Bochy on 2012 season: 'It's right at the top'
Is there any part of you. That surprised. That you guys survive any part. I'd be lying if urgency. That these guys have surprised me. How many times that you survive. I'm going in Cincinnati. And having that win three games against great club like. And then of course Louis. He's too. Really really nice close. You know when you're looking at six games and really anything can happen. One game Cincinnati would mean that one hit nine innings we currently doing them all so. I think you have to say year. You have your little surprise. To do with that many times but mcginnis as a lot about the character the club. Dog determined they were not to go home and -- -- to fight and do things happened when we do and you don't hear about the idea that oversee. Die attitude -- -- and that's. They -- the field every day like you can go to malls. -- This considering everything that happened typical day for you injured that's. Alex's right to. -- -- Think he's seen it all in in this game. There's always something Nelson. Again. With these guys have done to get his point. This is -- player to top. I've -- a -- with his back wall when as many times news we have ours. You've gone against all -- And those two series ago. This is definitely. From. It. Well has been and -- a lot of clubs concede it yet to do with injuries -- Things of me like a -- situation. You know what's important as I've said many times. It's not happens you deal with. These guys you know really you know focus forward they they never. Talk about it in -- twelve never made excuses and different guys so because and so and it. You know the bullpen by committee work when Wilson went down. And along those Beriault left fielder. Wrong. John's boy when which lost Melky. He really elevated his play of course kids who grow it depends. That they improve this club so. It's been front porch of these guys did just an average the commute to Europe. Having a coach you mentioned briefly there than how you had to match at the back end of your bullpen through the course of the season now. We start to see the Tigers there are maybe in that. It's sort of -- spot where they may be matching up as well over in. What are the parts of that that have to go right. In -- afford to work. Well I gets its start. Time the pitcher's ball. Today. They have to buy into it. Says there egos. -- made me more certain role. -- has to work if sports were picked the ball close. It isn't -- it. But I have four guys. Could close ball. Comparable to. Clues to see it close most -- person. Made an adjustment. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's been fine so I think that's only way it works these days. You know have to buy into it and a weird globe way. -- You've been managing for awhile. Obviously -- have a nice is it now at this stage to you know. After these last couple post seasons to be getting a lot of credit. You for being one of the top managers in the game and also. You have the overall philosophy about managing him and what is important to succeed in your job. I mean. It's all about the players and -- -- Shrug that -- I mean it's it's great here. Good things. About August players who -- close game. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Weakness I think when you look at it. Two things whether good or you -- to keep focused on winning in. -- open players actually Q would you put him in a position. My policies go out -- played one it is legal field. Players. You -- to make Wednesday in. And I want him knows they do make you state ages five this'll do ways -- being aggressive and trying to win the ball. Don't back off. For example -- took one game. He took apartment. I wanna go to look at themselves -- -- ball game. We all should be bothered me a few minutes they would or could get better. This way and it's ski an attitude throughout the season will be. And back again. -- you have your starters lineup to three and four and also any roster decisions. Live in finish -- roster. Right now some of them are going to do. It will get back in order so it. For just the volatile. 00. Closely with that decision between -- or Lincecum for for two of what were the factors in and going that way. Well a couple things. It's a separate which we wanted you so well. And -- -- and work some things though he. Via. -- -- -- Good mechanics there. So they review these. Matters and work or he's a nice break. Scores him. Definitely we just. He's he's -- are -- club at this point opens bull you as a weapon there. He's resilient he's backed activities. Through four innings necessary in. You know so to open the store. -- From here in the corner in front. Coach. It's been such a series of emotional highs and lows over the past couple weeks obviously last night it was a huge -- what you told your guys heading into the World Series almost. No time to really. Think about it because -- yeah yeah. Champagne is fairly dry and in your right to game one. -- I talked to him briefly today. -- savor special moments like last you have to enjoy him which we did. He it's it's time to move on now. Journey is not over. X years here isn't. Has -- different World Series. Knows. More media involved or distractions and news you you you have to. Do do -- can help. Just making yourself available to meet you good at times keeper focus here we still have a job to do it. Plane could be. And different. Person I assume that. Sorry I assume that. The -- -- the club hasn't changed regarding Melky considering. How Guillermo Mota was welcome back after his suspension what's the rationale behind keeping knock -- off the roster at this point. Well. Addresses when when we made this. Decision with Melky. I think there are two different. Situations. Really. One happened during the season. With -- and he was available episode during the season. So. -- is spot there for. Now with the Melky we know. And that happened for a solution -- The club play very well and guards that we have been put out there and done the job they've earned this and this is way we're gonna move forward and you know it would be sure -- go for -- he'd be game ready bring him. More importantly though was how we played the guys did -- field and and you deserve to be out there for a post season.
Bruce Bochy says his team has an ability to focus forward that has set them apart in 2012.