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John Farrell Manager's Show w/ Joe Castiglione

Jun 22, 2013|

John Farrell talked to Joe Castiglione before the third game in Detroit. The manager said that he's still hopeful that Clay Buchholz will return soon.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

What John last night -- hits were sprayed all over the ballpark that that. -- Chara must've been interesting to look at. Well we did we got a good number of hits last night different Friday's weather was you know left handers pong ball down a scorer or -- -- those home runs and they kind of jump started throwing a ball game took. A number of hit and runs where we found some holes a couple of infield base hits and it was nice to have some of those go our way you on the night before you when you look back to Jackson's until they said. You know it in that two run inning. You know what when you get those nobody's gonna go your way awfully at least so crooked number that you can put over the border in terms of runs scored. Charlie asked to be a big lift to get Jon Lester wind did you see progress. Inside a couple of -- -- yes I would say that show but I think overall they're still work to be done and you know the one thing you go back to is the number of runs and allowed with 22 outs and given inning. And that's something that I've got to sit down here with John and kind of work through a little bit more there there are some things we've done in the past to address. Some focus and some concentration and that's not to say that he's. -- not engaged. But when you look at certain trends that start to take place -- you have to wonder and begin to examine a little bit closer is era. A little bit of a distraction the deeper he gets into a given inning and that's where is -- that hits. In those key moments of particular with two outs so. I think most importantly you mention he gets away and first time in seven starts his walk on becomes aware of the and so hopefully he feels a little bit better about himself. In terms of just a little loss but there's still work to be Donovan mentioned. Andrew Miller continues to throw the ball well Jim Leyland was talking. How happy he was more because he came up to the Tigers system is in the sense that I got a great third baseman for a. Well there's no doubt in there and -- being part of a deal that send him down to the Marlins when Cabrera came here to the Tigers. But I'm sure as he's watching Andrew Miller is -- almost a completely different picture from the one he saw this is a guy that's revamped his delivery. To put those long legs and -- a little bit more instinct from a timing standpoint he's eliminated that late kick. Any exchange roles he went from a starter power -- left -- that. I had strike throwing issues with a full wind up he goes through reliever shorter stints much more simplified delivery. And he's been more consistent -- to throw the ball over the plate because there's no denying the stuff is what you're looking at mid to upper ninety's fastball good breaking ball and and he's really starting to -- are more open what Dick Clay Buchholz still on the field today. Well it was a long toss on flat ground we have felt that. You know this this weekend there had to be a good intensity to a bullpen a full fledged full time in advance of Tuesday. The fact -- he got the long -- and he feels better we've got to sit down to kind of mapped out what we're gonna do next whether that's. I keep him on line for Tuesday because with Joseph without him getting to the mound. A normal bullpen either today or tomorrow Sunday evening that final day we were probably gonna have to go another direction in terms of our start. That would have Lackey and and the rotation on turn because of Monday's off day -- And very tonight it's -- Webster and he draws a guy who's ten and -- work that's quite a match up. -- is you know church has been exceptionally well for his guys the last two years anything about the strikeouts he's been able to total. And he's a very good right handed pitchers see Hewitt who you know obviously the ten and a record speaks for itself but. We're looking for to see now -- -- come back here you know he's had a mixed bag of the two starts he's made force. There's no denying the stuff that strike throwing capability I think the key for this lineup particularly as powerful as it is. Strike one is going to be and all all the other important that's for him and everything -- faces and right. And you have my car back in the lineup ready to go to first base get a couple things one we wanna get a little more velocity -- a -- they use their three lefties in the bullpen pretty extensively the last two nights -- against us and even prior against Baltimore when they were in town before we came in. House of cards the first for a couple of reasons to get a left -- give Napoli a night off it's not a good match up you know assures -- Napoli. And the fact is Mike Carp has given its -- huge boost to know our order was some extra base power and an overall production so. That's the alignment we go with tonight was a concern when Daniel not -- -- thumb taped or his wrist last night. He's had some issue in the past you know with the wrist you know I think there was a pitch that a lot of people or swing that a lot of people were referring to. -- -- he bent over and actually was bending over for -- but returned throw from a yesterday you know just -- -- student from home plate and he bent over but. If a little bit of a zinger not uncommon that hitters will feel that at times in their wrists but. It's it's the left hand so what's the bottom hand. As a when he hits right handed sometimes so get that a little more frequently than when he's on the left side of the plate so there's no issues here today he's back a lot up in left field. I Mercedes men's manager's question that John Miguel Cabrera says he looks in the dugout -- before every pitch trying to steal signs are. Check on defense is what the defense against. Think like that well it's a rare thing it's pretty unique thing when he's looking and I'm looking back it and hopefully he's not -- -- ballpark and tell you that. But we've had we have the pleasure of watching one of the best hitters in the game for a long period of time. Right in front of us and you know John Lackey did an excellent job of shutting him down the other night a couple of key spots. Last night he got us with a three run homer as one of the basis these -- 45 times last night. But you know you see the culmination of average and power to all fields. He's such a good hitter is timing is impeccable the plate. They'll last night Miller comes in the first pitch he throws his from by Iglesias that he had no chance to even react to. Is so you see different pitchers different styles and and his timing is right on an eye coordination is really special. And a home run out of questions changeup came out pretty good pace and it. There was it was a good touchdown was only you know the only thing you can kind of pick apart in a situation you know the -- it would probably have more effective he would you know try to speed him up and pull some balls -- and trying to. Get that front hip to fly open a little bit then it makes that outside part to play a little more. Approachable with a with a -- speed pitch put. Again you're you're talking about one of the premier guys that he recognizes pitch speed and tight so early. And he reacts accordingly mean you're you're looking at possibly -- second consecutive Triple Crown and it's really remarkable. They're like tonight yeah thanks -- appreciate it. Our question with a manager was brought -- you by Mercedes band -- Mercedes-Benz summer event is back. Visit your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for a limited time lease and financing offers on select Mercedes-Benz models on the web -- MB USA dot com. But Harry because just like summer these offers won't last how -- job.

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