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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Four best teams in baseball remain

Oct 11, 2013|

Millar joins Mut and Merloni to give his opinions on the ALCS, the pitching of the Tigers, and the offense of the Red Sox.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

One more strikes again Koji peers over the -- -- rocks and a two to. So Messi struck him out this summer and a Red Sox are headed the American League Championship Series. They have defeated the Tampa Bay Rays three games to one of the division series and now they're out of the dugout. There at the bullpen and -- quietly on top of -- equally aren't the Red Sox. Forming a massive pile right around everybody's still on their feet hopping up and down the Red Sox win the game 31. Andy at one in the series and it is on the the American League Championship Series and outfitting is this tonight. The Red Sox win there -- 100 game of 2013. Is. Battle tested battle test is time for your -- add on and you know it's boys' club men's league since I go to work. Man I've heard that line before I've heard that line over and over again. Boys club men's league beat two guys sick of people compare and easily go through right boy club. Boys club of one guy wore a helmet the other guy just said. Frosted tips pulled a different there and he has -- -- -- he joins us every single fraud in the Red Sox on the ALCS can't wait to hear. His take on this series Kevin -- Lou how are you. Boys club boys boys but you can get absolutely right here -- -- upon a microphone. Every day ever okay you -- 2 boys 2 o'clock when the show's over. The boys club. Crazy in my blog a true story isn't it crazy explained listeners are you get linked now you're the media guys now like you're you're with my so you have media guy you replace shell. Well your media guy I delinquent -- you know -- bat I didn't need I don't like I. Yet here here here everywhere involvement and not just with robes you know MLB did break it down before afterwards and Patrick show your everywhere might you know might. I'm just here in this. Weight room with what we thought hey I'm Ben Affleck go. With that joke all the runner on -- I saw that and that been elected by the way people are partly based on what I Ben Affleck. Our professional. -- Well we're not and it's -- at this of mr. Ben Affleck and somebody on the show hoop and it's our good playmate Talib probably not be cabins will bring about two off. -- -- -- -- You've got the four best teams in baseball left they're pretty accurate to say sent it to win this thing it no one ever said it was going to be easy. It would -- Berlin last night this. It's not going to be easy but this is what it's all about isn't it. Yeah you you're you're exactly right though it could mean there are some great storybook. Stories Oakland and Pittsburgh and I mean great came to root for but these are the four best teams. Right now cardinals' most complete -- And actually got her -- -- club. Actually and you get Detroit and you've got you know -- represents power and completeness and -- We were talking about this this grinding mentality Kevin the Red Sox have had all year they were second -- the twins. In terms of pitches seen this year they're the most pitches seen by an offense and any of the four teams left. Hot hobby you have that crime mentality though when -- Lander scherzer Sanchez. Our first pitch strike after first page track how. How do you balance those two avoiding getting behind an account but also working an opposing pitchers pitch count up. The good news moderate Justin -- -- throw like he did -- every start and won the great ones do it a long night period it's a completely just exactly what you saw to it a long night and strike outs. You know perfect game just two -- six. What they don't go like America and for two months -- -- previously was all structuring it -- happy -- a little human. And then the last you know at that point -- 48 score remains of the last you start but. They're Red Sox still wanting to -- but still we don't talk about having an extra match up with the other guys they cycling Kershaw -- so many matchup let's have -- -- We've -- -- can match up Lester can match up which you're you're an aunt and Verlander and Lackey can match up arable Sanchez so. They have guys can match up which makes just wondered about two teams and abilities along with the power -- Yeah we give the Red -- so much credit for grinding on at bats. I -- it's I don't think it's about gold up there taking you know I think it's. You know it's about 82 strike approach found sex -- four pitches often make the guy wore -- just. Well the Red Sox the people there in just take and that's how they work the -- I don't pickets that. What these guys here may -- -- order eBay wants to -- approach but they -- Dickey out of that right below more aggressive. Yeah its game plan you go into every series of different planet and it -- strikes all. Strip first pitch fastball -- that she's an amber amber you know not what I mean by that first -- trying to go -- It's a game plan we watch video the clubhouse we have the starting pitcher on the club -- revolving real start offers several -- game. So we've seen certain greens. There are guide you wanna work. But these guys are great -- you don't want to get behind who want to have a guy like Max Scherzer who got devastating. Talk ball changeup you don't want that now -- -- -- -- you take -- finished checks and we are trying to get that slider or curve ball -- it's a breaking ball partnered. But what -- last night he was able to excuse any pitch he threw all four of his pitches changeup curveball cutter slider where you are caught that ball. It was a real long night for the eight. We're talking Campbell are joining us breaking down a Red Sox and tigers. They're gonna face a guy tomorrow and Sanchez who led the league -- are they have not seen him yet this year maybe touched on at their -- the preparation but. How hard is it cavium and seen a guy in six months you're going to playoff game one ALCS and nobody on this Red Sox roster has faced an at bat against Sanchez and all this season. It's stops -- you've seen him pitch you have -- radio on him pitch. Anibal Sanchez there's it's it's a basic package. You know the RA America earlier this year yet -- -- very cute -- that are not -- -- -- -- -- on the -- operate by going -- apple an -- Spansion. It's he's established and -- -- a great pitcher but he took fastball guy more Biloxi and I thought. Curveball. Cutter slider and -- -- has got to change -- -- But the Red -- to meet -- -- have problems of those kind of guys I think a guy and it's gonna give you problems Alec yet -- the great ones clinker celebrate -- But -- not in Albania -- who's been a great category pretty well -- you know the first gamer. Whatever game now what so the Red Sox -- put pressure on pitchers and our standard mindset when they should not as like rats sucks they -- and along bait them all. You know back then -- DS against against the Sox and things. Change the army game down to Tampa Bay were dogfight coming each and every one of them won't be your opinion on. On Ferrell maybe you know one night stick it withdrew when the next night go to Bogart's a way that thing worked out. At eight you know you talk about or two gave so much credit the Jackie Bradley for that opening day walk. Or CC sabathia much patience in his opening day this kid comes in the post season. And shows that kind of patience late in the game but that was impressive. It -- the second -- walk and Red Sox history Lou. -- The bottom line if you're looking at this game it's almost like changing of the guard and incorrectly I'm wrong but it is an enemy to see these young younger generation -- analysts. That's what will play at this level on -- had been leveled the Iraq. And you're seeing all these young picker get the ball any great -- -- remarkable job -- one mistake you know wasn't quite as polished. You know Miguel Cabrera goes deep. -- -- young kids should get the -- Eric -- at blocker Erica Lewis and walk. So remarkable and Bogart's -- that he around here and company it's a great great at bat draw a walk. Finally the scratch out two run that in the bald mainly in coaching why. You know very little burst at third and perhaps followed our economy bickering or repealed yet. Why the Red Sox are -- they can manufacture. These kind of things they run where you look at tiger or pension stations are still big and strong mechanical runs. But there rexrodt traps speed without -- victory don't outlook and drew along with poppy. You all along with Napoli along with the power they can dissent so. Red Sox couple marketed they're more athletic offensively. Anti. We're talking to -- are now -- Actually didn't have Babs right I mean your your dual -- but not. Why not add up so maybe you can't talk about this but when a guy like Miguel Cabrera -- deal with a groin abdominal injuries he it's all Romney's is not. He doesn't look right what do you see -- swing right now how do you think those injuries affect she was a hitter. By our I will say this and and and hear me out and right now they're red -- hear me out listeners. Don't often Miguel Cabrera is injured three at the plate don't offer -- He is gonna click away record heat finally got one home run September. And all blah blah blah you're running on high octane. Fuel right now. He preemptively he's not a mobile running out of mobile his swing offensively. Double fault for cardiac equipment somebody that's going 94 up in some sort -- -- stitched. Paul's campaign it's hormonal. He can hit he still okay. Offense in that box I would act like this is not a wounded duck you better -- him or not pitched him the way that you need pitched an MVP period in Triple Crown threat. So I think it that we interest defense league but it yet mean -- deep currently running the bases you see that we don't know what we. Five to -- beat the queen oblique rims. What else. It and Iran you know you can't latest -- it it's five different -- so I don't know -- I would all port because this man right now. He can hurt you saw left I go to games in your game work. Why the said the got to respect him but I I I am fall -- these same guy Kevin now thinking keep the ball away from I don't think key. He can kill you right field zombies does lower wrapped up balling it last night I it's that he still got great hands. That ball a month ago -- 440 feet up 375. You know I don't think he's got a big pop. But it beat up at poppy. -- and you can see it it's still it's not because it on the lower half hour meet you could still -- a whole lot what would lower happen. You don't ride is much lower packet that -- a remarkable here in this swing -- taken -- you got to look at it that they're ecstatic he's pitching and meet face. McCoy hit a couple balls and indeed they are -- everybody upbeat while there almost now. You talk about a half an inch and and you know we got -- to -- penalty law. But you'd better be careful this young man and pick or choose your poison on -- -- -- deal. They said defensively see your gonna you would not be surprised if you see l.s very victory you know maybe Stephen Drew bottom of the order Kevin. Try to put the bunt down on the Cabrera tomorrow night try to get him working at third base. Great point mark I can't believe it -- to move his -- critically injured. And -- obviously a step Whitmore out on trying to get him out game not one time I'll -- there be like 8:40 PM. Not want -- -- bought. Laid down make him Lucas seek some help from cocoa -- -- Coca look their best offensive player. But anybody thought that the Red Sox need to move their feet almost like the year went Schilling. It's game six. You know get a bum ankle. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So that it -- it would have big deal and so I think Miguel Cabrera had -- moving his feet somewhere it got late stepped out and you'll see that -- A lesson for me handle it and the five game series we talked a -- The game once stars go twice so that's a decision after that two and three kind of flip flop to me seven games will be different. And I probably go buckle your game two that won game six game seven. All hands on deck boat -- do you change the rotation you keep it as it was in jail PS those socks. That's -- good point acting -- sort of stacked together and and figure out I think you're looking at who bet it's right you know buckle the -- Lester the best Lester got the best experience and pitching well anybody so you got a Lester one article I'd probably have to give him in the arts. You know yet Lackey PV flip -- where you want. But I think you'll want to protect our Lester and Buchholz. And you know black you know we get big game experiences on the ball pretty darn good also all year long so what that that's probably -- that probably decision -- -- -- Fox Saturdays you part of are you part of their covered this weekend Kevin. Yeah let me explain that much all right so fox they share our network its exposure for MLB network correct soapbox and 139 home. LB network under separate are sort seven -- so they use what we call now -- consider talent lot okay. I'd move this sound wire home who who -- -- talent. I'm not Telluride I'm not counted that's what the work at sites like an employee so that you are always for MLB network but we're on fox. TV station and they -- -- -- a -- but today so we are and are blocked because MLB network is that studio you. So you're at Fenway this weekend are you in studio in New York. -- -- -- -- OK all I will be how mobile World Series onsite we're gonna our show wide international plot. After World Series starts by I'm looking for border -- out the spirit I would be -- nice and you'll you'll -- my. At the IR. I had -- Do you -- boys' club anymore a -- -- Hensley I got a nine month old at home while we're on every single -- -- -- men's league -- mentally ill. Would you hand the ball. More boycott could you keep our boys club and an alibi. No I like fight club tonight be a week. The next morning -- talking about giving details of everything really really jolly -- how good -- -- we will get into that right now all right. Well all I want floating on the kisser right now -- -- -- to -- the -- -- -- got a cancer -- That aren't your retirement -- and a report on -- let me know about. I'll send you attack forget John Twitter thank you Campbell talked you Monday. We're gonna put us back to work on Monday he is that Keb -- lorries brought the bike about a tractor corporation by meek insurance -- com while mortgage. -- and Michael Smith I. I can keep it. Boys club I can keep the men's league. As a bottle there's all faces all blush right now. Battle tested battle test is time for your hard add on. You know it's boys' club -- -- -- -- go to work will put him back to work on Monday he will join us again to recap by the first two games. Of this series 61777979837. Text to weigh on the eighteenth -- -- line. 379. 37. 45 minutes now at 1230 you have a chance when ALCS game one tickets Saturday night you don't wanna miss that. We come back -- be missed John Farrell's. As mentor mentor and best friend. Terry Francona he was no assault and hall yesterday interesting stuff about the series at about the Red Sox here for Francona -- got him Larry. We just one and World Series.

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