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Red Sox Review: Rob Bradford calls in to talk about the Rays' shaky starting pitching

Oct 6, 2013|

Bradford joins John Ryder after the Red Sox took a 2-0 series lead in the ALDS. He shares his take on the scuffling Rays' starters, both David Price and Matt Moore seem to be different pitchers since the Red Sox last saw them.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Right back acquitted John -- red sex everywhere -- until midnight no continuing your phone calls but first up. He's well read well versed. And it. We haven't even gotten to the writing portion of things he's he's -- or eight Joseph Maddon Renaissance man are Renaissance man is WEEI dot com's rob Bradford now known in portions of New England had Brad -- on Twitter. A rob thanks for joining us. My players what great call my original. Gordon is a real big not always great but this post calls because they got a new level X. They do you hear that Peter Pan won a David Ortiz a second home run and old all in all who are I would hope so -- I -- I'd say I mean. We know Joseph and gave step it up. No matter if it's you know team 23 of the season or or whatever the it bit late in the playoffs just like this Red Sox team their their step and up to I think they have a home field advantage at Fenway. Yeah low so it beat culprit was a quarter decided to contract so. -- Now well well deserved for him. And rob or David Price that I I kept -- always report fastball command seem like -- are nothing but fastballs tonight. Does seem like this is breaking ball lead and have that feel -- that was my take anyway to feel for the breaking ball maybe just maybe that to. -- might feel they gassed within -- to go the distance on Monday against Texas. Yeah having your putrid hired -- you'd figure -- -- -- what usually is. Under approach fascinating because typically bigger price who attack the zone early and he's gonna go to blog orders drafted after getting ahead. And the red cars early on jump goal yeah he -- everything straight over the plate. And and then America merit couldn't quite adjust to -- that he carnival you're going to have got -- played later in -- The red card just to get -- you to go on some straight game and that's where you have to approach to two pitchers. But he got away with similar results I think it kind of sure -- -- -- he's the type of approach it'll take. You are relentless in IE. I mention that earlier I and I they flip the script because of the scatter report on the Red Sox is so well they're gonna work that pitcher try to get -- -- of the game they're gonna take pitches but they they flipped it tonight on price and it just like you mentioned detected early and also I think. We've learn this in the first two games in Tampa Bay should be familiar with Fenway but. And who knows whether it's mental fatigue physical fatigue whatever the case may be but it's an open house -- horrors. They need to feel this really played tricks on -- there's been a lot of mistakes. Yeah the starters not Tom -- and we all agree on into march. The defense when you're talking about oh I would eat Turkey. All our our editor of fact they have to travel back -- always you know that -- on the road that I'm lately. That has been pampered what it took a lot of finger and it might jump out you. And might have almost a satisfactory result. -- got horse -- we have very good defense of you know third game broke try to put the ball played fielding a few outs. -- route you we -- not concede that put I around and -- across the board has left field right field everywhere. Yeah I -- I -- even at a very early on in this game I thought. Right it you know Lackey didn't have a his defense in this offense picked him up but I -- and anxious Tampa Bay team Evan Longoria swings on the first pitch when the -- when Tampa -- is threatening. And they get out of that and your great colleague Alex -- mentioned that -- she does Allah. Ideally do stood to double play balls in the second half of the season gets out of wanted to be they catch a break. Stephen Drew nod nod in the Baghdad on the Breslow double play but. It's it's -- he's not remarkable I I guess and it. Looking at it overall and I said this earlier but it John Ferrell the Midas touch you know Stephen Drew is in the lineup tonight David Ross is in the lineup it just everything works out. Yeah that the great -- felt -- actually yeah it. To college -- got a ground ball double play all year -- and -- the second half and really get to you later. -- on the -- -- game. Was brutal a stretch where black eater yeah that's where you're the underdog and -- absolutely. -- -- On the beat on the outside corner 91 yeah are your. Air and pick where -- to stop. You have got command by. QQ what was package or who need the most got to be with -- game. Yeah it seem like maybe the ten days up on early and obviously get your take. Ten days up -- roster early but started to settle in a little bit beard and some portions of the game particularly the third it was 123 in -- and a couple different spots. Yeah you are part retreat Peter your pregame and he got a good or Richard. You can prepare you to harass you into all that stuff. But he can't simulate a simulated. The adrenaline and you don't well your body can react you'll all your car reacted. And windier stops and did it. -- give -- that he interpreted Jeremy due. To struggle in year out. Sometimes it just doesn't translate -- Triplett but I hate our attitude -- it away you'd say dialect you Google collapsed five and two thirds innings. And the Red Sox are gonna win this game. I tell you I would be very very surprised because like I've black you're gonna have to pitch a great game and the roads are you -- to -- a -- run night. Yet know and also mentioned as well. The only lasts that long and David -- the other guy on the mound. Yeah well I'm cool an epic I thought it would game was gonna come down -- -- to get the -- A hurry getting to Chrysler's corporate run a lot of Gordon and Rivera. Go. I didn't feel like there was a weird weird game by that comes back to it that the team really has. And ability to focus in on a game plan. Focusing in on a singular game and and really execute and they've got a throughout the course a year ago last two games. -- Maddon left right center too long -- -- -- way now especially David Price Kerr are David Ortiz cranks went up rights. There in the eighth but teasing use at -- to -- Now because that's the way he -- me out a way to get operated price -- like you get to the red fight through that you can probably pitch him beat me no matter what. That's respect especially when the pitch count to doubt that in -- way that -- -- look at totally playroom is. Is you have David Price from the mound and you're probably going to be better command it'll only be especially -- pitch counts and shouted as also. Yeah I'll pick out take a break I -- That he's got a great stop and I didn't even go to work out or. Yeah you're 10 pitches cranked out from Ortiz and -- today he caught it on the text -- not a complete surprise. That would play Joseph Mendes press conference earlier and I I can healthy colleges goes about things. And it's not the stocking answers how we just got to nonchalant well will be looking for to go back here -- for game five. But doesn't it always has one done as it is this one over this series. Darling it's over -- -- certainly would be. The odd bit swayed dramatically ignorant like favor especially considering you've -- through their two best pitchers. -- -- there and throw your parents now -- very good. And still incompetence and he and ability resiliency -- eighteen and that's why you are on tour approached. He could strike the right how old you get where they were -- here or you know when they're on the West Coast trip. Playing so terribly and then they bounce back and and get back right into the race so I don't think there -- a lower body but I will say that -- that. The front part of the cliche that says you -- you and it kind of gonna tackle to have -- they're focusing on winning the next game. But who witnessed people that a lot of teams that I've seen I think -- that's absolutely true. And there's no -- and I'll OK we we can sit here and Morgan is taking its just a matter definitely are looking Alex Cobb. The and that's where I may never once saying all right it's over it's automatic whether it's people call editor text -- and I would pump the brakes a little bit on that I know it looks like is they have buckles on the mine going up against Alex Cobb but going up against Dallas god. You don't you could make the argument that in the second half of the -- are when he came back after being struck with a line drive when he came back returned to -- he's been their best pitcher. Yeah you're -- you're -- the other idea very -- you eat it Garrett couldn't stop the bigger picture you. He's the top of the rotation pitcher and yeah the road course -- quite buckles. Going to be a pretty -- it's already been very good at Tropicana Field well. You feel good about dusty you're such as much I think it will put cricket go to red card should be. Back or even compared. -- to a game five with our goalie David Price current batch of the likelihood. I'll do quite having your speakers back to back -- did you. Thought you would stay away and that cost. The yet it you know -- I think they have the advantage you Morse on -- the game three is game four. Peavy against Dallas in the way allison's -- Yeah IA at that particular -- it's gonna go to a game org and the momentum when I'm gonna sort of sway back to the raised. They're real good about themselves to marry you would Alex phenomenon you're you have peavy on the mound you couldn't -- -- pretty -- So used to do the -- like you gathered by. I think I. Momentum is so early in player who drew the Red Sox side they don't want you to the -- in oil I felt Victor got out. But I think -- -- -- -- -- Berry -- good -- and just all the time you just don't wanna get momentum back on the other side. And especially with Tampa Bay amended it and team and it just never quit we know that I'd I lastly -- -- I don't know if you saw this I'm sure you can you -- it says you go over you pore over every single note a statistic and everything there is a baseball but. What might be stunning to most anyway I mentioned it earlier on tonight already Koji or -- you see this post season career numbers. I tell me your hand. All right. I'm nineteen all right here's he's appeared in four post season games over his career. He's 010 in nineteen point 29 a year or a five earned runs over two and a third and four relief appearances. That doesn't seem like that's possible. Certainly right now that would not keep -- all I'll say this because you're obviously an unbelievable year. I -- what are you should direct experience the most optimism right now that are when actually you could separate. The Reyes -- and maybe you can E*Trade. -- especially helpless they enter the guys fired Billick like bill already old to be the odd it was like that when they last played in -- -- I don't know what is it. Well I'm just ready even more than any other team I think so yeah. Sort of look at -- and -- beat Pedro is a Pro Bowl play Detroit actually it's a little work and pretty well three out or eat out. The end and lastly -- put it. He just tonight everything -- will a couple of cue shots like he stated shooting billiards. Madness this has to be. This is a no one glass furloughed night can it be amended this this has to be more than one -- and baby event. Some reflection with a long bike ride before the Marleau in. Maybe needs to chaser with that too. -- -- well -- so before you can't help the -- is not a large part it's a matter if you strike -- -- -- Am and he he'll be. Cochran. There's no I'm and so Ole -- got -- units do. I still think he has a lot of competent team especially when you out really good pitcher or are you -- so yeah it's. It's. It could it might be scored by -- right sure I agree -- sort of apart tomorrow you could hear a whole wave off. The I'm sure well when he's travel down to Tampa but you know he's he likes it here he wants to come back when the leaves are falling is it's a perfect bit bike ride and you know -- into the Cambridge area. Our whole period prior to record the other day so. I'm sure Joseph Maddon wants to do it every you'd -- -- -- swan boat -- as well. Not a goal of trying to be a rather odd. I'd tell you what. I know what -- is not doing aren't getting -- -- 45 like tomorrow or like I am so. Well you're the real Renaissance man I know that you and Alex the rest of the WEEI dot com staff including -- hand. I'm gonna recreate what's happened this weekend. When you guys get on those bikes. And a year you recreate that and then afterwards. You gather up in that back bay hotel I don't know where -- they stay with as the western marry later Sheridan is always one of those. Where the opposing team's day. But it and then recreating. After tonight's game -- that vintage you know 8000 dollar bottle wind. I feel like you're gonna -- option if he dressed up like Joseph Maddon. It ought to buy it and -- simple bottle Lions or he can relate to Bobby Valentine pro shop for eagle and almost. Sitting on the bike outside -- hotel had to put up you have the production. I need to do one of those two. Knew I I think in the dark rimmed glasses submitting hand would look even more opposing if he were -- Joseph -- looked. At. Well there did anybody yet this ride yet he might need to disputed disguises specially after today's The Today Show you guys. Are right rob great stuff as always and always appreciated my friend. Are out -- -- -- -- take care rob Bradford WEEI dot com I Carlin long I was but it -- for over half hour let's get him off the -- hate Carl thanks for your patience. -- no problem John is so it's actually have been fun listening you use actual. Alternate glory usually Texas Republican should beat thank you appreciated and yeah man so yeah really -- -- that they get a couple of -- can't direct -- on and the New England. Tonight you know I got stuck watching -- grabbed. QBS -- -- to play about like it and we didn't have actually meant to be I. I it's too bad you missed out on Dave O'Brien's Peter -- call left the play that I I like coming out of the break. Yeah yep please do I doubt it definitely treat and even smokey was just a complete organized but not. What is with -- -- group and I like John Smoltz border I. I was -- David Joseph denied led. I have watched some of these TBS games and and in this grow while I watched it was the there was the play in game -- the Cleveland Texas. Are the Cleveland Tampa Bay play in game I was a -- what is this all about. Yeah it was a weird -- like that you know you're -- about pitching universe would command said -- usually does that you're not our district yeah. Can -- play by play the reverse. And but I'll also out there are you know -- you know they talk about fatigue I think it actually outlets -- including kind of to follow it seemed. The -- didn't always -- and not being elevated -- it out we keep in the ground but. A big hit -- -- priceless look you know here's the Red Sox right most patient keep in baseball by a landslide. Also the best average against decent ball David Price as you quite dusty at least that has. It'll ball control of the secondary stuff was working. And tonight they were aggressive feel like you know the guy who beat us -- still looks like I've been here. You know through -- 120 pitches let's not let them get a 02 everytime wet the last room and they did so -- conviction. And beat between god and and their defense not being on top of kids their game. It can go out you know so -- and is smug remark about coming back to New England a clutch could it be in a racers it's going to be the quarterback -- -- maybe a hardback nonfiction. Yes are trying to throw you Aaron since have some sort about thank you symposium. In Cambridge. Yet thanks Carlos thanks for your first and called. After the Tex but to a -- at ten and 62 point 9320 career starts against the reds I don't know was at Fenway. Limited the six and one with a one point 88. You know it will take a late break as Henry in the cars waiting a half hours well Landry. The -- all right -- you. Now I'm five. I -- the last game and I don't fly to. Command at Boston Stanford knowing how to behave well. And we don't need to be exude -- fox art Powell or count though there any other thing. And no drops no props necessary although there's been some -- some fake beards. Well that people you know with a fake beards realize that it's -- -- You know there's a lot of -- terrorism. But but the point is. Other teams need to help their fan went to cheer I mean. Because during the regular season I've not been during the pro season other places but I have been between these stadiums. And and all of them except Boston that I've been to. The scoreboard -- the sand when the -- went to -- if they make some noise. And it's that demanding that. That they have to tell their fans to do that. -- that's not necessary here that's for sure thanks for the call Henry. Should be necessary really anywhere but today it is in certain situations. Might not at not at Fenway Red Sox beat the rays again take him down seven -- four. We've blood cleared out the phone lines were confused 61777979. 37. Text messages get some more those 379837. I gave back to Fenway as well. Next segment always loved to hear from this guy Jonny Gomes always interesting during the is during his. Post game sessions you know we'll hear what he had say we'll hear what you had to say the listeners out there will do that after the spring.

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