Melvin: Crisp 'is the guy we rely on'
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A's manager Bob Melvin talks about Jarrod Parker's outing, Coco Crisp's production and bouncing back after the A's roadtrip.
Would -- -- ledger reports that I was terrific. You know I had some base runners early. Some hits had a pitch out of a couple jams early in the game and engines was on cruise control after that. Balls coming out of hand real nice using all his pitches. It was one of his better performances. Did you think about what happened. I don't know that was -- and of course I would have liked to but were pretty deep in the season right now and you know his innings are getting up there and it gives you go out there and you never know where that innings gone as far as pitches goes it's difficult because I want him to get to complete game shutout but I just didn't think it was it was worth it and then in the end. How important it was for him given his struggles Lleyton. You've got at least one start -- that some decisions to make a rotation. No way I think every time you go you as a young pitcher you go through some struggles games like that trying to get past it you know we talk about. You know whether it's a hitter -- pitcher in your little bit of a slump and how you get through written in when you get to the end of it and you know I think. The potential. Or period he was having that's history now after an outing like that. Speaking of which any decision on Brett. I'm not yet married tomorrow. There's a lot of talk early in the season about getting Coco Crisp going now he's definitely going how invaluable is this team right now. He's he's the guy we rely on not only to set the table and create Havoc at the top that he gets big hits for us. I mean we within weeks in a nine spot and makes a lot of sense to get a guy on second base for him. Because he comes up so big for us you know when it's just a single situation I think he's we have as much confidence -- as we do anybody in team. So. You know he hits good pitching it's closers it's you know he's just a really good hitter and comes up big in big situations for.