May 12, 2013|
The Red Sox manager talked with Dave before the last game of the Blue Jays series. He said that the key hit has been elusive for the team.
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John thank you very much rainy day here in Boston Sox hopeful of playing at finishing up the series and the home stand. John yesterday tremendous comeback by the ball club especially given the way that mark Burley had pitched early. And boy when you get middle Brooks on late in the game like that you kind of figure there's some magic and here today. Well we had a number of opportunities yesterday and that little bit of a trend that we've been going through here is it we create those opportunities in that. Key base hit or two out base -- -- -- on has been a little bit elusive. I thought burly from the second inning on really settled in and became a very good pitcher's stolen and Clayton and once again eight innings two runs allowed. But we come back to Kobe with a big trouble RB I triple we tied up in that eighth inning guy and then as you mentioned after the solo home run by -- is. On their side of the ninth inning. We get the leadoff double and I -- with three left handers come against chance and we have a chance right there to not only advance the runner but pushed across the the tying run and unfortunately as we talked about with men in scoring position we've -- scuffled a little bit late. Yet today it was a particularly a dark days as far as that was concerned. Back to Clay Buchholz to mean yesterday goes eight innings you look up it's only two runs and -- you don't do this but sometimes the rest of us maybe a little spoiled and say. -- nice effort but that's two runs against a really dangerous lineup. Well it is and they can they can strike quick you make some mistakes in the blue plate they can drop the ball ballpark deal for 56 different guys in the lineup so. -- once again I think clay it's set such a standard or an expectation himself this year that when he goes six innings and gives up four runs against Minnesota. People start to wanted to what's wrong. And I think that's justice. That speaks volumes to the way -- has pitched. I think yesterday you know he got a couple pitches up in the zone one Cabrera -- a ball in those shallow left center field -- -- one base hit and then. See it you know wrestlers with the other base it off the in the back to right field for the two runs and and -- think that they they basically scratched out two runs against them. You know another outstanding performance on his party goes deep in the game once again which he's been a model of consistency for his flowers and experts goes. -- has been good for -- obviously he wouldn't be the closer if they lead Hanrahan were both healthy but what are your thoughts about his performance. So far in that role very limited time but he gives up the home run yesterday. Yeah I think that's the biggest thing is limited one than one appearance and so we've. Had two guys go down injury and and we named into the spot but today you know he throws a breaking ball the doesn't get to the intended area turning down and in on leans back foot he -- -- little plate -- the ballpark but. As -- it's not a matter stuff it's more location with that one particular pitch so. I think you know David until we get some. Further opportunities with semen that situation who will get a better read on but given the guys we have -- our bullpen. Which we would we still have depth we still have experience down there he's a got a combines that location typical location and overall power stuff to fit the role. Ellsbury had been scuffling quite a bit but he comes up with a big hit triple late in the day when you -- -- around the idea may be resting him at some point if that had continued John. Yeah and I and I think still contending that it did think about it we get down in Tampa we're gonna have met more and and David Price the first two days and probably pretty good opportunity to -- more of those days off. We've got tomorrow Monday the off day in and I think you know you take advantage of that if he can give -- second -- really kind of regroup a little bit and get his legs back underneath him what would be. Probably the wise -- so. -- knowing that we've got those left hitters -- probably see some rotation a little bit that outfield victory might find himself and center field one of those days arms -- Jonny Gomes and Indian -- vehemently doctors while also. We've got to stretch coming up after Monday I think of about twenty or 21 straight games so we're gonna have to balance and get that. Our bench involved dispel some guys on their feet. Finally a Mercedes-Benz question of the day for John trounced by David Ross the catcher is today. Who just got drilled a couple of times -- and in quick succession yesterday are you concerned about a at this point. Yeah we are in nor concerned from the standpoint that as you mentioned that he really takes to foul tips right square in forehead anywhere as a hockey style catcher's mask which. Doesn't have the -- -- -- around the forehead area. As a regular mask so that they they can deal with good reflections. Because -- there the way they're designed but when you take one flush. Straight on. It can bring your -- little bit and the and he's doing that right now we've got to go through some further violation of this morning so. Oh you know. Whether or not there's some concussion symptoms here that were trying to get the bottom of it and if there are. We can't take any chances with -- with this type of injury or these types of symptoms -- much like we -- in the Stephen Drew a spring training so. I think by the into the morning here will have a better read. On -- status John things would like to -- a strong appreciate what sort of series went. Our question for the manager was brought to you by your local Mercedes-Benz. Dealers and the new 2014. He class. Visit MB USA dot com today. John.