"I just feel like I'm pitching my game and throwing strikes," Mengden said. "And getting a crooked number in the first inning is never a bad thing. Getting five runs in the first inning, you can't want anything better than that."
"I know I belong here and I can pitch here so it's really tough to hear what happened to Frankie," Mengden said. "I've been called up and called down so many times, so I knew the time was going to come eventually to come back. I was always ready and hungry for the opportunity, got the opportunity, and tried to the best I could to keep the guys in it."