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Red Sox Review: The Red Sox are in the World Series after defeating the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS

Oct 20, 2013|

John Ryder continues the celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League Pennant with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the ALCS. Ryder is joined by WEEI.com’s Alex Speier to review this magical night at Fenway which included the late game heroics of Shane Victorino.

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Now how about that yeah. And it's incredible and it really is we we'd all about the tours around I've been talking about a would be all season after these games and and what a series. Even if you're not a Boston fan if you just objective of European so this was. One for the ages this ALCS everything coming down of the wire every moment edge of your seat. But the exemption to game four but other other of that and it is fitting it comes -- of that tonight. And edits I I think it's fitting in so many ways the Red Sox won this game the way they did. It -- close situation. And cut the atop with a Grand Slam whether it's a month pivotal grand slams seven there. If we go back to all four member Johnny Damon J. D. Drew and and 07 it is this series with David Ortiz and -- Shane Victorino. In is that fitting as well. The tide is solid victory in a scuffle in the way is could get a bunt down the it bought 25 ended up in this series. And yet it crestfallen I'm sure have to not be in the ability to the laid on upon said so India will be in use that word but said self. As post game comments in -- this that the images continues to five and look at. Not only huge game but I think each situation each had bad each page whatever it might be. As you know possible turning point moment and there's so much focus of resolve on this team it's incredible so the red sites are moving onto the World Series. John Ryder -- I'll be standing here I'll I'll I'll be staying open later than via. The the Boston borrowers into the bars. Up until at least 3 AM may -- board will -- but -- take your phone calls it 61777979. B 37 on this. Saturday night turning into Sunday morning and a prospective. They you know go go nuts out there you deserve it -- be safe of course but he can give us a call you can give us a text. Again the phone number 6177797937. Text most messenger. Export up and running AT&T -- 93790. -- and velocity. Active than a way what I I really -- loaded up with you the fans out the year of the listeners. For for the majority of the shelves but because we played so much -- -- -- -- the post game show. -- plays so much yeah. Who will play some of you know John apparel of the Podemus mothers -- we just finished a played some of that -- We will get to that later rod in this addition of -- sector view which is ALCS World Series advancing. Red Sox -- so. Read sized book and on after the victory over the tigers love to hear for BO if you read back from Fenway to advocate whatever the case may be to watch on the couch out of here. You know wherever you might be the celebrated dissect this game room and we can even look at if you -- -- I will hold at to the World Series matchup against Saint Louis so. That's the situation let's get to a couple of phone calls here before you at the first break your shot at a corporation on. Giant Eagle -- Let me say a -- good blocker and -- -- run in the one incident and bing copying. Him -- -- -- -- come on they get the call -- -- and me popular opera -- and let them nobody business. I have an 80 wouldn't that and how that goes back so well here it got unbelievable. Shane Victorino -- -- Then with dignity and strike -- to -- like Grand Slam. Unbelievable. At -- particular job and try and how do you feel about that. Our idea what a man on a narrow loss. Because it. You think about -- around a even think about the additions they made but is this. You know what when looking added an unstated but everything -- -- had to go right this season -- order for them to even make the policies that about a World Series. That -- is successful C is live if they've been Florida with a playoffs nevermind. I I'm just still I well maybe not -- done now the way that they've rolled through the -- but still when you look back. To the job season. Yet -- aegis cat are right this is really happening businesses not fake this is this is really happening right now. And you know on what does and the -- -- he mixed -- with. He picked up about little book people spoke up and both got -- so all of look forty year old in a what are your body and within that. Walk. It was unbelievable. 121 year old. The other this isn't a ten year -- we're talking about a got a topic called up. Let me got -- on our -- so that everybody in the -- was underwater when you talk about courage. Everybody. Picked up the block and the beyond what can for the Grand Slam they would just think you know what you congratulate is also being consistent. And -- -- -- -- brought the of that Mikey you don't like -- a little bit blah all about and you know like a -- and everything was prolific -- you get a quick break. All right -- shot I I I well. Did to a value like. That it would be the red but I appreciate the compliment and also on the Thai exports of the couples but the red size -- on. To the World Series to take on Saint Louis would go one line open Europe seeded. Well notes it's full but I'm sure he'll have the opportunity 6177797937. A rattle all these phone calls and it will continue year after this break eight Red Sox their head into the two World Series back more openness. -- What about the -- that I can't believe. Oh. Do we know what that. -- yeah. I don't believe that. -- he's a big money player cast me he's come up be a number of times this season tonight no bigger. -- you know that there's been a lot of push back on a couple of guys Carolina that -- we've had some struggles both Ian and Stephen Drew. But in the seventh inning Stephen makes a great place at this shut down an inning and potentially another run in and -- I don't know two breaking ball that you know probable lasting -- thinking of the these commendable ballpark and thankfully. In -- -- Boston metal plate -- to do so. -- hanging curve and would check out Torii Hunter Greg -- his reaction -- a user -- this happens again. -- David Ortiz. -- It and it would seem to be again I was lost. Did too little. NN tonight. On an 02 pitch gives of -- that it Veres sort of two of their best ball on arms although a weak bullpen. And I was one of the down falls for Detroit in his series. I had to chuckle at this. He read sites PR department. -- -- -- Red Sox will be off on Sunday October 20 no workouts. Did. Detailed information -- work -- media availability will be sent a later today I wouldn't think so. I I I wouldn't think that there will be around. Today the -- be up till about the 5 of the morning yourself and a big victory ago. Came close. No one detractors that contract and I I can understand solid three years but it. Came close to sign with Cleveland mid day they are from 44 million. But he ends up with a Red Sox are really a -- definition. This is the definition of a team isn't it. The guy getting right handed. Because he's dealing with a left hamstring injury in the back problems. Soyuz joystick stood to right handed after can't afford will lift -- it and the other gamed and realizes just can't make a go of it and it's the home run just so many key moments and we go up about this roster we know it. Not only this series spread throughout the season just so many remarkable moments with a Stephen yet another come from behind win yet those -- -- -- -- the third or fourth inning but we know there's been plenty of them that happened late with this Red Sox team this season including tonight so I think that. That's fitting as well -- -- I think to be fitting for me to stop battling and battling I should say it. -- sixty battles. Battling to get back to your calls here's a brand Brendan and lol hey Brenda. I don't demand or you. I would figure most of the road since 2 -- -- -- you end. Thank you both Europe and that it might -- Who. MIT Mikey is -- around tonight will be back with the -- A little. -- -- -- -- Is. Is -- Let. It take effect 2004. Do we know in and waiting awhile but. Team there was there was expectations for that team to get to the World Series. Expectations 2007 company expectations this is a really on both teams Saint Louis. Remorse over the reds I city -- the season but. Not too many people expected either one of these teams to be in the World Series. And the red sex taken on the cardinals I thought to be roadside -- at the rest of them right before the playoffs started but to. You know that that would be great lot of sizzle to that -- a dream for. A sports talk radio but this should be a terrific series with two teams that have very similar to one another the cardinals beating younger team but they do have some. Some key veterans very similar really because the Red Sox have some key contributors Obama won by the name of Zander Bogart's -- said -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't -- Ohio. Upgrade only -- are you just got back from the game and update today did have a ticket in. It paid 180 on the scalp -- -- about thirteen road back out bleacher seats are. That that's pretty dirty you know I was here and it was about 200 for standing room. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Did you go and it just out of curiosity -- did you go. Did you get in there before the first pitcher did you Canada. Obama ticket returning -- -- I got lucky I I looked around people involved with 300 when I first got there what does it make -- want it extinct to -- to live at Providence -- It was -- pocket -- double play and I broke -- like to see. And you know the only -- -- -- a lot he was taken yeah well well known and well at the I'd I would -- -- but I had a book -- after the game I thought it about that match that up. -- -- also back to take but that might might might original purpose of course to talk about Stephen Drew a big guy. -- obviously struggled the bat out of all. -- to -- -- just can't policy that would victory you know you might -- guys -- a common practice professional looking one big a long story short. I think that Drew -- that team tonight in field by fire is in effect. Need to be commended for his actions it would suit jacket on and ninety -- a couple situations that he'll. Yeah I know the seventh inning that was a key moment diving play to the left with a runner on first and second. And waited to keep don't -- -- I sit there a deficit of two once so many different things up and down. Tonight's game and I don't want to spend a ton of time myself recapping a wanna hear from you guys -- -- but. I there was so many key -- the sixth I mean the sixth. Could have been much different Victor Martinez nearly it's a Grand Slam the ironies are there because that victory -- what in the seventh. Ed you've got to. What could be you know second guess and and I was near one of them Morales. Accommodated that situation where he can be very wild and it's a blocking. -- The federal which -- that until we yes -- not I would double play you know I put it in my opinion on how much and ability go about it got a great morning buy dot. I think he was at 4 o'clock I think it would -- more to wit humor go way back a lot of trick or right at 8 o'clock -- people are people sluggish. -- Yeah I've have probably already heard from some on the line already in on to export. Here's that's fired elected Saturday night. As you say to Graham in the Cory grant. And I do and -- -- all the other caller great shot and thank you name. And I like he'll box I even -- not all that perfectly at. You know -- blocks. For guys out there that morality that it's you know like it here I don't but I thought the offense -- strike in the bullpen warming up for that. I wasn't as kind as you Graham. I didn't say oh dear it's an openly. And I completed the walk in parallel mullah cannot -- it all worked out well let me acre Olympic yeah yeah. I didn't like I I. At sunset because Morales can be very good at times he throws hard. And the numbers -- there against Prince Fielder I was just worried about the about the locker him being more erratic and wild -- proving the case and and Victor Martinez almost takes out. So they were fortunate they catch a break the edit it put it. Good teams make their own breaks a lot of times led to that could have been very well from the united -- a home plate umpire is known as via. As a pitcher's umpire and that could have been called strike three on Bogart's what -- up work in the walked the cheers when he -- so. -- a lot of different key moments of this game but I also think. That is -- as some people disagree but I thought that was the perfect time to take -- out his velocity dipped down 88 so that was the right time to take about. I just don't know about decision would -- I do like to this is some work Colin why is Stephen Drew. You know why NC pinch hitting from wide disease even started tonight because of those plays because of his defense and and you'll probably be -- CNN for the most part still stick around mature stuff. Ali Al outlook -- lost in the debate right. Morales looked shell shocked or incontinent EL that in -- here. Well Angela and the bonehead move I think. Morale to grads into the double play I'd say unconventional year old 42 double play heads up by Pedroia. Yet again and fielder analyzed so some intangibles -- would would of the with a base running the bullpen had. It's -- defense of lapses. And the karma with the current Lander and late yesterday that air load the bases -- Victor Reno that guy he. Everything for the team finally -- it get over the plate yeah. What an incredible experience it either I mean did you hear it here so the future -- it -- What extremely likable thanks out to the call grandma Craig's wave in his arms might produce back to -- sellers. Greg you're up next to Manchester that I'll get to all your cause a -- lined up there will do that after this break. Now with a 10 pitch your jobs when -- ground ball up the middle and -- god I think that's not the my favorite hey there on the actually got him by several affairs as if there. Unable to run very well that diving stop by state and a ground ball that appeared -- prisoners at. That was huge one of the -- usual elements which usually is the case. When you're in -- ALCS sit and also let a game -- -- clinching game a closeout game and it's the Red Sox ended up doing it we don't have that. We don't have to worry about would -- up to see Justin Verlander in a game seven. Which had -- overall and had -- ever in Canada. Will be jittery and it nervous and understandably so John Wright of equity right -- -- said as he lined up on the phone lines. And also coming up left to Alex -- as such a good job for WEEI dot com will be joining me. Let's give act to these calls and coming up as well this segment before you at the top of the hour break. David Ortiz who is some interesting stuff from him from the clubhouse also it. Try to fit it's real quick. Torii Hunter talking about their Grand Slam and -- from terrorists here's a Craig in Manchester Connecticut secret. General or -- I'm Greg Gregory you. -- what do I get here from you and some of the so caller and so the strange thing you know the superstitious thing to keep you watching again. All right Susan Lynn -- what do you do. Well. Actually that they have very interesting. Even earlier because you know this is a Wade Boggs. There were -- home. Now. I was actually in for nine months. And I follow the -- but almost every every game. And but my only can receive stand up who's in the morning hours -- -- Yeah actually got bit up but the only way to -- -- reasons and I'm resentment it by about. So I would watch ESPN's game cast so you're saying that. I article about the Red Sox because I'm getting that. Out pitched well. Although I started to notice a pattern of the book but then take -- an important game because they'd get a default. These -- Them and they're consistent in their approach yet it struck out a lot. All in that struck out a lot. Napoli added then -- you know complain strike out strike out with a guy would get our constituents that. -- Now -- -- as they sat and they do the strikeout totals were there but they also -- the opportunity for the to run three run homer was there and also this guy was streaky but it it worked those counts there's no question yet. So yeah I think that I didn't that. What I did not -- single game. I guess what came out I noticed that Creighton. What -- I've figured it does now. I adopted myself into the these just -- and that maybe the World Series they'll change but. I'm not gonna win the -- wouldn't do it of course the surprise. Well well I'm I'm speaking more to the beginning of the season and even back in did a tremendous what you wanna seeded teams do they had a great start to great closed this season. But. I if you look back to the doldrums of the winter. -- tiger about some moves and even before the season I don't think too many people would've would've thought. Started to believe I don't all buy you an idea I loved your -- is Greg -- Turkey yet but it. I start to believe a little -- born July and August as simple it's wide open Detroit's the favorite foods but it's it's still wide open year. In the American League so I start to believe a little bit more than an especially after a lot of wins and everything else. Yeah definitely -- Lola. What they should pick my call had not been a tremendous ride and -- so there when the World Series. Yes and I agree Greg thanks get to this point really. Jeremy in Salem is the way and for awhile a German. Johnny red nose starts -- you as well as your. Hey it's I didn't say after the Koji serious straight period Jose Iglesias I -- -- -- -- I I don't saying this in impure your way. I mean boy I have to say. Ben Chang in the genius. -- -- Jose Iglesias. Straight -- and basic. ALCS. I mean. I have to say that peavy trade -- in our favorite -- right I mean he struck -- in the game. Well I was so and I was on after. When that trade was made is because those cuts made it pretty much -- an idea in that game when that its trade was made in July I I liked the move. Now he did dad farewell in a game for world see if you bounce back bounces back in the World Series it is ironic that the culture be dead. That Iglesias strikes. Or just one of the many tell until some of this series which is one for the ages the -- -- -- he strikes out of tradition out. And also as an error as well I don't think there would have been a double play this issue and Ellsbury running. In in tonight's game and Iglesias is a pretty good good good series with the bad adds a great moments of the glove -- it. But he did have that ever tonight we're drew makes that unbelievable. Defensive play I don't think the whole story is written on that deal but that could be one of those that works out for all three teams really. It when it's all said -- because peavy still under contract for next season. Let's hear a little bit what David Ortiz had to say after the big went. Not long debate alive. It's been awhile but you know nowadays. Everybody good to put a good thing because every year. -- -- the worst fear is not until the wind it would do so I think that we've been doing okay. A year ago right now political. And I haven't done. We have some good owner. Got a great managers. And they know how to put things together you know an -- and the one thing that I like the most about the easier it won't make them more expensive. They don't know what it's not a movement go that far. -- With the money related. Is that money really I don't -- will hopefully put -- veto over whatever money they're going through another right guy and he did. Now we've got a -- the little we're going to do whatever they've been -- enough. Seems like everybody's got money player -- this team now everybody coming in and tragedy zone every day. We -- I'm not me dumbfounded. But I'm not the only player here everybody call me to give him credit that he's from. -- shoot it. I don't know. It wanna know what happened there at the end of that but did and it jewel once it. Exuberant and they should be David Ortiz so many story lines there -- single player on this team and he's one of the headliners. On on that list -- a real quick -- -- is only eighteen seconds. Torii Hunter is never mated to World Series -- later authorities here's what he had to say about the victory of Grand Slam. Charges drops you know he said in Osaka -- and the -- is barely in over a monster you know most stadiums as now. And now but here's a homer and and they he got the job done he came through. You know when -- when they needed them and got to be -- You know those -- crushing blow. As beat up Torii Hunter too because he was it a mixed to possibly so Boston heads of go to Detroit to be reported that. Rhythm back stories will meanwhile get a got a pretty good seller there from Mike -- but his son goes to to Notre Dame. And is on the of football team there's so. A Red Sox moving out of the World Series after the thrilling 52 victory -- thrilling series. A continuing your phone calls also coming up Alex you're W he had a couple to break a -- of flash more after this. They're still play it's time left here this edition which had to be a World Series today sure it's nice moving on after closing out tigers -- 65 to two. John -- with -- so many calls to get -- -- to localize itself -- get -- -- JR I appreciate your patience. And also somebody text message to sift through -- you can text to -- 379837. -- we go back to Fenway Park Alex beer. Who does such a tremendous job writing about the -- -- Major League Baseball for WEEI dot com. Alex. -- having to resist them with this series is one for the ages this one of the best playoff series -- you. Ever witnessed. Well it was a breathtaking one certainly mean just the fact that there were first 41 run games and then this one which obviously -- over the course of one pitch. -- and one you know kind of breathless sequence over the course of five as the rally unfolded in the seventh inning. -- if you know with unexpected contributions of 21 year old who has absolutely no business. Doing what he's doing at this stage of his career Shane Victorino who has absolutely no business being successful as a right handed hitter. In that situation facing three straight breaking balls by the way that one is a bit of a credit to the Red Sox advance scouting staff. Which it looked ahead to this series and said you're going to see nothing but curve balls from Jose -- well true enough. Not that it held victory know that much on the first two pitches but then finally Paris Paris Scotland that was a little bit elevated and Victorino got it. In the out this was did this was pretty white knuckle stuff really there were no. There were no games there were without drama save for the seven to three game in Detroit in game four this was. In which pretty much every pitch matters. They really did it and it still -- I use the word dating Alex to the way this one win would this Red Sox team because we've seen so much of this diseases. We're you know. Did they win late and close which they did again tonight in you mentioned Victor Reno. -- deal would hamstring the -- he's one big bruise he has to bat right handed. Really so many fitting moment to really so many contributions up -- -- this roster. Yeah the way and. It's a number of the players put it is this is such a complete roster of something something in part of this team. There are teams that win the World Series where it's kind of a top heavy accomplishment may be a pitching rotation carries some or something through the post season. That's not the case with this Red Sox team it's just reached the World Series. You can look at not just -- 25 guys who have been on the post season roster. Each of whom at different times have made kind of indelible contributions to the success of this team. Either in the regular season or the post season but you can look well beyond that to some other guys who aren't on the post season roster. Who nevertheless made significant contribution so this is you know this that this is -- kind of special moment obviously. Any time that a team reaches the World Series it is a special point in time for so many different people and organization. But the feeling that surrounds this organization -- in which so many people are able to really take part in the celebration. This kind of extraordinary and of course it's amplified by the fact that it's all. Really just so to have unexpected and Larry Lucchino said it again tonight no one in this organization really. Would have been brazen enough to go out on a limb and say that they could have possibly into stated this is the outcome. For the season. Yet and just to jump off that likely my memory serves me correct because. On -- -- about insiders segment on the pregame show I remember you telling me in this was little time back. The Red Sox I I think this is fascinating Alex this information gave either Red Sox before the season crunching numbers. Through their computers. With a win total we what it was expected and of course for exceeding that. Yes so based on not based on the rosters of their team and of the other teams in the American League east and you know and throughout baseball they ran simulations of what the season wood out this season. Might play out now it's just an exercise right to give an approximate sense of what the town -- how to -- based plays out what the probability czar. You know waiting you know and and basically plays up the season tens of thousands of times. With in settles on probability so then the likely just outcome that they were able to calculate was 86 wins. Now that that wasn't kind of BL and all that was part of a spectrum an array of different possible outcomes. They thought there was a roughly 30% chance that they would win ninety games or more conducted an account for the possibility of in season roster changes. What our guy like -- Jake Peavy. Or the emergence of a -- Alexander Bogart who wasn't on the forty man roster for that matter. But -- but nonetheless you know that was kind of their -- their hope was that they could find a way you know they had a pretty solid team there was a pretty level playing field in the AL east. If they would find a way to be able to compete well. They did say they did they did that men Simon didn't think that the -- that keeps striking me. They keep that kept striking me throughout the course of the ALCS was that. This is a team that does collectively. Pretty incredible job of maximizing its talents by executing in such precise fashion. How many outs and we see the tigers' running into over the course of the ALCS how many outs did you see the Red Sox running into. Maybe one on a contact play otherwise you saw the Red Sox doing an exceptional job of taking the extra base that two instances. He kept hearing over and over team officials marveling at war Mike Napoli charging home from third base on a wild pitch after it hit a ball. 181000 miles in Detroit in the same game for what proved to be the game winning run. In the other one being will middle Brooks advancing from first to third on a I'm on about a sacrifice bunt. In the ninth inning after he had every right -- about the fact that he had lost his spot in the lineup to Zander -- he sat out all game came in in the ninth inning and had the awareness. Which is a reflection of fact that this is a a that kind of a clubhouse culture that's locked in on the game and it keeps all of its players like him on the game. -- this was a team that that executed at such a high level that it was able to maximize its potential. In just kind of blow past what what we might have traditionally expected. Based on not based on kind of statistics and career profiles and that sort of thing. Where were tied with -- Alex bureau of WEEI dichotomy pictures out of course I was Twitter. And Alex here. Alex -- don't -- -- you mention top heavy in the top heavy nature we we know about Detroit. You wonder. GMs of the offseason it's such an inexact science we look at even. This series is -- you read an article up well against yesterday now on the base running which you just referenced but even the bullpen -- -- a zero point 43. Bullpen. ERA for the Red Sox the American League Championship Series and it one perceived -- the Red Sox have -- -- in the Detroit but. Maybe wandered down -- but just so many of the little things this -- sixty -- including -- major thing in that. Who would've thought that the Red Sox could've gotten five plus innings from Clay Buchholz inherited a two line. No out situation and granted they they added some -- -- fire -- Franklin Morales who's the first man out. But to see the way in which. You know which Brandon Workman executed really dominated over the course of his outing that was huge Craig Breslow coach you. It Junichi dissolve while we're just so dominant over the course of the sales yes you're absolutely right that. Was perceived as a weakness and you would have thought that if if the tigers could've gotten past the Red Sox went six innings then the Red Sox would have been in some pretty serious trouble and that. Did not prove the case at all over the course of over the course of this series. That group was just you know is dynamic and and dynamite really you know two runs allowed. Over the entirety of the thing and again that gets to the idea of the of the whole roster contribution. You know so many different parts coming together to be able to to beat really good tigers team granted it is important to have kind of have the practicing of you know it would have been interesting to know how the series might have played out of Miguel Cabrera had been -- yeah because. The Red Sox found an obvious weakness may just kept bludgeoning it in bludgeoning it bludgeoning it with those fastballs away that he just didn't have. The base to be able to catch up with. But that itself as you know always speaks to their -- execution well it -- -- to -- but it was an obvious hole at a certain point. But you know there there excuse remain precise they didn't allow they've rarely especially after the first two games. Allowed pitches to -- back over the plate it Cabrera could just. Devastate yet no problem no question well for. You gotta have the idea is going to be have to have the execution now looking ahead to Saint Louis we'll talk about scouting. The building their team you out amazing. That that's a team and and I know they don't have the style points for the Dodgers do in the sexiness is etc. but in some ways. Somewhat not completely but a mirror image of the -- -- to take like Michael -- who they got as a draft pick. When album poolside with the angels. If you if you really look at baseball look at the series they should be a fascinating series that's fascinating team there in Saint Louis. Yet to great baseball cities for starters which is going to element which is going to really amplify the atmosphere surrounding these games -- to school. And yeah what the cardinals have done in order to build themselves. As kind of perennial contenders you know three straight years and at least the announced yes this is their second trip in three years to the World Series is their fourth time in what. Ten year prison -- World Series. That is an extraordinary organization because you look at the amount of turnover of they've had. Just since 2011 and I believe that of of the players who were on the 2011 World Series roster that's one of our players. On that roster there are only six. Who are on the NLCS roster this year a lot about how impressively. They've built an organization that sustained to adapt over the course of the long -- or to be very very good now. I don't I don't think that there they have the same top end talent. That Detroit does I think that their rotation. Isn't quite as evenly distributed the Red Sox frankly were pretty terrified. Of what the out of what the tigers had in terms of one through four. In their rotation and you know that's not to detract from a very impressive. Cardinals' rotation but what you get beyond. What -- I guess the W squared or whatever you wanna call the -- -- -- -- -- then you know there there's a drop off there that if it isn't necessarily should not at least be as dominant. As what Detroit had throughout the course of the regular season in the 34 spots. But it's a lineup that's built kind of in the embedded in the structure of an American League. Lineup with well distributed talent up and down up and on the grouping in they've done just an incredible job. Of combining. Outstanding amateur scouting and does scouting and player development with. Her with with just outrageously. Successful free agent signings Carlos Beltran certainly comes to mind. As having been a great acquisition for them kind of every bit what Shane Victorino has been for the Red Sox this year and and more really. So you know it's it's it's a really interesting city or rather series of the two best teams in baseball during the regular season. In 97 when he's from mr. It's a power arms out of that bullpen as well and now for Saint Louis now lastly what what do you think you what do you expect to the game one pitching matchup today. Well I would does you know just going out on the -- you would have to be average I would guess that it's Wainwright for the and that is going right against Lester. Because of those are those of the two goes a bit too. Anchors of those two staffs as unbelievable as walker has been. You still you know you still wanna. One I've kind of calmed down the stage just a little bit form recognizing the fact that he's made all of what about fifteen. Major League starts in his life. Instead of shoot for that matter is I made about forty professional starts in his life. So you you probably one Wainwright against and then and then you know Lester has really kind of an obvious one. Yeah well I guess what's it definitely last question euros. But that that just maybe think it's really gonna be interesting is that what they do game two whether they go and Lackey who's been so good at home and -- will probably be the well I would definitely gets the starter for Saint Louis for game two but. But I guess the real question whether they go back to -- to do they go back to Lackey in game two at Fenway. Right I let thing fit my guess is that at this point you know given that given where Lackey was -- met last start which was. Pretty amazing that -- my guess is that they were I get him back on the -- yeah for game two we don't get too far removed from right from what he had in that start but. You know we'll see they -- they will have their day you know we haven't I haven't looked far enough. Ahead to the specifics and particulars of the match -- to figure out if one of those pitchers might present particularly good match up on the against the cardinals specifically. Well Alex I was appreciate your help in and join me after all these games during the season look for Pataki during a World Series. Rock on drinks and five hour energy earthquake galaxy do but. Thanks for the thanks for the time -- -- -- -- -- for -- -- I go to mister -- great thanks for your patience that you always attitude and station out because you. There -- certain -- cup opener against her way to forty. -- ordered talk about the -- when the game or whatever I want that you know while we while we here in -- position right now lol yeah. We went through to check bishops. -- all seven. We. Think we're pretty -- About -- we're -- -- it was a joke. It was a joke I agree which. Agree which are I believe in July August. Especially after it happened where there -- that the Boston Marathon bother you. We don't you mentioned that yeah I -- these -- the attack in the tragedy there and. Is there could pick a particular respect I agree with the call to. A crook like maybe -- happen although you'll wait for you Mack Albert and I had. But the day you know I agree -- date April they. The merit and that we can mitigate certain to repay it is not in -- -- the -- the respect that they. This full well it it looked at that it would -- o'clock. It if you look at all like the -- whose strategy involved. When mr. these guys. Big popular. I look back though he needs people winners are. Seeing. Then this is not considered. That may not -- well these guys aren't daycare on the back in your apartment in bay beat each other and they pay pay -- I know it's -- says the team -- you know. And it is radical -- their bit. Different I would beat the Monday -- pretty -- for the people. All right Ed David Ortiz whose -- -- AJ are really appreciate the time of the compliments. But to -- and David Ortiz has been here for so long and east get a real feel for the for the city of Boston fans. A Boston. I wanna get to -- in the cars wait a while but located TU after the break lines of cleared up here. There's this for open spots for 61777979370. -- get to a bunch of these text messages. So many NN and I have kind of neglected it. At 3793. Civil geared toward those and I get to -- your calls and gave back a little bit to Fenway as well. If hitting -- earlier on in. Some would John -- -- in some other. Key members of this red sex team and staff and and will do that come and appear before we make our way out of here at three or maybe later rules -- But to -- more after this break. Here's the -- -- and yeah. An army guy saying -- like Jacoby Ellsbury in right field. The play was not close to home related to bounce throw the good news. Both guys sliding his big person way ahead of that and Red Sox are and love one another thing. That kind of lost and all this was that -- they scored the -- After and Ellsbury taking the first pitch for insurers -- rob speed pitch sending it out to right field squared Bogart's abode. A body is he is he now for us he really been -- -- firfer you know 5678. Years. 21 year old kid maybe does know better but to none -- one for one denied the double the start things off there and scored and Ellsbury with two down. And then work in the to watch who's down. All three of those counts resides moving -- of the World Series 52 win over the tigers tonight at Fenway John -- banquet yet. Let's Rolando let's give back the cause here's Cheryl and a car a -- thanks -- I guess you know all Pavano looked into the rail and then. There was so much talk about who can play tonight and who can sit and I didn't you know comedian is -- that the reason that was such a debate is because everybody on the roster is capable. Of making a contribution. And every last one of them could have been no one can make an impact tonight and that is as creepy and that strength in the beauty of the. You know its -- can't. He had good good point Cheryl you know it -- but -- as we do it's toward Syria that's what makes it fun especially Abbas we've got great. Fans that pay attention when you debate these moves and in baseball's a great sport for that especially here at Boston but he got to -- the jobless. I would we talk to a true struggles at the plate and -- but. All of these guys her or her possible coming up with a big moment whether it's in the field -- at the played tour. On the Mona what and the -- at the class and that this says about a true. It this -- struggled at the plate but his defense has been a novel and has been saving them. But as that -- -- he's not gonna win the gold glove but to he will. It will be -- candidate that that they have you know second third fourth and in that -- pro -- -- dip beta wins but but. Yeah looked a debt and that's so pivotal in key games in on ground ball Soledad as you stared and there are a lot of yet there were. Now liable buckles on the mound so the you know I can understand maybe. Mouth and interest staying. Or how it how it breaks down and in the World Series but I I don't think through changes things up at the UBC in amateur. I think that's a great night at. My aunt have a good. You to show great call -- beer for -- Here's entity in a car -- Magi I don't great I'm sure you do well as well. IE eight for. Connecticut. Great game were down the field box. And question have you. Did you did you see Cabrera on the pitching change when they pulled -- colts it was it chat it up with. The -- Believe. That -- -- -- get -- day than he's. He he was like should shut -- dugout and we were we were kind of -- didn't know what was going on KeyCorp that are rolling it well. Like he held the -- -- -- -- a -- attacker himself. I'm sure was some fun banter but also. He got to remember of I don't know if the jury was shot about this you got to remember. Well I'm sure he remembered when Cabrera took buckled steep. The first point to the crowded Qaeda. An outlet like he was -- died a little bit on that at all today they do that who who knows it could've just been joking around especially those that. It was a great game a lot of hog and I technical. I -- a brilliant when you think about where we were at the beginning of the season and at what happened. And yeah I would have been -- observed that the right thing and as far as. Which everybody could have just stepped up but that night you just never know it was gonna step up and that was just made. It was and this release as sweet anytime you go to World Series but -- To -- reason and then you know you look back to 04 and yeah of course of the -- since 1918. And you thought that T and especially what they did I don't know if any it will beat. What -- -- -- for the Yankees in and I think we can appreciate each one of -- seven if that happens here notes Thursday but -- I they got it out of the three I think unanimously. Most can agree affected if most unexpected dividends are happening considering where they were last year and and the assembled roster heading into the season. Yes the problem -- thank you. That added Curt Schilling big name what do moved out was in 04 -- 807. Do you think that happened Beckett. Diseases shell of his former self but those those -- teams expect to -- and and end up get a job done nothing to take away from that they got -- -- and and an NB ALCS will go down forever the 04 at this was a class -- CS as well. And Red Sox knocking out the tigers move on the World Series here's judge Jim in Peabody a -- They kill you as the operating refuse. I am. I -- I AM you know idea I'm enjoy it and I'm thoroughly enjoy AMA is a great chaos. I I'd rather have it this way then. You know I had in love talking about the patriots Bruins Celtics but I'm -- talking about apply I do what I do. But you have it away when you work almost every single day since April it. A EU. Yeah yeah. I'm hope it were celebrating a World Series here in -- It just seems so incredible that the public saw you think that probably just assert themselves we want to face in game sub. It is for the event is for the job and look at what is the World Series. At least they write it but he's just play every game tell what he's saying about that. Yeah I don't know it's just brought that up because we really haven't gotten too much because of what happened tonight into looking ahead to. World Series that starts up on Wednesday well first two games you don't have to worry about that. That Ortiz -- against the started first base. And Napoli in a pinch hitting role. In Saint Louis you know would've been fascinating although it would have been offended with Kershaw and Greg here Greg -- Well Greg you don't have to worry about the curse job. -- would the last last thing. And then he would ever yield but it IE it was it was Saint Louis and they are starting rotation. Iran's right hander much like Detroit so I think that you. If it is good because your biggest venture haven't Italy it's. It is Saint Louis government. And honest I would like people -- -- the -- all night CD's I've probably read just in London for the accurate finish it. Affiliate out that there's. -- -- -- -- That's always an advantage I think when he talked about nationally guys in this rotation Jake Peavy. The two guys that might be able to give via hit. If possible end to end one of -- -- and Saint Louis nationally guy I think they go to Lackey in game two. I just -- message I put the -- it falsely. I know you've made mention that California. They think it didn't see two point conversion bluntly candidate leaving. Football when we get into whatever. And you -- said the rules so people that Lou wouldn't. But just because of suppressed or -- I just don't want to buy it definitely does. What he had to say at the podium afterwards. Couple of takes your Ryder Romans all year judge goes -- thank you for that. -- -- texted please -- -- state has still while we have. Chris John a touted by -- appears Sox in the series yep that's for let me get some regarding the reds -- Tuesday. And do this on the fly. Carroll went from possible go to a -- billing about after another possible post season blunder would Pritchard morale and overall look you give. Carol again a solid grade for this series yet of course is going to be suppose especially to attend seriously that we can look back and reflect. I'm sure Jim Leland. Is -- the best treatment out here in Detroit but. This team -- blame for John Ferraro is no question about it it and David Ortiz reference that many times he was speaking all the way back to spring training this sense of normalcy. That's her back. I tell will I don't know what the odds are a couple people ask me what the World Series odds in Vegas of this site being the World Series before this season I know that they -- along with the Dodgers. Where the two favorites to get to the World Series. Before the post season and to win the World Series I think there were both at the same odds eleven to four before the -- before the policies start about. -- you're gonna -- make -- of -- if you did that if he would replace that wager right coming up after the break if you wanna fit in a phone call here. 6177797937. A text messages 37937. On the AT&T to export another way to get in touch with BMI Twitter it said John -- rider John with the nature -- with a -- And will be -- judge John Farrell what he had to say after moving out of the World Series way it's after it's bode well do that a next. Koji ready here's the old -- So it's. Let's get to the World Series the Red Sox tabloids in the American league championship. They have beaten the tigers. In a plastic six game series. And Boston wins the -- The Red Sox pouring out of the dugout in the bullpen they are mopping Koji on the third base line. But until the final tennis socks are headed back to the World Series. They have won the American league championship in 2013. And other descriptive catalog saving calls from. The gray Dave O'Brien here on the WEEI Red Sox radio network. And the -- -- will put out of the World Series right game one at Fenway. Remember the American League in the all star game managed by Jim Leland. And the -- sexual an odd gave mortal World Series on Wednesday night against Saint Louis at -- final segment John Ryder -- you'll have. What John -- let's say coming up if sort of -- a phone call 6177797. 937. Texture here says picture there's the cell Xperia texting and sounds of some of the words she would. Use of the text. Zander is this insulating prospect now an unknown. On known -- upstart threat either solidifies the bottom of the lineup as a monstrous that -- and the middle. Plays -- solidifies the bottom -- now the big key part of the middle of it for years to come. Buyer for the 21 year old taxes because here's Morton in Merrimack New Hampshire anymore. And I don't and I -- or you. Great -- and delicate shape. You're about the -- on a pre season yes. One of the one computer power yeah actually bought a ticket. Right up to Super Bowl. Oh to win the World Series and make it to groceries to -- off point. Well I yeah I am I a a wish you the best -- You just do it did you really think did a possibility guys did not win. I did a lot of women and yet the guy behind the counter to what I have bought it like you don't like throw away your money don't yet. -- Yeah I go on bacteria can have a -- -- and if you had a winning. I'll look. At -- what I I I hope you're right you know what I see. Wasn't Vegas -- through. When those web sites but I actually did that with the patriots back in 2001 just for the heck of an island through ten bucks but. And that's one I'll always remember because Simpson expected of course but Dahlia good for you more. -- look at -- yeah YouTube best elect DA as someone. Text could be or tweeted me rather activity Johanneson that the red sex 321 on March 31 against it. Which which part you were at Vegas her or one of these sites or whatever the case may be. All right -- let's gave back from after the game at the podium. Go to his first World Series as a manager. John Ferrell. Unbelievable starting pitching particularly on their part. Tonight we finally broke through our insurers -- who's been so dominant against -- It is the third time it's our audiences having about the last six weeks and no way it's been a matter of the most from two runs today except for that seventh inning where victory finally we we were able to breakthrough. But. You couldn't ask for better series if it tested everything that we had. Push festival limits and just wanna congratulate them immigrate here. That. You got that they -- tonight from a guy who's kind of scuffling a little bit in this series talk about the two you know. He's a big money player -- me he's come up big a number of times this season tonight no bigger. And you know that there's been a lot of push back on a couple of guys Carolina that it has some struggles both -- and Stephen Drew. But in the seventh inning and Stephen makes a great play this shut down an inning and potentially another run in and -- I don't know two breaking ball that you know probably the last thing we're thinking of the these commendable ballpark and thankfully. In the occur Boston metal plate from to do so. Canning and until about -- pray and then -- it. Well you know I think coming into the post season there were there are a lot of questions circling around our guys two Bridget to Koji and they couldn't -- anymore. Consistently more effectively. You know what would president and what has have done work -- tonight outstanding inning plus on his part. But -- gonna come up with some big plays seemingly. Every night we want and feel tonight again you know makes a diving play those glove side. And once again this was oh win that was. You know that you point to any number of guys so many different contributions along the way in -- and -- -- who comes out of Ireland minor league system for the course of -- gets. -- on base three times no no bigger than the 32 double. To give us the first front. But just. Just a great overall approach that. Just gets to my questions but that's okay Bogart's in this kid who -- he's been in the league for ten years -- against -- Grade at that and indeed the key walk. Yet you know and in the first -- and he lays off a two strike slider that was just off the plate and and it was a moment where you know if you if you saw what I think -- -- Amanda said something thome looked up bottom kind of nodded his -- -- like. He saw the -- took it -- I worked a walk. But said you don't much like we've gotten all reports all -- long from our development staff that is beyond his years he's shown that every time you step of the plate in this post season. He's got a bright bright future. Day Johnny had two shots again sure as the one you just missed a couple by inches and then the top of the wallets. Gomes later on. Those are any party either alike wondering with navy just wasn't destined to go your way to tighter. Well when those opportunities come and go like that we have another big one in the sixth inning or -- minutes second third with two outs or in any induces salty you know pop up in the infield and against great pitchers such as him. You know those those opportunities that are fleeting and you wonder if you're gonna get him back and but what's been the characteristic of this team is that it never rolls over never mails and an at -- and we're able to build that inning and -- seventh. Left plan John. John can -- over a critical election there was and won't let -- get the -- Wednesday. Human you're way ahead of the guys -- Johnny. We're we're probably gonna take maybe twelve or 24 hours to let this from sink in but. That you know watching him last night that they've got a fantastic team and a lot of young power arms and walk that -- so. By the time once they rolls around we'll be prepared but. Not right now. I actually had some less than I had Tuesday's schedule yeah. Do you. I mean I have tomorrow's scheduled at the OK John thanks for the masters celebration. As Chad Ferrell. After the way let that sink in I'm sure there's still partying and out the should be at Yankee way and I into these wee hours of the morning. That's gonna do it for this edition of roadside interview with the amazing. As the -- I scored a World Series that's right let that sink in while -- I gave one on wins dead over -- the afterwards. And of course of the pregame show all that stuff and David joy on the call. Thanks to Alex spear of WEEI dot com great work by Craig scholarship producing tonight. Would had a day Laura mystery goes junior held an out as well. I'm John Ryder I'll talk to you soon Red Sox move -- around the World Series take on Saint Louis gave one on Wednesday at fed away. Enjoy a here's Saturday night Sunday morning when everyone to come on --

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