May 8, 2013|
Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined Dino, Kirk and Gerry to discuss the recent skid by the team. The growing number of injuries is certainly a concern, but Remy thinks the Sox can still get it done offensively. The big worry right now is who's going to close.
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And we don't know how bad middle Brooks is yet assuming you know that that the causes are going to be on the DL for awhile. So they're gonna have to figure a way to fight fight their way through this you know hopefully those injuries -- you guys not that bad. And they won't have to be put on disabled list and then be able play in advance so what that. -- into it looks like we get to the ballpark they -- you hate to see the injuries prop up because. In other implant so Gooden in and ran into you know you just. I'm so sick of injury the last couple years ridiculous. I Gerri well over your playing career and your broadcasting career you've seen some ugly inning just as last night's -- qualified to be in that conversation a one ugly happening out. That that was an ugly it has no doubt about that anytime you play put defense you know if there is something bad happens and you know that Red Sox to this point have been playing very good defense and a question it's very -- going up. In an unfamiliar position at third base last night and he makes a couple of -- and you know the inning gets out of control. And though that happens when you play poor defense and and you know fortunately. For the most part of this season they have they've played very good defense which is help out their pitching staff. But that wasn't the case last night but you know. They could have been out this but the reality more are less -- they probably still would have scored very much. The community offense than than that I -- going gets a diamond last night in -- kind of surprised me a little bit because when. I -- -- -- deployed to this guy's not gonna light anybody up vice you know that the scoreboard it runs off him but the other have been pretty good so. You know is just one of those lousy every -- to sunlight. Now we know Napoli will be would be the backup catcher Ross can't go. Who's the third baseman is -- -- Syria Arco. I would think it has to be Syria Michael at this point -- -- they dig down to the minor league I don't know that got down there at third base but that was one positions spring and they were a little concerned about the middle Brooks went down. Was -- a bit because they didn't have a lot of depth. You know at that position. And so you know hopefully -- but battle it's not a rib problem if it's a rib problem. You know back could be an extended period of time -- so. He I would have to guess right now would be periodical would be the guy. Unless there's somebody down at the by the minor league level that I I'm not aware of that you know playing their base and playing a bit. Are we know the pitching has been very good we know and we just ran the numbers -- or seven of video than Lester buckles is -- -- -- the -- neither and that's a pretty. That that's the reason they're in the position they're in you worry about the offense over the long -- do they have enough offense. I think they do you know I I think that. You know you're gonna run into situations like he did down at Texas I mean it's just gonna happen. We get this top restyled as and it's not least -- of about one of them has an off game. So you -- you know you're gonna run into situations like back in the course this is gonna happen 234 times a year. But you gotta be able to regroup after that they did bounce back you know to get the win on the first game. Come from behind win here at Fenway but then they want it we'll talk again last night but. You know I -- think they have enough offense I think there are guys that haven't swung the -- yet that I gonna swing the bat well middle Brooks one of those guys. You know -- starting to come around a little bit. And if you can get the bottom of the line up wrestling about you know it and be productive the other very showing at the top so. You know you've got a pretty tough one through nine there and did you know do they have enough yes I think they do have enough they've got to consider the -- -- -- -- they have been. Not they'll be a slight drop more often now I'm sure they did you know there has to be -- can't keep -- that baseball is more about. Well you can't you got to win the Cy Young award but the fact is that you know I think I think as the season goes on I think the offense has got a quick little bit about a because they haven't really quick one through nine yet. Webster tonight Jerry and they're saying it's just one start for you brought -- goes back and irritation that troop Webster goes out tonight. Is up one run in seven innings strikes early guys are they gonna release sent him back down when it's time and put. -- not you know on days like this get a lot in the end in the first game in the eyes sought. I was very impressed for the -- he's got a good life fastball good breaking ball to changeup. I think the only thing with him as experience and and loading the page of the Major League level you know you can get away. In AAA with with the of that kind of velocity those kind of pitches. But you've got to -- those kind of -- that the big league level and I think that's really the you know that the thing that he. That's the work on up here and you know because on battles on tonight I mean you might be you might consider giving them around because the guys that electric stuff. And would LeBron right now you know they're a little concerned about him because. He's got you know a lot of about and a lot with a particular. The Milosevic out all the way down it was down about for a five miles an hour. And I think you know it's a good time to give him some time walked in lock the try to regain that now whether it be out of the bullpen or just plain -- And -- you know would be in position out of the bullpen recently they need somebody down -- -- so that's why they sent to brought down there. Died in the combination of fact that I think there was a red flag last time they they pitched and that you know maybe something's wrong so. Yeah it'll be addressed to see how he does and I webs they and I I I really like in my many really likewise saw the first time. And you know he's got he's got Major League stop now it's just gaining Major League experience. A jury this might be a -- -- question ASCII pitcher not a former infielder. But Lester Buchholz and and two bronze and talk and run support here are all getting more than six runs per game from their teammates. Ryan Dempster is getting half that at 3.2 is run support generally speaking just a random thing in baseball and went if you're Dempster do you start looking -- getting your head I don't to set us he'd already be bitch about it. But is it a random thing -- totally turned around. He he's been -- the block a few times I mean he's he's the veteran guy he knows that you know this this season runs in cycles he's grabbed simply doesn't get many runs and he's gonna have games where. He probably doesn't pages while and then it led by the put up an eight spot for a you know so. He's been really good I mean I I didn't realize you know how good this guy is until we get to see him pitch game after game. Andy's got Smart I mean Z he really set up it is well. And he's done a great job for a lot of that response. In the rotation so but you know the game goes in cycles I mean is it really -- you go to golden. You go through times when you're not getting any runs -- pitching well and it was inflated to the Warren. That you have a bad game he might give -- six but they might we might score great you know so. He's been around the block enough to know that that's gonna happen at some point that maybe a couple of points during the season. So I don't think that's gonna bother him at all. It seems like a good team made two million and a great guy really did an expectant the glare at Syria Arco or anybody amenities for hours on the hitters who don't support I. Do professional that you know Jerry's been around the block like I said and you know he's he's seen at all so I mean. He's one of those guys that. You know he's very respected by his teammates he's a really good guy. And he's not gonna show anybody up you know what in the field but make enough mistakes behind him he just he just seemed too much of it is there have been around a long long time. You know he's probably been through many different stages of his career and you know he's an appointed peace right now where he you know he knows exactly where he is. He's pledging -- wants attention he's pitching very well. I know you didn't make a lot of errors from Doug good -- Ever get glared at by a pitcher I guess I'm guessing that didn't go over well what you. Yeah I did that happen a couple of times and it doesn't go well. And you know what -- you do I mean you know -- you've got to kind of sit back and say look that's -- as hot as they can. They give it their best effort I can understand their frustration. But you know it does -- often and you sit there and he is saying look I'm trying to I'm trying to do the best I can but. You know it depends who it is you know and there's some guys that. Sometimes it comes out just out of frustration on their part you have to understand that. You talk about it you know he's you know I wish you wouldn't show me up in the feel like I've. And it's you know I said boy -- those other guys that but constantly doing Gaylord Perry was awful lot of I mean he was. Every time somebody made an -- behind him and sit him down -- he wanted to -- I mean it was you know there are different types of guys but in the nobody appreciates that but you know -- there's an understanding that you have to sit back after awhile as an -- and say look this -- Bryant's -- He's trying to get as many outs as possible and I just gave one away forum in you know I gonna take responsibility for that. As good as he was he still surprised how difficult it's been to replace palpable -- Yeah a little bit little bit you know they've there hasn't been anybody in that -- what has been able to. The really nail it down now. -- I I think they have people capable of doing that but they gonna gonna hopefully I mean -- Bailey was ordered an in built a very good job about it he goes down. And Iranians record is you know is good. And but these physical things that have popped up like -- the hamstring in the four dumping these all things he's had in the past. And they keep popping up on communal so he hasn't been able to get it any kind of regular routine yet. I still feel very comfortable with the closing situation you know once they get healthy. In I think they will be very good as time goes on but they've got to get LP and they've got to stay healthy. But you're right that's been a position that's been kind of a a question mark ever since Papelbon laughed and you know even when he left here it was it was kinda getting to a point where. It was get a little Dicey with a you know -- CEE you know he was a guy that you had confidence when he came in ninth inning is gonna shut it down and I think. Before this season than I I think you'll see the same conference the same confidence with one of these two guys because they've both proven all stars. And you know they've both done in the past and it is just so happens that. You know the one of them and -- the other guy who's got off to a great side Bailey that he's heard so. We got to pass the time here in -- the dollar can do and then hopefully get those guys back. It -- are AT&T -- light is lit up government wants to know who -- he was -- climate is an act was a little right to Gaby distinct guy. Arab recruited double. You know the other night in the bootstrap at at at at what is it that's the prize because they asked. Only was it was very fiery competitive so that I can understand that I can understand that but does -- Nolan Ryan never gave are healthy body because he knew he goes. Right next you know -- go to the next guy dislike about rightly didn't bother him at all. -- -- was the best I mean you you could you could make bad plays behind him and he he would let's say absolutely not but he joke about it in the -- down you know there's all kinds you know there's all different types in the all that type -- personalities. -- took place in the game last night miniscule point but I need -- explained to me after the up middle Brooke Ross collision. Ross got behind the plate and tried to block talked to the mound -- -- to block to the mountain talked to Dempster but the umpire turned him around. You know I don't get that you don't get -- I -- with this rule violations that they called timeout for the collision and -- they put playback yet they wanted to block call the second time I didn't understand it and and nobody else has an answer. I am I don't have their support is because you know catches your blog talk to the third straight they want right. And I didn't get -- -- he was trying to gain some more time to get that feeling back in his leg but it wasn't the only applies best came out. The I think he blew that -- down the first baseline I think that runner was inside the line. And that became you know another big player in the games. But I put all of the image filed and get thrown out -- community. He's you know he's he's very competitive guy right in the each on the great restraint last that I could not I would never allowed so that along with them. What it's like you wanted to get thrown out but he did so that would indicate that he would didn't say as you'd used the term the magic words so he wasn't trying to get. -- exactly easily you know he's a very articulate magazine is trying to make his point and I I I really thought at one point 12 heated up you know he wanted to go yeah but the guy wouldn't welcome. You know and sometimes you wanna go to guy -- -- you don't know what to do that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our conversation with the -- dog as always has brought you by the great. People at Lexus of Watertown New England is not one volume Lexus dealership. Online at Lexus of watered down dot com. By Newton Wellesley hospital and Cumberland farms get a couple things between now on the and the into the program. Rihanna. Wrong and and and perhaps the most outrageous. Moronic statement I've ever heard anybody make in you don't know -- name but you will between now on 10 o'clock. Actually fry and a quick update on GA a hop today a -- -- that everybody is. ESP and just updated ease in the hospital he's in stable condition. That's all this and that sounds good I don't think in -- like he's he -- in -- -- square in the Bible at all. I would have you worried that could be a fracture but the as we've seen fractured and at least in Russia and -- -- question. I mean the guy may never be the same as a pitcher but from all indications as he'll. He'll survive. Given my caller right now 61793109372. And a pair of tickets to see the Red Sox may 23 at Fenway Park courtesy of giant class and your home for Boston Red Sox baseball. Sports Radio 93 point seven WEEI -- once again 617. 9310937.