MS: The moment you relax for one second this game will come up and bite you in the butt. You always have to be on your toes. In starts I usually don't talk to many people. If I start talking to Miguel Cabrera for just a couple of seconds, it always feels like the next thing I do is go out there and give up two runs.
Is there one particularly humbling home run you remember?
MS: David Ortiz hit a shot against me a few years back. I threw a fastball, and he probably hit it 550 feet here in Detroit. I was like, Is my fastball really not that good right now?
Do you look at the ball as it's going out?
MS: No, no, no. I was just like, Let's not think about that one.
Greg Maddux said he'd rather give up a bomb than one that just trickles over the fence.
MS: No, I don't want to give up a bomb. Why would I want to give up a mammo shot? I want one that just trickles over so then I can be mad and say it's the ballpark's fault. Place the blame somewhere else instead of putting it on myself.