WEEI>On Demand>>John Farrell Manager's Show with Joe Castiglione

John Farrell Manager's Show with Joe Castiglione

Sep 28, 2013|

John Farrell talked to Joe Castiglione before the middle game of the Baltimore series. John told Joe that the team is approaching this series as the beginning of the postseason.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

John the second last day of the regular season and lives on the line. What the goal is. And its policies to be responding as they have all year. Yet they really have Joey and you know there was some conversation before yesterday's game among some of the guys in the clubhouse is like. They won't let let's look at this series against Baltimore's first game's first series in the post season and and what we've done such a good job that is is going on and winning series and and winning the first game of the series has been a key part of that. We're able to do that last night with a very strong offensive. Night opened our lineup clay gives -- seven solid innings of work. But it's you know we come into this final three games of the regular season. Not wanting to let up and anyway whether it's the preparation we put into or into the into getting ready for serious. Or how we go about playing the game inside the lines so it was good to serious amount and stayed. Pretty darn consistent at the plate last night first through ninth inning. -- -- -- said he felt a little bit sluggish break to do what he did that shows I guess the variety of his pitches and his overall ability. That and a lot of maturity you know you know I this year I've found myself thinking back in comparing you know when he first came to the big leagues and how much she's matured as a pitcher. When a certain things didn't go the right way inside of an inning or an at bat he would have an effect and and maybe a little bit of a carry over but the fact even in the last night's game. With the with the travel getting in late on Thursday morning he didn't have to have a chance to throw was normal light bullpen and the day before the start. And to go out and feel little sluggish he didn't panic if anyone out and made some key pitches yeah I give up three runs but. I look at that that at bat against mark pages in that fifth inning of a league where they already had a run in as a man on base. He's in Israel county gets destroyed -- -- -- -- the roles are double double play -- in the inning and I think that moment was. Further indication of how how much he's matured. And David Ortiz went for another milestone thirty home runs and RBIs only Ted Williams. Has done this many times that are Red Sox uniform. That's a statement. Well any time you're in the same sentence with with Ted Williams junior and very rare company and to see that today in honor of the thirtieth homer on last night in addition to full forty doubles for salty. We've we've had a number of individual performances this year that that have been just outstanding. I know it did manage to worry about numbers but. We have three or four guys right on the verge of 300 -- different in our region and gesture would you know I. Just -- just the approach that we've taken from start to finish this season offensively and in a word that we tried it. You know kind of get our arms around of whether it was a guy standing in a boxer guy on the mound is relentless and I think we've been able to bring that to life. I with the daily approach that we take him. And tonight your resting Ortiz and also Ellsbury we're in the plans for today and tomorrow. In that regard for both will be back on the field tomorrow we're hopeful and everything is pointing towards Jacoby -- -- a former enemies tomorrow is. Part of our overall plan of him coming back as it is to get him three at bats than for bats and like the five and seven innings and a nine inning outing for him tomorrow and that's it. You know free up -- any concerns that we have go to the post season for him and David. You know he's probably exceeded the number of games played that we envisioned before he returned to -- so I don't. And earned and deserved day off here against Chandler and the starter but. They'll be back in there tomorrow. And what about Jon Lester is like a regular start for him in terms of innings and pitches well it it is the only 123 pitches last time out in the I thought tossed seven innings of work against Toronto. But he did have seven days in between starts here so he's well rested. But won't win this tonight knowing that you know securing home field advantage is still important part of it. And we're looking forward to see how the stress of each pitch inside tonight's game will ultimately I'd give us some information to make a decision when -- get him out. And what would you like to do with -- -- in these final two games while still need to get Matt -- amount. His his work. Has been a little sporadic. Some consistency in that regard would be good. Still wanna get Junichi Ryan Dempster wanna see -- to run him out of the bullpen so. Though those are still some things we wanted to take a look at in his column today is Alan do you think -- announced a rotation for the post season. -- I think once we get through this weekend and make sure that everybody comes out of it from a physical standpoint as good as they can be at this point here. I can't say that we're gonna wait on who our opponent is to announce that but. I think we just wanted to make sure that we got through the regular season in good shape and then we'll start to lays things out don't -- Our State's best managers question giant tiger and you're going to Wednesday night at the possibility exists of a two way player -- freeway play in and that. Are you rooting for that -- great things -- so they can not beat up their pitching. Well and I think given the position we're -- yeah the more games and they have to play in and use of their bullpen and starters a little more frequently that might help. But I think the one thing that this additional play the wildcard -- -- it's made the final week of the regular season not only important but this is some of the exciting. -- the more exciting races that are going on at any time of the year for obvious reasons but. Whether there was some skepticism on the one game playoff you have to think I have the right to advance but. What it's done for the final week it's been nothing short of really really exciting because like today Jack thank -- Our question with a manager was brought you by Mercedes -- the all blue Mercedes-Benz CLA is arriving at your local Mercedes-Benz dealers this month. The CLA break superior technology engineering and safety you've got to expect from Mercedes-Benz at a price you'd never -- coming. Is it MB USA dot com slash CLA. How -- the job.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start 4-23-14

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Shabazz Napier joins Joe and Dave as the UConn Huskies are honored at Fenway Park

UConn Point Guard, Shabazz Napier joined the guys for a half inning and talked about his experiences in college, his reasoning behind completing his education, and growing up in Boston.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Shawn Thornton on the gam…

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four Milestone Editon - 4/23/14

We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley: Pierzynski just needs more familiarity with this pitching staff 4-23-14

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Holy Diver? Bruins win but focus switches to Brad Marchand's instigating tactics 4-23-14

We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Bost…

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston, joins Chris Villani on Easter to talk Celtics

With the season over, Chris Forsberg says the Celtics accomplished what they intended to this year. He also gets into what Rajon Rondo may be thinking heading into his last year in his contract. Danny Ainge has a plan and it'll be interesting to see how this off-season develops.

More from this show

Boston Marathon director …

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

More from this show

A great Marathon Monday 4…

A great Marathon Monday 4-22-14

The guys opened the show by discussing yesterday's Boston Marathon and Kirk's run.

More from this show

Reflections on Marathon M…

Reflections on Marathon Monday and recapping the race with WEEI's Kirk Minihane

Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.

More from this show

Weei Writers