Jul 27, 2013|
John Farrell talked to Joe Castiglione before the middle game of the Baltimore series. The Sox manager told Joe that Drake Britton has changed his delivery this year.
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What job last night to read in a more good pitching. And it seems like this week you get maybe one chance and I was in the first inning. Well last night we were building an inning and first and thome gets a big strikeout after walked a couple of guys that are bunched around -- -- walk. And then after that he settled in threw a lot of strikes I thought at times we might have come out of our approach. Early in the count where -- we offered at some off speed pitches -- breaking balls. And -- they were probably pressed a little bit try to make some things happen and who won -- best is when we're running out of bats foul off tough pitches and working deep in the counts but. Last night in addition to that the Tampa series and and against Kuroda against the Yankees that hasn't been the case they they had to their credit for the pitchers. How worked ahead in the count to force us -- about. And the Orioles are made for this ballpark with a short dimensions now on the line the -- they can hit home runs. They are you know they're they're built around a long ball and it does -- this ballpark when Lucy Jones last night taking good fastball down and away and a ball park to right field obviously it says he's strong. And you know they they capitalize on a couple of pitches that got up metal plate -- with a solo home run and then hardy with a hanging breaking ball from dilatory but. You know after the first two run homer on the way Tillman pitched that was pretty much the difference in that in that first inning. Drake Britton continues to impress and a lot of baseball people are very very impressed with -- live arm. Well he does have a good on -- -- get two quality pitches -- his credit he's done quite a bit of work with his delivery. In spring training he had a tendency to be a little bit more drop and drive and -- cause them to push the ball up out of the strike zone at times but. Through a lot of work first with with -- -- that Portland he settled in and has repeated it well and most impressively Joseph is. He's committed some tight spots in the -- held things together from a mound presence and poise standpoint. He's facing tough it is Ichiro and that can go right to start twice. Ya in the first two outings Andy you know lead against New York he was totally put in that spot and last night you know against Markakis Jones and then Davis the heart of their order. He handled the morals in another outing here so I'm sure through the limited exposure each outing that he's had. He's build some confidence along the way. Tonight Ryan Dempster. Does he need better command of his fastball or slider at this point. Well it always comes down to fastball command and that's gonna set the tone regardless of your face some lefties or right he's. What we saw in his last outing when when he had a chance to. To get some right he's in that lineup you know they they stacked the lineup early on with some lefties. And then when he was able to get some right handers at all Alison and forces him to get greater extension down and away from a right handed hitter. And that's what walks in his delivery when he's getting note over his front side he stole the ball downhill he gives his slider some good depth as well as a split. They have Feldman going haven't seen him in a little while since he went to the Cubs. But he's a guy that it gives them some depth in their starting rotation. Well he's he's put together you know a solid year over with the Cubs in the nationally and it promoters -- start word where he's been solid as well but. We know we're gonna get the sinking fastball guy that will pitch to contact has got to curve ball that -- try to. Finished awesome left handers with. But once again I think it will be important for us to stay with the discipline strike zone. And looked to get deep in counts to try to get to level at some point and you've got to my car in the lineup otherwise a pretty much -- -- -- Yeah well you know to study you know Daniel who last night and in the last couple at bats at home like this when you get a little bit long and trying to get a fresh body in there and Mike Carp was done a very good job for all year and some spot duties. Will look to get that additional left handed bat in the lineup and he's faced when when Felton with the Rangers and Mike with. -- Seattle he's gone up against him that he's got seven to nine. You know plate appearances against them already so there is some familiarity against felt with our. We watched that play buck calls seem to amp it up a little more he has today he becomes -- an okay. He did you know the last two times -- gain some some intensity from flat ground at that 9905. Feet of distance. Which is this prescribed length. You know distance of throws right now. In animals stay at that distance and really the change from. Session to session will be a slight increase with intensity each time and and he's come on and on a two days of work with a lighter day on the on day three in. That that today will be another similar session when he went through yesterday. John manages question -- to -- -- Mercedes-Benz. Last night the U came out to argue when you really of their rookie clearly was running. Outside a restraining line in fair territory and lackeys throw got away went down the right field line why is that he only called it seems on the ball hits the runner. Well it won't. You know that that 45 foot liner that lane that running -- along first baseline is designed to protect the first baseman ID you know in when you're inside that line. And last night purity was on the grass. You know -- has felt like. His running lane being on the grass didn't affect lackeys throw which it didn't affect the throw to the throw it over the left shoulder of you -- at. Boat where it affected was -- ability to adjust to the throw. And receive it on the foul side of the bag and by doing that he couldn't reach in for the thrown. Otherwise have been run over first base so the protectionist clearly for the first baseman and and that's where. My disagreement with -- was but again he focused on the throw and not the ability to receive it on first base -- part. And of course it's so tough for the runner because. He's running in foul ground and he has the angle back to the back again it seems like it could be designed differently. Well you know the way it is designed to mean -- that that guy's supposed to stay out of out of the lane of and not impede the of the defense which last night when he when you look at the replay and even in real time. He had both feet on the grass which is far inside not -- the foul line but certainly the running lanes so. Anyway you know the errant throw allowed the extra base but it didn't come back to -- this -- the. You know additional runs scored could like tonight -- thanks Joseph preacher part question with a manager was brought you by Mercedes -- -- Mercedes-Benz summer event is back. Visit your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for a limited time lease and financing offers on select Mercedes-Benz models on the web -- NB USA -- -- But Harry because just like summer these offers won't last how -- job.