"Everything was working," Maholm said. "I was able to throw breaking balls for strikes. I fell behind some guys, but I was confident enough in my sinker to throw it behind in the count and get some groundballs. I felt way more in rhythm today than I have in any other outing."
"I can't tell you I was the most confident person going to the mound, knowing my history against them," Maholm said. "But I haven't faced them in a few years, and I think I've changed as a pitcher since then. Besides, I wasn't pitching in Colorado, so you just go out there, try to get ahead and get groundballs."