Trevor Rosenthal talked to the media before Game 2 about what he and St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson were chatting about during Game 1 of the NLCS.
Oct 11, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 9th inning in game one of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Q. Trevor, last night before the game, the cameras caught you and Bob Gibson having a conversation in the dugout. Can you share a little bit about what the Hall of Famer imparted?
TREVOR ROSENTHAL: Yeah, I was just ‑‑ anytime I have the opportunity to be around those guys, trying to talk to them and maybe pick their brain a little bit at that time, we were just talking about some different things. I got into a conversation about throwing fastballs away, mainly against right‑handed batters. Just little tidbits of information that he had on some things that he used to do when he was playing. So it was really cool to get his perspective. It had been something that had been on my mind, so in that situation I just wanted to be sure to get his thoughts.
Q. Did he give you the thumbs up?
TREVOR ROSENTHAL: Well, I was just kind of looking‑‑ he gave me some advice about working fastballs away a little bit more and working off the plate. You know, it’s just something when a guy like that says it, it maybe has a bigger impact and focus on it a little bit more.
But his main point was not trying to change anything right now, work on that in spring training. But it was cool to talk to him.