"I knew I was strong," he told reporters. "I knew with the schedule I had an off day the previous time, I'm coming up on another off day. My arm felt great, even in the eighth, and so I knew I had plenty left in the tank to keep pitching."
"I just wanted the ball in that situation. I know myself, and I know I want the ball."
"I got to hear it from him. He's got a lot of pitches, and I just want to hear that from him," Martinez said of the visit. "We exchanged some nonprofessional words, but it was good to hear that he wanted Votto."
"He really didn't have any stressful innings," Martinez added on Scherzer's overall performance. "He pretty much dominated today, which for me when you're that No. 1 guy, that's what you're gonna get."