Oct 10, 2013|
Breslow joins Mut and Merloni to talk about his superb outing in Game 4 of the ALDS and if his teammates and him have discussed who they rather play in the ALCS.
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The pitch and -- strike three out of my changeup away to retire the side Craig -- pumps his fist. So happy for trumbull Connecticut it's my at all for a -- his face and we go to the eighth inning the Red Sox to the rays want. You know he he's been so I don't wanna say an unsung hero but he's -- -- flown under the radar for most of the year and is. You know Mexico's he's probably our second most stories are very dependable reliever I don't wanna rank themselves should strike the second part of that. But when he came that comes out gets a strike it'll only. And many -- the next inning with with a three strikeouts and just. But a huge performance on his part to bridge to a ball to each year and coaches we finish that out. Don't think you need to scrap the second part of that the -- don't have -- -- all right before a Koji one Breslow to. John Ferrell mark -- 937 WEEI you'll hear from John Ferrell is press conference. -- get -- for the ALCS 145. Today and you heard joke -- they -- what the highlight before John Farrell's voice. Calling what was a tremendous outing for one Craig Breslow and -- nice up to join us again here on the program -- my little -- you. All right so the rule is if you blog about it. A lot to ask you about it Solomon reads -- -- -- regional -- to your recent blog posted WEEI dot com. Says there's such a Workman like approach to this team on top of being able to party. Like none I've ever seen now that means we're allowed to ask you who's the biggest party animal on the 2013 Boston Red Sox. Well -- -- I hope I'm allowed to deflect his genuineness of it I don't know that there's the single you know big guy. You know like like I say is that. You know our our way into the contributions it was such guys as a parties -- is a -- is a cousin who. You know we were we to argue before the season Greg. In a -- but not really bad and it's in the post season before he talked about -- yours pretty calm individual reserve. Oh that runs scored they showed the -- -- -- it looked very calm I sucked big guys jumping up with two arms in the air. Maybe like a ten year old the excitement that emotion becomes -- doesn't. -- as -- it was unbelievable unbelievable game series. You know. It just a tremendous game I thought it was like we expected. Great start but he's figured out to decline through. You know on number relievers. Out there. And finally get on importantly it and York and as they -- you don't always. Think about what your reaction going to be or -- -- This resort that it comes out. As I was I was I was incredibly excited to walk off the field as the previous even more excited. We need to figure out a way to. Go back out there. They get a huge strikeout and any of faces a bunch are right handers and I guess my my thought is great didn't happen that way the night before -- you had a and out you faced a couple of batters you were out of the game that you. Had a conversation -- -- did you think it was a possibility you may stay in the game longer in game for the didn't game three. -- do we didn't meet and talk about it. Although he's not obviously going out there with the intentions of throwing in India as -- I think -- at least it. What I was disappointed outing. You know kind of -- holes later on in terms -- the ability to get -- other guys. And you know I think. There are critical sentiment take a lot of pride in going after completing it where the expectation is it the ultimate -- like. I was kind of doing little prematurely are not getting it they and you know. Welcome the opportunity to -- success. This is -- also. Well I think current streak which is one a fresh. Was it a little bit of a good I think he's getting up there on Monday. -- is that -- part is that atmosphere. Pretty pretty hostile in terms of this building and how well yes. That is kind of being able to shake off some of that and there's. -- -- in that situation do well. You know as the competition all of them. Another camera caught you come off the mound there and seventh in -- catching you was that more of just to get your mind right this -- the you're not done I might need you or what was he just set up what could happen extent. -- Yeah I you know I wanted to make sure felt as felt comfortable confident -- it is to go back out there. And you know I did -- I also wonder what was great about -- situation. Craig Breslow is joining us -- specifically if Longoria is a breast and Desmond Jennings. Not able to get strikeouts there and a couple those guys -- -- right hand side and it seemed like over and over game regular the -- to repeat. The pitch low and away lower box of the strike zone. Talk about the command to talk about you know being able to repeat that over and over again and and the focus of staying away from those right handers during that inning. Although there are it was pretty impressive group -- -- know whether -- -- or as well over our engineers for the mystery. During the series and felt like being able to keep the ball out of the way it has had a possible running away from -- that was probably. He has the most -- it is it's like up was when I was doing that sort -- over the plate. I thought of them in. They get chances to coming in with a cutter slider and regret that I have to kind of how old but guys not a strikeout -- duplicates of the strike out the rest is the difference. You know that I'm that I implies some of those good pitches and they weren't getting either take it for strikes or felt that was the play. And it but it gave me a chance to. Obviously that's later on in the count as a whole in the ground it out of the order through I was out of any. Yards and then post season the lefties out of the pen you know you look up and down over your opponent is music that's gonna be my guy I'm probably gonna face in three or four times. With fuel in the splits against righty so it's just you know you're gonna pitch late in my peak it's a variety in my. Does that make it more difficult than just maybe just stick him in scouting and go back history gets lefties. I'm well actually it seemed like Mike I would Sean Rodriguez based on going in the place that it is having a pinch -- support. But out Delmon. I think. Our armored. You are aren't bad outing purple consistently NG. Our particular -- is as if you are awful catcher on. A great job is the best known -- -- area that I felt -- they. You know any guy that was going to walk up there in that. I had a pretty good understanding of what their approach would be with the strength work on it but it's a huge that are. An and like as a that the strategy or his pants were as. You know behind. We're talking yesterday about the emotion of playoff games obviously you wouldn't and -- played in these I guess at home as a fan and and and watch him on TV but. It goes scoreless playoff games Greg went 00 in his back and forth and you mentioned earlier they're -- their bullpen early and they get that line out double play in. Yeah every inning goose -- goose egg -- -- what what's it like sort of watching from the dugout he talking with teammates but what's going money trying to focus on. When you might go into the game what. At that point out what's going through your mind. I think I think it has situation you know -- it is -- to -- -- kind of strange in that game there was certainly -- Prevalence. That it was going to be you know that it was going to be -- -- one -- -- because it just kind of like it was going to break first you know ultimately. And -- on the downside of that game. But the other choice is to recognize that all -- -- -- our our offense it's just really -- is -- pitchers put together talked about. Put it on the pressure on opposite where a lot of late. And so I think as a pitching that we felt like if we can keep that game one. Deficit. We like our chances it was to put pressure. On -- on the grateful. And down on him personally I would say I've prepared for each in this way and it's an -- for you know better to. To be prepared to -- it's not then that certainly the other way around. They're kind of where we weren't thinking what the situation was collegiate which I felt like there was there was a greater chance I was it again to what my average was. -- egos play the winner tonight's game we watched that game -- start to think about these teams this lineup and we've done in the past. I'll watch it you know partly as a fan partly to see obviously we're going to play I'm I think it's a pretty good job. Not really worry so much about who we match up best we -- look for first place is. That's an area that play out you know obviously two really really good. I think -- be an exciting to watch the fans and and ultimately regardless of who we figure to be. Nick kfar Forte in the globe that -- in the aftermath the celebration you know is is Jonny Gomes has his green helmet on and there's appears being chug left and right now -- Novello is jump in and then that the feeling amongst some players was you'd rather play the Tigers. That the Red Sox -- -- Tigers in the ALCS do you feel that way Craig India feel that around this team right now. It didn't look like it I don't I haven't had. You -- that it was -- about who would prefer to play an. Eternity. Overhearing. Seems to be pretty split. I think we -- like you know. We recognize -- the strengths for. There and Detroit went what else. A lot of Oakland pitching. Electoral reminds you a lot of Red Sox. From talk about that it is out there and give -- to hear somebody else was. It was with a com Detroit it is that it was a superstar. Though. In under I don't know that you want to theory necessarily. But after on either be. I think our our practices out there beat whoever it was it. Well you'll find out at some point tonight early into not tomorrow morning I guess depending how long this game goes and people have been a follow. On this team Craig for your blog on WEEI dot com and as part of that. You're at the play of forward and the initiative that you working with the strike three foundation continues to be something you want appoint people towards correct. Yet absolutely it's a community wide initiative where weren't fighting -- execute of course this year and beyond is figure out a way -- make -- you know. A -- with answer. Outdoor audience is that our website at street trees on these -- play or. Submitted ideas or project. Will interact with an upper defense's development as is this project. And now that we are were struck -- were the most innovative and creative. Project that -- It is. Right -- foundation dot org it's slash player forward Craig is doing a blog and WEEI dot com almost daily. During these playoffs you don't wanna answer who's the biggest party if if I said John if I said Jonny Gomes would you do would you disagree with me -- -- would not I would not. Like that. I'll buy a dining I'm -- I -- I would to a state school -- Connecticut he went to go to Q what did dale saw active again to say negative was always. Was gold -- Gomes to say it but he's too Smart -- was -- won't do it or not Greg we appreciate it continued does success during the playoffs -- -- the blog and they'll talk decent. -- Craig Breslow joining us here on the AT&T outline AT&T the nation's fastest now the most reliable forgy LTE network it is. Strike three foundation strike the number three foundation dot org slash. Play forward and he's he doesn't get the same recognition that club on -- Koji go ice too Smart for.