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Red Sox Review: The price was right for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS

Oct 6, 2013|

John Ryder looks back at Game 2 of the ALDS and the performance of Red Sox starter John Lackey. Lackey had to grind during his outing but the Red Sox managed to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

John Lackey was -- his best. But the Red Sox offense and defense picked a mob tonight and boy this ballpark he's been given a team has really -- Fits and not be in the Tampa Bay Rays defense of Leon characteristic. You wonder if are all -- travel all that -- our younger team but still I'm sure and dub him in energized for these post season games but just throttled. And this has to be absolutely demoralizing when they have. Their best on the mound tonight David Price who just -- rock over seven plus that in the cherry on top -- David Ortiz. Smash in that absolute. You know -- shot. It in the eighth inning is the first time you might not think it is because of all that god -- Post season numbers that David Ortiz is put up as we go all the way back to old for. But this is the first time in his career that he's blasted two home runs this is also the first time he's ever got deep but and four vote David Price. So price is still seeking his first ever. -- a win in a post season start. Does now what. In and the Red Sox made sure that. Late today and in tonight in the victory over the rays and I I've stated this many times this season. It even heading into the post season and I thought this one -- five I say you know don't count those rays out those pesky rays until they're dead and buried while. This might be -- yeah it's not over but clay buckles who -- game three could Alex Cobb -- dual. Who would be the biggest upset of all time the buckled says great numbers against the rays. And and Cobb has to be the the of this savior for them to try to keep them alive but I think it's -- look at. When bill on faces if -- watch -- towards the end of that TBS TV at a shot of it. The big guys in the day after. You know price gives up the home run two or -- and just at the end it it was automatic for coach you are and it just all strikes. -- for Koji you know would you might this. This might stunned people. Is looking at the pregame notes despite absolutely shocked people. Yeah coach you are in in the post season before this -- appeared in four post season games the last time in 2012 would Texas. No record a nineteen point 29 ERA fiber and runs over two and two thirds in four relief appearances that might. I would think yet to think about that for a second. Koji your heart that can't be the same guy right is he just makes it's so easy and really. Did the red -- it seems like no pressure this seems exactly like the regular season you know relentless attack. They get their great work out of coaching terrific base running terrific defense yet in my and it caught a break. One of those double plays look like Stephen Drew his foot was not on the bags noted they caught some breaks. And out Lackey fighting it'll -- I think maybe that roster -- him earlier Iran. David Price is off speed. Pitchers weren't working to set up his fastball and the Red Sox also aggressive you know they flipped the script. Some thinking and and look. Some subscribing to this and I understand this team subscribers -- the red sexual wade out of pitcher to try to knock him out of the game. And they did that some -- more yesterday. But not the case this that they attacked early on David Price they flip the script. In the scouting report instead of waiting on and they were aggressive early -- pounced on him they got out raised doubts that two nothing lead and just. When the Red Sox score first it's it's pretty much automatically score four or more -- -- Dave O'Brien. Mention this during the broadcast here on W he had. Where if they score for a more for Lackey we know he's like run support this season the Red Sox nine -- know -- content and oh now. And they beat a premier left hander in two consecutive games is they take a 20 series lead. John Ryder Whittier Red Sox to view playoff edition will be taking all the way up until midnight at 6177797937. AT&T to export open cranky at 37937. And also as well. Will be getting you back to Fenway will. What will hear from both teams will hear what some of the Red Sox players had to say in the clubhouse who played John -- press conference during our post game shall play that again. For you before you get out here at midnight I'm always curious to you were Joseph Maddon has to say. I don't think this is a one glass reload night. Might be a bottle night. Threat of this is just a crushing defeat. Media along bike ride for perfection I don't know but -- And now like mad as manager nothing to do denied I thought maybe pull price a little bit -- the there was some chances for Tampa Bay. But some squanders in sun and just everything. Forget mad with the Midas touch it's been John Farrell. Lackey not what is great stuff but he is not maybe coach you would come into this game a little bit earlier. Seeing that there's a day off tomorrow they don't have to go to him yesterday. They go to. Craig Breslow early that they pulled. Lackey had just the right time Breslow humans work out of the bullpen public debt deal you know check check out what they. Sent to Arizona if you remember this in in this was last season I know it's forgettable but it's -- -- for the deal they Sherrod did maybe kind of lost in the weeds but. They they sent Scott Podsednik and Matt Albers to Arizona Breslow that's pretty good deal a red -- maybe catch a break the era would the with a bends over stubble play what a rough night it was for him. Will Myers hearing it from the crowd he was 04 IDs gonna end up being a great player. But -- a rookie in this post season. A week attacked for Tampa Bay which is the Hercules. Then Junichi -- is our neck can be big confidence builder. As he it didn't do as many double play this Alex -- this out. I think it was just to double play balls the induced. In the second half of the season gets Yunel Escobar to bounce a bit agitated and a potential threat in the eighth when it's just a two run games seem like more than that which is that. A two run cushion for the Red Sox. In that aid getting and it David Ortiz it felt like. You know that didn't feel like a three run advantage and probably not for the rays that would that was the death blow like I did that must've felt I'm sure for the rays. Like that was a ten run home run. Right here. Now it and especially with Koji warming and he ended up throwing but he woes eleven pitches for Koji. And he was eleven pitches that he ended up throwing yes eleven pitches eleven all strikes it was three up three down on on -- choice. Three straight strikes to Jose -- -- no chance for him and will Myers grounding out to first he actually worked. That -- worked in five pitchers. Says so it just coming up all roses for the Red Sox is they go -- three game sweep on Monday let's get to the cause and here's Jim in Brockton agent. When Andy good Jim are you spoke at judging what happened to abide by midnight pairing. This really feel that the -- Incredible at any -- a foul ball -- how -- buyers. Yet so some bad and -- some -- on that. Yeah I am telling if that guy might -- -- product. Back in the day when the object the -- Rogers to coming to strike all middle Americans Dallas got down on nine pitches. Yeah but he was thrown at what 9899 miles per hour this guy's throwing that it now appeared -- for all the press conference it's so true yet. He always throws 9091. -- -- it looks like you know it's these hitters in my eyes will be guy thrown in the upper ninety's it's impressive but it's the deception. It that they had splitter. You know. It just looks so tantalizing to these guys who looks like it's strike over the heart of the plate -- has steadily moving saint it's incredible and and it's just that one pitch. He's done that sort of rekindle. One guy you know are required -- baseball I'd pick and I argue and I'd. Her dramatic deceptive splitting united deceptive splintered. I appreciated. The vote point appointed to a picture of grip. PP he -- has recently Lleyton cause he does you know what date it -- seek. It's also the last minute you're right he does or the second and we all these. The idea he is extremely fun to watch in -- dead. Unusual delivery -- get that gigantic glove which seems about the note ten times too big forum. But he hides the ball so well out of there is just yet he's so -- You all but more more like Mike you know look up. Bit bit less like yourself but if encrypting I don't know that there win 92 because I could see the -- character. Chemistry good attitude. Let what did you sense that OJ immunity. Yet you sense that before the season you view them. W sensed this before the season Jim you're you're you could tell lead this great chemistry in spring training and. I had to -- on the block are outside alleged -- I was Kelly Dick Williams will win more than we lose I can it was a little more modest but. As you know aren't -- optimistic but when I need to know. And down. My -- out of course I always welcome back to my 67 right and in other than their catalog to -- Vieques and the state that it did get out the other -- -- they had to have to pull away good idea to put away at baseball games. Now know they are right or just the you know comeback against which has been the case -- the call Jim in these first two games an absolute rout. Closer today but again you look up and down and how about this you know Stephen Drew. Some question and whether why he's in there he gets he gets the big RB I triple he's the rock solid defensively. Plated -- -- glove caliber shortstop probably won't win at the guy on the other side by Yunel escobar's. But -- at him as David ross' in the Airways couldn't numbers against. David Price go figure. He has a wall scraper tonight every one of the Red Sox lineup had at least one hit except for Mike Napoli who drew two walks -- still could be -- a big key in this post season because he has been in the past indifference stops -- Texas and especially. I -- in that fifth spot. And other sites who work at New Hampshire a different lineup on Monday with Cobb go on the right hand of -- probably have Daniel Nava the year and left but Jacoby Ellsbury. A bad -- tiger -- to break you make your own breaks but still. Ellsbury -- itself with a cue shot single many has accused judge dealt little flare. Hayden. How you shouldn't billiards out here with a couple of visits needed -- once solid grip. And this thread sixteen just has that pension of getting non interest get haven't -- nine. Not an easy and -- was in the it has been the case obviously gave one and and once again here. Tonight here's bill and -- -- a bill. Eight John that you're right I mean l.'s very reliable when you're allowed to keep this guy around I mean he's just racking up the dollars. The way he's playing. You know and how but how about that. That those couple hits due up priceless first to its limited. But it was already a that's what price must've been taken those -- I'm like yes you know it is that this is incredible. Speak at a price quickly that you know -- I mean. I I we talked earlier this year I mean he's no Pedro he you know he's no he's now old forest out of in the playoffs right. Yeah well I'd still take c'mon on my team let them by the mean I mean. I'd like I said we don't know. Individual games you know well if any any other. Or to bill is this is a guidance he did have for rest but still. Coming up have to go the distance. In a must win game at Texas on Monday it which has been a house of horrors for Tampa Bay and price that was his previous. Marine Corps that came didn't need to be an effort that many pigeons. You know I thought they'd they might go to their bullpen I was watching some of the some of that. That that win over Texas at that they might go to their bullpen now that ended up being. What was the final I came up 5252. Monetary of the but I mean it seemed like a lot but Q what he's story is huge conceded he. Does. Come up big given the opportunity. You know given the opportunity this guy. Is therefore. Or a TZ of it yet less flare for the dramatic the the numbers are mind numbing it it seems like it that's routine two home runs in post season game but that's the first time it's the first time it's ever happened and that's what's also incredible on the Ortiz. Was eight for 37 against -- to sixteen average that's quiet island while middle Brooks had good numbers Napoli had good numbers those guys are gonna have to step up now you can never count out you that you get to October that's David Ortiz -- and ended. You think what an unbelievable season. This is just the two year deal at his stage door what he's doing a remarkable. That's a good form he's he's proven himself. -- he's unbelievable. You know and fallible for the -- said drew was gonna come up with a big -- I mean they should've made the play again out there on that. Wrong guy he is always is -- profit this season Ferrell. Starting from day one and and and heading towards the end of things here with a strong start to the season strive finished this season of which you love to see April they go AT and an eight. 68 and 9 September now to know here in October. And now in the last Jonny Gomes I mean in place. He has played. Last night to score from second on the ground ball in -- it debt. Sure yeah and give some credit to yet could give some gratitude at third base coach Brian Butterfield. Yeah the the red sex have done everything right mentally and focus while the rays you know the house so hard is Fenway went about the wall whether it's -- blaze which happened at yesterday's game. Just absolutely. -- I'm -- through these first two games. Out right good. Good shape yet another more of an -- -- CSFB study of Tampa Bay comes back wins aria -- done all right thanks bill. Will continue to focus also gave back. In fact coming up after the break we'll get Joseph Maddon starts always interest in hearing from him. And we'll continue with some of the other others sound as we college to the press the post game sound. From both the clubhouse -- will roll while that would love to hear from you there's repeal the fault lines here at 6177797937. And you can text us AT&T -- 9379. B 37 John graduating red sex reveal special playoff addition as we roll one up until midnight. We'll have more up next including Tampa Bay manager Joseph Maddon after this break.

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