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Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday.
Jack Flaherty on getting his first major league hit: "I got kind of tired of looking up at the scoreboard and seeing .000 next to the batting average, so that was a good one to get out of the way."
Before he came in and threw one of the hardest pitches in MLB history, Jordan Hicks says he was motivated by the applause St. Louis Cardinals fans gave to Jack Flaherty: "Getting to come in on the standing ovation kind of pumped me up, too. I think really that might've been what it was."
Mike Matheny on Jack Flaherty: "He's got a maturity on the mound that's beyond his experience."
Jack Flaherty praises Francisco Peña's game-calling ability after picking up his first major league win: "We just got into a rhythm and he called a really good game. I was able to execute."
After hitting his first major league home run on Saturday, Tyler O'Neill continued making an impression on Sunday by hitting his second.
Bob Gibson counts his 1968 season, during which he posted an incredible 1.12 ERA, as his greatest personal accomplishment: "I just felt like I was on top of pretty much everything."
Bob Gibson on teaching Steve Carlton his slider: "We were on a flight from St. Louis to San Francisco, and he and I spent the entire time on that flight talking about his slider. Then he ended up having the better slider than me. That didn't make me happy."
Tyler O'Neill on the reward that was given to the fan who returned his first home run ball: "I gave him a signed bat, but I don't even feel like that's enough on my end to give, because that's such a special moment and such a special ball for me."
Bob Gibson on the frustration of suffering nine losses despite posting a ridiculous 1.12 ERA in 1968: "There were a couple of times that I would win the game myself with a base hit or something and I would rub it in."