Q. Did CC come to you in Baltimore, and if so when did he come to you, what did he say?
JOE GIRARDI: Yes, yesterday he came to us before the game and talked about that he felt that he needed help, and we fully supported that.
I give CC a lot of credit because it takes a lot of courage for someone, a man to step up and say I need help, and you think about where he is in his career, obviously the coverage that is going to take place, but I give him, like I said, a lot of courage. He's got a lot of courage to step up when he did because he knew that his family and his children were first.
And when he came in yesterday, I was no longer a manager. You know, I was someone that wanted to make sure that the proper course of action was taken.
And you know, CC has been a warrior here. You think about 2009, 10, 11, 12, when we were having all that success, he was the guy leading us. He was the guy that was extremely competitive, give me the ball on three days' rest, I'll do whatever it takes to win.
And he always showed courage then. And he always showed an inner strength, and I'm probably more proud of the inner strength he showed yesterday than any day I've had him as a manager.
And he did the right thing.
Q. Thoughts about Dallas Keuchel, what have you seen of him this year and what did you think of him?
JOE GIRARDI: He's really good, bottom line. Obviously over the next month or so or whenever it comes out, either he or David Price are going to be Cy Young. That's how good he is. So he presents a challenge for us.
He's pitched very well against us, and gotta play the game tomorrow.
Q. In your conversation with CC yesterday, did he relate to you an incident or a series of incidents that led him to come to you with the admission that he made?