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Kevin Millar: Long layoff for Sox is an advantage for Rays

Oct 4, 2013|

Kevin Millar joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the ALDS between the Sox and Rays and gives some keys to the series.

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I joining us on the eighteenth -- -- hotline guys played big games here in this ballpark I was played some big games. -- in the playoff for the Red Sox he is Kevin Millar as were now inside three hours before game one now Kevin Matt Lewis like stop around here chomping at the bit. But playoff baseball exits in the area spiel and it do you still get that in the playoffs come around like that that baseball blows to get back in their -- 100%. Let me know -- -- a little cooler but and that's when dirty little fired up Cuban boy this summer greatness what everywhere from June July and August gets like. Especially bought. Leaves are changing and that a big cool people got their jackets -- you walk around a copy smokers -- guard at Newbury Street it's it's what about. Get -- but the preparation going looks I would say almost got a tricky mine right I mean you got to. Stays loose is possible emotions natural wood treating it like another game emotionally -- and expecting that a -- -- high. The ticket to -- outside it's not football Q school there's opinion against the wall. I'll an analogy you know and that's a typist and got some worthy award experience come round okay our rates are high he fired up. That thing that scared me with the Red Sox and I'm gonna be dead honest as they have not played in big league ball game. So on Sunday period out there recently gained up -- -- parties and barbecues and hanging out boys club and beards. Could it have played so the question that they would browse and I've you know yet legal threat to raise -- Red -- are -- race. That's the routine orient tutor her country's border city plant based all elimination games. And the make it Castro -- -- -- them like a seventeen game winner so that's the scary thing -- aren't scary scary club. The good news for the Red Sox is that they know each other note strengths -- weaknesses but right now it's going to be -- -- the -- not get out to an -- Two run lead the -- law degree -- -- by somebody get the crowd fired up and know that you're I mean at the plate is back. You you hit on my biggest concern really all week long in that you know way you face a guy like -- morning get pitched -- didn't -- -- back right is haven't seen one in 45 days and and you missing pitches and next thing you know maybe drop game warning set the press and they get crisis -- -- neck and and that's kind of like how things can kind of -- a short sample a series. And and that. It comes down to stick with your approach you know making a guy works he -- -- gets -- -- you possibly can't. It but looks like what happened with the tigers in the World Series that you're you're a good Red Sox have -- -- cocaine. It's September. Because -- happy so they've clutched an 800 thing in the Braves and that you're tiger last year -- routinely sent around the center also the parent and both the program. It's the thing about baseball listings based on finding out there WR. You don't know actresses out that the -- -- come -- it's still I mean aspect of that. They're raised art dangers that hit the rays are dangers not cigarettes that came in you'll want to bolt race. You'd have to be three hole and -- -- Halliburton Reagan -- the -- -- -- great at the most. Eighteen but so they dominate at home that's good news radio reports six. Ten games at all -- against the Red Sox. That favors the Red Sox -- think that doesn't favor them that I'm -- that they felt that unlike football where he -- you in all the injuries. We what we like to play we like played a top we go look -- -- like that they -- we need it -- Still you get like to -- others are going to be quick that the Red Sox get out here get that elaborate on fire up. Kevin I know that you're surprised by this but Jon Lester gets the ball here in game one a -- debated that you were on the wrong end that debate I kept on I kept saying let's just got to be in the rotation you can't say India in -- seek a player. Well he's in their game one tonight. He was that you it was great for them in the AL BS a couple of years ago when he set the -- seven innings of shutout ball. I against the eighties when you watch this game this afternoon what are you gonna be looking for from Jon Lester to know that he is. Back to being back guy the guy that ball quite frankly to be honest you told me that he would be earlier in the year. Well I'm glad I'm glad -- open you're gonna come out say stop line -- your lips I mean there's a big guy you want you mr. -- starting game one. Tell after all the playoff roster so we know that -- had -- Sit back relax you got -- I'm like -- sit back you'll pay WG WE IC but let Jon Lester beat Jon Lester he what do struggles. He's seven and two at last he -- -- pitching. Al-Qaeda we know geology and Jon Lester has yet delicate debate looked at a power pitcher edict a lot better it's just. In liking it around and I'm not what you're -- he's got an excuse. This team got probably the -- dangerous and it's going to be good little game are helping your ball while the Dark -- and Lester Moore broke toward my game. You know -- ticket -- advantage is Jon Lester. What act -- he just got to just stay away from Evan Longoria looks like you're only young alternately regular. Nate let him and let Robert yet but it easier on -- go to the art shame on you stocks. We're just talking about some key players and I guess you're gulping down the line up but I. With that same theme you just mentioned I pointed out will miers and Mike Napoli because. To me I got Evan Longoria and I get David Ortiz and bold letters -- -- the teams and I don't want you to beat me so those guys to sit right behind them. Are gonna be key in this year's -- that. Yeah you know an adult -- that steps up you know grab your Marcos collateral you write the play -- you know like -- to go about ball. Rebel rocket fifteen homers for the cardinals not. Policies and you know 120 back to get most in history I would paperwork so now we're gonna be that -- You can't sit back -- okay. And an and that you can get to protect the bad guys right you don't wanna let this big guy at the -- Longo could raise -- back there in Portugal that you don't like mark -- Like here you're -- -- -- but you know plant. It got stepped up its gonna be who expect guys. Through that dire I thought it was who's that guy Ares I ERR. You -- right we're talking to Camelot he viewing on game one Red Sox and rays here this afternoon your year old fourteen specifically Kevin. Was known for grinding out pitchers know strengthen that team and we're gonna Wear you out or get into your bullpen they -- they have to do Red Sox have to do in this series. It does it get more difficult the playoffs you have to resist that urge. To try to jump almost pitches early and stick -- what got you there even like you said with five days off between games in this team. Yeah I mean direct talks are who they are they -- which you know -- -- a whole lot of old sling -- guys that's okay. You know Vladimir Guerrero on Nomar Garciaparra made a -- jobs and they live out the first pitch. The Red Sox have a lot of what we have the billion dollars in mark felt more giant game see some decent and right -- that that we beat New York. -- -- -- and what you hear that they were more unity here. So you have to really -- the first one gigabyte or more within six catches. Let's get -- regret stock and about all pitcher. Get -- and change your -- breaking ball -- prepared. His strength at the fastball the refs sucked all the -- at -- stay with what they -- -- architecture question being Liu walked. It into 56 -- back. It into it whatever got you but don't try to be vague -- it's trying -- -- much like extreme gain legal picky picky because we keep lingering. -- trying to go deep and the game. But the Red Sox are better club they got a Breuer -- got the boys it would be a great series. You know Alec Chris Tillman in Baltimore dealt against the Red Sox in his first three starts in his last couple that big hit a -- a little bit there's some deception there and they got comfortable with the even though we dominated them. David Price might be another animal I realized Japanese had a lot of success against this team this year. But he has had five starts ID you know you're in for about -- I want the best left these in the game. Having five stocks does it help or here's the report where he's so good -- you and you know you're -- for stroke. Your current struggle until you know what little we should face right now it. 57 times a year sock sock yeah I know he has got a sinker cutter curveball I'm like also that means that apps three. 63 -- okay. Well you know. He tried -- aren't these guys that brings them in quite -- all your -- -- laughed at the first time all year is that in an aggregate demand well aren't they batting average is premier. The reps are delicate part is they know what they got the execute execute this picture -- the great ones always pretty much do more than the average guy. Your trouble honestly it would behind enemy number you throw out the window pretty much had a reprisal more and seven against experts. They've had success there -- illegal about it -- -- -- -- court here later. So number number that's the policies and it's about execution. The group at a pitching order set -- gonna put Clay Buchholz third year Kevin in terms the rotation John Lackey is gonna pitching game two. They cite his home numbers -- he's got to run difference in terms of the home road split -- this year are you surprised the Clay Buchholz came back. Looked eyes and the record still they're twelve and one the numbers were there. Made it look exactly the guy before he got her pretty damn -- surprised he won't go until game three in the series. No I think this is perfect I think -- Earl set the rotation up perfectly John Lackey. -- like that suspect gave me it's unbelievable all year. Is Biloxi back Bulldog Clay Buchholz came back and really establish his command from they want. After coming back from this entry which should try. Pictures don't necessarily. Have as big as a problem come back with some time off because I mean to you from hitters a point. Pictures are acutely tractor -- that -- point and repeat that consistently -- a good job I think he's currently logged in real. You know we talked all year long we sort of keep up the conversation of coach you we are in -- right that was a conversation about 23 months ago because he's just been lights out. Come playoff time John Ferrell has as pretty much candidate. He'll have no problem giving them a five possibly even six outs days. Public going to have Beagle two the stretch guy is thirty years old asked in that much from throughout the month. I think -- ride the hot and the may have been unbelievable pick away at the electoral he's been unbelievable. You know arrests are open who he'd go to this and that you don't -- -- out there -- the right hander you know what. Like the hot guy. 381 time so people are controlled by six outs whatever it. Do whatever you can win the game that night and -- -- -- I was -- funerals going out on -- here -- what we going to be in real time we going to be in the Boston. On the studio now -- New York but we'll go to the Specter of World Series -- retroactive the World Series that's the goal then were -- slight increase in -- game. Rexrodt kept it the World Series -- kidnapper player in the boys' club John and -- I do all that. I -- -- -- -- -- -- -- where you -- when he -- here I believe -- half the team real quick I mean like today it's gonna be rain it's overcast it's a cold day. Was Camelot like I I forget we've seven -- sweat -- guy when it got all the energy gold bear arms screw it -- -- how big of a man I am. Oh I'm I'm I'm hyped up on four -- a copy we we all know what connect copy. Check your -- it was actually an armed to go to little -- and on your chance that I get quote good or not out mostly important video might. Out a pit studio want to -- and video look at some more video and Maloney and it was a mock electoral act like Chipper Jones. He got pulled that manages to be the answer I was I was look at. It now -- that -- I won't vote. Well and -- -- I have been here longer like like Lear jets and the law. -- Massively again is Campbell. TV and to get out here let us know. Our port. Various kept -- -- joining us on the -- the outline when Kevin Allard joins us he's brought -- you mica voted tractor corporation by -- insurance. By commonwealth mortgage and by golf Smith 6177797923. Seven's owner beaten Texas right here on the AT&T -- 1379. B 37. Harp on the field overcast cold and it's eight your fans sweatshirt jacket type that day. We're get your predictions your thoughts on this game on the series Red Sox and -- how you feel about this thing prior to game one will talk to Peter king of SI about a half hour from now it's much Lou here finally.

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