Oct 27, 2013|
Red Sox Bench Coach Torey Lovullo joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss last night's game. Get the inside scoop from inside the dug out right here on WEEI.
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2% are well that's the pull up on W I dot com going through who should be playing in the alive today by. What do people who actually has a saying it is a Mexican votes gore Novello who hopefully joins this year two or Ricky Harris. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well -- well -- the -- the percentages the club in the other the Kodak group right now Torre actually need the 100% to 0%. One from -- developed so. Are taught that politics seeker right now we're not and so he got it all goes out and about 430 when you get them down and get above last. That that's fair -- reached a point out that in that the dynamic this he said that we have right now. Which is Alex beard myself rob Bradford where up in the broadcast Booth high atop which stadium. And we're looking doubt in the shadows inside and yet we're looking down and there's somebody absolutely. This going to pound in the stairs working. Doing pushups in the health field -- collecting his thoughts -- I tell you what -- I don't know if you do this every day but it was pretty impressive. Well you looking at my work out that are really got to keep a little bit about in my life and he used to -- -- I'm the worst the year I was player retired but. A look at I -- what I want to say is that. -- put in here guys polls they're just a couple I got a lot of low on the air. You know he -- chanting you guys yet -- -- -- -- on you know. We are -- eighteen looking. Over every possible touched. It actually can get in you know. At Fort Stewart actually ballpark we can't play everybody I think -- but he -- but I just want everybody to note as we know you guys know that. I will help -- trot and in the staff here. It down a quote about we're trying to -- trying to exhaust every possibility -- -- the best advantage. And Tory thanks for joining -- first volume or has been very gracious about. -- time that was today sauce Sundays with Torre you know I think we've we've got back on that we've hit every day but Thursday that the -- ordered we have it's up thanks again for joining us there's a lot to talk about what last night and also was gonna happen tonight. Going back to last night for you. For you -- sitting next to John there what was the toughest decision. That you guys had to make over the course of that big game looking back on. Not letting you know there are several Sorrell -- moments in the game I think -- decision was do we do we get Napoli. In work but -- spot or do we allow Workman a lot they're create better matchup. It was a better situation. You know sending in and give you the best advantage possible for the right pitching. Matchups and that's how we were looking up that I think it's more pitching and defense oriented. You know we we talked about thought potentially turning down by her about -- -- to. And you know -- so strong that he wanted to work gonna go out there sure is second in -- working out those. The precise outlets that that were created by that second war. To go sold. Going back to using that as the baseline. Going back to what you did pinch hit for the pitcher back in the seventh inning and you take you brought -- the game what was the thinking where there was the thinking that. You just were not gonna bring bring you brought back no matter what or what to prioritize the chance to actually have Gomes hit a home run there. Well I. I think we're looking to get Johnny of the game for the best possible matchup for ME. It'll eat you go left right. I don't I don't wanna I don't want to. Limit -- ability erratic pitching but we felt like -- that moment. I was the the best usage for John against that left at a picture. And outside that they had nobody but right left and -- and again on the game. Which is which is history is writing the pitching and that's all it's admirable and so look I explain our right we felt like that was our. Best chance right there used Johnny. You know you're done the job. I you know between John and more I think they were discussing the coupling of usage to make sure that he is available. Or another game here in Saint Louis. And I think that it was terrible for us to send Johnny out there and you know. You feel obligated Q a little bit strong or use it in in. Or five. 11 thing that interested me about your you're depiction of of the -- decision -- and whether or not pension with Napoli as he did emphasize the pitching defense component of things. I wonder if at this time of year over the course of these playoffs just based on the fact that you're facing more dominant opposing pitching. If you guys are placing a greater if you guys are kind of placing a greater emphasis overall -- run prevention verses that possibility of of scoring runs for instance if if you know if the if decisions are weighted more towards if you're buying -- weighted more towards. Run prevention and they might be in the regular season. We we certainly are in you know we we have two schools of thought. That we keep talking about about -- -- and arc of -- In our. Is out when they -- sir Richard looks certain they'll war league pitchers it's going to be a little bit more pitching and defense -- in -- when they have other started pitching with. You know limited resources in their bullpen that have become more inopportune -- So you know we have to do a lot of credit to the two circled aren't the cardinals haven't I'm -- I don't want they'll play anything that they have outside -- you know. Walker lane right you know they they got two other quality starters. In other great candidates out without fault and I'm talking about the main guy they have -- -- volcanic. Are very very -- so while there are available. I think our thoughts are aligned more pitching and defense oriented now we -- count on the situation offensively and China are fortunate or place for the -- so to speak. And then -- wait to lower the boom when somebody else coming out of the ball and that's sabres on some of our so our maps out. You know it's a tough needle to prevent it it's going back and forth and nationally city. You know he got double -- possibility is there there's a lot to order a lot about it to try to challenging but I think by and large army shall it. Our players in the best situation to be six. It's so interesting to watch the decisions that you guys have in front -- -- on the left side of the infield right now obviously Stephen Drew. Right now as is in a struggle that's it's a typical right you guys haven't seen him. In this kind of struggled there there have been some you know some swings at pitches out of the zone. That are some of somewhat on characteristic leading to those higher strikeout totals but he's playing unbelievable defense in the post season I think it with the with the exception. Of a player to and then you know you see use it and in so you have that that particularly difficult went away and you know to me. The ball that Bogart's you know makes that makes that nice play on the -- wearing off of by carpenter off Prez looks to me that's a bowler drew. Public feel to cleanly and makes the clean thrown at just. Kind of underscores how challenging. Those decisions must be on the left side of the infield how much how much it in particular is that. A talking point you guys. You know it's gonna like -- they -- that they beat thanks. Although we let haven't even drew on the shield. We feel like she's solidify future between it and the dust and there -- outstanding in the middle. But you know John made the decision. At that point kind that usually will. Given the circumstance not -- looking at a picture secret. That quickly changed the complexion of that game. And I think you know -- -- -- top spot more than that defense of we had a little bit of momentum in -- to -- a look at you know what's there was works much. What what sort. The results happen -- a ground ball out but you know it's easy to sit back and say you know -- Didn't make slaves he drew would have made the play out stroke play all the way around entered it makes great play and yet you're probably between this earlier he looked position of playing on the field. First several years internationally player may have had a little bit more jump on the ball. But now the decision it's not based on offense standpoint and we certainly aid out even come out bought it from and it it it. -- any level but you know they're all we were challenged there we we thought offensively we score -- point John -- matchup in the Arab World Cup. Our -- -- coast or love LO joining. Road to redemption broad -- so what everyone a call rob Bradford Alex -- Torre. He was a remake of this Mike Napoli working at third base yesterday. We go to raise some eyebrows. By have a particular model there you know like Richard the personal rights senator we're looking for any advantage and week out any advantage -- will. Help -- score runs about putting the best player out of illuminate any given time there -- much more of a emergency. -- emergency situation. Being a quick match up. Where we can put them up from one inning with a double switched and then we have another double switch where. In other markets entrance chelation or some intra poppy where we can -- Now apple were to first base and operate these sites with the political situation it's not for long term nine inning start. It's mostly for emergency. Vehicle inning double switch. Or you know maybe lighting of -- re -- run home run go at each an audible there. And you know put him in the situation where we already have maneuvered with some of our some of our back eventually -- will. Indicating maybe an injury army like -- like in Apollo real quick strike were about half want shot court. -- I wonder if with the benefit of hindsight and having dominated your work out here on the job the outfield -- Busch Stadium how you view. One day after the obstruction -- do you feel like. With the benefit of hindsight you know how a teaching to the umpires got it right in B what are your feelings about that rule at this moment in time. What do you attribute say I hate to rule in a rest all last night and there -- quite an -- for -- but file by all of us such you know -- what -- slowed play down. Once we we saw the play. -- or you know well there's -- Well well there's no fault whatsoever Egypt will be an athlete trying to make an athletic player and -- the baseball I am. Now he -- money on the plane on the ground. That the rule does clearly state. In favor of the runner he cannot intervene anyway in moving forward and -- is that if you hit. There is obstruction. I think out quicker locker that he stumbled in well in continued to go towards home plate and I need to stop first acting upon the navy will walk. Were given apple orchard in opt in advance to the next stage in the play it never happened or stumbled and fell into the play. And the play is active in what's called the eyesight. I wish them I was rule change because it didn't favor but he -- -- -- playwright. Natural play does that matter. Well he was tagged out. Note played them out each it will advance one base -- You know part about it. At some point what -- -- structural play or not. I think it up point you know all that was regular throw away but he was -- without a question I think. As as yesterday was unfolding. Obviously one of that -- of them. Fascinating decisions that you guys made was the decision to follow peavy with Felix to brunt because there have been a significant amount of speculation that perhaps you guys would want to -- to be able to kind of piggyback Buchholz just in case he's going to be limited in terms of his availability today. Obama and you know particularly kind of as as the rays did in game four which was in -- in game four of the LDDS an unbelievable. Scenario where they you know they bring in the lefties after Alex and is out the second inning and you know -- throughout the lineup. How was was there any balancing act going on of okay this is how we need to manage -- guide because of what we're doing tomorrow or is this just a time where it's like empty the tank. Well you know we can never do -- I think that. You know that that. That's the toughest jobs will want to make sure as John -- running through spots that want it got to -- bad out there saying look we need to wait and coverage for tomorrow. You know quite ready to go all the armed and loaded you know we actually -- ambulance are -- And given -- them than not that's first and foremost what are start ups are but you always have to tap out baca thought. But just in case that are out some -- or somebody there. To have a little -- covered so I think as you know peavy struggled in the first inning and drove or he got through got out and -- I think they -- strongly runners got on base. That we have enough pitching in we have not back up and I know that they're breaking down into silent count down meaning they were trying to projecting where and when guys. We're gonna be used and that you it was pretty well what they projected not not like you wore a lot of credit if you work with Johnny worked in the working in back urged. And you know others to scenario where the war behind ahead or -- behind head or or even and you know. It it worked out. We lost -- Well that was unfortunate that I wasn't fortunate but we appreciate tour logo looked up and coming on obviously he's back on the dugout or the clubhouse right now no no he's still he's still sitting in the in the stands he's been. It's okay -- now he's been enjoying the you get a little lucky Catholic yet if McCain got us try to figure out what's what's on. But we have a we appreciate -- caller knew if he calls back did he just held thank you very much and we'll talk to a -- obviously. Well Lotta -- great insight there and and really some stuff that we can talk about satellites and clarifying some -- not only from last night but the buckles comment that he made -- going to be talk now about that it's Alex beer. Our rob Bradford 6177797937. We're gonna break down what toward Google said right after this break.
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