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Daniel Nava live from Comerica Park with Salk and Holley

Oct 16, 2013|

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-- were taking guys -- 720 today we'll -- he'll be with us coming up in fifteen minutes just past 6 o'clock -- Ali. On WEEI world of the broadcast Booth. Comerica Park in Detroit down in the dugout but. Wearing a headset that's got a microphone forces Daniel Nava. Inserted back in the lineup today he'll bat sixth and play left field. Did -- the -- -- -- -- good game how he is doing well I would do it right that you just chat with you before that before the segment here and -- a little. I'm disturbed by something why would you start the -- just two weeks ago. This this thing all year. I have yet you know it actually has put my thinking was. I haven't had a VW in the teens and winning so I'm not in a -- -- many things -- going down the stretch and then once class starts you know how the planters little more I guess acceptable. But that -- that haven't had one I'll keep things the same. And then obviously some guys -- there you're down made up for my lack -- I think it only doubt so you have quit -- -- -- grows out or we talk about Mike Napoli type beard Dustin Pedroia what's it going to be when it grows. Addai and Alley and no clue I was talking my life -- last I've never. I've never done before hasn't turned -- appear like -- so they can do anything it looked hideous it can. The awesome I don't know as hopefully as it's not hideous but right now these were not you know going that direction. While speaking -- things you haven't done before played in the post season like this -- you guys beat Tampa Bay. You unfortunately have the tough but tough first game this year he's and it -- the last two what's the energy like. In that clubhouse maybe before the game yesterday John Lackey maybe getting enough attention and how does that change for after. Oh I you know I don't the. He was was. Gay guys are really affected by that because we have veteran staff veteran. You know crew guys they're playing and coaching staff they've been around -- they know. They can't get too high can't get -- and and obviously don't. We don't try looking too much of what you guys have to see. I'm just shouldn't. But down I think that there's there's a healthy balance that goes on as us who were frustrated that we were ten hits and and that we want about the prove obviously that we're -- good team that. It -- a resident -- the same time we tip our hats of the guys who are on their team and and now we're pitching well and it's instantly that stated it's part of the game and a force in part of the game for us was we weren't that many hits. That is part of game we had 31 run games so far and I don't we always talk about it it's the playoffs the championship series. Do you expect it to be close but did you expect. The series to play out like this so far that you guys have led for four innings yet your year leading in this series two games to one. I I don't see if you guys saw that many guys -- go to Vegas I don't think anyone. Telling anyone -- I was getting no hit the first -- five innings of the first three games is that now we had -- been like that correct I don't think anyone -- -- -- -- coming out with. You know that's that classic casual if this were to happen which you see yourself being up 21 don't think anybody would see that but. That that's the view about the guys have it's it's nine innings and it's not five and and obviously that's kind of cliche saying but it's true and it's really has come through in our -- proven true based off was haven't. How will -- a broadcast Booth did you know we talk over Jokester wield earlier. And we were talking about Jimmy said I've never seen anybody improved so much defensively. In the short about a time. What did you do what did you do to improve did you have a mentor if you look at tapes of all -- to process. Casting as little everything I got sent down 2010 ranked now with time soon as our outfield coordinator we kind of past or some things which I need to work on in. Tried to focus from there is on the things I could control being in the right place stating swings. No attempt pitches your -- let's throw frequently stuff like that and then. It's probably more focus on and offensively. You always think there to come with demise that's for me it's a big these but you realize after awhile that. Hey it's scan in my kitchen there but north -- stay there at least the Red Sox accountability post offense defense and really had a focused just must offensively as I had been doing offensively. Red Sox left fielder Daniel -- is with a -- down in the dugout were up in the broadcast Booth here in Detroit. When we think a view of when when you've been talked about during the game broadcasts. Your ability to see a lot of pitches to go deep into counts. Always comes up the sheer number of pitches you're able to see. What allows you to be able to do that. And a you know I'm gonna ask a question before and I don't know maybe his -- to pick -- person I can't decide what I wanna do. I don't know I think I know pitch them looking for and if the guy as though not with those pitches arm's gonna. -- play your -- battle about the two strikes and if not take a walk and it doesn't an average and get on base trying to turn that lineup over and I think the plastic it's amplified more because every at bat every pitches. Looked into -- being the -- biggest play potentially of the game with a series so I think it's like it's little more attention but. Now I'm not trying to change anything and I've done all year and just happens to be that I've had some bats of which have gone longer than. There in time this year I've had bats which are two pitches three pitches as this is a little. I guess the streak if you want to call out of seeing a lot of pitches. They're dead and some guys are excessive about watching video some guys watch it after every at bat or after every game. Or just watch it when they get the trouble how much you -- what your processes when it comes to -- studying pitchers and or study yourself on video. -- not only to watch myself too much because I think I'm too critical myself and I see all these things -- like him and I try to just go off of feel and what I remember about the bad in and looked at myself in the position that I feel comfortable with two. Get a good pitch and put it it's going on and that's kind of where I like to start from or where like finished now. If I -- dropped my hands and there there in the dirt and there's something going on there that all -- video out but the most -- I usually. And when I was coming up not even with the Red Sox and affiliated we're not a Phil evolve in the ball stuff that's all I had to go off was just feeling when I was. Feel box so it's kind of -- that really don't go to listen video but I do like to see with the that you have to throw in -- and watched how his balls moving on video -- after that just. We've got to reactions and hopefully mine anarchist that I think we'll speak and -- wanna ask you about the two guys starting tonight we'll start with their pitcher Doug -- you watch film on him. You know what -- out for you what would you be looking for -- your selective what are you look at it from Doug Fister. What I -- in the some pretty -- you know we'll tell him. We actually never locked in a certain pitch I tried to do that because I feel like -- put myself -- disadvantage for another pitchers to be good one and and I know that. It's a blessing -- hasn't it good sinker. -- to cut the ball with curveball change that they mix just try to. Folks and on the zone and hopefully get some -- zone which is what I'm looking for him and I'm not fool than that and put the ball play hard that that's really it. For me what it boils down to no other guys that are. They talk -- trying to pressured into the -- it's everyone's approach is different that's how that's how mine works probably your guy Jake Peavy will go today for those of us watching Wimbledon we know that he has -- good stuff out of what we know what we need to. Well I mean I think the first and foremost thing you like to see from Jake Peavy -- competitors who steps on the mound and and I know I'm either playing among the bench and Watson and in the those pitchers unhappy with the needs to get fired up he's yelling at himself and I think that's the first thing I like this season and whether that means a good thing or bad thing probably. A little bit of both ski -- -- on edge for the same time -- don't -- -- -- doing next to -- he's my -- spots like it has been like to but and he's a control guys keep the ball down in the spot to -- pitches and mix and location in in in velocity is obviously one of his. Strong suits and hope we can do that tonight and you we got a big ballparks and keep the ball down and we can. You know get -- Nolan put got a body guard is rob Bradford what kind of like a phenomenal. And on the sly is keeping people if for it and it goes your data about your eyes -- looks at them now and everyone turns away insiders I think it's a new haircut he got. No comments you. Obviously rubbed asphalt car and good luck yeah I -- really thought that we've initiated -- faith in our there's Daniel -- joins Bradford got. -- at the kitchen table. -- and that -- not a mommy put the ball in your head gave -- the classic Boca -- upset you're moving too much and she kind of messed up -- -- -- to got a good. It all off -- But it got it I don't -- is rubbing rob Bradford that right now I've got -- haircut has to look at her little young crack. It's very very disturb the haircut of all America that -- -- that guys had every right below is gonna join us back from Boston here adjustable we here in Detroit we get a lot of baseball to keep talking about it you guys ready for game. For tonight is the biggest one the chance for the Red Sox moving in the series to really take a commanding 31 lead Jake Peavy for the Red Sox Jim Leland has switched around lineup last about that. -- all W.

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