"I don't think he got enough money."
—Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals first baseman, on Clayton Kershaw, after the Dodgers' $215-million ace pitched eight scoreless innings in his first career start against the Royals. Hosmer, mind you, had two hits against Kershaw.
"I've never been as good as I am right now, period."
—David Price, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, after his fifth consecutive game with at least 10 strikeouts. Price is 6-7 with a 3.63 earned-run average, but he has 144 strikeouts and 14 walks. The 2012 Cy Young Award winner tipped his cap to the fans as he left the field Wednesday, since the last-place Rays could trade him at any time.
"I'm going to go to my house and drink a little bit. Can I say that? I guess I can."
—Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants pitcher, on his plans after throwing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.