Quote: Duaner Sanchez is Pissed

Yesterday, Duaner Sanchez entered the eighth inning with a tie score, but let up two singles, a double, and an intentional walk, while getting no outs, which gave the Pirates a three-run lead.

…the problem is that his fastball is clocking in at around 86 mph, which is around 5 percent off from what it usually is

Sanchez, talking to reporters following yesterday’s loss, said:

“I’m fine, physically, I’m totally fine…My arm feels good.  Sometime, the firggin’ monkey has got to get off my back.  I don’t know when, but, damn, sometime soon…

“I don’t know, bro, but something’s gotta happen soon.  It can’t be like this.  This is not me…I’m letting my team down, that’s basically what it is and this is not me.  Something’s gotta happen and I’m the one who has to do it…It’s gonna take a lot, but it’s got to happen…My arm is totally fine.  I’m not fatigued.  I was more fatigued in the beginning, when I first came back.  Now, I’m totally fine.  It’s just not going my way…

“I’m not down on myself, I’m pissed.  I don’t think any one would be happy.  I’m not down at all, I’m just a little pissed off – and that’s about it.”

Sanchez has allowed three runs in his last two appearances, prior to which he had an eight-game scoreless streak.