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Padres Prospect Interview: David Erickson

Eugene, OR: San Diego Padres prospect David Erickson has the mentality of a closer and feels he pitches better with the game on the line. He credits his success to the development of the changeup.

What is the mindset you have to have in a closer's role? David Erickson: You go out and throw well and sometimes things don't go your way. That is baseball. You have to come out the next day and throw the way you did the day before. I just go out there and try and get outs. Get the first out, throw strikes and battle. I love having pressure on me and the game on the line. It makes me throw...

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