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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Sox pitching staff

Sep 13, 2013|

Millar joins the show to talk about the upcoming MLB playoffs and how the Red Sox are looking with their starting pitching.

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We'll see. What kind of response he gets I think it'll be a huge response tonight from our Arab -- throughout the course the weekend -- may be like Michael said. He doesn't pitch in this game tonight for his last five games. Girardi -- him in there. I'll let's talk baseball the regular Friday got somebody Campbell mark. Campbell are joining us here on the eighteenth the hot line. Block my Alou are you. I'm my blew them out like I'm Karen barber Stevie thought Tyler and this guy that. Hold on the all luck just take it Friday's up -- -- -- avoid not so total last -- -- let's just turn this thing -- try to -- I took my medicine last Friday from -- here's the issue for you Derek -- come for your job do you -- -- played with the year. Just did three games of the are still -- first three games in the broadcast -- and your guide the low Kevin. In an unbelievable job called Red Sox games I would be -- potential talking to Chris Rose they can do it. You're -- got back forehead. He's in Italy these silly young and I Ratner is skeptics and so public and -- -- and Greg are the only night that let yourself. You know fans are you Joni nice. Value I use it right there and -- well I believe will be great actually it shocking joked that he'd chew rich. It starts working right away that was a shocking thing about it right where. No absolutely -- at the country club is golf and each and every day but down at temple TB gets more game to put. Nick said quietly to stay in Florida has made enough money. The -- forever or -- -- -- important history we know exactly how -- -- bit later on I would give you an important thing goes a long way they're so. But people also won't let people at the microphone holed that little lot MLB network in that bed nets and Mike. Pulled a one deal -- Pete told that the audience other day he went years camp without shaken off a loss without shaking off Barrett quickly literally Varitek put down -- side. He would never shake them -- that sound like below his personality. Yeah you you can't let Derrick -- make immediate -- and that the that's one -- that personally let's. Get the. It felt like Terry Francona ballgame and we're going to be there we're gonna lose let's keep two mile and we're gonna win and below you don't shake -- -- we have a shot. -- let me ask you Buckley buckle does this guy comes out of the -- and two and a half months and and I don't know what to expect and you force start I thought the first two because she goes to look at the last two before the post season but. He comes up and it's like he didn't skip a beat. It was him it was amazing. Yeah you know what what what you have that package that nine and five sinker and and -- yeah at the curve ball. And the whole shebang at the packages LP. I think you're right it's gonna execute. Stop but it was shocking and eager for him to beat like locating it well it would found a way result grown up that he was able throw. Epic hot bubble not -- that -- and Nomar really good pitchers are different position player to meet. I don't think there's a whole bunch of timing issues that they're -- -- -- I am cop out but -- the middle we get ourselves out. Where the hitter we need that you know. But I mean -- straight and what did that now to solidify and tighten up that rotation we're like okay thank you match up -- anybody I don't have a problem -- -- -- -- Troy. It this series or down there when you get cheers or Verlander well Anibal Sanchez and I'm looking or technical matchup that. Zip that's the question it's like you know I watched him do that was nice start. Looking at -- and I think that they can win the American League now we know because just kind what I suffer balked -- skip a beat Tammy. Was there a moment we said look at this Red Sox teams and only had to sink in when the American League was a buckles was it Lester turning around it was before that. -- -- a big part and I think Lester Lester throwing the ball the way that he cable giving me Lester -- seven. But I know one thing he's got enough fire starter and I got -- gonna get left well roster yet his career and you know Latin I we joke around -- you go to stretch there -- like. You know you eat eat you don't -- finding guys out. You know and Wayne mentioned it can work that cutter and got told what -- -- that now in the league the best out Erica. He's still a great pitcher once he turned that corner and got right back on track. -- you look at that because. Peavy or not we don't know if -- PB big guy back in San Diego that's got 95 the back pocket now. Now a Bulldog Italian we'll take you an extra step with 88 and 92 miles an -- but. Black starting eight buckles they need -- they eat and Cadillac maybe it back actually it. Well Kevin -- -- team right you won the wild cards won one walker at that time you finish seven games have old ones out last week of the year. You sort of felt confident -- get -- in in that. Give me a sense of what that's like is this team guys eight and a half game lead in the division they know they're going to and that the balance between. -- got to get our get our team set and still try to win some games here in a final couple weeks what's that balance like. You know more like an -- -- When you when you come -- to -- situation in particular embrace the Red Sox team older going to be an OC right. It's one little thing. Either you are now that the -- thing that's keep all its -- keep your. Intensity high and make sure that you don't skipping a beat and don't give -- an inch -- because from now to -- in October when you need to play the best. You cable player and the best teams don't always win the World Series it's a team player hot at at that time we -- -- Arnold do. You know Utah Portland they were like the point seven that we're basically basically the -- and what Barca are in the playoffs. So you have to find a way to keep in -- right now. As what are your -- what are your compete for the wild card spot Wendell Kim -- -- -- but like the Braves in the Red Sox can't anticipate kind of there. Have to find a way mentally whatever it can keep that Mallory and that's the last game of the year in the air play that because what you get October. You can pick your heart you know and get it right now. And you work you -- guy was big in that clubhouse here and there went talked about a character guy one of the personalities on the team did you take that is party responsibility to keep your team. Focus and like a Johnny Gomes roll here the next couple weeks remind them hey still a greater goal here. Yes I think you have to spear we talk about -- -- job certain players don't have any more that the salaries. Dictate playing time. I think you take out of town I did have a problem. Appointment after that I'd hear from my job pretty sure guys like angle that the for a match here -- -- -- job. Yes you've got to keep that but they're lucky that their leader Dustin Pedroia. He had that fear a great leader and a captain and a terrific contract. Pop it up we're about to take an at bat pop in the oh great our guy got it so the lucky they have all bought our nets in -- You know Kevin you look at the coach you we are this year in -- throw against Tampa may be the last time he goes about it that way before. You know four out save -- the next that it comes in and tie ball game was right moved to Atlanta coming up but where you are now at the money games go back. What he's doing is just unbelievable I don't know final five ever seen it before and -- the keep an eye and that the rest of ways that I you'd want a manager. Yeah it's remarkable we get -- maturity Soriano or tomorrow -- more supply and we sort of -- plane again like -- like twenties. Or are you have perfect in reality the only job. -- you prove that 34 whatever consecutive. You know -- our batters that he you know got out a role on the heat don't. -- -- And actually be your own staff or locate his pitchers. So yeah a little I don't know exactly how you handle it when it was buying it by the McNabb it hurts. I'd always talk to mount a lot with a view you know in terms of Mariano Rivera if you had a major you know a baseball moment. Been a vault him he's gonna make his last trip been to Fenway Park -- less is a playoff game here. This weekend Kevin when you're asked about a -- remember Rivera what he's meant to the sport. It it's the perfect he's clash that's ultimately when you say mark I'd actually clash I don't -- -- -- Olympics -- -- gonna clash. What do you compete against them will be played with them when he gets them. Nick Young -- -- now young candlelight -- baseball. Has respect for every single player in the arena. And -- pretty cool when you -- -- and get that support like cal Ripken everybody loved cal Ripken on the player right now but let Mario Rivera because the class that you. You know what you look back at him I was talking about but I said before I thought that he used part of most dominant pitcher ever seen -- and always a closer at nineteen years he was. The date due to the mound basic come out of the bullpen did they retires as the Arab League Veres in a run 918 consecutive years of dominance. No we look at three guys that came when you look at nineteen years ago they -- the same Jeter credit Mario whoever they kept their bodies in tip top shape. You don't need the extra two and fifteen pounds like we all what you -- within Michael Eric -- -- -- -- These guidelines out of -- nature industry can nature and spoke about all next you're in the next chapter thirty games. -- politely but. And retire let's do this saying you've been great for baseball great for the Yankees or. I'm up for Boston that you do an actual ceremony or because that's what about we all. Our family what he'd hate each other on the field the world certainly an -- Are you in town this -- and try out for Brady -- lineup this Patriots team camp yeah here we are there any like doing an element thank goodness gracious. But I'm I'm -- apparent that we as a speaker -- morning not. And listen Tom Brady held up under him and more frustrated -- on the Internet -- quite -- in your life. You have got to frustrate program that has no idea what you're right now they didn't go get somebody in the skull. I think you know -- five McCluster said it all right there. Kevin as always we appreciate and enjoy the time we'll talk next week. I love you guys when you're got to do a great job on a big fan you guys put up yet a grave error and and get a short. Height doesn't count -- -- we don't -- night February discussed with the restaurant you order. -- areas. He is facing future wide receiver potential for the Patriots Campbell or what about Brady's wife. It's sexy she's six in. Now as always Kevin has brought he biking -- tractor corporation by -- insurance by commonwealth mortgage. And that's. Fire friends that golf -- he -- a picture with -- and and his -- -- -- Who didn't pay late we've got a picture -- these great soccer player created out so I'm happy because the Brazil line. But he is sitting exit -- but they do we have Kevin Millar with -- -- posting what. -- could tell was that I would end up on that. I'll talk to -- Mike and all your phone call 617779798372. 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