Monday, May 14, 2007

Interview: Josh Drabek

Sorry this came so late, Josh had replied to my questionnaire earlier this week, but I was involed with moving to a new apartment and have been away for a few days.

BronxBlogger: Before the game, what was running through your head?
Josh Drabek: The usual pregame stuff. Trying to study their hitters warming up, getting my pitches ready in the pen, trying to psych myself up and get pumped for the game. Nothing ouit of the ordinary for me.

BB: As the game progressed and you had struck our the first few batters, did anything seem suspicious to you?
JB: I knew I had struck out everyone so far, and I was really thinking on the rest of the game. Each batter is a new battle and each time I won.

BB: It's in the seventh inning, you have struck out every batter, did you feel any pressure?
JB: Yes. I have never pitched like this before striking out every batter. I began to think, can I strike out the side for three more innings?

BB: Game over, perfect game, 27 strike outs, what was going through your head?
JB: I stood on the mound in disbelief. Once I saw my teammates swarm me, then it kicked in. I was ecstatic, jumping up and down still not fully comprehending on the accomplishment that I had achieved.

BB: When did the feeling sink in?
JB: Ask me in a few days. I'm still surprised on what I did and I found out the next day in the papers that I had set a new strike out record. Mayor Randy Choles gave me the key to the city Sunday afternoon and I was on the news. The feeling is still sinking in, but this is something that will never be forgotten.

BB: How will you bring this accomplishment to your next start?
JB: I'll try to pick up where I left off.

Josh Drabek's next start was another great one striking out eleven in eight innings, however, lack of defense sent Hennequi their second loss in a 1-0 shut out by George Washington High School.


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BallHype: hype it up! Posted by Steve Kenul at 6:54 PM


  • Blogger hotdogman posted at 9:33 PM  
    The kid looks to be a bona fide phenom.

    So when does he report to the Yankees? They could sure use him.
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