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Sox head to the ALCS

Oct 9, 2013|

The guys opened the show discussing the Sox ALDS series clinching win last night in Tampa.

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It's Dennis and Callahan. His -- 60 wildcats. Yards and he's just the thought he'd been firing. Sox have taken -- -- The one thing that this team has done throughout the -- of course this year is continued to build opportunities which I'm Dennis -- fears over the pond. Flag as he struck him out this summer and Red Sox are headed to the American League Championship Series. The battle tested about. Test is time for your heart -- on an old boys club Netflix has done little work but I also think you know there's different levels of success. And maybe more important things like making sure that your children when they -- their happy. Gerry Callahan and why not only -- -- you lose -- exciting news room. I don't know we'll explore exciting of the. Sox -- -- then there's like well now the bottom line is drawn lines and Kuerten in hand and lack. Once we were talking about talking about they're not what you're talking. Well -- tribal and I blocked -- -- the actually got bigger and it but we'll let our. Sports Radio W. 49 minute nine -- by Joseph -- thank you. Very much Red Sox win the game we want to read thoughts when the series 31. Saturday night Detroit or Oakland got to figure out who you're rooting for but the hardest part for me. In analyzing last night's series clinching win by the Red -- in the -- Was choosing which are the four stars of the game and in which order you wanna put them -- on a pedestal. Is it Breslow else very victory you know peavy is and -- very victory no -- patent. How allegedly a rate your fourth start of the. -- deal like my new look -- good deal like -- nice work. I mean it's fashion statement and if we have a good show at 10 o'clock. Well -- is now that's a long shot considering the human asleep we have to play with a -- list you know we're glad it's going to be quit your rod had a sideways ways it's you know there's certain fashion statements I would do but I understand. Look kinda stead Alex certain things don't get this all that you and it is now everyone looks at a -- That looks looks just haven't figured out the hat's on straight his parish for so what does it. Is dead on straight they say they -- it may be thinks it distract the hitter. Sump and may -- -- music and its work and and got a -- teammates -- the arrow thing if they -- maybe it's the arrows of bonding thing but problem around and we NC it. And you shouldn't take -- yeah is anyone says yeah that's cool that's side that's not hot dog and that's not annoying but. We won't see that anymore and it is when you saw. Rodney didn't you say. You know I appreciate Koji but not enough anonymous for just the -- calming presence it's assuring presence that you know men and back of the bullpen when would run becomes you think it. One moment to this who runs a -- Nothing to scrape that running it's TV it's not you know the world right but -- going to -- against a go to -- on you know. Those this chance to put a run or two ago and I never thought that they would lose one often did you know. Know that Arafat know even though no -- you know and and when the Red Sox went up to one I'd never caught the rays were gonna school. You know and I never thought obviously Lowell but on that was cookie did you ever think the -- and put a couple of bats together and come back and win. No win. Window when three guys named Longoria. So breast and Myers in this series called combined five for 43 do the math. That's a robust 116. Beyond that they combine again Longoria Zobrist and Myers. For RBI. In four games and we know we're three those RBIs to different from and they struck out twelve times. Who ever says pitching pitching pitching. Knows what they're talking and choking choking choking and ethnic even minute left to admit that the rays hitters choked I mean. I don't think Myers is that bad I think he was overwhelmed I don't think -- is that bad I think he just couldn't handle the pressure he just couldn't they couldn't handle. The pressure of the big stage -- hot white spotlight. Adapted well Kirk -- things I was wrong about to right Ellsbury making about eight million dollars couple months ago you got guys -- rode out the over under was 75. And you guys went with the old and under or right on the number. Think now he should do the arrow thing you're right about that. -- but you know of the that the -- more apprentice you know they just. The rays also that she won we won a little negative. Observation the rents -- this four stages to this post season. You know division title. This round the next round the next round in -- CS in the World Series. This is the least difficult by far the least difficult the most typical party accomplished. That's the 97 wins. The that's the most difficult accomplishment for this team. And beaten Detroit or Oakland that's going to be tough beating the nationally team in the World Series that's going to be tough and this was not that tough. The -- far superior team in almost every way well if the toughest part is winning the 97 games that aren't they steeled for the more difficult part going no it's totally different thing total as as Billy -- tell. And -- medal tally it totally different thing winning 97 winning ninety something winning your division title. A whole different dynamic -- winning estimate there's such -- though that's the thing I mean look at the guys on our fourth best starter supposedly last night TV out in -- game four start probably next year except they're facing. Real lineups for your right now -- Elvis so real lineup but that's not a realize you're not -- -- partial public -- in the last -- -- guys who could pitch. True although we love you talk about the bottom of the starter -- Alex organize slots true -- well that's -- pretty well you know I was Matt -- -- -- stay in the game. They might have I didn't quite get way to meant more out of that game. At that time that said jobless cues in on that didn't see it looked on at all to me the problem wasn't Matt Moran wasn't the route nine relievers -- eight relievers and Alex in the problem was. We're gonna score it would have been a putter rally together at their they would just melting the hitters. Were up for the challenge for Tampa Bay clearly and the Red Sox were in the Red Sox manufactured. The winning run. Well see that's the key if not exactly like -- they've ripped the cover off the ball although they sort of did at Fenway Park but the team and this is not for me this is a show on academy too good point. The Red Sox scored seven runs. In the two games at the trop and only two of those runs came on I hit that left the infield that is the definition. Of manufacturing runs -- they did. And then you know -- picket duty the way that you think they -- to review the way the did it when there -- simply don't want no way -- out of the speed and hustle in the infield hit last night that bill that would other ways in the in the next year's will be games with a bash in the big games with -- do what they did. Last night in the in the eight was at the -- put in the moves that the -- paid a -- when they manufacture that run and Ellsbury goes from first to third. On a wild pitch and turns out to be make the difference in scores on a little grounder from victory and host runs his ass often and it drives in the winning run. John after the game talking about the way his team was built in the way this team is a advance. When we line into the double play and it felt like that was. Come to the era that of ourselves a little bit put. The one thing that this team has done throughout the whole course this year is continue to to build opportunities in even though we may come up short arms. You know felt like we would still create some button you know this is a very unique game -- we faced nine different pitchers. In early on through the first five innings we had to remain patient with not making wholesale changes shoreline -- not knowing you know who they might go to next. But you know we finally break through that seventh inning for two runs. And -- can't understate how important PDs sacrifice fly in the ninth was to give us a little bit of a breather. With coach -- amount but. No it was it was more contesting our patients early on and not make wholesale changes Salina. Get disagree as you watched that thing unfold in -- bases loaded nobody out in the second -- Saltalamacchia strikes out looking through lines into double play. Napoli picked off second caught off second base. Our middle -- walks. Matt Moore comes in fourth 36 double place finish up well this is gonna be a grinder and it turned out to be a grinder and to their credit exactly what -- said they stayed patient and got it done. Yet they walked -- the numbers they walked twenty times in the sooners ample and that stuff matters you know take a million pitches where guys guys like. A guy like Alex had no chance at kickers as -- that have to make them movements that you. The bullpen faced eleven hitters struck out seven of them I mean they're not all real hitters number of -- just -- AAA quadruple day rays hitters. But -- -- one hit. Struck -- seven. Just on and US the player of the game the star of the game to -- -- questions Craig Burress right now. I mean he didn't he faced real guys that were choke him like Myers and -- also. -- Longoria looks right at the real guys -- with his changeup and the amazing thing with those four days in between the so I I haven't reviewed the film. But it looked at guilt -- to all -- really don't have a look at the only team sport case. Was any of his pitches in the strikes. May be one -- two maybe maybe yeah I don't remember him thrown a pitch in the -- -- he'd let them get themselves out. He knew a guy like myers' so possibly over anxious and and Longoria for that matter he -- change let them chase let them get themselves out. He's pretty smile that guy's grip -- Smart. That should happen audio via and hers and everywhere it's unheard of -- a Mississippi State I hope it surprising and you know what I'd have to give. I'll be the first today to give federal credit because this was surprising to me when he went to Bogart's stunning. I've been around a lot of Red Sox managers and you've been around -- more -- you know I've I don't think -- no one not one who would have done this. Stubbornness is part of that job it comes with that job. And they become even more entrenched entrenched in more stubborn as the job goes on as they get criticized as they get. Challenged. By the media and the fans on the talk shows. There is no way John McNamara Jimmy Williams Grady Little. Bobby Valentine. Makes that move this was admitting your mistake I think in in. And -- ago it. Oden and sort of got it does say flat out say I made a mistake but this move was admitting his mistake. And he did in one day he said you know what. I should go -- same -- same pitches and left hander because we Bogart's bogus -- on a walk drew never would have done that I think it was lucky. That he can get punched out with that third with that fourth ball close on the border are. It was a borderline lot of rookies get. Punched out on the plate he ends up at first he ends up scoring Indians apostle means that make a really good play on defense. Com barrel. Said -- -- one -- I was wrong I'll go with -- there's no way any Red Sox manager I've ever covered would have done that that is a guy being flexible. Being open minded. And not. Being stubborn and digging in his -- And Ferrell said as much after the game -- inaudible last night publicly about the game before incidents it's worth making a move. Lest I did play into it obvious that if if I told you. Wasn't a good lines. In -- you know you you look at how guys are responding to -- certain situations. You know we -- a -- reliever ends. The way but we can off the bench to work out the war jury gets a fastball thrown by -- does expand -- on and that's what. To me that's the one most impressive things about him in the in the abbreviated look to -- -- us he doesn't chase. He's patient it and he's very much. Under control emotionally. Inside a given game and proved out to be. A pivotal moment with his back. This is. Pinch hitting for Stephen Drew yes which I never really thought possible we would see I never thought we've seen no matter how good the lefty was -- was on the mom how cold. Stephen Drew was I did not think we would see the 21 annual rookie -- for drew my hat is off literally that is off to you John Ferrell that was. Surprising and it and it made a big difference I mean -- made a difference in the game do you think two hits. It's McGee no not I think works a walk now you think he gets on base no do not think he does I think. He's overmatched against good lefties and and barrel on the gulf oil admitted you know I don't tuchman day. But may be could be in a few more at bats we drew looked bad against lefties. One letter. Good move John -- drew two for fifteen in the series 133. The lowest batting average of anybody who has a batting average in the series. Surprising. Low spending and you're -- in tolerance on autopilot -- -- on the Red Sox side I was gonna say you know that. Don't they had to do this this was taken care business if they'd if they get that that can drag a five game two beasts. The be all kinds of questions all kinds of doubt had to do this had it. Finished these guys off and move on assist you know a real test will be the next round I think it'll be Oakland on the say right now Oakland's gonna win. How would be more fun though -- to root for Detroit the more I root for Detroit answered my ass off for Detroit even though locals that'll least index Red Sox held. The whole team is ex Red Sox but the -- to them and they'll spunky the spunky underdogs are -- -- got a lot of beards. You know they got a lot of dirt dogs -- the Red Sox but Detroit would be more fun. -- Detroit I think have a better chance of beating Detroit. The Red Sox. But the ball whoever the play in this flying across country on Friday played here on Saturday night we have a first pitch do not helping him and has not been announced yet I just sorts. 1047 to cut cut I don't -- capture that that until that Fiji audience -- -- book and Sunday. They may be going head to head with the patriots. And port 25 we don't know the time a game yet but it could happen we don't know we suspect no matter what is going to be Celsius or some crossover in the games don't start at eight on Sunday night. What do not think we would think most baseball but I don't care jester pointed on the parts and I think it might before 25 and obviously for the patriots 830 for the Red Sox you don't do that on Sunday. They don't do that they've placed earlier is her -- in a football game this week and trustees who -- on the don't do during the World Series producer who -- in the L obviously -- failing business -- Elvis -- Lester that's right baseball does not long ago. Had empathetic yeah. Football -- to -- for no matter how do you not go had been to a couple cowboys and Redskins Sunday while saying you wanna go directly head to head with us that's a big show on TV certainly with the choice. You could start the game at 440 by poison you wanna go. Had to have with the national Sunday Night Football game and NBC which is the highest rated shall go -- lucky girl had to have Scott -- the -- that's true that that's a problem my house that's been -- -- I'm -- I'm guessing it'll work out just fine for 25 the patriots 8 o'clock -- Red Sox and we'll get to bed by 1 AM on Monday a quick thought. It almost worked out by a losing game number three that made them play game number four in terms of the rust and rest situation. All the other two teams are still battling out -- ought to look at what would have been five days off. Now they had a little games in her squad scrimmage things -- -- -- -- to stay sharp. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I can't say that yet and although we got to see a whole bunch of different pitchers yes Fridays left. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- No idea that he can't can't have a question for you when we come back about who you were rooting for and why and I know there's some very. Superficial things and pitching staff let's close up but there's something more at play here as we decide who you have your fingers crossed in the next series Detroit or Oakland in an event Saturday night Fenway Park 617. Seven's I 79837. Headlines at 725. Hour after that shot for Boston Bruins joins us as well all lateral let's talk with you next.

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