Jul 18, 2012|
Jerry Remy joined D&C this morning to talk about the ups and downs of the Red Sox. Remy gives the guys his theory on what is happening with Jon Lester, if pitching coaches have anything to do with Boston’s poor pitching, if Ortiz will end up on the DL, and whether the Sox will be buyers or sellers at the deadline.
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And it's just not the guy that that you're accustomed to seeing you know now I don't think physically did anything wrong with a might think it's just you know maybe a mechanical laying off. Well I just. You know going to about slump right now but I mean you know he's not making the quality pitches that he normally makes and -- that was a good example to Youkilis you know probably nightly at all. Couple fastballs down the middle of the one that was up in the zone and -- looked -- -- the ballpark for a home run so. I mean it you know you gotta get felt straightened out you know and then. You know how he goes and -- -- -- goes -- belt buckles called. Gonna kind of depend on how the team goes with the rest of the way right. I I I hate have people. Look at body language. And and try to draw any conclusions from it but -- just me or does he -- something doesn't go well maybe -- seeing -- single -- -- around may be being squeezed by an umpire on a that you wanted to Al. Kind of lose focus after that and and and exactly focus. I don't know lose focus but he does get picked up there's no question about that at midnight but he's always been that way. And you know I mean he's you know you've really got -- competitive and he's he's always he's always been that way when when things don't go away he wants from the go for the win us open. -- -- And you know becomes more obvious when you're losing you know you're you're. You pay attention to things like that with a bit more than if he was winning games and but you know that could opt in body language I don't he had different sides and I just you guys that. Right now -- frustrated because he's not getting the job on the way he. Expect to get it out of the way everybody else expects to get it done and I -- you know that frustration boiled over to a point where you know. If you're right you know up is episode and plays a certain non call you know we get exception conceptually that often you know whether they -- over the next -- I couldn't idea. But the fact is that it's you know it's not going his way and that that so -- -- -- but he's always been that way I mean the company's use one of those -- very -- and himself. And you know he's just you know right now just frustrated. How important is a pitching coach to a pitcher's success and I guess were emblem with that is is a possible. He doesn't assimilate what he needs to do with this pitching coach vs his last pitching coach John Ferrell. -- relationship there's no question about that in the it's it's it's always the building relationship. I mean you gotta think you know these guys have gone through -- pitching coaches in the last couple years. Who probably have completely different -- And you know you can't it's always you know when -- -- -- one prolonged time liquid file would you have. You know you gain gain -- respect for you -- Confidence in him and he can pick up things that because he's seen you so much. That you know maybe someone else can and so I think it's a learning practiced like this whole year has been really. You know with the coaching staff for the manager I think it's been a learning process for everybody. And sometimes. They use. You know take a little bit longer to get -- to get to know each other -- as a hitting coach. You know they they have their own theories they have to learn what you do what makes you -- and present them with a pitching coach and you know whether that relationship there between both of them only they can answer that -- in it that I don't know but but the fact is that it is you know religion has built -- the -- to build and right now you know. Is that they -- a well formed -- at stake you know maybe they don't have. That they don't have same page with things but it's it's it's tough it's tough to tell you know what I mean eat you inside that so what they talked about a bullpen sections where they talked but -- you know what to look walked. They get so -- videotape that you go back and look I'm from like last year result. You know I would I would get to do that pretty much on the same page you know they know about what they've what are you gonna do to be successful you're not getting it done right now. Do you think they considered putting Lester in the bullpen in leaving a morale us in the rotation. No I don't think I don't think -- would be would be you know a bit out of the bullpen I think. I think Dudley they've really had to struggle between morality and all -- going to the bullpen. In -- way could could come up the picture they feel like he'd be better off as a starting pitcher and about I don't want always wanted to guys who have open anyway Phillies got right now again develop. And that's the that's quite morale going back -- no I don't think you could put Lester in the bullpen well what do you look for I mean you you would you know. A long guy. I mean I guess I don't just it would just -- didn't make in the determination the morale us is better as a starter. Well right now you right now he is yes. There is no question about that and if you know it's something happens he'll be right back in there but. I. You know I never anticipated that move selected going to the bullpen over. All were back at all -- to one of those who was going to be somebody else and it just happens to be morality right now inmate who you know when they have come out there they had great success and and then hopefully none of the -- continue but. One thing they do one thing they have found out what you said -- I mean -- -- Can be a very good product and if they need him again I'm sure he'll be able to the job again. That's why I find you know we're talking about Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza and other starters. I know we left over you when you say you have too many starters but don't they have enough starters right now don't they have other priorities. They built -- you know it seems to me that they do I mean they've got to get straightened out. And and pitch well but they do have a lot of starters in the you know he went with a six man rotation. Writer on the alt I've read to give these guys that the rats. And you know -- that -- -- backed up backed up five but they don't want in the bullpen but you know I I guess you could say you never have an -- is. But the fact is you know what will it be looking for at the break you know if I think a lot depends Illinois keys you know if it -- going to be output extended period tired maybe look at another bat. That this slide into the eighth spot so. You know it's going to be able let it honestly and see what happens but it's so frustrating. I don't know how you guys -- but you know you -- got to get excited Monday night when Crawford came back. You know you know Pedroia was right on the -- a comeback on Thursday he got Ellsbury back all the sudden boom Ortiz goes down the minutes just as frustrated that -- -- -- -- the you know his stuff happened. And let's get the sense it's gonna be closer to like it. DL length as opposed to two or three days to let it calm down. I would think so yeah I mean the guys the -- you know he woke obviously said the pain was worse than the night before I mean it also seems that up to disabled list. And you can't play with a revamped bench the way you know they plan. But like -- played with last fight -- can't do that. So. You know my my guess is that he's probably gonna end up on the DL they need -- navigate by committee and until. You know that. And -- get back. And you just hope is that something that that's gonna keep my output. An extended period of time and you know. Right now they go to the top spot of the schedule a very pivotal part of the schedule where there. You know the play at first but it clubs and and -- and seems that nobody got to beat the move up understandings that mean we look at that crazy wild card playing and it's it's. You know there's so many teams involvement right now that they do have an opportunity that's why. You know I was so excited Monday that the quote -- come back. Now they can make their move all the sudden you lose another -- right. -- looks different to you about Carl Crawford at the plate. I've not been really I've -- the statement. I you know I just think. Thankfully get up to a good start and I think that's what you really need because you know we know -- struggled election. These that a lot of credit criticism you know result -- stand for this. But he was determined the good television season I got you under my belt yet I know what to expect Vietnam when the Kyle Crockett and he had in the last night that ineptly played baseball. And you know hopefully that that could continue you know you keep one about a result that that I'm not blowout. But the fact is that I think with a year under his belt -- that you know. Pretty much more what to expect out of this place. And you know. And all the hard work needed to get back the result you know about the guy gets up an eagle eagle at fifteen. He got a different story but I -- struggle that competent again you know but to get a bit -- that really -- Eight based on his elbow injury and and may be important to the fact that he said at some point he's gonna need surgery because the things is gonna blow out. Other teams know this other teams scalp the Red Sox do you think other teams will try to take advantage and take the extra base when Carl Crawford is fielding a ball left. All the -- they are they -- you don't the Red Sox as a group. Really do not have a lot of strong arms in the outfield. And everything takes advantage try to take advantage of that would Valentine has done because of that. Any diplomatic and spring training. Is he changed his cut up routines. To where he -- you know you. Normally -- -- -- a cutoff man you know out of total home plate from left field right. He had brought to the shortstop in the shut -- those insult that they're not gonna make a big difference because. Of the way that they've you know they anticipated. Visit earlier this regular working and spring training. And would vote to Colby and -- Crawford -- -- this special. Relay system that they use so they've been robbed and not expose. What are you hear around dog isn't going to be a big deal they gonna make a trade they gonna get. David Jerry -- -- -- really not I mean that I think adding that let things play out here in this division you know these next few weeks before the deadline. See where they are in. You know I I don't expect them to be solid and unite. I just the with a second -- cut the number that that they didn't get a chance. And I think if anything they may try to improve the ballclub so. You know I you know I think I think they've been waiting -- -- -- to get guys back you guys back to see how this team produces -- Everybody that they've got and then -- add -- -- they believe that they can make a -- and and I believe that I I I honestly believe they can do it and but you know you can't you can't. -- -- -- You know like what he's going to be open to -- -- on -- you know you just can't -- cabinet. And expect to be consistent. And that in the big problems so. I have not heard about any big deal right I you know I mean that the obvious you've been working behind the scenes -- -- probably try to improve the ballclub but it's Salazar I don't think they're gonna be so. At all if they are to make the postseason they can't continue to -- 500 baseball that's safe to say water to cover his duties might -- a letter to Israel these other teams are gonna get pot in like seventeen out of 24 games. -- yeah I mean because somebody who would get hot you know it's gonna is gonna take that second wildcard spot -- that's for sure I mean that is of this so bunched up right now it's active but it is played pretty exciting because he's he's eleven opportunity. And you'll be like right now sitting here at nine and a half games behind the Yankees. You know without a second -- cut. Admitted these -- to be. You know more open around on -- already and it's only July so. You know they got that opportunity and end they have to think about the baton. These you know anything that was the other two good weeks. You know is gonna kids that they get that thing so I mean it it makes it a little more interesting. But then you know that you go one game playoff for -- to pick it up right. That little bit tough. Final question Jerry. Is Youkilis the only thing he knew it was a change of scenery change managers. I think so yeah I think so -- there's no question you know -- like Bobby. You know you're getting hurt. Certainly didn't help him. I didn't help his timing and he was the Kevin Youkilis that we vault you know come -- -- -- Boston. And you know you can see obviously the last couple of night that. If he's back to being what he was and I think it I think is much is the probably you know hated to leave here. There's probably the best thing forum and we've seen it before with other guys you know get another little opportunity. You know you think they've done all of a sudden you know they have a good year and I I never never expected to close to be done I thought you know I thought he had plenty left -- him. And -- now he's proving it was Chicago -- -- price got the manager of and to help beat the you know the which is the most important thing. And it. Because he's healthy he's getting his playing time and when he gets his playing time he's done it is to succeed as he has -- over the last couple of night so. No I'm damn I'm glad forum I mean I'm glad that he's got that opportunity and because it was miserable seeing them you know miserable right on yeah. And you know you just -- -- this -- the guy go wobbly was going out and I'm letting go into opportunity. I would -- nothing or very few things in baseball would feel better -- what he was able to do last night come. And I have no no question anytime anytime you're ready for the ballclub you know. You wanna come back and what a putter or not. And he didn't surely did that last but I was out of private but the got to walk and what -- broad based open. And you know done on the left in the but they you know they elected officials have been -- and it looked like let -- was try to walk until we fell behind three you know event then they came back and of course the home run came so. Yeah I bet that feels good is you know there's no way around back in and anytime you found out. -- you know an issue with the ballclub in and then and you get traded -- you know -- the at some point they question your. You wrap that in and all that stuff you know who caught it feels good. Our dog could talk a good catch an apple talked down the road America Jerry Remy on the AT&T hotline for GL TE he sponsored by ARS restoration specialists. 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