a little rhythm, I saw the guy that I was told about.
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