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John Farrell with Salk and Holley: Jon Lester probably gets the ALCS Game One start

Oct 9, 2013|

We talk to the victorious manager the day after the Sox advance to the ALCS and talk all things Sox/Rays with John Farrell, and look ahead to the ALCS as well.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

It's hard to describe it. People who don't need to see it looked like you get to see it. I don't understand how close of through this guy on this team is -- -- that's the number one guy that's going to die everybody truly cares and loves each other. We all have one common goal and just end up on top and it's going to be easy. We understand now that I promise you this if we do go down and we'll go down together as as you saw tonight. As Jake Peavy after he pitched a tremendous game last night. It was a timer I was start to get tired of hearing those kinds of comments from the steamers like OK I get it now you really like each other. But then when you watch them win and you watch them party together you watch them celebrate you watch them not get down even though they're an intense game like that. It all comes back how cool the whole thing really has been in the road to redemption idea. Has really been perfect for this team this year Michael -- for John Farrell and he joins us every Wednesday the manager of your Red Sox are now heading. To the ALCS how does that sound John you guys are now heading to the league championships here's. Not so -- sound great and I think -- once you know we we'll go back to spring training in some spots let's begin at that time and baby inside -- club -- when we reveal once said. Shocked this a potential or or certainly a goal -- are now that it's come polite. Everybody else actually what we saw packet network. Well I saw a lot last night with that celebration. Wind -- in for you in -- tell us about last night. After the cameras disappear I had an is that still don't and this morning how did that go. You don't watch it's your last order -- the yellow light came back here and landed about 545 -- salt. We have we didn't go into the -- and -- that nobody -- on the plane. I think you're YouTube coarsely complete you know what it was hard fought game last it was a really need to consider the number pitchers will get shapes. You know there was no margin for error really strong mark pitching standpoint. Endurance answer the call particularly in -- seventh and. The chatter I mean you bring up the fact that they faced nine pitchers in the game what was the chatter on the bench about that. Well it was almost like more artists directed down their bullpen because every. Giving a pass by Libyan military debt problems like okay here here's our report. Let let let's see if we can you know try to built somebody gets an -- and to their credit they were ever got to came out pretty good job. Attentions. But you just don't see that much variety. Inside of nine innings. Did you expect our strategy from the race. No no I don't think you can ever special like that you know you don't let your little English -- shall all into context. And you know the fact is that they had they had very specific. Relievers marched out for different parts or -- up that was -- -- drunks holding. -- -- It in the end we are quick to manufacture through -- that it typically we -- we don't do it in certain ways. All that so walk while -- -- why we are able to have to put three rounds together to make a difference. We're talking about here in the office before the show talking about all the pitchers who -- -- out their bright Joseph Maddon but the one thing and I think everybody agreed on here was. They were surprised. To see more goal out of the game so quickly how about you guys -- it was more losing something because. That would seem like a pretty good matchup. Yeah and totally agree I think inside that -- can -- -- I -- -- traditional either the second inning or -- those third. And some like at that point you know because what other than his. Personal catcher at all those particular that will be a lineup came over during the day I figured Molina would be starting catcher in the low the walk off formerly of the night. Or that I four I thought Molina would you regard -- -- -- your -- -- or thought. This direction because there is also great you know children and made comments that. You know more was going to be available available at archer. I sort this out like OK this might set up to where more from this game and took the ball that it would promote their church two innings. Elect outlook that was a lot and whether it was because you walk the guy here in these hats and command issued late season didn't want to take a chance. You know creating some some -- or torsion traffic on the based Arabs -- looked up to the plate. But when he remote Michael I thought he was short amount to go for fire partially restriction again. That maybe a sigh of relief when you some leave the game. Well you know what he's been so good at home. And you know we talk about you know week we -- out our way within his previous start earlier but. You know edit edit and we take a look -- into mid -- -- or change you know what. There are you speak so the all the other pitchers that they have their triple. But you know -- who who. And domino relievers they have you know he's the kind of Alderman and it's not like -- backed up and abilities were at a news. You had a difficult pitching decision to make yourself Jake Peavy had been fantastic in the early part of the game -- only given up one run there. And and unfortunately had had three -- hit balls right before you came out to the mound what went into the decision to take him out of the game at that point. During world. It was that was that was the reason intro like we need to think it'll ever picture against Albany he -- it became market and for thirty against. PP in and even though a check of the withdrawal at seventy plus stretchers. And only in the six bearing adult or July will probably have a bargain on the ground -- -- -- right there by giving. You -- became the setting. Obviously you policies and -- -- -- ego. You know Jake understood. And -- things unfolding at cardinal we're going to score and the one month but the difference in the water. Or any other reliever in -- and applying it only gets impatient. Now. Give it got it back really -- -- against Longoria. I just don't like about remarkable record for a long moment. So any richer game four starter you know you don't know your next opponent is going to be able to do -- -- going to be at Fenway Park. Do we have the same 1234. As you did in the divisional series or does it depend on the opponent. You'll probably take a look at all things sort of sources determined to -- and we we've got another day or so sure. To figure out who's going to be -- Detroit. So you'll. What will probably leave awful last actually go from there you know I think we'll try to take a look at some great certain forward. And I know we've we've talked before about the split from John Lackey home and away. There's a fact is that a factor that if it's Oakland. You know John Lackey has pitched out there are many times it's a pitcher's ballpark. His numbers are pretty good is that is that part of the consideration whether he's -- two -- game during. Yeah Michael you know what I think those are all of the normal things that we were taken. Also you know I think every -- -- ball. As expected in the game in which they started. So it's not like you know someone came out of an outing now. -- we've we've got to take a look at the performance and the ones who want to start a recent you know activities so I don't or won't be able to get this sort of more the next heir to a. John -- joining us here on WEEI as he does every Wednesday -- especially on this Wednesday as they won the AL DS last night. In Tampa. You make some comments after the game last night that. You decided to change your mind on how to handle Stephen Drew against the left the late in the game why did you change. Well sort for the reasons are overstated and and you know -- this as a mission left Eric where we all recognize that and and those questions to bring. -- post for quite some time but you are. Have always taken the view of stable regarded as an important source. That in that situation -- during the Q in my before we were put up a couple of good at bats against nick Ebert not really show for. So like you know what we -- I got to -- -- started to take a different walks. And we were -- were not and get started on our and so I would go home and then. You know ballparks producer Mike -- felt like we we haven't had a different look you know we can get and they started bogey came up just a very good about it you know he. If you're not subject -- all -- -- like you the trouble all epic effort double but. You walk to -- to run rally that proved to -- huge difference. When you're making a decision like that is us what you make by yourself is that a conversation with your coaches your general manager how does. What is the process that goes into some like that ahead of time. -- -- that you look at your as the game goes on folding in in it became clear you don't like almost anticipate the relievers that we were gonna get -- or since and certain spots are order. And figured that that he was gonna come around again to that spot where they turn bowl they turned -- around the -- salt you're on the street screw it felt like that was gonna come again and then where was the -- or work. He you know did you break through that part of your curtain and we didn't it didn't adjust well I didn't adjust it was like OK they -- first -- that -- -- a different look at night and -- fortunately you know -- what. -- -- -- Your hesitation to do -- game three was it more about drew or was it more about Bogart's. It was more about taking a look at what with McKee your -- affected by the right here at fifteen against and what these are 240. It was more practice with a number and left hander that was really don't want pitched parties -- how -- all. It's not like you still -- recorder arm slot that makes left -- on constable or sweeping breaking ball right away. Disregard that power -- -- Stephen Drew the group fastball hitter and now we're staying. On the other side vote yet not adamant that for a week. And so all things combined. On Tuesday night that was the approach taken but then after I played OK well let's take a government -- As you can imagine we had many things to discuss yesterday from game three a lot of second guessing of the manager justice the way it goes. When you have a job that you have and in this market as well. We talked about the fifth inning did the decision to pitch the clay buckled thousandth orbit that -- wasn't. We talked about the the eighth inning the pinch running for David Ortiz. I'm just wondering from your perspective. And this is jurors your life it's your livelihood and what kept you up is there anything that you. You know it you get thinking about it to 3 o'clock in the morning and I should have done this or maybe it could've done this differently was that they have Bogart players it was a something else. -- you know what -- You mean after after -- the dirty. Honestly after a typically. Whether Mary or or now on October. There's a review of some high points and -- you know coming out of the game and -- Review your decision and were they polite thing how to play outlook led up to. And after a walk into the the game. Following game three I slept very well I don't -- it a little and -- let's say you don't over the scars. Off rocker what I felt convict into the decisions -- made it through out the course of the game. In -- cute cute but just -- from all that was obviously chasing you for part. In game. I felt very good I have no intentions and -- never even bottom. -- -- -- -- Entrance to walking -- -- You know he's a very good hitter he's -- -- RBIs in thirty -- bracket play ball and play it. Handled it very well in the first -- perhaps. Walking I don't want to ever -- was -- -- -- in Oregon back in the go all the with the bases loaded situation. By a virtual potentially walking someone I know. I think it's I think that's a pretty consistent approach I think we're the least number of intentional walks issued at all -- -- -- And I just don't believe in backing a pitcher in the order and not giving -- flexibility to maneuver. With a base open. Maybe the possibility of a guy chasing which off the plate for out in this case it didn't work out hard this war. We select for -- to make a difference that unfortunately didn't work out but -- -- that played out in game three. No I I still stand by the inning today. Well what -- -- the counterargument to the blogger world Longoria fans who say well as he's the best pitcher he's the best hitter excuse me. And Tampa's lineup. And you've got will buyers -- no hits in the series you know we know what buckles is numbers are against Longoria. But Myers as a kid who was struggling and eventually had to leave the game is at a better matchup for collect. Well. So some might say it is. But it your situation or work triggering -- I do it and we've been able to force miers to chase a little bit. What Europe -- excellent situation if you -- any type of patience not know all the sudden were forcing -- -- throw the ball plate where. Your over much -- -- aren't pretty darn good hitter despite being -- for twelve. It in the series. Longoria up to that point what was -- one -- So it's not like you'll Longoria and had ordered her entry -- little ballpark was sitting below 630 series we -- him very well. As we had trouble martial arts support again I go back to -- -- clay wouldn't back in the corner where he's got to -- these -- a troll bridge. On the plate number and being able to get a got to change. You know that that's that's what -- actually doing great and I think that you know the raiders won game three. The game of baseball one that right because of all the things that came out of the debate on both sides which. Which way you want should've -- decisions are gone one way or the other and that's the beauty of the game. Know you've you've managed your way through a post season series you know obviously been a pitching coach for one for many before but now you manage your way through post season series. How was it different from managing in the regular season. York apartment from them just making sure you got a more clerk read on -- -- -- performing in the -- are -- our preparation in the decision making. All that is system that we buy into that we believe in and week that we stay disciplined so. But it's a matter of okay how old guys performing on on this stage in indeed pressure packed. Situations. That's where you've got to probably -- to have time to be prepared to make an adjustment. If a guy that response to replace Arnold say that that. Watching our players and are seeing over a 162 games I think we've been pretty darn consistent as regards in this first. First series. When we haven't seen a whole lot of changing -- as far as. Irregular regular emotional change or be uptight or not executing a certain parts. And been very consistent throughout -- credits the -- -- we happy for. They're John wanna go back at a time when you retreated from -- Toronto to Boston. And you'd been here before obviously I'm wondering when you're approaching the guys. Did you feel that you already had the respect of the players that she knew. Or did you have to re sell yourself based on what they had been through on the last couple years. You don't like there -- there was actually relationship that -- there was some familiarity. I think respect is earned every day so to think that you know you can be much carte Blanche and so while this is just -- automatically happen I'd be all think beltway. Coming into it that took the job this position so there was familiarly that I could tap into. But still I had to prove that earned that respect and trust once again. Well John congratulations it's a heck of -- victory last night a really fun game to watch really the whole series was a lot of fun to watch -- -- it back together now and figure out whether or not you guys take on Oakland or Detroit thanks again for being with us we appreciate it. Are you guys John Ferrell like his team wins. Last night in Tampa the celebrations the plane ride home they give him what is -- about 530. This morning sell compared to what chat about with John Farrell and make the most interesting part. What was his comments on the way Joseph Maddon decided to handle that game last night everybody is writing -- man there are Joseph is the grey has and I -- but he did a nice -- -- I have to be very very nice and they and they always -- -- the greatest job look -- did the nine pitchers Buckley called captain Kirk. I'm missing something or or Mike Craig can I thought Joseph -- screw that game tonight and I I thought I think you believe the same thing I think after listening to John Farrell that he believes the same thing to go over axle canal W yeah.

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