Jun 15, 2013|
Joe talked to John Farrell before the third game of the Baltimore series. John said that Daniel Nava has worked hard and improved his game.
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Quick -- and they said he had some outstanding pitching on this trip by the bats a little bit tired from all along games. I could be Joseph we know what we have played a number of extra inning games -- double -- before we left on the road trip but soon. You know last night you look at what Ryan Dempster was able to do force and only keep us in the game through the eighth inning. I give us a chance to stay away from guys in the bullpen that needs some rest and we had a couple of opportunities throughout so Tillman did a good job of keeping us off balance and in what Tommy Hunter and you know. Johnson doesn't do is Jim Johnson does for them you close -- games. It was a tough call -- patrolling answers but when you look back to what we're doing on our pitching side of things there's been some consistency there and even starts we're guys haven't worked -- such as young and they would do brought. Durable and has come -- and they've they've answered the challenge and stepped up and got a very good job force you arrested two starters last night did two more today. Yeah I think given what we talked about you know there's just a look last night we looked a little lethargic and just trying to get some fresh legs and rotate guys through with -- in left field today obviously Iglesias back at third. And Stephen Drew bracket at shortstop. Novel will be back in there tomorrow as well also doesn't like you said and a not so much left right match ups just trying to get the best effort and most fresh legs on the field. We talked about about his improvement and certainly. The plays he made on defense have been outstanding in last night this sliding catch by the wall. Yeah he's got a very good job in you know much like we talked about the improvement that -- date back to last year and all the work the extra work that he put into it to put himself in position to do this defensively and he's -- he's expanded the versatility we have in the first place for part of that came two nights ago. And all the way around his his entire game has been elevated by the work that he's put in. At today you have -- Freddy Garcia going against John Lackey. Garcia is a guy who's trying to make the transformation. Like Franken and did the generation ago has he succeeded. Well I think if you look at the performance -- last three or four years whether it was coming back with Chicago the White Sox a couple of years he spent New York you know this is a guy that was very much a power pitcher when he first came up with Seattle the shoulder injury. I kept him out of the game for about a year and a half so. Clearly he is gone from that power type guy that's relied on I'm a very good fastball and a put away breaking ball to one that you know he'll mix a national -- rolled back to back fastballs to throw curve ball split those. So a little bit of a slider in the -- so. You know he has done a very good job of reinventing himself. And still be a productive -- on the mound and John Lackey goes this is -- team he's very very well against in the past. Well he has seen -- I think a lot of reasons Forte you know he's had good location with a fastball and this team can be a very aggressive fastball team. But at the same time I think this version of the Orioles the one thing that they've done so well as those breaking balls that stay in the middle of the plate those -- the pictures that. You know they've done a lot of damage with with -- extra base power doubles home runs this ballpark obviously plays smaller when it when he does he'll warm here. So John's ability to locate Salem -- it was fastballs really where things start with him have you made any decisions yet on Tuesday. I know we haven't yet we're we're getting closer that as we get through this weekend obviously with ruby here. And one thing to -- careful what groovy situation is that while he serving. 888. Current need force in the bullpen and we still see him as a starter and he was making very good progress so what we don't wanna do is get too far removed. From his last start in triple -- so. You know we've got playbook called the situation that we're still working through so. There's a couple of moving parts right now and and I think once we get through today and certainly tomorrow we'll have a clear cut picture on what -- is gonna force. Our Mercedes-Benz manages question Jack for years -- -- franchises known as the lead socks you're leading the league in steals and did just as impressive about. 54 -- only twelve caught stealing. Well the one that's that just shows the type of players we have obviously -- got thirty of those so you you know you look at the 54 was a total. Accumulated an injured Kobe with more more than half. But Pedroia was is a very Smart base runner he's gonna pick his spots and he's got eight or nine which is probably in line with what is normal. You know as normal total is but we're gonna pick opportunities when we feel like we've got to match up and hard minutes were always looking to be opportunistic. Go the other night in the America think of Dave Ortiz or Mike Napoli is based it was put. You know Farnsworth the other -- hits Napoli and I think a little bit of again it is a way to get back Adam you know he saw an opportunity to take a -- But again were always up. You know looking for a pitcher that's going to be a little bit -- on loading times and if we can advance ninety feet. And be Smart about it will look to take that advantage has that feeling today you know he's still he's still got some dizziness you. You know I think at some point we've got to get so worked up just to get to the bottom of what he's. What he's dealing with but there's also virus has passed into the clubhouse or get -- a couple of guys over. Actually vomiting before the game yesterday and still play the game last night so. You know much like every year you've got a lot of travel guys get run down there and you're dealing with some of the other things that that come with that look like today good health. Thanks Joseph appreciate it. Our question with a manager was brought to you by Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz summer event is back visit your local Mercedes-Benz dealers for a limited time lease and financing offers on select Mercedes-Benz models. On the web that it be USA that job but very. Just like summer these offers won't last lets go back to Jack.