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Kevin Millar, MLB Network, reacts to last night’s dramatic win in the Bronx

Sep 6, 2013|

Millar joins Mut and Merloni after the Red Sox comeback win against the Yankees last night. Mariano Rivera blew a save and the Red Sox were able to pull out the victory. Millar talks about his time as a Red Sox and exercising the ghosts at Yankee Stadium.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Butler and ID 37 WEEI continuing with a baseball early when given the Patriots and football Peter King. Beginning at noon joining us on the -- the outline is Kevin large spot you bike about a tractor corporation Miami -- insurance by commonwealth mortgage. And by golf Smith the last spot. The responsible guys -- trolling me on Twitter hi Kevin. -- -- very -- at the at -- what it. Great double argued don't go to the governor all big bulk and now mark. Gotta thank the sponsors candidate make you possible on -- -- -- they put jobless they should be -- -- -- like the NASCAR gear all the sponsors on your shirt every Friday. Dynamic kind of got us back I'm I'm I'm -- pretty good people. Does really support this Friday right now because but got a six man rotation going into the playoffs right now at this point that every. Lester is back throw game one again I think. -- you know party lower -- -- -- And now we're out and execute. You look at the academy tried so hard -- You're not so quickly. He can secure -- IRL. Batting go to Pretoria you're out here sixteenth for a general level but right now what does that tell you my. Just right hander -- calpers wrote what you're wrong right now you gave up on -- to quit it at a. I've admitted this this week before he came on Lester is back in the rotation. Starting -- -- -- at hand is -- I have that right hand over the microphone right now I -- again like the pledge of allegiance undo -- saying I was wrong. On Jon Lester it. All. Or love it out like a fall -- like to ask you to put your hand and it -- admit at the time for about a ninth start stretch. This goes up and down like a roller coaster it was but as -- consistent as we've seen him in his career and you wonder at some point was to get right the ship. Got that quick out decrepit that's what happens now -- -- -- start sort of course anybody in the big government -- -- nine and I start stretch. What Roger Clemens and pay a market of course that's my point. Gained about fifteen you'll go through. Humble -- Jon Lester Lester mechanical tweak worst bullpen session where confidential Everett was no doubt. But that's not being out on Jon Lester and take them off your playoff roster because you predicted it would brought. So the ball great camp particularly but it wouldn't. Give up on -- Whereabouts at what time he was Dubroff was pitching very very well but right now -- that -- the ten daybreak Kevin and Ager troll me on Twitter about this couple days ago. That ten daybreak was huge the velocity is back and he he looks. And we're all better than than Jon Lester I don't think -- chair and my number one starter in the playoffs. I mean that's my point you gonna have you can have a lot of guys don't center and got struggling you know and clean it up rotating better and David Ortiz two weeks ago you put food on the floor all. I like shredder I need to -- jerseys at home plate. -- but don't look at. It and. Got -- let's zealots are what the game last night because stuff for a while look like he was kind of just under control and then all hell broke loose and got to had a atmosphere back at Yankee Stadium again and I think a lot do with what the Yankees look like now they got a lot of back again but. That's a tough loss for the Yankees I I think. Yeah not lost a game and what would put it right hey you dropped -- six slump but that I had not. I'm not -- -- -- in April 6 seventh -- -- about -- welcome Eric Hinske picked it up on a fancy. Yeah a lot -- on the Red Sox yankees game regular spot at that it would also I don't collect all. I'm like -- -- group Peyton Manning a lock stock over here. Back that's why we're about whatever you think about that Dempster Iraq. It brought this rivalry back -- Davis and substance. The Yankees. Back in the playoff -- which is better for baseball that much is refs not to look at 46 games out. Better for baseball right now it's exciting the -- real -- Yankee Sox you know. Great -- -- -- a -- to cheering and integrate important certainly saw great burst and. It's interesting because the -- -- the came up last night was awfully similar -- and I gotta believe yet some flashbacks when. In Napoli gets that hit did two outs. Here comes Quintin Berry a lot of personality to Pedro allowed all walked the main news Napoli got his bat on the dock and he gets the thing the right field. Instead Dave Roberts here comes Quinn Barry he's steal second off the third Stephen Drew mr. clutch -- guy. Base hit and all the sudden -- another blown save for various fifteenth and out. It was eerily similar to 2004 just the way that things set up against Rivera the Yankees. It looks like we lost those go. When you go in in my opinion at the you're probably right or probable back -- compete. You know where they're primary of people don't -- stable week -- I'll -- We killed those they'll hopefully that Aaron Boone goes all. Yeah it's a replica adult now it was -- very similar and we get. It you know it's a perfect example -- How much when you expand the rosters you can pinch runner you know you look at the situation over the -- to -- -- jagr Molina and they won both games. -- -- -- program would be wiser extreme game it's still a long story -- quicker now. If you expand the roster well. Do a little more or little extra when -- -- -- that bench. You -- -- but the rotation because you know it's almost but Jake Peavy has brought this you know how he is that intensity in this attitude with these guys. He'll aren't happy ball come out a game which is a beautiful thing -- your night finish that -- go as long as you can. Nobody is there a fine line you know one last night of -- talked Ferrell and to go back out tour. They'll fine line between one and finished the game in and we've -- little bit smarter about it worked in those late. Look at -- he became ill bet though you know our eyes and and -- You've earned this Austin you back out there. You know and sometimes it's okay sometimes it doesn't work out great but I think Jake Peavy earned that at least has horses it's going to be hurt. He'll commander. And it's -- ultimate position that your. We're talking earlier about the the ability to get to a guy like coach you are who has been unbelievable this year and having trouble right now they got a couple young guys act like -- Webster. Kevin got -- -- who throws a hundred they've not been thrown into those situations. And if you look at September. It is there more pressure on guys can you -- -- -- these young guys don't get an opportunity here. Can you trust them in a playoff situation and how much yet to get tested now before the playoffs start in October. You guys have -- a great point -- -- you -- you -- about that you guys know what's like that the experience factor I know I was overrated or you're in their. I mean your heart rate and get down to a normal levels sold it and -- get him out there. It's our way up belly when they take the mound again usually -- the situation you can get somebody out seventh inning with two outs burst back. The first apparently one out in the eighth inning you can't strike out. So why not got the experience in the elect the home dugout they're put in those situations. Pearl got up to thirty right now. But the -- -- throughout some games. You know it gives you -- and grow -- -- for every off an happy game upper half game back you know pretty much Red Sox. Seem to be going right direction can play out and the American League so I think right now it's time to get these kids out there. They got those great Simon -- and Workman and given night a one run game faced -- Cabrera it's not gonna get -- -- you know criminal you got a young kid you given that opportunity but I was saying earlier. Yet I think they're good at the league best good good -- as anybody medically to go to the World Series but I'm trying to visualize 78 inning you know. On the -- who's got a quiet. Down 45000. People got called a ball and come up. Two out base voter votes on Neifi who's that guy and I still think they got one games to figure that out. To get the ball -- ER. You're right you're right I think you're exactly right there's not slammed a guy like you know at. There are David Robertson right here you know present any guy I don't it's -- that bridged the gap I think you -- -- under now. Well in a -- just to hear it and I only just with the Red Sox but the American League this Yankee team I think that's. We had a Yankee call earlier Kevin's and that's not a bad loss for the and they can bounce back when you got five weeks to go when he took this one vehicle on. If you look that AL wild card I. I know the Yankees are technically in it but there are some teams -- every fight tooth and nail for the next four weeks when you lose a game like that. I think that has an effect on a team how how do you bounce back not to the Yankees. It's you know what market that bad -- but in the world lost listened to -- while they lost shouting get right back. Act out -- -- game and I are like all the come and now they're bottom lip hanging down. I mean so -- court yet and by the rock. I got a stop quick you know what the team we go out there now hopefully the you know it's so we -- -- -- The -- veteran club and they're different. You know there are -- different ballclub they were earlier in the year you're looking. Soriano erotic granderson and they're eager in Latin and know what you -- a different club now. So I think they got a little swagger that -- bounced back in the going to be a good a pick in the -- -- -- -- Iran when I talk about where you don't. A -- you know. It's a lot. It's not a double lost because you lost a lot but now it's a lot and I think they're better club and -- -- -- -- the Pirates. -- maybe not that experienced it all the playoff Ryder Cup flop like that can be a domino effect but I don't think of veteran club like yankees it's not a big deal. -- used to butcher boy Dempster positional probably as good as anybody. Buckle our remaining years movement here next. The dog a little bit weird bad for him ago illustrates not a sharp knock them. I listed. -- -- you would love to have survived my appreciation for him respect from one up even a couple weeks ago Toledo alone but. 36 years old right -- -- on the back in and I'm wondering could he be that guy eagle 507 he did close. But can he be a guy out there on the she's accepted his role and he's got. The veteran presence and he said he to gather slow the game down late game he's been here before but. What you think Beckett translate to a guy that can help you out at seventy that. Yeah you know it's an -- topic because remember Derek -- on the East Coast games start some games count you get this agent maybe get a cut out of -- like -- -- go back they'll be in the electorate altogether he'll immediately elder guys. Top of the rotation Lackey not go anywhere. And they say ride. A lot forget about the -- there's no doubt I'm on six and yes there are a couple of up there you know that -- a lot more than 94 point five anymore. For that big high strikeout or -- but now he has an outfit. In their pitchers. And one time around there's a heck of a lot better in the third round when you don't have that 95 anymore blocked keeper started Spector shot -- Ryan Dempster. Can be a huge factor gets about it that's the case and all the agents are set up all -- -- an easy job -- out. They're eating a lot there get a couple outs it that it that's what yet you -- one thing about Ryan. Illegal you know slowly go one more strikeout to where art beat yet. Whatever you do what's best for the Red Sox period. -- real quick for me the playoff schedule came out and I. Luther -- back and forth I love the one game playoff he wants a three game playoff he feels more like a series is the one and done but. I can't disagree that the way they set this thing up with a wild cards can't get a full day off than a couple more days often and it doesn't feel like the penalty that it did a year ago when the games are stacked on top each other did you guys talk about that schedule like how spread out it is their first weaker so. -- we haven't talked yet about much about a meat plant it -- you know Lackey in the wild card one game playoff like transmit not bad. It's still you get a chance William -- can't produce that the wild card -- you but rather anyways. We're just look at perch and shot. -- -- -- -- You know and back then you know sometimes they QB erupted as we saw what happened with Oakland and Texas. Or you know the Baltimore an -- or whatever -- but it -- the way it scheduled ever going to be perfect. But I like it -- picture -- -- -- -- more can't talk about being. What do chance he'll probably Royals with a chance. Outside chance 40% chance but. Back -- well -- up or making -- the next point better and make him make some noise. Just see you know when you guys -- -- those -- I did have a date for the prom night and have to go by myself but did an -- -- are you are your park. I would series airlines -- that well at that time there was some hair and that is the -- -- guy -- like -- and whatever gets -- a part of now that report. By rebel. You know it's good day at the chin up bar about the like it's all easy chip up there can't really get the bison right now. -- required by the way great great response from the weight work and I goaded by the camera they barely -- -- did not immediately. That was -- in we got beat belly laughing at that response that night comeback did your part. We try to do that Kent and and -- follow me on Twitter now Steve probably -- congratulations. They answered that one out -- seeing little luck and element. Of. I don't -- -- Kevin enjoy the weekend we will live -- -- -- product. Our -- up front that is Campbell are joining us here as he does every single trial --

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