"That's my plan: to just keep working, keep trying to pitch well and see where it turns," McCarthy said. "Nine hits in 10 batters, I couldn't try to do it. I don't know what kind of run of luck that is or what that is. It's not good, but I don't know what to take away from that one exactly."
McCarthy is usually pretty good about putting a disappointing start behind him, but Friday's has proven more difficult.
"Usually about 15 minutes," McCarthy said when asked how long he dwells on the disappointment. "That's one of the things I do well is move on from things quickly. This one has hung around for a little while just because it was so perplexing.
"It will be something by the time I wake up tomorrow it's time to go back to work. Enough time separates it and you break on from it and then it just becomes a new start you're getting ready for. But that one lingered for a little while because it was so hard for me to explain. Usually I'm not searching for answers, it's just something that I know what I need to work on. That one, I don't know what that was, but it's hung a little bit longer."
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