PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with Phillies Third Baseman Cody Asche on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his three error game against the Angels and the Phillies Phantastic Auction.
Asche, who made three errors in the sixth inning that led to all four Angel runs in a 4-3 defeat, said you have to put mistakes behind you and not dwell on them.
“It happens. It’s not a feeling I would want any baseball player to feel. Just a bad feeling to have on the field, when you let your team down like that…It’s over, done, in the past. We’ll move forward and try to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said.
He added that he’s not worried about making mistakes and knows the rest of the team will remain supportive.
“You just stick to your work and come back the next day confident. You gotta stick up for what you did, own up to it, and don’t make excuses. Your teammates are going to be there for you,” he explained.
Asche said the Phillies Phantastic Auction, where fans can bid on rare memorabilia or attend events hosted by players, offers the team an opportunity to connect with the fan base.
“I love doing stuff like that, getting to interact with fans…You can be a little more open and really get to know the people on a personal level…and make a connection with them,” he commented.
He was asked about the attention received by Millville, NJ native Mike Trout, who returned to Citizens Bank Park for the first time as a major leaguer, but said his own fielding errors received most of the attention.
“I think I maybe took a little bit of the spotlight away from him,” Asche said.