"It's a game we would have loved to have won, put a little more distance in the division," Sullivan said. "But, at the same time, it was two really good teams going out there playing really hard and it went to the end of the game. We just didn't win this one. We'll go back to work. We're not going to panic, we're not going to do anything like that. We've been process-oriented this whole year, and we'll focus on what got us to this point, being in a competitive game at this point in the season. It's back to work and we're focused on going out and beating Seattle in their place."
After meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul, Sullivan said the U.S. continues to view diplomacy, supported by pressure and sanctions, as the primary means for solving the North Korean nuclear problem.