9.3: LAA/OAK Postgame- Kevin Kouzmanoff
"I really concentrate and look for something in the zone I can handle..."
Guys Kevin Kouzmanoff is standing by downstairs Kevin thanks for joining us. We're really gets your offense at a moment -- talk about your deep pitcher -- very busy man at the hot corner tonight. What a guy like -- kitchen a lefty with a lot of right handed hitters in the lineup. Are you thinking hey you know what I'm probably gonna get some extra work tonight. Absolutely. You know he's got. He's got a hard fastball on the offensive force fastballs. Too much but you've got that that good off speed work comes in the right handed batters and tightened -- and attend the formed on the line. Don't want to think who's that that Mark Ellis a second baseman says that. You make such a great throw to second base for him to turn the double play and I know you guys working on a lot. But the actors say what you have on that troll. How did you try to throw it to him where you try to throw. Well he's he's coming across the back on the double play it's what I. -- try to -- it. Right to his chest is that Torre likes it you know because he's coming straight -- me directly across the bag I think you know going left of erratic kind of throws them off so. Not -- at their to the chest every single time but not from shoot four. -- get a let's get to the offense in the first inning Scott Kazmir is all over the place and hits a couple batters including -- blocks a couple. When a guy as wild like dad how difficult is it for you as a hitter. To try to Sony and I'm really anything because he was all over the place. I think you have to be really selective. You know as aggressive hitter is -- you know I've two -- really concentrate and look for something in the zone and I can handle because. You know I think he was effectively wild tonight you know and we had trouble you know we we got some base runners club -- stuff that's a few. In the that's the thing is is this just try to narrow it down and can see your -- knowing yourself where you can. It is history and an aggressive out of figures it about a little bit more aggressive do you we have your home rotted and five home runs since June the 21. Fans were upset -- should get get all the home runs on the road. It's funny one here tonight than it feels pretty good especially on the first pitch like. Did not to get one you know wild child off for both offensive and it didn't. Difficult. Trip in the trip -- see the series in New York. This is a series like that typical for a player to forget about or kid you put it behind you is usually to the ballpark today. -- -- -- tough series in New York. You know we didn't come out swinging the bats like we should calm. You played defense well no they stated they knocked us around little bit but. I think it's important for us have a short term memories kind of forget about that in in -- news you know since the clean slate here. You left New York now or in Oakland you know first time we've been here in ten days it feels like forever but I think. You know I think we have to forget about that notes over with -- up and you do about it and you know. Tonight it's over with now you know most -- those straight win but you know now we got tomorrow not tomorrow and and play hard in the can win as well. I'd get picks returning Kevin we appreciate our. -- Kevin Kouzmanoff big two run homer a 69 RBIs leading BA's -- He's just been a good solid -- all your -- and that's exactly what they knew they were getting. A solid player who's good and not give 75 to 85 runs that's probably wouldn't let them would of Sosa and you know it's somewhat aggressive but. And admits to him but he's hit seven home runs the first pitch this year and if he talked about aggressive he looks for the first one. If he likes it he hits it. Any -- did to get -- and when you get a home run in Oakland at night time you're doing something or by somebody -- set on the road. Can they move defenses at us at a solid 365 today. To the power alleys but the ball seems to not carry so one night time tonight it did. Especially for Kevin Kouzmanoff and also for Clinton took a line drive to right ship congratulations to him. That a long time since he had a home run so good to see the Dolphins tonight for the athletics. And especially for deal Gonzales thirteenth when the last ten or 28 starts he's been pitching staff. Eventually after that difficult series in New York's best thing to do. Have applause right in the in the first game back at the homestead that's the deck with used to that could terrific all around game. -- -- -- -- -- --