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Red Sox starter Jake Peavy on keeping composure in the playoffs

Oct 3, 2013|

Peavy joins Mut and Merloni after the team’s workout before tomorrow’s Game 1 against the Rays. He explains his expectations for the playoffs and what it takes to stay composed under the pressure of the postseason.

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Back here at Fenway it's Butler -- -- 37 WEEI the batting practice. Work out his wrapped up here for the Red Sox rays will be here this afternoon let's go to the clubhouse talk to a guys. Spears is burst up playoff run with these Red Sox he's pitcher Jake Peavy Jake Butler are you -- -- as well. Through much Jay must be exciting to come from team in Chicago native playoff run as San Diego but to be here now those different atmosphere. Absolutely dallas' what what it's all about us what you have to do you dream about as a little kid to be about such a big market -- -- town so passionate. About sports and have a chance to win the ultimate you know starts tomorrow try to win eleven games we lose eleven I guess. What is John Ferrell was coaching staff done Jacque during this time off it's 45 days two teams in the past. At some time off that it ends up affecting them what -- the team done to try to keep you guys from not get any rust in the cart before game one. -- you mean you do all you can do to to simulate some games as we did yesterday you get out there and you play against one another but it's still not anywhere close to two what tomorrow will be like. It's unfortunate that. You have to sit. For playing well I think he might tell you. Certainly you played the game tell you like to keep playing its camp bus that I certainly think that it's to their advantages they've played the last few days have a day off and played. Especially on hitting the baseball with. -- we just file would be as sharp as we could possibly be in and we've -- all we can do these workouts to stay that way. He's a few starts ago he thought went back to Lowell three quarters we were early in your career. The first couple outings maybe the control wasn't there at that their third game here Finley near lights out with your location how is that adjustment inning why exactly did you do it. Well you know I just. They've been talking about it and in have enough PD around. Pedro had been around in working with some guys and we started talking about it. And I had had to go to that. Higher arm slot just health wise to try to come back off that injury and not be so stressful that. Another -- most useful. Fully recovered and in -- I told the doctor about going back in and try to get some of that stuff that I used to have back in I think -- did you guys saw that have a little bit more swing and miss stuff. As a result of that the biggest thing is just like you said it doesn't feel like I did it almost -- alive it feels new to me and you know and in that start I was really good out of though one of your speaking of the when you go to stretch things are still working their kids out there says this time off. We've been good for me. And -- been -- yesterday I'm excited about -- -- what about that time -- you view of the -- get some time here. That means he has this inner squad game images of the intensity is not there at times but -- -- things to work on of course it you got it yesterday after a couple innings and and go through -- are you are -- -- -- still you know for me it's still had some big league hitters and then they're trying to hit the ball. At any -- you're standing sixty feet six inches away from somebody trying to hit a ball hard back get you gonna take it as serious as you can take it. Considering the circumstances and throughout all of the stretch trying to to perfect and middle argued that this I'm excited about -- get the ball here and four. I had a chance to Tampa Bay there at the beginning September. Went six innings gave up three runs talk us through this lineup Jake if you get prepared. What stands out about this -- for the rates you know I think they just do all the little things that they play the game. They're very well prepared to -- A game playing going against it you're gonna see that. And -- and executed a they do. Have an aggressive approach really does overs is really the only guy that's I would consider patient I've got season such as -- got even he can be aggressive at times. You can't let you know the third baseman beaches relief from what I see -- -- guys James Jones announced in years he's swinging the bat. Still rather rate that -- beat -- guy -- behind. Longoria he can't let even he has had his typical one great year you see these past few playoff games he's had some big games down the stretch as well. -- stay away from from him you know with them to. Delivered game winning book. Mean you know when you start against these guys you would be two weeks ago a month ago now it's a playoff game you're always prepared you a lot of information lot of scout report how much more you have right now. Is how much deep -- do you get into now is -- more information. You know what they're. There's more available. I just don't see how you can process much more than we do on every fifth day you know when you have four days in to prepare for a team. I just can't see you ever going out there without -- every last thing you could possibly ever know by the team I was some guys don't like that much information but. -- play -- Greg Maddux Rockets or maybe the best ever. It's a total purse like to watch the way he prepared. And I didn't see why in the world that I should prepare and and have the knowledge went to the start that he had. So I love it and and I had a lot of information going to start -- have a reason. For every pitch we throw in the location while we threw it. Some guys don't like that but obviously in the playoffs you have so many scouts here so many people -- the same side of the roof that whirlpool and and you have been a bit of information. That you could possibly and he will play in the with the guys eat for breakfast tomorrow definitely and come and. You have seven different motion the regular season game in a playoff game in almost tricking your mind trying to tell yourself it's just another game and and try to -- up there and relax -- you're a guy that always keeps his emotions in check of course they're not screaming you know I swear on my own and doing that stuff. -- what have you learned maybe from your experience you know as the years ago well that part of the game get. Ready for a playoff game or yes what that this is a great question -- talked to some -- -- -- a sudden. In in Britain and the the one thing I'm really took away from a ball game last night as watching Cobb. And certainly have an emotional guy and you'll see me be an emotional at times but once that emotions out screenings done there's -- fifteen seconds or so the -- together yourself and and read what just happened what kind of swing the guy just took the situation in the game what went anywhere in what's the school work where's the base runners coming house. All the -- processed and the most the next pitch from him throw an MR we're throwing it. Yeah so it a lot happens in that that 1520 seconds this to pitch and I thought was -- away from the game last finals very very impressed. In this big situations Cleveland was rocked in last night the stadium looked amazing in and a fun atmosphere to watch the the president presents -- that's the -- kept on the mound. I try to point that out of the boys and and I thought that was a difference in the game and keeping his composure making the big pitches when he had to. I've no doubt you're prepared to explain how you prepare for catwalk that camp the day. That ball that ballpark is a joke Jake you've got to be what that game. Yeah that is you know what that the same time there you know you can talk all we want to -- ballparks that they're gonna strap alone he's gonna pitch in the same ball border on the pitching and and our hitters can hit the same ball or the peninsula. We're going to be better on Tuesday from that started doing this place to be rock and they should be fun I can't wait -- Thanks -- appreciated. Jake Peavy joining itself from the clubhouse we are alive here Fenway Park that's. We'll get that next week in that ballpark. It's went away stuck in the Drake Britton. To talk and work in Britain remote control emotions in the post season. Suggesting the which we announced that roster seems to bring her so well he -- work in Britain. Wonder if mr. Britton fines and his way on this roster sum up 73 and 23 and September -- last week I'm not managed to come rescission teaching young kid and some day when he gets into the post season you read into too much with. I think it's a good point as far as evident guy there. You learn so much remembered CC sabathia is first for years and a post season. All being over ramp on the mound and not being controlled and controls emotions and and not Evan the success GOP -- that a while ago with with San Diego coming off some really good years. In you learned from it's part of playing in the -- that's what experience is all about. So it's nice to see him talking with some these young guys about that part of it. So we have Brady break the news that Matt Cassel was gonna start right joked about back cast will be starting and -- and maybe Jake -- just Brothers -- -- just -- -- --

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