A lot of people may feel we?re going to lose some momentum because of the four-day layoff between beating the Phillies in the Division Series and the start of the National League Championship Series on Thursday.
But I think it?s cool. It?s nice to get a little break, nice to relax and heal up all the nicks and bruises.
You know, one day off, like we get during the regular season, really doesn?t help your body heal. Two days makes a big difference.
When it gets into three or four days, the question is our momentum. But the Diamondbacks have the same momentum. We?ve played the same number of games in the playoffs, so we?ll see how it affects each team.
You couldn?t get a more familiar opponent than the Diamondbacks. We see them a lot every year in Spring Training in Tucson. We play those guys so much during the regular season. We play a lot of games in that park.
Heck, with half the guys, we?re out there talking about hunting. We know where one another are going after the season. We play so much. That?s a good group of guys that wants to win just as badly as we do. It?s going to be a good challenge for us.