Patton on staying fresh waiting for his turn:
"I might use a bullpen to keep the breaking balls fresh. My arm feels good. I'm not worried about throwing strikes with the fastball, it's the breaking ball that, if you take too long off, they are just not the same."
Buck Showalter would like to see him in game action but isn't complaining.
"I've seen some of his work days. But to sit here and smugly say I got to see it, of course not, you go by what people tell you and you see a little on the side. But I can't sit here and for sure tell you what he's going to be able to do...."But he's in the big leagues and that gives you an idea of what we think about him potentially."
Patton says it's better than the alternative.
It's better than being in Houston right now, watching games on TV."
I would say there are worse things than getting almost $2500 a game to ride the pine.