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John Farrell pregame before the middle game of the Minnesota series

May 18, 2013|

Joe Castiglione talked to John Farrell before the second game against the Twins. The manager said that the Sox can win with small-ball or with big-ball.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

This is there Herb Chambers Saudi pregame show I'm John Ryder Red Sox vs the twins tonight in Minnesota announced can be here for Red Sox manager. John Farrell all the managers reported sponsored by Harvard pilgrim Harvard Pilgrim Health Care count us in -- here's Jokester -- -- -- you -- different way to win last night that a lot of frustration early with men on base and then they were able to cash in manufacturing Iran. You know Joseph I think that the most important thing is the bottom line is we win so we're finding different ways to do it. And as many in as many guys we left on base -- the first eight or nine innings. You know we've come back in that situation we're -- were creating them but still not been able to get that big two out hit. But we manufactured the run the key of that inning to me was. You will little books get a sacrifice down something he doesn't typically called upon to do what he executed perfectly and I Jonny Gomes with the with a sacrifice fly in the and the bullpen was just really really strong force last night. And you've had this to go a little longer with somebody your bullpen people love with the usage and where's the injury did -- of late and they responded well. Yeah they have been I think the one of the guys has really stepped up. You know in his last you know probably six to eight appearances has been Andrew Miller in the way he saw the ball and in particular last couple outings last night might in. To sharpen his powerful and consistent as he's been all year. A lot has to do with how the lineup is constructed that we're facing it in the left handers that he was in there and I knew that he not order was. No not only morneau -- Garcia and guys just went about off the left side of the plate so he did a great job and you know Alex Wilson comes in. Throws two pitches gets his first career Major -- win so. A good night particularly with -- you are stepping up and closing things out. And that was OK after taking a foul ball off the head crazy thing you know you stand up as he said don't get a piece of chewing gum. And -- -- on home plate and ricochet catches among the forehead but no he was fine even going into the game last night. How chain victory know is that in the lineup tonight. No he's not that he's improved over yesterday. But still we feel like another day we'll do -- world a good don't wanna set this back any further than the stiffness and then. Soreness that he's feeling across the lower back area it's not one specific spot but. It's start to free up he started they'll take some light swings today to get back in the swing of things no pun intended but. We're hopeful he'll get on the field tomorrow doesn't like to get you Kobe is day to of rest as well as -- -- rotate everybody through on this twenty game stretch. And you get some good news today and David Ross yeah I just talking with him this morning feels like he starts and is starting to turn the corner he'll be reevaluated in Boston on Monday. You so and at that time also start to get that exertion tests going whether it's on a treadmill or or on stationary bike to see if those symptoms are being reproduced. But just that told of his voice and the words used to -- he's encouraged. So it'll be good to get him back into some baseball activity getting close rejoining us. The watching Dustin Pedroia for seven or eight years you never ceases to amaze he had a tough night the first four at bats he makes two great plays. And then starts the winning -- scores are -- it you know I think you know hopefully people don't taken for granted just because the expectation is what it is and he's such a good player but. He gives you everything he's got an every single play he makes a couple of key defensive plays that. Know that first inning at first run first base runner at first there was durocher you know he hits -- ball squarely up the middle peavy makes you go back and play and it just gives -- a chance to get that first down on -- -- start to settle into the game but. I know he was frustrated particularly in that I wanna say it was -- eighth inning where. The only person burden and one out they'll have 32 count we get from -- motion -- -- ground ball double play and the threat. But we'll be -- comes up and attempt to start things off and it was just a good way to finish out with him being right middle. Tonight it's -- diamond and Dempster -- diamond was very good seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox up at Fenway what made him so special that night. Well he's a left hander that's got some natural cut to his fastball and when he throws the ball on the outer part of the plate or away from all of from a right handed hitters sometimes a right handers can give up in -- bowl come back and and catch the edge and that's what we didn't Fenway he stayed out of the middle of the plate. He lived on the edge and you know we threw a lot of strikes this is -- pitching staff that we know is going to attack the strike zone against us. So were our MO has been -- grind pitchers and look to take your base on balls. That projects to be a little bit different particular diamond was a good strike -- tonight so. When we do get pitches on a little later on the plate it is it's going to be our job to square them up in those situations and right said he is a slider sort of deserted him last time. Yeah I just think it was a start where Ryan didn't have his best fastball command he misses a number of pitches up to the arm side and against a good fastball hitting team in Toronto that made him pay for. And even that when you look at Bonifacio home run it was a slider that kind of stayed a little plate and didn't get down and in where he was intending to go with what we've got a one way you. Matched up with him tonight and we're looking for Ryan bouncer back to the production he's been given us all year. I Mercedes-Benz manages question job last night that beautiful bunt I will -- Brooks -- what is your thinking on sacrifices. And the the theory about them. Well there there's a few things you go into -- Joseph a lot has to do with the game situation. You know certainly last and get a first and second. Extra innings we're we're looking to advance ninety feet and -- it's gonna. Put the onus back on the opposition to make decisions obviously last night with an intentional walk -- Gomes with a sacrifice fly but. I'm not that is so big on the sacrifice. The sacrifice bunt because you're basically giving an hour away just for the ability to advance ninety feet I'd like to think that we've got hitters that are proficient enough in our lineup. Double let them swing -- and build an inning but there are going to be situations that doubled used to look to employ it and that was one last night. Could like tonight yeah thanks Joseph. Our question with a manager was brought you by your local Mercedes-Benz dealers and the dude 2014. He class is -- MD USA dot com today. John banks. And John Farrell -- -- you by AT&T AT&T offers the most forgy coverage in New England. Coming up next we gave the starting lineups of the first pitch it's the Red Sox vs the twins on the WPI Red Sox radio network.

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