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Minutes after entering the San Diego Padres locker room for the first time, rookie catcher
In his fifth attempt at reaching the milestone, Maddux succeeded, pitching six strong innings to defeat the Rockies, 3-2, at Petco Park on Saturday. The morning after, the 27-year-old career minor-league catcher reflected on what would be a night that he and many others will never forget.
Two: I was so out of touch with the news, I had no idea it was 350 until later that night. I was talking with my wife and she says, "You know if you guys win, it's going to be his 350th." So I was like, Oh baby, I didn't need to know that [laughs really loud].
At the minor-league level sometimes it's the other way around. I have to try to convince the pitchers, Hey, this is what we should do. When I got up here it was, Hey, keep your mouth shut. Greg knows what he's doing. Let's go.
I turned to home plate umpire