PHOENIX - It was a calm eruption as far as manager Ozzie Guillen is concerned, but nonetheless, he did let his team have it after the 8-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.
“[Thursday] was the worst game we played all spring training,’’ Guillen said. “I don’t see the intensity. It’s time to put the gas on the pedal and step it up. I don’t see the push to be out there. That’s not going to happen. If I have to push the pedal myself I will do it.
“You’re not going to flip the switch on just like that. I know what kind of club I have and that’s why I’m a little disappointed with the way we’ve played the last couple of games.’’
Guillen was then asked if he plans to continue to play his regulars all nine innings in Cactus League games and said, “If they keep playing like that, they’ll be there all day for nine innings. If they’re tired, so am I. I ask them every day before we stretch, ‘Is anyone tired, anyone sick, anyone need a rest, let me know.’ I don’t have any answers, so they play, but they play like they’re tired. I mean, [bleep], I’m not going to put up with that [bleep] this year.’’