Sep 6, 2013|
John Farrell talked to Joe Castiglione before the second game of the New York series. John told Joe that the Sox use the running game when it's advantageous.
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When Johnson a great team win last night but almost than usual script this -- east. Yeah was Joseph when he when -- think that they're going into the bottom of the seventh inning were up five. Jake. While not. Maybe dominant or overpowering last I thought he still Pittsburgh a ball game where the bottom part of the order. Felt like even with a 104 -- sort of thrown had chances you know get recorded Roberts who and then we turnaround top of the order we had Horton waiting and unfortunately. Things didn't work out that way as we went through three pitches that inning they scored six. But down or last strike human -- gets a big base hit and the acquired Quintin Berry. Who we brought in for that specific purpose. Achieved everything we kind of hope today and as we saw the two stole bases in the ninth and -- proved pivotal pivotal -- that and that outcome. Yeah it was a Dave Roberts all over again in the course -- with a steal this isn't the mentioned Red Sox teams -- -- had a maybe some of your record. Best competitors in the yet American League don't have like the Tigers. Well I think we we value not only the use the stolen base but but giving us other opportunities and a little bit more diverse on an offensive side of the game so when we're going up against certain pitchers and and in key spots late in the game if we can advance ninety feet either through a straight steal or being a little more aggressive on the base past. Will look to do that to put pressure on the defense and last night with the errant throw viral mind sets things up for for Stephen Drew to have to drive -- the the tying run. To his allies that. Gave up the lead in -- recognition great pitches and then some that were well below his standards. Well the frustrating thing about that seventh inning -- is that. I think for the base hits that we allowed in the seventh came with a either an O tours 12 count and that just speaks to the finishing pitch or maybe rushing into things to. To try to finish her off and the thing that was elusive last effort -- our particularly. It was a split finger you know it goes he goes to throw the split finger to overbay -- stays Romo played for the two run single. But the at bat before that two to Rodriguez he throws a very good one to strike him out and and right now I think at times he's trying to overthrow that pitch and throws right through. The depth through the sink to the split finger in -- -- his grip is getting too tight. And not -- that relaxation to allow the bottoming out action take place. Last night to give up a hit to Soriano with three infielders on the left side you'll over shifted that Soriano came up later drew a walk with Breslow pitching. And day. Did did not ownership that what is the thinking behind that. Well -- against it all the all the information that we go through with -- every hitter that we're gonna face against right handers. Soriano and only hit three balls to the right side of the infield all season long whether that's -- with New York or with the Cubs. But against left handers who -- the ball around the field a little bit more because left handers will. We'll pitch him away a little more regularly. So that's the information news that's what the positioning calls for an unfortunately you just kinda sticks his bat opposite. A nice soft ground ball right through the the straight up position of of the normal defense but. We stick with our process we we believe -- it. The the concerning thing would be is if we change on the fly so much and players will be -- follow us and the rationale behind while we use the ship so. Unfortunately he hit against it and it didn't work out our favorite last night. Koji threw twenty pitches probably double is Norman LaMont but again that perfect and use him tonight. Well we'll check with him as he goes through a throwing program here today but the twelve pitch at bat to overbay it was that was a tough about four overbay lined him I believe a double off a -- last time that they were up in Boston. And and we played them back home so. Over based gotta swing that he'll stay in the middle of field and he'll be able to guard against that changes speeds a little more regularly than maybe some other hitters he faces. But still a 12310. Clean safe and a and a very good. Hard fought win last night. Clay Buchholz and his final rehab start last night -- he come through it and what the plans. Physically he came through fine -- 71 pitches thrown in three and two thirds you know if there's anything you'd like to see more it might have been one more up and down maybe giving into that fifth inning which would have built upon his four up and down. Sessions or innings last time out so physically he's fine. He's back in Boston taking care Lindsay and the birth of their new child just a couple of days he'll he'll rejoin us here tomorrow in New York. Throws bullpen on Sunday and provided he comes from that fine we've been hesitant to just rush into an announcement of any kind of -- is make sure we take every step along the way -- And -- I in -- and others rule talk are on how we'd look to insert him back. On the active list here force. And did Ellsbury is not in the lineup today that a foot issue. Yeah you know he he felt a ball off his -- on the last homestand we have to take -- game that night last night on that final stolen base when he slid into second he re aggravated it so. He's office he today getting full day of treatment so were hopeful to be back in the lineup tomorrow. Our Mercedes -- manages question. Matchup tonight did do -- and -- that know they have different. Stuff but they have some similarities to don't think. Well they do I think you can just look at the delivery there's some similarities to it there's a four pitch mix that are similar the velocity might be a little bit different the action might be a little bit different. Certainly the career path and the success that any pettis had is is just outstanding and he's -- very good. And he he you know he he pitched a very good game against those back in Boston where he stayed out of a little plate his stuff was crisp. So that these two guys going up against one another you know you see some similarities but it'll be important for. Once again for for to brought to stay in the bottom of the strike Tony gets it right -- hitters like tonight yeah thanks Joseph appreciate it. Our question with a manager was brought -- you by Mercedes -- the although Mercedes-Benz CLA is arriving at your local Mercedes-Benz dealers this month. 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