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Kevin Millar: David Ortiz owns Boston

Oct 14, 2013|

Millar joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Red Sox thrilling comeback over the Tigers and talks about David Ortiz' playoff clutchness.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

A little players that are clearly. Yeah. I work Red Sox trailing five to one and Buffy -- soon in the big righthander. Then Juan delivered. -- -- and I -- driver right field goal of the night hunter. Racing back. And on unbelievable like last night at Fenway Park. -- still less than thirteen hours removed. From a improbable. Comeback win in fact the most improbable Red Sox win. Certainly playoff win since I don't know 2004. And I guess. Speaking at 2004. After his teammate Dave Roberts throughout the first pitch last night. Fired of the game it's our -- the real 15 Kevin Millar. Hard Friday we have bringing him back Monday win or lose in -- fact they win last night so how. How did you watch that game Kevin I was on my couch like you'd expect me to be -- was over Fenway. Working where are you for the Red Sox comeback win last night. -- just got better driver and Holbrooke -- even important thirty to 48 straight upstairs. Cowboys -- -- -- gave from the family. Victory bought myself a -- and right now they are right now. I don't know there's an athlete in history of athletics from football cal Ripken and Baltimore. Are Montana -- senators go Jordan's Chicago. That young man that can basically or. -- status -- a city like it where you can put into words what -- last night. No way it's almost. Also about how bad he is looked really in this series routes over aggressiveness whether he's he's -- she knew in the whole time and -- comes up here puts the work on Benoit. And guess the first pitch changeup -- absolutely hits a rocket. It's not that it was it was predictable bowl we've seen it so many times you see what this actually happened I've seen this before. Yeah I it's shame on all the points that go on throughout the game the Red Sox are on series -- over -- -- and it's a prime that was from. Austin that epic game last night addresses this is ridiculous Don -- that thoughts at -- text impacted -- -- explain -- This series about momentum it's a great team -- great staffs two great scene -- Good pitching will make you look blade it looked -- and strike out it looked terrible. What you are witnessing some great great pitching the first game perhaps. -- the -- that no hitter through all 45 at that point. Actually -- to expect that one moment one thing my partner and I Michael O'Donnell who. But it's -- It's remarkable to see what happens and and and they can't play good day to tiger at at mandate and I mean you've had Ellsbury one can -- yet. And fielder client that that foul ball off the side a lot and got to go right. Ellsbury walks we gotta like ball. And I -- Albuquerque outlet wall and first pitch changeup. It would Ortiz David Ortiz the same guy that. Every single year beside their feet and if the -- how old was he really is this guy's bat is blown out he should capitalize and contract. -- he wants to hang them up and look at and say I'm done because this man. Biggest hit you've ever had a career period. Let's go back to that ice at first pitch changeup and he takes out the ballpark that we surprised that and while opened up. With that sort of pitch you know in that part of the plate can work he's able to get underwritten drive it into right field. You know what I'm not surprised because it's a mistake it's a mistake period we don't -- are great quote you know he's the guy that also that you. And adrenaline that you -- secret that went two for nineteen where every country and you know working. Larry. Product it's right and -- your lineup so we know not to be so why put that pressure on a pitcher because well. Smart and and -- the stakes and we will mistake. Parts you would walk in and -- Kevin your walked in David Ortiz you scored a run you bring in Napoli deployed bases loaded. I'm not mention it not for players that want most and I don't know like Al Albuquerque. Because before that happened I look at my wife about -- mostly upstairs because it persuade not. Let -- that I don't want this match. Walking and all I know he's the best they have beat and my here. There's not a whole lot to on the all get this straight it's a changeup and fastball average breaking ball. He expects well he pitched well get spoke about in Albuquerque. At least he's wild amount. To Kapalua and -- on line looks like Williams right side that Portman Matt -- an -- night. Let me ask you before the game stuck with that saw picture before you start -- -- the urgency and -- I wanna see the opposite neck. I'll -- and abuse came before who can be that guy who's the guy. After having that game one that's runner on the clubhouse naked right before the game yell and scream and try to loosen this group ball a little bit. But sure is -- comes out he is dominant. How much was because I I'm with you I tip my cap and I look at that agency inaudible betting game wall with lights out. You give all the credit to them what did you see something that Red Sox line. No I just think he's solid scrapped and it'd be the one thing almost at a Red Sox shame on -- -- it and -- too much. Every strike call every single put it all Kemper open had a bow and -- Mark I -- it and pat pat or Joseph west first -- you know so if there was a thing out so it's not enough. It's back right you wanna go a little and a Weiner the team too much or years that team -- -- top guys and catchers and we got here. Well I want after every strike. And by competent to cap off the plate and yet. But I would say that they kept fighting they keep violent. You're you're you're you're behind the eight ball racially leader who is very underrated we don't know apples and -- his reps out there and he dominates and now they know who he has. -- point one W 13 guys. 200 -- strike out behind garbage. You didn't have to -- great pitching lets stop with the wind it bobbled the -- me in the back call and it was gracious that kept quite and David Ortiz that I got. You know my back I do this. Are talking to Campbell Ortiz deserves all the conversation with I had today Kevin I think sodas Dustin Pedroia a Pedroia makes a ridiculous defensive play. I'm not sure how many second baseman make -- he gets over there gets the ball makes the transition then. Before he gets the base hit to bring Ortiz up. He hits a wall ball strip were two outs to finally get a run home and I just. I felt like that hit. As -- loose in the Red Sox up in May that just me again on the key guy on the couch and watch in the game but I felt like finally they broke through they prove they can score. Against this tiger team and that helped get them to where they were eventually in the eight inning to get Ortiz that Grand Slam. He makes you enjoy watching the game of baseball. Right. You look at a normal guy you look at the player he makes might pick up a club little note that you respect and good guy to keep the gold -- -- the ball to pop out the play a remarkable we get that extra hole to keep the ball under -- remarkable. Energy he -- That the degrading at the plate he makes an enjoyable teammate if you wanna play this debate well could be sold. Can be so bored watching -- -- like games four hour plus. You watched Dustin Pedroia he had the knack. And make everybody around him better and the quit. -- play and keep grinding out -- how bad is the man you don't and don't indoor and I value right now you make a great point. -- right emotion at that point. Pedroia to about them all and that's what the Fenway Park you -- probably green monster beat you doctors -- light out everywhere else. But in Boston it's an -- and next in program. -- troubles with Gomes a left field and almost be elected hoosiers to something intangible bottom the got to try to find a way to keep me in their. He had a tough Michael in that last step that it's just feeling right in the ninth he's gonna come up is gonna lead this thing off he does and sparks it is just. It's just something about almost represents the way this year's really gone for the -- These. You can't bring that intangible that not on the back of a baseball cards are on the toolbox ironic in pro speed power run there's a tough that there agree that there's an excitement regard called a leaping at ball 500 feet. Strike out -- go -- the -- on a helmet that respect and also in the but it about. On the golf course. What teams you play on they went from a race to the open is this since tiger has now the Red Sox. It was an accountable there but yeah I like you know what he brings something there's something that you're pretty hot. An amount that you're playing and there's a lot of thought it was -- got to make our great great job I -- -- getting -- -- start first rate that we don't look good. Or so April at the full squat about point five guys scored sport report. Kevin again Berliner tomorrow berliners looked like the old Verlander here in these playoffs -- been looking a little bit ahead -- -- not my lineup might look like I I know that you've always been. You get on the -- be reactionary OK once or twice and SS and things that eventually. We look back on Jon Lester on the playoff rotation we Seles kind of silly. I would like to see Zander Bogart's played short tomorrow I respects even -- had a really good year the catch he made us Saturday night kept -- one nothing game but. Given the way Bogart's -- guys have played his couple at bats his patience. I gave him a look against Verlander left tomorrow I might not. Your cinema if trail -- he set -- -- to -- you don't want to -- a young kid -- -- it's a great 41 year old it'll whatever it back pages. You don't want -- to tell -- apartment situations to succeed doctor -- AB. Just in -- the cycle the record you gotta go -- through. It left hander also there. He does -- he can't draw blocker too much into as much as you know he -- bring it up yet and -- Still Carl Landry has given -- -- when he -- -- -- -- you are so remarkable. That last six weeks have been great have been remarkable he's back. It's going to be about like. The Red -- possibly can go down. -- -- -- But they're big thing about this is their tie this series up that the ballpark situation -- out back and let him cheap talent go to Woody -- might -- -- game apparent. In my situation could bring Coke. -- on the perimeter and drove so I would I wouldn't quit major yet I'm Bogart. -- -- his rotation has been for Detroit -- his last three starts and look at Verlander in the pitchers -- in -- Anibal Sanchez. They still go six or seven. As you know amenable ends they went to lose games you've already seen it here in the first do what kind of effect. Does that game last night have on guys that Jim aliens could rely on late in in Verlander in game four. We're one of the main elders and make sure I am glad. But don't Coke looking in the bullpen for -- to get a -- them on your roster. Will ultra get out top left and it will be like Ed -- Ortiz up. The matchup it and it didn't look good from before that pitched so well. He got -- got some matchup situations or -- we know that so -- particularly till the court Tigers would Jim Whalen doesn't. Even bat in -- are -- nervous when they are flat not be solved it by -- and pop up in smoke smoke you don't learn about. -- -- -- -- He's gonna rely on the starting pitching they got the best starting pitcher on paper. Every year here they are right now the ball particularly till the Red Sox got to find a way to get out. They got shorter -- -- and when McCain so there you have it. On a way to start out you don't want Bieber -- up -- eight to hurt you got to try to open mind walk out a great chance. I'll tell you what I hate to say nice things about you know that it pains me to do so but they'd be intentional talks have been you guys did Friday. With those players -- -- Kevin I nursing inning like that my life and I Napoli got no shirt on Saltalamacchia this is questions he shouldn't answered Dempster. Is jumping in that. They're a bunch of lunatics man this group that just like you quite frankly. You know it -- the -- -- out here to see the personalities of this of the slots that -- an idea giant two but again Ambon. Pedroia. Hit every and -- it. Don't want. And -- about the pertinent here and I mean. Remarkable and I start calling today and -- -- that -- interview. Your later years ago you know in line. Sign people how you also it has its remarkable group of guys are reminds me a lot of -- really us. Even even a -- more. Quirky you know I'll have to Billy Mueller over there that you know there are going to be good on the back or what a great. It would happen. A lot -- the back of their head he is a Campbell are you watch the game by by himself for awhile and his wife -- up and join them. On the couch -- focus on the game cattle car that we'll talk to your Friday after game five. Our short program areas Campbell are joining us on the AT&T hotline eight DT the nation's fastest. Now -- reliable Ford GL TE network your place.

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