PITCHING PHILOSOPHY: "Get ahead in the count and try to get guys out early. You can't strike everybody out. The more groundouts you get, the easier it is on your arm. I love the strikeout, but I also want a long career."
I KNEW I WAS FAST WHEN: "As a sophomore in high school, I threw a no-hitter in my first varsity start. At that age I didn't realize how big a no-hitter was. Now I know."
MUSICAL INSPIRATION: Metallica.
IF MY ARM BLEW OUT TOMORROW, I'D: "Be a fly-fishing guide for trout, or an airline pilot."