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Jerry Remy on the red hot David Ortiz

May 1, 2013|

Jerry Remy joined the program to discuss the latest news on the Sox. Jerry said that in all his years around baseball he has never seen a player come back as quickly and effectively as David Ortiz has to start the season.

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Are we -- conversation. With Jeremy is brought you by Lexus of Watertown new England's number one volume Lexus dealership online Lexus of watered down dot com and -- Newton Wellesley hospital and as always the -- dog joins us. The AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LT -- good morning Jerry how -- Got married going to went very very well if you told me Lester was gonna pitch the score seven runs let's say nine out of ten times they win that ball game. Yeah exactly writing in Egypt and have good stuff last night it's one of the few times this year that you could tell right from the beginning. That he just wasn't shot you know and I think the thing that was missing mostly. From the hospital last night was the cut fastball. Which is you know obviously his best pitch. And -- he didn't have control that all -- they weren't chasing it you know down his -- -- That limited to a just a few other pitchers that it that -- so it was a struggle forum all night long but you know they still have a chance to win again into the score a lot of runs but. It was one of those outings such you know you know the BM had so far this season happened -- last night and I could play at a pace -- -- lineup a bit and they did the first time. Because they got a piece to read Danielle Lawrie and has a much better up -- the ball ballclub. Yeah based on what you just said about Jon Lester I think I know the answer this question which pitching performance was more disappointed you Jon Lester or to solace. Both Nadal because he he he missed the spot I mean they would try to stay away from it cannot you know and he's a dead pull it like the ball middle in. And they had everything away from him and -- -- and finally the evil one lead go over the plate and they cannot given jumped all over who's been really hot. Over the last 567 games and when you do that to a guy that's been heightened you know that the kind of -- -- That that's that's you know a recipe for disaster and that's exactly what happened. In that at bat last night they were trying to go away from him that was set up away but the ball league back for the bill will play than us he'll -- out and that was pretty much the end of the ballgame. I Rem dog thumb Bailey continues to close effectively close well can we'll Hanrahan. Remain in the eighth inning and -- be good -- it really be happy in that role. Well I I don't think either they think that right now if they have the lead. That they have believe right now it's going to be -- -- -- and you -- our -- and have you know leading up to Bailey. They went and got a humorous situations last night when there might be down a run down two runs. Until -- get his feet on the ground I think he's a long way from becoming the closer right now I think. You know Bailey as long as he continues to pitch well will be the closer look and Hanrahan and have to prove that he can you know get back on the right track. He's been erratic you -- since joining the Red Sox with his fastball he can't control a fastball and use. You've fallen behind in counts and not able to use what is his best pitch. His slider. And you know his -- is put away pitch but the fact is he has been -- get to that point. So you know he's got a lot of work to do before he becomes you know back in the mix in games and right on the line in games that are run you know when they got the lead. And you know talking about yesterday that probably plan to get him. Straightened out before they you know jump into the and into a place where they can put him in in the eighth inning and become that eighth inning guy -- Bailey. You know Jerry asked middle Brooks was pretty good against. Against the Astros against five or six it's announcers I look at them though now and I figure to be good player but his career. He's walked seventy times a hundred Q strikeouts in three and 65 at bats thirty strikeouts this year. In 94 Apache look at him in the walk number walk strike out numbers -- -- -- some pause you look at him long term -- something it's been sort of apple with experience. Well hopefully the experience you know he's -- he would have been the kind of guy that's been pretty much a free -- since he came up -- And we came up last year we saw a lot of it is middle and which uses -- you know sweet spot. And what they've done one this year they're throwing him a lot of pitches away. And he's not been driving the ball for the opposite -- a little bit a few occasions where he has. But for the most part that -- -- getting him out and then you know once they set up outside set up outside he consistently thinking that way as -- head up. You know that they budget inside you're not ready for and that's been part of his problem. There have been times where he's gone through a stretch it to a three days where it looks like he's back on target and any kind of goes back the other way but he's not a very patient get a and you know those numbers Barrett out and you know proud of our little side -- the guys when dislikes. He's he's he's a potent hitter but you know he had attempted to chase bad pitches. And then and that goes along with you know not getting hit I mean eat frustrated. You're angry that you're not you're not producing the way that you should produce. -- and you have a tendency at times to expand the strike zone. And you know that's something he's gonna happen with maturity and and and more you know experience in the big league level realize that. You know you can't come up here and swing at pitches that a lot of us like going to be successful so. You know they've they've -- out of other out of pitching him out he's got to make an adjustment back. To figure out how can I handle list how to handle these pages the way. It's not driving the ball the other way is that of those fly balls up the right field. And that's not that he continues to work on -- it was a very out work but he species continue to do that. The good thing about it yeah and take this on the field with a minute played -- better defense. That he played last year -- Boston I think he's made some big improvements. And big strides that way but I mean before -- -- up. You know he's gonna have a share of home runs and he's got him he'll make that adjustment on short and you know you get a pretty good third -- from there but you know -- -- fighting himself right now. A jury and all your years of watching baseball playing baseball I've never seen a guy come back for -- serious injury as David Ortiz has effectively. Never I've never -- like this in my life I mean there's this guy goes basically with but no spring training did not play when apple last year. -- on the minor leagues and has eighteen at bats -- convinced his swing and about as good as Uga was in and swing it I mean he's done everything. He is just amazing the way he's put in about right now and in the great thing about it is. You know he's made been made the adjustment a couple of years ago abuse in the opposite it would just talking about middle Brooks. And you know any time he goes into a little bit of a dip. You know he finds left field he'll take that fastball away and it -- try to pull it and pull it through the ship. He'll drive when the other way and -- this has been remarkable to watch him. You know hitting all over the ballpark. And if you would be want stay at home run he can hit home runs like he did last night. I mean it's been it's been I've never seen a guy with so few at bats coming into this season and -- let me minor league at -- eighteen of them. -- got the big leagues when about the way he hasn't. -- just feel every time we give up there's got to put good solid contact on the ball last night. Was degrading at least at a fastball that he he could -- crushed -- bobbled off Willie got another fastball that about eight to go -- -- home run so you mean. You hopeful we want but don't only twice in in the it was it was. And he doesn't look like he's in good shape if he doesn't play it look that more memories looks a little. Heavy but he sworn in the back -- -- I -- you know he's he's been probably little -- a -- Q the way he is right now but all that time off you know and because of the type of injury that. There's very little you can do -- mean EEE it's it's hard to work out when you -- problems with his feet yeah. You know and and I think that that's part of the problem but I they get the plays more you know in the in your view from back into it. The kind of shape that he was in last year but I don't -- this is way is one he's swinging the bat. Any day now Rem dog he's gonna demand a contract extension just be ready to -- that it's come they do you think all all everything considered Saltalamacchia is better than Ross I mean clearly better. Well I that I think they're pretty good you know by I mean what will we see from Ross has been pretty impressive. And you know for a guy who would not be an everyday catcher in command in the you know like the last game we had a couple home runs what -- in the game. He does a nice job behind the plate that he looks in total control behind the plate he throws very well -- second -- -- about a fact that he's gonna -- the next two games in a row. You know he's he's he's a veteran guy that knows what he's doing one and he's got a lot of power I mean he's he's as strong as anybody. And you know the problem is getting him enough back right now and you know they've been Saltalamacchia obviously as the number one catcher. And and Ross in the back up but the bit hasn't been at all. That to put him in the lineup he looks like he handled the pitches that very well so. I think we're gonna see him for the next to let that thought that's what he said last night. And you know they -- -- going tonight so he'll definitely be in the lineup tonight against left in the. On these Saltalamacchia pick off attempt that went into right field he after the game said his elbow hit the umpires mask shouldn't that have been a dead. Ball play at that point. The actual event that ball you know we -- Farrell talked to the the umpire between innings. Nobody came out to argue during the play and so what I thought well why wasn't quite sure we just talking about and we ran some replays. And there was no clear evidence you know that that happened. And but then they had to be some reason for the bad brought -- it was just so far off our right. And so if there was contact with the umpire than it should have been a dead ball and everybody returns with a bases. Should not have been Saltalamacchia is obligation to say something at that point if you thought I don't. The guy that -- that's why it's kind of surprised me that you know nobody came out right Tuesday evening at that point maybe didn't -- And you know we lacked in the dugout that the real I think was the guy that -- it. You might start on a television replay you know -- the visiting feed. It came back out of the dugout to tell battle them and I think that's when without. Between him and talk to the umpire but at the time I wasn't sure exactly what they're talking about it had nothing to do with pitching we knew that. And then now we look that I -- replays and it was nothing close there about you know him he's hitting the umpires so. Compliment element that in the a look at it when we get back to the ballpark as a little. Big victory -- winds up on the ideal. We've got victory. I got a feeling he does east's he's made improvement allies you know I don't know -- -- -- out one yesterday. They said that he went into the batting -- and took some swings at some growing. I know they really don't wanna play -- -- Arafat here in the in in in Toronto. And the big thing is you want to make sure it's on purpose and lit up you know you don't need 95% and 90% right now. Mean you don't want this to be a lingering problem throughout the season so it would surprise me at all let you know he ends up on a -- he's almost halfway through it now right. So the fact is that they've put him on the DL it's only going to be for about to a six days and so. And are hoping that gives him the time to get it back to where it should be because. You know back problems can be can be lingering and that's something you you don't need him you know to be in and out of the lineup with -- kind of probably along Cleo. You know you -- a good spot right now you were in first place in my out of we'll get it taken care of the proper way. And you know not worry about it for the rest via. So it's balk call that -- tonight that sort of the tortoise in the Harris and a lot of my hunt. Douglass gave up a little bit slow are journal what to that a reality game -- that regret that be good out our -- -- -- Jerry. Our great our conversation -- Jeremy brought to you by Alexis Watertown new England's number one volume Lexus dealership online Lexus of watered down dot com and Newton. 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