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Red Sox Review: Red Sox hitters were left guessing in Game 1 of the ALCS

Oct 13, 2013|

John Ryder analyzes the aftermath of the Red Sox loss to the Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Red Sox hitters couldn’t solve the Tigers’ pitching staff and only managed one hit in the loss. Ryder is also joined by WEEI.com’s Alex Speier to break down the loss and preview Game 2 coming up on Sunday.

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This is Red Sox review on the WEEI sports radio and. Where'd he -- -- it was here is that due to match. Playing a line drive center field -- got doubt very -- then it dropped her face it and it Tigers get Iran. More of a little further and applaud victors stopped at second if rumors or that one -- -- Troy. It's a review of video CS game number one between the Red Sox and Tigers. Then why all the 12 on the way playing and look. We're a little upset at him about down broad base CNN and a -- -- did the Red Sox finally have a base not -- the ninth inning. How about this they have the tying run on base. And that means Quintin Berry. Good speed merchant will run -- Daniel Nava. Red -- review with John were angered the right hander looks here's the 32 pitch. Swing he popped him up. Sky high around a shortstop Iglesias underneath that now comes in the wind takes it a bit but he makes the catch. And the Tigers have won game one by a final one -- up and now John Ryder. With the Red Sox were you on the WEEI Sports Radio network but as miles. The last time the Red Sox were shut out at home of the post season you know when I was. So loud it was 1918. That's the last time and happen. That has Lester -- -- shut out at home and and a and a playoff gave it a result was pretty good that that season. And they red sex -- should take a similar result this season. One -- the Red Sox have had the great ability you do is put a rough one behind them and bounce back the next day. Although most of the time they haven't had to go up against a guy that's gonna win this cy young and old B Max Scherzer. And later on tonight however you want have you had did tomorrow whatever. Game two of the ALCS have to -- says -- blanked by the Tigers won -- nothing tonight. I know and I'm surprised already I haven't had a text message or her phone call now we just started to show. But at least in the subject line on the phones. About Joseph west but. Let's give. Some credit -- on a ball Sanchez boy was he good you know in and it. Lot of talk so much stock and I think dominated really about Justin Verlander and understandably you know game three in potentially game seven of the goes that far. With the it would Verlander pitching in this series and then probably secondary adventures -- Partly you heard anyone -- I was listed to the station W I'll day in. I'd been here one full color or no conversation about on a ball Sanchez kind of almost as if you could. Have a forgotten man that won the ER -- title. He would be yet. But he was it tonight I mean he was the story tonight but still -- but -- approach for the red sex they just completely off balance yet again runners on vexing frustrating. Have been in in almost no hit of course. -- which is never happened. To a home team in the post season. The others only two of them Don Larson's perfect game and in the in the World Series and then Roy Halladay back in 2010 the NL VS. But those are home games for those of pitchers is never happened on the -- never been a combined one. And almost did it tonight in fact. On a seven pitch shed that with a one out in the ninth. Joaquin Benoit gives it up great at bat by Daniel Nava and that was a pitch did for Bogart's clear on that changeup. And now was a strike he swung he just popped it up to short. But I think the -- an -- you know one of the Red Sox only opportunities. To me the big. Opportunity was in that sixth inning and he had the bases loaded. On walks by Sanchez which would be his last decade didn't give up did watch six but struck out twelve. A slider was here when I was -- was killer to left handed hitters. And it's changeup fastball everything working and not to be lost in this at all was Jon Lester was tremendous -- that makes even more difficult these two lineups. Shut down especially the Red Sox deny these vaunted offenses. And Red Sox during the regular season. Happened from time -- time the -- get shut out eleven times in the regular season despite winning 97 games but. Just a crusher tonight approach was there and really hardly anything hardy hit it wasn't they were just -- it -- robbed and there was some great defense plays weren't able to take. Advantage of Jhonny Peralta playing out in left field -- that was really the pot was the offensive star for the Tigers the added to -- that of the game suspension so a strange game -- Dave O'Brien said on the on the broadcast your W react completely agree surreal Lewis is. Really bizarre. So many different things happening in this one and so many things to go over and would his being even in a one nothing game hey welcome to the post season this is dome almost a four hour game -- I -- -- four minute shy of it. Three hours and 56 minutes. Tigers. They they left twelve they were one for eleven homers and scored his two outs to. This is when they get there Ronald Jhonny Peralta in the sixth in the Red Sox say they're gonna answer back in the sixth. And even an opportunity. As. As well in the first inning. Two for the Red Sox could get it done Tigers -- an opportunity as well and probably would have scored near post Cabrera wasn't so banged up. Throughout his entire body are -- I see up there on the four lines will also get. And here for -- John Farrell here from Jon Lester here from some of the Red Sox notables here possibly comes here to bowl guards and and some of the other Red Sox notables from tonight -- and on hopefully as wild and Detroit's additives and love always engineer for -- Jim Leyland and his take. So get that the let's get to you on the phone lines in first up is Josh used in Centerville indicate Paige Josh. You're either they Josh and you don't -- alternate world war first -- -- I thought he could have if you look at it objectively. There was definitely entertaining no question about that frustrating criticized his eyes that it. It certainly reasonable and thought -- -- -- -- with Daniel -- those late inning you'd been aggressive I saw a lot of good stat called it lucky so called so it's. I don't know I don't know strategy. I I actually enjoyed it I actually and -- -- and what more. Chris Kelly will make fuel strategy this year good food. And Bruins beat her through the back. All right thanks -- Shelby's escape has Columbus today out in awhile here's a gym in Peabody a gym. Until you mentioned going to -- that it was in the alternate shot. And for a couple of -- game. Some of the I think shrugged again so much on the you have Columbus Day Jim I don't know if you're so now. That they could limit the amount for trips -- to coach Mitchell kept it goes well when you when you have Wimbledon was like 121112. That has won nothing of. Well and there's extra commercials too and in a lot of this is dictated by television. Did that it if you noticed is there's a couple lecture commercials mixed in there. Right before you get back to the Indies. With a win tomorrow -- and we're in big trouble are. I would say. Who's dead and it Verlander going in three. Tomorrow's the you gotta look at this -- as crazy as. It's a must win I think it is I -- we've seen this team do this before we all remember what happened at 2004 and coming back but. Be a tough task. It if you lose the first two at home and then you're going out to Detroit and facing Verlander. And lets not look at his regular season stats this one jumps out to me how about since mid September has allowed a rod. What do they what are they just came through it would they wouldn't beat those guys so well gronkowski. Yet tough task about that and -- believer of the guys in the middle Wilfork goes double for the season as we -- but Tommy Kelly out as well to the injury no gronkowski. Yeah and end in Sproles and Graham. Some odd reason it's one of those it's. Been such an unpredictable NFL season already. And it almost feels like the Patriots -- -- it is to win -- -- other foreign one or shut up but I still somehow to pick to win that game. It's a battle of attrition it's our job was gonna have enough plays by week's seventeen. It's almost like you know that -- -- philosophical -- the last bench and. Yeah well wait wait till they expanded. Couple more games in the regular season that's gonna happen down and Pate thanks for the call -- mostly -- if they look we appointed time here up until 2 AM but mostly get into this. ALCS tonight here's bill and he's Boston a bill. -- -- -- see them in the league game I really don't I surely he's going to march on tenure but it's great Earl -- adults here -- -- in. It looked up at the plate on maybe -- was too -- and half the women you know getting the -- I don't know what this timing and everything else was awful. Yeah and at all but too much party. I -- these guys -- out -- you know 5 AM last I would I would doubt. I might everytime I watch TV they shoot the commercial shortstop of the dumb guy to want something you know. You know I just sum it -- intended time was really option. I don't mind a bit loose bill in -- they were loose at the work out I know they showed footage of of not but Napoli sunbathing and you know JP view it as. His cigar store in -- a different stuff but. I mean this with this was Sanchez and I know loose. The forensics fan's perspective erupted Joseph west and exactly give many breaks but I put this war on. On Sanchez and some bad at bats that I I think you just got compounded there were frustrated by Sanchez and and frustrated by Joseph west the one that Joseph west. Solid that that stands out to made. Was that Ellsbury had bad. There were true which look like a ball for. There and to get on base in the seventh inning and that's where victory no -- added one of play at a couple Beers tonight but at a beef on the on deck circle looked like those guys will victory and it was gonna get Ron wrong in this one. But that -- there was. All there and in typically the west is a hitter resolve. I mean in this until the game I was a little watching him in the central on the radio it seemed to me like. There aren't a lot of pitches in the -- Well -- well today they just had some bad it really bad a bad tonight and a lot and add to do with six Sanchez tonight. They're trying to -- in my they got a lot of the game and and that was that day you know if you think it takes the call bill. Is it lets get in as Detroit bullpen because if there's a perceived weakness. And including Joaquin Benoit if you checked out -- the as series the Oakland series. Then like can be and eventually -- venture anyway. And -- -- are getting into that today Detroit bull then there in Albuquerque was terrific Veres was great strikeout ball batters he faced. Smiley gets Ortiz well managed back. Jim -- -- the bullpen guys to the job to back up Sanchez. And that was it and is worth the trip pitcher but some. That approach that for the Red Sox as well all right I see all you need to get to him after this break. Then why all the 12 on the way you swing and looper into left center. It's been about yeah. The no hit -- the Red Sox finally have a base not near the ninth inning. How about this they have the tying run on base. And that means Quintin Berry. The speed merchant will run Ford Daniel -- Today it would end up stealing I thought he would -- would draw up. Majority to vote count and he ends up flying out to right field at a pitch to head bowl guards at a -- did it was. There was a I would like to be a changeup that he popped up. Who's got on top women and that was it. You know I'm and the Red Sox had there were opportunities couldn't casual runners in scoring position yet they had them they were for six of that category because they walked. Six times. -- -- the ball out of the infield shine -- Bakley after the Tigers take game one and related the main story was the Detroit staff in this one. And and even the Detroit bullpen to go along with the unbelievable performance by on a ball Sanchez and it really tough luck clause for Jon Lester and you've got to. One not in championship games today because of Cardinals point Dodgers won nothing they're down two games to none. John -- about -- you read sexually we take you all the way up until 2 AM and let's give back the cause here's Matt and forever -- meant. Yet the walk -- anabolic story of the two games with a yet it's got it all Mike Dunn who by the way I know exactly curious saying I thought that variation that stole under and drew that that is he seemed to be. Getting is that the wood on the ball in EEE advocate -- two real good balls all day in one it was a foul ball on the net fly out but. -- I hope he -- that then I just hope that for baseball say that. We're all there is not the star this series than -- with a minute to give give the MV PQ is. -- known for providing a man -- About that this this year's Dayton the Tigers after last year and the Tigers -- getting swept by the Giants in the World Series so electing in the post season not to go would've Melky Cabrera who could have been back -- -- policies roster. The Rangers go -- and grows in the Tigers go Jhonny Peralta. In it was adjusting did it in on the pregame show tonight Jokester -- there was tiger about Peralta and scouts for saying that -- skipped a beat here. That's that has -- has my antenna are up that sounds awfully suspicious now than it. You know to be a lot but that -- -- you'll -- hopefully think the baseball cards were a lot come -- I had two of the quickly before you get -- get a. And and by the way I -- try to get this -- to -- vidro quit. A tough not a couple of different situations for him notably the sixth inning. The -- strikes -- waiting. And then he had right -- that he had that ends up flying out admitted terrific play there it should have been to another thing that was a terrific play on the on the fielder. Dying quail. That he ended up juggling that ended up catching but to a couple different squanders for drew. At the plate tonight. Well I'd predict that aren't going to be the start of the series and he had his opportunities -- did that wealth that the and I did it on him I mean look at Maryland -- doing anything good -- I'll let let. Cowboys. You know what they're helping that is either I can recover there have been known for being mr. you know pro Red Sox and even he edits it a couple of times. Questionable call in the unique they look like about 23 car on the way out especially on Ellsbury pitch but. I thought that was the most egregious one I'd documentary -- a get to the point though where all of the blame a -- Twitter and attacked -- in a I know the crowds into -- -- And even the red -- a bit you know Sanchez they were clearly frustrated by him but then. Know Wes compounded it bled and at times and -- a little bit too overboard. On nitro west now it would take. It was that they are very -- Dave Barry getting frozen by his change yet in a changeup and the slider. That -- -- get cheated to get the guys -- the fastball they were just totally out of -- you know won the when Albuquerque and would it smiling they came in terms embarrassed to. But anyway the two quick point where it was -- on. Yet it's serious it's the only but yeah it was a drag bunt. Yeah it's a first. I think victory over thinking -- are you getting got a challenge Cabrera at third. My dad told -- -- is Udoh back in the old days got an MVP because used to take the body and to do the Baltimore chop over the third base and our. Finally done -- -- I think you really should do that because of the. I I can understand testing Cabrera I don't wanna see this become the Red Sox all of a sudden it takes man they do have some good bunkers on this team. But to go all of a sudden you know just stood consistently try to bunt. -- you know constantly. On goal we've seen from the Red Sox this season but the -- The I I think they should test for government -- in that victory no instance there were. He was it is and he had a rough night as he grounds out to first that was in the sixth that was on the Red Sox. At that rally go what I wanted to load the bases -- walks here's and Jimmy and Brock did a Jimmy. And -- -- -- Jimmie were you well over a very Lloyd I thought. Negotiation does. -- -- -- it -- them was a master of them alone as far as. Trained -- speed. He had -- -- balance. -- pitchers in reverse. Yeah I -- you know I I. I did some pitch when I was you know my you know it is and I just I was just -- -- watching this -- -- I the other relentless what was likely try to he's unbelievable stuff -- Now when he's on he's on he wasn't on it and that one game he pitched against Oakland but this is a guy that is. It probably should be a surprise is a guy has pitched a no hitter before. He's -- -- racked up the strikeouts before. And it during this season so it should be his pro when he is on now it. Today he is an end and red sex and in some favors as well. Did you really going to look like they have America's. A little -- will perhaps -- in manager Daryl. Jonny Gomes somewhere it was a visit visit as a pinch should be just give up lip of the gramatica and -- -- one to nothing -- I'm surprised you didn't see guy at all now. You have had a couple of text messages on that is as well yeah. Knock down there I guess you people who would sit him. Didn't hear that final -- -- their -- David in Salem made David. -- -- -- -- -- -- Resonate you know that it let guys called earlier but he can't see the Red Sox when -- your game. This whole series I don't know what game he'll block. It's it's -- instant. No -- said major. Yeah I still think I I don't think there's going to be I'd be heading into this one I'd be stunned if this was a sweep tonight in in either direction. We know it's not a matter in the Red -- direction. What -- what are achievement Major League Baseball and I noticed this about my team Kirk I'm a life term homer there's there's -- pick -- Outside and the one guy that probably -- the -- than what happened tonight. You've got a no hitter. Being drawn against Cuba an entire pitching staff. And then the rate down until last Al. You're not you know to me that he's definitely a message. To the other team if I -- -- Detroit. And I go through something like that. And it came down. Two at Stephen Drew. What is that what it would be great the sixteenth and an inch off the bat. That doesn't make that a home run over the over the wall yeah there are at the walk opportunity like him if you the other team. -- Walk away and we dominated that game what do you say. While me and we threw everything we and we got a no hitter. And we all thought they almost tied it but -- humbled in that had a chance. In the ninth inning at least to me that's what we should all it. And yeah I don't think Detroit looks at it that way though. You. Know -- because I think they they expect a hard five series coming into the. And went -- ever stepped up there are aware -- your local level we think. It's -- all these guys figured that initial drop this year that's in the back of their -- that you know. I still haven't faced these guys drop because I haven't finished the ball beautifully and perfectly at the -- in the seventh game in the bottom of the. I I wonder how they do feel. I'm sure there's utmost confidence. And those players and in the manager Jim Leland when scherzer or Briere Verlander against the baseball. They might be a little bit shaky though when it when it goes to Ben won a one nothing game. It's a great outlet outlet that's so how -- that that little thing in the back of their mind says. Happily do any better than we did. And -- you got a guy on the base early in the game that is lamenting runs struck me so so police. What -- Cabrera and their contract in could've been two or three. Early on. And the gloves -- a long -- yeah well so it was simple aspect of how do you see how do you put these guys the way they're still they always come back they're always there and all that they've done and all year they don't. You know one day they've done all year definitely is put tough ones like this behind him thanks for the called David public it that it almost. You know an early lead for deterrent a couple occasions where just missed a home run. Around the pesky pole. And then if it's anyone else on. On base that would have been a one there and in the first on the Prince Fielder. Single. All right -- will continue IC four lines up there and I'll get to as many as I can while I'm here until two loss -- gave back to. Fenway here would judge Jim Leyland had to say you were John Ferrell and -- had to say as well after the Tigers win game one of the ALCS one -- out to be a dominant pitching. And as somebody interest in passes tonight's game as expected between these two signature teams meeting up for the first time ever in the post season about that. Will continue Europe know to have this break in -- flash. This is a Red Sox review on the WEEI Sports Radio network. Currently he is certainly -- whispers that can't -- that -- to catch me a line drive center field can I doubt very can't then it dropped her face it. And the Tigers get Iran. More of a little further in a -- -- -- stopped at second Cabrera scores and it's one nothing Detroit. It's a review of ALCS game number one between the Red Sox and Tigers. Then -- -- the 12 on the way you swing and look -- in the left center at the the no hit -- the Red Sox finally have a base not near the ninth inning. How about this they have the tying run on base and that means Quintin Berry. Good speed merchant will run forward Daniel -- Red zone review with Joseph learned near the right hander looks in appears to have 32 pitch swing you popped him up. Sky high around a shortstop Iglesias underneath that. Now comes in the wind takes it a bit but he makes the catch and the Tigers have won game one by a final one -- -- and now John Ryder. With the Red Sox review on the WEEI Sports Radio network. Those solo concerned. Ed did it before the playoffs started red the Red Sox face the Tigers real serious the Red Sox who went on. They've fallen game one of his still is definitely opportunity and do that producer -- so I was during the break Christa on me reminding me how I were by the people when. Jose and Oakland so I fear the -- I. I said the Tigers will be the toughest opponent and these -- the two best teams the American League. And win win that staff Detroit hats. But this is far from over. Game 20 but boy but Colts in and was adjusting -- -- On net Twitter have Pedroia. And what will will get you some -- does sound from the locker room. But Pedroia asked about face insurers -- Verlander the next two games do you respond we have Buchholz and Lackey. Now you know Lackey Verlander. Now I see their -- of an advantage for for Detroit now on by you never know and in -- wacky post season by let's get back to a calls here's Randy and so August. But I do our idea. You -- your -- at. I thought that I obviously the two biggest. Points a night game was that double play that wasn't. And obviously the bases loaded with the war getting at it through one and two real quickly give them blown away it is those -- the two biggest -- That -- they came so close on that double play that was an amazing attempt. Yeah and he was safe Victor Martinez was saved by no -- to an -- when Lester. I haven't heard what Lester had to say after the game -- expected apiece if if he has seen. The replay of that even though I and I can understand caught up in the emotion of the game and -- one and a double play there. So it and I was a crusher because and Peralta and have knocked in a run. Honestly. Today isn't that it out. The Sanchez's yeah although as much as I appreciate the numbers. I never appreciated him as much as I did tonight. Who could we trade him thought. The job on a bell Sanchez trade was part of the Beckett deal. What it satire though but I don't know who isn't blue yeah. Brilliant -- if I said that during the game but I just thought though it is too long ago that Olympic now. You know unless stir in Sanchez were teammates at double a Portland. That's correct that's correct -- here actually right I would like this I was amazed at the united does that. And he throws the ball fast action passes but to see him throw it slow slower and slowest resisted it was amazing to watch about this. I miss -- -- united at. The open the Aggies -- -- -- that's the one thing you know and is some odd pitches to one point there was a change -- there was -- -- 69 miles per hour almost underneath his pitch but it. The -- when you have. It's it's one thing we have a devastating slider and change -- most of those guys are those guys that throw you know 9192. -- when you can read we gear up and throw 9596. To go along with -- slider changeup but you have an odd. And it and you're confusing. And I don't know what's coming next and he has the ability to do that. I've never seen a lineup. Especially like guys that just could not pick up the ball all night long beat everybody checked in -- swings nobody was certain what they would do it and is not used to seeing these guys say this is spoiled us all you alone now. You know some scouts have mentioned before. It's interesting because both the David Price start and Sanchez just repeat that but David Price start they were a little bit more aggressive early this is in the AL BS and a and a lot of scouts. Some anyways said while the red -- as we pitched to in the post season. The pitcher pounds the strike zone but it -- Hey you know at times he was kind of all over the place and all these walks but they they were just utterly confused. There's really was kinda crazy to get the best. That we can take out of this is that it was only game one. I think the thing this is -- than anything about that so on the other side of the coin is that I felt this was a must win. And that's really where it -- seven game series. No I concede that I don't think that's the way yeah I I don't think that's it completely bizarre you know this game is somewhat bizarre because. The you look at the two opposing pitchers to thanks for the call Randy you look at the next two and a balk calls that are looked like the guy at the beginning of the season. Wanted to get scherzer. I look watch all of a sudden be I wouldn't think so but some sort of in a 76 game tomorrow night. But to. I I expect some more good pitching I mean heck look at the matchup ball Colts again scherzer is just wonder -- ushers will be going after command have haven't come out of the bullpen. In a must win game four for Detroit to force the game five were Verlander dominated. In and also you know it's going to be interesting to. To see with the the trade whether. Seattle picked this will be the case really sometimes they say this after flying from the west did he not as tired near the first. They're so it and then it -- handle but it will see if that's the case but these Kazmir when he arrest tonight with the game does not like it's going to be a day game Nomar it's not. Now until on 815. Which is probably more like 820. Here's and John and Quincy -- That -- are polish as a quick complain about all the reps and India -- we did. But particulate. I'm in -- some rust but but but overall this was more. On the Red Sox on ability casual runners in scoring position -- more run on Sanchez and his terrific start and also it has been no conversation has -- Jon Lester was was great tonight. Right and oh -- of people reps are they're not gonna -- their. And a TV when you were -- White Sox tiger blew them up the -- -- going to be sweet John banks but he. Will will seek. I still don't think is a sweep. Here's Chris he's out no Rochester Michigan hey Chris. But they count -- good men or you. I'm putting good and sit -- out Detroit bill and that the thing that bothered me tonight was. Looking greeted at the sixth inning it seemed like the Sox -- like swinging for the fences. Instead of trying to being accurate in the wrong I mean literally out of one starter. And it and everybody who got -- you'll carded -- high stepping up with one swing in the I don't know about ever wanted to get a few occasions in. But you know with Anibal Sanchez couldn't speak people abusing your Detroit. You can you know it was Peter yet walk outing and you know in Oakland. But they should have been able the manufacturer -- and you know more than not and how excited are. And it just he'll be a little bit here because the Tigers have all the momentum now yeah this is not Chris at because coming up. Big. That Cy Young winner pretty much this year coming out -- at her and happy that they're gonna start with -- hole. Yeah it was only been so dominant since mid September and looks like the guy back in 2011 -- one not only the Cy Young but the MVP -- Won't vote later turned himself around after the second happen at the -- especially at predicting -- an Oakland. That this is ironic -- because get a or a Red Sox fan confirmation united and sure the previous scholars conference Quincy was Tigers. But yeah just like his game or bizarre I don't have went for about an act and -- couple. But you know only could they happened me back to the run against the Tigers and I'm I'm great now -- having such a good outing. The Tigers bullpen which is questionable past. They're they're gonna act that momentum from their starters. They need to wake up the starters earlier on an at bat my age. Hit well that I and the tiger should feel good under the wind they pitched united way the bullpen work the pitchers your game two and Verlander in game three. Would never know wanna set it was going to be easier for the Red Sox. Before I like to go the one -- help -- Detroit fans around here and I know all obviously it. They they don't have a heck of a lot up that you in this team believe it or not they think that -- in the pitching although ever been dealt in the nation thing. They're they're actionable under pitch. Illini know they're -- -- I'm Prince Fielder but I understand all right this is the third straight. ALC yes. Many people. Almost feel like Detroit has won a World Series recently but it hasn't been since 1984. Then they lose to the Cardinals in 06 I joked before the post season have I -- beat. While -- Detroit Saint Louis in Saint Louis winning again. Yeah and and now they're looking at Saint Louis but you end up ended Roger's got a little bit. This led led Italy is they've -- of the Tigers a couple of years back they get to World Series but only to be swept by the Giants -- shoes so I can understand. Tigers fans' frustration I know Milledge is Diane for championship amid the it's outlawed for -- all -- -- trade of Sanchez and he's. Japanese you spend enough money you want it before he goes yeah they're they're all in at this point that it that it the Red Sox don't win tomorrow. There's been a problem. Yeah I agree I agree it is that interest you good you guys you got to take dead one tomorrow kid to go to -- to -- face and Verlander. In Detroit. Yeah I'm gonna get that grant. Think relative future here Detroit opened the Red Sox -- outlook now when they come into town that. I got blocked and they play like they did tonight there's going to be big probable. I would agree takes Chris it's tough to count this Red Sox team loud how resilient they have been but I would be have be fearful 20. And -- banquet Verlander. And in game three in Detroit against John Lackey. Tried to all continue your cause -- let's hear what did John Farrell. I had to sizzle was press conference after the slots. Would headed to. And technical issues and missiles get a phone call in both the -- -- chuck it around here tactical issues they dug. It's now I think adding it was way over reacting to that the random nature and no it is. Yup that the Tigers. Good no hit -- a mile the last game of the season in case -- is Iran emanated from Marty put fifteen runs. You know he gets it. Yeah well yeah there is that's in the regular season not so much in the post season when you get the Cy Young award winner -- he has and he's got to win it but. Nobody out in look at -- you never know I mean are they could bounce back tomorrow again scherzer. But then you look at some of the numbers that the Red Sox hitters have against scherzer. But they don't really -- create plays. Did the other thing of laying down a bunt to get Cabrera. They. I did they did think about it though the I think victory it was over thinking there when he dragged a bunt to have for an out at first base. Then -- I mean yeah they try to by the that was the high ground ball -- the but he was just listening to what you don't you think they pitched in Catholic. I'm glad it's now that I -- I gotta get me geez what they want me I don't want to. Yeah it's never happened on the on the road and it's never been a combined one and news it was looking that way for why then went out and see I was I would've been surprised the Red -- tied up with the -- about it thanks for the call. Doug. How well luck. Look at up against double play couple minutes here where do we have that rated ago we do all right of by John Farrell and what he had -- -- efforts after -- John I guess obviously can you talk about what sense does little to do against you guys and was an avid. And expect that I guess. Wouldn't say unexpected and I -- here's a league leader in any RA. You know. Whether it was Sanchez -- every guy that they brought out of the bullpen that was power stuff they executed very well they have a secondary pitch that they go to. -- we we get some big opportunities in that first second sixth inning and two out base it was elusive but. You know he had very good stuff power fastball good changeup slider when he needed to against right handers. I analyse a swing and miss obviously. Twelfth. Yes John. Was it was at all Sanchez and their pitching or was some of the you're hitting it also was there any issue with the umpiring. I'm you don't I can't say that there was an issue the -- and -- be taken away from that the talent that their pitching staff as they they have very good stuff whether it was a three day layoff for us. You know I don't wanna say it's just that. You know they're they're talented group. And like -- said they they have power stuff and they executed very well but. And -- might have been a couple of pitches over pitcher's pitches that that. Seem to go against us but it's down to it to say that the umpiring was the reason why we didn't get it until ninth inning and they do little. Short side -- my partner. Couple more. Here again. Tiny desert or getting a lot of keep up bats early in the game he did that work against you at all that you maybe. Not swinging as some pitches and -- No -- you know we leaving eight men on base and thank him. Him characteristic of this team all year Estes to build its pitch count that we're doing very well Sanchez you know fifty plus pitches through two innings. He had a quick inning and I believe that fifth inning put them. No idea is to try to get the double and then and as we went through that. Any time we had men on base to get a strikeout when needed a big one obviously that sixth and with the bases loaded. But it's. I wouldn't say patience are working deep counts was the reason why didn't get in them. Mark Toney -- pitcher's pitches you think your guys look at in this game there's that zone system brought thoughts. You know for more Venice or from dugout you can't really tell you can tell up and down. You know -- again. I don't know that every pitch is going to be you know I can't say that there's not can be pitches and that's that's that's the human part of this game so. I can't say that was a -- strikes moment. What else for John tonight. And second behind you change. John you guys lined up to face Max -- tomorrow and Verlander on Tuesday hello do you think your -- going to be able to rebound -- lost I think we'll will be ready to go tomorrow night's. You know this team you know if you haven't been around us this year. We we have the ability go to put tonight behind us when we show -- the ballpark and our guys we were gonna go. -- -- It's till that night but the approach we're -- take get the starter out of there by six innings in the end with pitch count up that. He was delighted that it was just not executing on the pitches that he did get. Well again two out base hit a difference in this from tonight's. You know it's threw it to chase a very good starter after six innings I thought doing what we succeeded in that right now we're down a run. You know that game is still very much in the balance well with every time we come to the plate. But it's I thought we did a number of things well tonight our infield defense was outstanding in that in that fifth inning and then. Stephen Drew with a great over the shoulder catch to preserve the long run. Ballgame at that point but it's only when we set out who we achieve what we set out to do and I was you try to get them bullpen sometime in the middle innings and unfortunate DiMarco. And one more. With Miguel Cabrera hobbled a little bit at third base is there any thought to they can't move for a little -- make it on them for excellence like -- we we showed a few attempts to do that with a was with a was -- veteran -- -- First baseline and put them. And again soon or we're trying to get on on base a couple of different ways and and we we took a couple of opportunities try to make can be a little more active down there for -- You know and in the end we're we're looking to get on -- and we can and and by virtue of the deep counts for the you know we drew up. A decent number of walks to put some men on base but. I can't say that we missed opportunities by making a move anymore and we did. John Ferrell out there -- sex narrowly. Escaped. Being no hit by the Tigers have -- this -- we'd go right to Verlander now. Tigers there's due to start fourteen innings to had shut out ball. It would 22 strikeouts that's pretty damn good is that. And and I assures her tomorrow night but. Is this is just game one all right will roll on here odd coming up after the break I'll talk with a grade Alex spirit WEEI dot com his thoughts about tonight's game. Continued your phone calls at 6177797937. Text messages 379837. Just two of them here. Has Joseph west had a history of giving bad calls to players given golf. PS of boxing news Timothy Bradley with a victory he has like a road hears him -- more Kaz. End up -- bleaker. Thanks -- -- and I was like the 2012 season four hours. All right to coming up Alex here also will continue as well. Gave back to Fenway on interest it has so it will hear a little bit maybe Jon Lester and also. Jim Leland. Before maybe cut from Pedroia before make our way out of your attitude that's all of next. Weights. Lead here that they actually did -- did strike parade. Like out of my slider. Is -- out strike out. Sanchez with a 160 pitches six -- was it six walks two wild pitches and it doesn't gays. The Red Sox have ever had the post season game against -- the pitcher. After 61 nothing Detroit. Has the way it would stay one nothing Detroit the Tigers take game one of the ALCS John Ryder banquet is drew strikes boys that slider. The lefties did all Red Sox hitters from on about Sanchez was. Just devastating. And that was probably the biggest squander leave them loaded their India bottom of the sixth and Alex beer will be joining us on the eighteen TO I'm before -- just get to him I just -- image is ever on his. It was Stephen Drew on on the Tex -- some saying that. I should have been pinch hit for in the ninth or let it against them then why I'm not sure but his numbers against -- wives left first right but also. Then I could do that because Bogart's has already in the game and at third base for middle Brooks -- let's get to Alex spear of WEEI dot com how's it going Alex. Right while you're busy as always I know and always appreciate taken a timeout on the AT&T hotline -- right. So much conversation tonight about Joseph west and his strike zone but this was. Let's give some credit here this was Sanchez and his two -- -- Certain according stop complaining about the strike zone where you strike out seventeen times okay. You know there's obviously and there's the moment to look into Meehan and put -- in history 1997 Eric -- return. You know what is your strike zone I've been permitted live on Hernandez to just keep strike -- like we didn't get up -- at the same time. There are certain point where I saw the swing or the Red Sox were shaking Joseph west let's say you don't swing again and about and -- And -- and the rest of the Tigers -- -- they had it. Unbelievable stuff -- execution throughout the evening. Well and a pretty good position. Well out or maybe they captured some borderline calls absolutely but it. If the Red Sox you know it's hurt our secure at the -- -- scored zero runs. It and put -- -- time. It was entirely Gillette and you know and that would be I don't run counter to everything you're reaching about that and it's accountability. Indy you know in. Viewing it it is -- able to approach its agents or about Eric and the proper equipment like you know you you won't find me. Utter complete encouraged in the dark struck out because that's really about -- it. He had in Sanchez as well who they haven't faced this season have fazed that much is and do this -- has thrown a no hitter. He's who racked up big strikeout games he didn't pitch well against Oakland -- now one playoff start the one he's on he's on -- -- -- That that was Izod nine of those post season we know about the pitching and -- he's no different. He can be but to me it seem like and and you watched just you know -- games this season I have as well there there approach they were completely confused tonight. -- are they just have a well you know he has that little Louie Tiant of it to make it really difficult to figure out is stuck out and so I'll be able to generate considerable action. It's slider absolutely bat he saw you -- to correct -- going on at the church one. You're sort it -- before and -- I credit the quality of the tension out of out of that late sharp break. Takes it out of hitters don't make and hit a ball put to -- -- recognize that stopped. In you know that felt like I was able to -- -- for you right on right change yeah I'm player Mike Napoli -- I'm. You guys grip the bat or their own right on right changeup. In -- really end up being. You know -- obviously overpowering. Over our Arsenal. I'm in in group -- pitchers for a force Sanchez -- -- -- -- -- a year or chipped a six or during the during that highlight. The most straight at ever single game against the Red Sox are starting pitcher. Yet and boy that's some did too because a lot of times CC those guys Alex. That you know we'll have that slider have that changeup but then you know lead the comeback in 91 night -- and when you can come back to to -- 95 mile per hour fastball. And you ever -- that's on -- that's tough and it's just makes it you know not appear almost. That stop and otherworldly talent so there -- -- expect that from the forcing him to come into the strike -- -- a great job of laying off some of the borderline pitcher. You know you already -- the results just the just. Six walks -- whether you're an -- -- of a chance that and get those six slots. That you should do so let you know InterGroup obviously living with outrageous stuff in parts that were very difficult to -- much where. If -- -- -- Alex spirit don't you EI dot com on Twitter at Alex spear. And John Ryder on red sex drive to the -- -- give -- to game one of the -- his one and nothing -- kind of buck. Just overall and -- Dave O'Brien mentioned this during the broadcast kind of a surreal game was in Europe Europe baseball historian. I mean just everything that happened tonight at -- Yeah I mean certainly that's where there -- -- that you don't see a lot ever you know injured -- you know wondering always spoke. There's -- you know where it became obviously a chance. Or become the third down there a certain order for you history. In the -- murder while in. You know it might give Accenture or you know inspirational that the critical -- it would ever what they were you know they were mowing down -- Very very good Red Sox that our our our team successful during the course Buren. It -- it is under scorers. Really BC's side of the challenge the current spot based because there are early in the third for a year and it's an excellent job against right handed starter. There lineup and built and -- right -- starter I'd like you entertain about. You know. Shane Victorino over here. -- all our well or not pitchers or dark you know a number of her -- Slovakia all be. Are greater Turk against righty against lefties. And you know. But the Tigers are -- different you know it's a different level of quality of right handed starter. -- or -- are not search out there were reports birds are. It is something that they -- otherwise you know typically do what you're going to see. Registered lineup change tomorrow. I think you're going to see. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know it's it's it's a difference that. All right is he basically just answered my next question because they saw some reports of -- reports -- get -- confirm with you. That and so -- is in there for Napoli tomorrow. Gomes is that number will middle -- -- sitting as well. No -- returning to urge Floridians are. Saw a different -- and the one thing this team is has the ability to do we keep saying it and they have. Is to put a game behind their sanded after the game put this game behind them and they've been resilient able bounce back but. The issue is they they haven't been facing all the time the you know who's gonna win the Cy Young award and Max Scherzer tomorrow. Yeah although we were probably saying the same thing you know September after Doug Fister dominated -- I'm not the first game and then Orlando they've bounced back you inspection at third for a bit. 21 win so I shouldn't. Certainly -- Note do you think that's a must win tomorrow night as they would it would Verlander going to game three. I mean I think -- it is a -- period -- it must -- and Bruno. You know he shoots even come back down to bottom so. I don't want to say -- I if they lose game -- and -- certainly lose a bet at super eights by. It is they usually important. Yeah let's say daunting task and I did reference the 04 is coming back we all know about that but would Berlin and then going to do. Do Detroit. Tough and I guess another ironic twist somewhat is that the Red Sox wanna get into that Detroit bullpen at least. Some of those guys getting to -- one even then -- -- and those in those Kaz is lights out as well. Yet tremendous start just you know lighting up the radar one after the other they were two and about shaking their heads at how good they weren't. Now that were there when there are on the strike zone and you're pretty good about during the about even -- There really. Right excellent as always Alex I'm sure I know all be talking at some. Point all right take Celek spear by WEI died cup. If you wanna fit in a phone call time -- -- 6177797937. Or text message. AT&T Tex signed 37937. John -- with the red sex -- final segment up next. Try to mix up a little bit try to fit in some Jim Leland some Jon Lester is well -- Dustin Pedroia cut coming up. After the break after the Tigers take game one of the ALCS a one -- nothing tonight at that. -- to swing and a miss strike three nasty pitch down and away. Slider and he had a weak wave at it he strikes out the side for the second time. And nine strikeouts over four innings. This is. You know a slider. Changeup -- late. So some you know you're gonna commit to it in. It goes out of his own trying to stop so that's that's assignment you know it's it's quality stuff. I'd say well overall tonight with a Red Sox the one ahead Ellsbury victory don't Napoli struck out three times Ortiz number drew. Each twice in the one nothing loss. The Tigers Dustin Pedroia -- China -- -- final segment once you have before you were Jim Leyland meant to say let's say give back to the phones here's Joseph New Bedford a joke. The general you didn't you. The good portrait soccer and I'm you know -- tonight but yeah part per -- and I want to say you're you know you're one of the best or not the -- on on yeah -- You're courteous -- Hendry keep -- point. Some. Feel you know I how -- call a few weeks -- what the goal in the elite just common great -- and -- and a lot you know download yet I'd say so that they were champs obviously. -- could be very typical this result was -- very. But -- you -- of men that they left on base all she's a long. I thought was going to be a problem and -- -- important. You know they were they've been able to. To overcome that all she's long but it's been a whole lot of base sort of struck she's -- -- get a total. Yeah it is very well and it's gonna happen when you lead the league in runs but I'm -- the other on the later part of this season there was definitely stretches towards the later part of this. Well certainly in in August. I remember that happening quite a bit. Sure what you -- it to my meat you know probably because at least pitchers we just match up there he has tremendous stuff. -- control as you can see your conference and our sport and anything it did it actually Oklahoma quite a bit yeah I think that's the comedy just played -- kind of telling is that the -- -- -- Committing to some of those pitches you know it. That's -- -- you seldom do it I mean you'll be looking engaged and leadership there. Yeah I you know and I thought our right you know first few innings is similar to what happened in in the Tampa Bay series but it was just today they were completely confused -- like when they. They thought they -- changeup was coming it was a fastball and then this slider just -- completely. Confused all the -- -- some in the that was clear and apparent. You know -- senator that you recovered for the future as well and she -- that just pitches in reverse no wonder that comic. But you don't know -- it is and -- Libya just think we're retreat here. You'd never see aren't very very seldom ever see -- Major League batters a couple little bit I mean you got a -- can't get thrown a 95 mile an hour to get your bat on the ball. Yeah there are a lot of little a lot of batters behind. You know the pitch and they just start rumors that you brought. Aurilia anymore yeah I don't see you know see it that much anymore you'll see it from one -- -- I didn't and I'd Napoli does -- once awhile but it does -- doesn't have that up a -- appreciate the phone calls thanks for the compliment. I here's a little bit of Jim Leyland is press conference after the Tigers went. Jim can you summarize what you saw from mine and a ball tonight and position your face in the sixth inning after yeah. Well no official blow our early. Well in Okur forward marked. He'll -- pretty good and made some good pitches and and usually -- them. But it does show groups -- your -- You know listen I was going to bring a left to do. So no there was going to assume shall we -- -- from. We set was really came through. Mark Jim I'm sure your happy enough to do that here with a win but did you get caught up to the no hitter. -- -- Don't predict -- push -- to us because. -- -- You know you almost feel like you're behind in this ballpark with one run I mean -- walk and once went about with a monster. Whole wall and really -- about tonight. There -- feel comfortable -- -- you are older than. -- -- nice to them several guys involvement. You know more felt -- force. -- -- How much. Where you peeking over the fact that it was early opportunities and it didn't go anywhere in pitching analyze the situation there -- problem that led off with a double. Well. You know we don't -- over -- opportunities. You know him with mentor induce motion to do a better but I think you know what you see him -- Hello repression of those two playoff games played division they were both won the most of scores that tell you kind of quality pitching is in the post season so. We do have to move it both opportunities. We're on this when we're -- Wealth. Okay. Can you get them at a high strikeout pitching staff all year long and how valuable is that ability these guys have not just to be effective but missed -- that we do. What's just point two because here's Bruce. It's it's not so vital because you don't have a lot of quick outs so -- phils go up. What is so was able recruited -- they have to keep those of -- and -- -- real -- works both ways orchestrated it and works against a little bit. Because their pitch counts to socialize early. One could strike out pitchers do no good to pitch -- And you know works for you when you're not big situation like we did the other day with -- action -- -- no way I struck out two guys so it's. You know like a -- advocates point to kind of bittersweet. As Jim Leland -- is after taking game one. One enough and here's Chris in more grows we give back to call secrets. A job that I could go back in the game and I had a good deal while we couldn't pinch through the night that we don't John McDonald a badge. So with LeBron and then -- the into the rattle that. Well now he's done -- -- his roster are gobbled up the mountain. All right well he is there wouldn't -- -- but he's not on the roster. I feel limited at some but I mean you could -- Pedroia at short but if we tied it up and then go attitude bombing in ninety god. Tying run on -- I mean. -- of what was wrong with drew hit an area of his radio on the mound that he didn't do. Clears that up a little bit more -- it would have been gone. Terribly potent 113. And I mean I Napoli Napoli -- might -- forty in the postseason and I mean you could pinch hit for Napoli would go I just. I would put them out of the pocket and I just I didn't understand why weren't even gone up and I do those situations. -- No I mean I Gomes has a right handed stick -- who knows what he would have done. But I mean if you got a guy that won twelve and Pinto has battled shoulder all game long I mean. How much work that in the front going in that situation. Yeah well I I -- I mean I don't have a big problem. You do you tie that one up who who the heck he had played shortstop. You won't. Yeah I mean I'd I thought people I -- -- of -- guys. Mind no way I'm trying to and I -- is it that. Steve intrusive. Not like he's he's had a rough one tonight with some of the stress they all did collectively us no question about that but. -- sometimes I think he's he's led the name on the back of the Jersey catch is a lot ire from the fans. But definitely -- no question but I'm -- one other thing I mean I'm excited didn't I couldn't see on TV but from -- then. We -- that double play early in the game. Out now we didn't now look look at again check it out when you see the -- -- yeah let's say about those good call yeah he was safe. Check out what you check it out at the degree eight days to check -- Chris appreciate but it's quickly here we Jon Lester had to say after the tough luck loss. Yeah me says the battle. You know it's stinks that one when B chip. It's playoff baseball so hopefully come out tomorrow and coming with some good at best night you know their pitching staff just a real good job of when they do get in trouble. Obviously not a allowing us you that big hit so. On the ticker has sometimes and show tomorrow and continues -- -- night. -- Yeah I mean. I mean give up one run to this team me get a feel like your chances so. Like a -- sometimes you tip your hat and Mitchell tomorrow hopefully score a couple. You know prevent them there's more. -- -- -- Get one great. Yeah I mean I think you know I think what it's is it that. On the fifth third or six there were real. Bases loaded and two on with two outs and UBB you just kind of hoping for the big hit it there and you know -- they kept making pitches they kept making this work and you know obviously like you said defense was great tonight -- made a couple great plays. Play at home. Insane from baltics about you know. Steve making that play pick and some balls down force so. You know now make a great players come from behind the right there and save me some pitches that. Is just it was news. There's a great game -- post season baseball tonight. You know you mean like this that sometimes you just he's got a ticker -- and show tomorrow and keep him out. Same stuff we saw him I mean we had what eight walks and tonight so. We had our chances. -- mean on -- just like I said they kept making pitches they kept coming after us and you know -- -- is that one big hit and unfortunately we reading get that tonight but. Bullpen did a great job come and test a great job coming in -- great job and coaches as usual so. I mean like I said sometimes it just it stinks to be on that side that you just tip your hat and and show tomorrow and do the same thing -- you know and do same thing scoring -- -- were not so. Hopefully we can we can continue to have those good at bats like we did tonight and hopefully get that big hit. Jon Lester tough luck loss and gave one. And the Red Sox down one game to none lead Iran would game two coming up. Later on tonight. However ought to view at 1:57 in the morning. Right our thanks to Alex fear of WEEI dot com critics always show excellent job produce -- -- Laura misery goes to open up had a days I was helping out as well. I'll be with the F for the for the pregame show tomorrow night's starting at 730 they'll be Woody after. Game two as well. That will do afforded -- Red Sox fall to the Tigers won enough and talked to you soon.

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