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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Apr 11, 2014|

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Here's the wounds. Were not given to deep right field that well this time of the big. Yeah. CNET trying to hit his first Major League home run and -- drive into the right field seats. And a is on the dean's list hits a home run and they yankees take up three nothing lead. To their credit never heard -- law are or rosary their guests -- is corny. As he's on the dean's list a large so joining us brought you by air -- restoration specials and by Brennan's smoke shop Kevin -- little Mario. Beautiful I like being -- I call corny but nice. Our catalyst let's just wanna get this out there because last night time. I believe Pineda said it was it was dark. I think we all know what it was. We've been through this before this the everybody seems to be outraged by call it's it cheating is cheating. Give us your take little pint par with baseball pitchers. EE in -- it will probably also. It. And technical -- First bought it after it's built on an every -- -- club out every single staff they're all wearing got -- starter does it matter eagle on -- ever bother me never. It's part of what goes on the problem I have with it now it's on the league do you addresses because I don't mind it. Going around that you can carry it on our Iraq. In the back pocket you know don't throw it might face so that's my biggest thing upon the league I'll address this. Because we seen that from Jon Lester the post he actually bought culture in Toronto we are not now you know we Kenny Rogers in the World Series. You know and it kind of back and -- -- -- back guy but also might say you gotta be a little bit more. Would be a -- -- overlooked -- didn't happen. A story Chris grey out discreet. Yeah I wouldn't -- to this topic next on your all you know what -- -- it or where our problem. Kevin here's what they need to do. Little League memo goes up everybody today Bud Selig put his name on it someone else can -- he signs it exactly what you just said guys we know you do when it. Put all slather all over yourself like it's a suntan lotion here at the beach -- it's embarrassing because everybody does it. That's -- Ferrell and while there yesterday. And I'm glad -- think while they're you know what happens -- -- -- check colts -- but it checked last year and it becomes a whole season long the second pitchers and the fact is. They all use this stuff. That's the that's exactly right it was such a great job Michael on garbage -- -- not a bad thing like you know like speak -- -- our leader cheap. He you've never thrown a baseball it's 37 degree weather. You need to grab articles out with their most eagle on a wet hair gel and it dries out players like older. The other -- -- And it what did you want to nineteen players the rock and in their hair. It that's why we used to log in on the -- That's why there's pine tar and stick them on our -- because if you have a little bit of grip the bat on the line out any your hand in the stands and hit somebody bad. Into the paint ball hitters. I don't want to have a regret. Because I'd rather have have a -- it'll all you want total all thrown at my Mac by -- -- -- that's why it. It's not a big deal for the players apple it's on the -- thought one at all like what what that. On your picnic and it clicked it. Why can't remember you're on the rapper and -- probably -- and all the bunt up the back of that but the bottom might not think he'll. -- with I just loved likes to listen to Ferrell and Girardi and the dated to squirm afterwards right admitted it just asking Ferrell he just wants to say god I don't really care. Okay right I don't really care just don't throw my face don't make me look bad -- you know I agree we talked about it here for awhile obviously this more -- it's just. Clay Buchholz -- -- Was that something that you need to seal up -- it velocity and I'm not sure he's still there or not but where are you with clay -- well nobody can be one healthy. -- -- -- -- This may be in my unit they try to meet ready give up on a -- not the topic eat the baby anymore it nice spring training game out at -- starting at Milwaukee. Last night pitched better. You know what his eight game. Good when you -- -- pictures at the Major League. You know a level up a lot of average -- -- -- a -- in some nasty stuff. Securities and established start lately and -- got a little -- dark here we are spurt to start but he pitched that are left little. And I you won't believe this Kevin but I felt the same way I ended the first start was curious because the velocity was so down he said always -- going to be. A season long issue for him but the velocity was up and I thought he was better in that game I had no issue with the -- pitching gets a bad defense by -- rare behind him. Not my focus was more after the game on the offense to this team and Grady Sizemore is a guy Kevin and I pushed. To lead off I like him leading off he goes -- forget last night. Between size more golds and novel that they have to settle like -- Kevin and let him lead off for awhile already continue to rotate to the product fine. That next hot hitter let him lead off a little bit. You got to finally got here -- steps that that's the problem not -- big hole we're going to exceed the standard -- short stop it will matter but it's Saturday had a -- it's the only live out there right. So you sign outside Mario opened that that's going to be the biggest. Perhaps cheaper -- market -- anabolic -- which still might be -- can be Jackie Bradley junior. I player you know he's the guy who knows that the biggest question now we can't go look at a year at least not -- Janet elderly are what are you know act like it -- -- -- -- when he was hit a homer and what's the -- round basis bottom line the biggest thing that you need that that guy. At the top your order that's gonna start at the table for the pit -- -- not the bottom line. Get -- he would Jackie Bradley where were you there with him it was a tough camp was a bloody right. Great camp makes the team can't play the big leagues. This year awful camp doesn't make the team gets called up because of an injury and now he's up -- played every sin a single day and curtain where are you with him. I think you can -- little -- player right now I don't think. I do not start he's not a remote stop wrote that like to say yeah I kid he works -- I like come. But I don't know enough about it to be -- little -- I have and I could perhaps. He you know but this year is we have the most operative all the Arctic -- -- Biggest steel picked seventy bags. You know you play impeccable B ports all these -- -- are still not what am I don't want to all I -- -- now -- a whole lot but big league level so. I'm -- -- -- you know this -- I know great -- done politically -- at what he got called up right you all the great players are saying we got -- -- now so. I'm excited he looked great size -- yeah. Back to 80% of that -- So there Red Sox now well you've got an injury to victory now you've got some stuff going on they're still look routine. They still gonna give you got Lackey looked great electorate they're buckle your Brock. They they've got guys in that still the same guys but there are some holes. There are some -- to -- -- market as early he's poll. All of this is -- because that to say John Lackey goes up there's a pretty good year. And a season's over that that bench Eric says -- I don't I signed a contract -- you're you're gonna pay me 500000 dollars for next year. But I -- I'm just here's the Vick could do this right they can play this thing out they could set to end of the year extension rip it up and in it maybe -- a little bit more but. You ever see John Lackey LP is a good year this year pitching for 500 grant the league minimum next year. Now now now -- I don't think that you see that they did -- your seat. You know take over there but I think they're more worried right now we're not we're about John light YouTube users trying to. Figure out a way to be competitive in and compete for this creepy. People don't realize how hard it is to repeat any singles -- Well when it change you could block it got to go right in and -- a -- That knee injury you are a lot of injuries around like look at the more situation happening and it looked like an expert. And or talk about all the great -- Matlin and made that speech we all the stuff happens quickly -- -- one entry to. -- team Reich and -- situation New York. I look at it is more on how well now the -- gap here in the bullpen so about Girardi the -- -- ultimately it started picking this year. The new looks and that would unbelievable. Right. We know I'm not gonna look pretty decently -- Kabila it. So articulately at least better. But they're you know direct stock you can -- -- senior like okay that Mel Brooks. What it was him at what you want about how well whose real well. Now they're. Like well you'll -- too many holes Roxy. We're talking Campbell Largo backed Pineda for second I don't know where he had the Yankees Kevin the pre season I -- fourth. In the American League east but Lou and I were talking about for the show if native is that guy last night. And in some symbols that over the course of thirty starts I'd have to reevaluate because to -- up Pineda. Kuroda sabathia your four. I mean I would bump them up a little but I think it Pineda is gonna be back Goode is one starting pitcher. Look like that he's that good throughout the years and enough to changer repeated all about the Yankees. Not why he's so concerned at 212345. Bottom line it doesn't matter CE mail receipt she down grateful and I'm not a cure back. You've got the a look at this spot is -- -- anymore he can't come inside with a four -- much he used to or the year -- took it happened in ninety. People can Beck got it from meteors -- -- And data looks. They're better crawler always gonna be solid rocket better than what they had last year nobody even -- be better even know he had thrown ball that well. Sabathia great he's not that. Seven years ago seat he would not exports -- restore -- liberal only chance the bottom line is that they're better team and they're gonna -- -- -- play up while you. We we talked a lot this week but about buster only column Kevin -- guys talked about on your show but he a baseball executives say to him. What he would do is make baseball games seven innings he wants the seven innings speeded up two and a half hours. We beyond -- that if that goes to the league office we be there are arguing for that would Bud Selig. -- not in the mood to start change in baseball -- -- What I. Quit it badly I hated it three decades but it makes it all -- blood went. We can apply them all now we're getting all I. Game play out and -- the game I would of liked all blood alcohol let's figure out it's like it will get well angle a bowl stadium. Can't we get a little right now you got replayed that I now I don't know adjustment. But there -- some -- stuck on what is this really bad are we in Latvia double right now vigil over the debt. As you well I -- that widget would you would you at least not yet that the sport all -- would he admit the sport I won't need to defend the sport I know. But -- -- least admit the sport needs to be sped up a little bit that you need to do something so it's not constantly. 33153. And half our games in the American League Kevin. I don't care about -- I have nowhere to go at Channel 8 or 10:47 PM I'll watch and they all I go to baseball game. I'll watch a baseball game. The album with Jack could care less about it up if you want us out talking about speeding up within the game you know certain things maybe pitchers hitters. That there are certain things I don't wanna go too far at all with any of this the 78 games -- -- and it. -- -- About the Almonte -- that it that sent 2010. That they target they hit home run trucks. It was the longest home run trot in the history of the game to -- about 1033 point what are respect by by -- second line of you wanted to keep it pop trivia what's the morale it -- under console round. It is just pretty lazy out there on the -- runs let's go to the cut and the walk up music -- five seconds the unit of royal. Good to have figured out you Mexico today to have in the number 21 its hand was -- a guy you pitch with who went all -- terrorist Major League Kevin that you knew that he had that that -- hear something else over there who wasn't. Well. Yet what are sent up about every one particular play. The day that they've gotten that at all and that it was at Wakefield you know he had -- Oliver they're being pretty heated it ought to. -- cavett thank you enjoy Red Sox yankees weekend we'll talk -- next Friday. Are born here -- areas Kevin Millar joins us when he joins us he's brought to you by air arrest restoration specialists and migrants most I don't eat. 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