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Curt Schilling on Game 6

Oct 30, 2013|

Curt Schilling joined the show to help preview game 6 of the World Series tonight. Schilling discussed how he was able to thrive in the most pressure packed situations.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Bad guys and I was a little some thing about pitching in the pressure of the World Series joins us on the AT&T -- AT&T the nation's fastest and almost reliable forgy LTE network Curt Schilling on the hotline. Morning show how -- Why are they continuing to insist we're not backing down from Ortiz we are going to pitch to Ortiz when he continues to beat them does that make any sense to you. I don't I don't think there. That they started out that mentality game Barbara began Adam Wainwright spot that. He can change some things -- -- I think peavy be mandate last game was it was and all of a murderous. You know but it did good. We're okay if he -- -- in. It's different -- part two and tell your your number 234 of five to pitch around the guys in this series. And I that we were promised to support our team I I thought that that would happen. Problem is if you -- it is it is -- Napoli hit the ball. Everything he was driving was way early. And and the one thing David can do is suitable in as well anybody who saw last game win great -- most of them on the door and try to improve some balls -- and get a -- the ball away and it it didn't end well he's marketable also in part yeah. If if PD doubles in the first inning tonight first base is open does Metheny. Make walk up walk Ortiz. Now. Well please. I show I'm not. Nearly as good at this this baseball analysis is -- argument that but here's my analysis period as the Cardinals have a chance tonight because of walk. A tomorrow their chances different it's it's baseball game seven anything can happen but tonight. It's walk or not the only way they beat them is a walker comes out and does what he's been -- Pitches his ass off this offense the cardinals' offense cannot carry the day. Yeah agreed I mean I don't. They. I am not -- -- -- -- the -- -- -- living they've they've played they've done some things in the you to do contemplate well. -- in you know I think there's a kind of a mix and match of who wasn't playing well early on. But it did the other day when you look at the Cardinals are doing this without they're David Ortiz and Allen Craig for the most part of the non entity and and you look at what do. What what part of that our offense he was. It's huge they are right I still questions starting him last game. But. You know because you're trying to figure out and make it happen. And their bench stinks to have nobody to bring in nobody does it. That was the thing I mean Allen Craig was a weapon because you can kind of pick your poison her particular spot for him for those -- championships in four Bassam. It was that was always the danger when you're looking at the matchups in the late innings the other day it was even worry was you know what he was gonna hit. And and he can figure out around -- and and there was almost I almost with a put the ball early directing Q what -- run himself out of the -- -- you've got many steps left. Well David I mean Derek you know Kurt Torres as poorly as you say the Cardinals have played keep in mind that to the Cardinals wins. I believe -- results of horrible throws to third base and the destruction call as well -- -- to -- over to the other way. Yeah I'd I'd I hit it hard to see that in there I don't mean all right just. It would neither team played of the the first two or three games of the series. They did nothing. That that got them here while -- seen them they you know I thought. The other. But Bjorn had made some from some questionable. Moves and changes. That I thought I thought got we got our man is a couple different times. But today it didn't -- batters. They're playing poorly. But they're good enough to play around that and that there were I guess have one if you can you can do -- -- Is this the night and you uses version before that you really have to remember to breathe. I know that sounds silly but you talk about that a lot. I didn't want to -- you know I have always done here these guys talked about assistant coach you like about the game and -- That this is it -- -- goal out of it but that's what you view. I would breathe -- every two or three innings tonight to -- the -- And and I think I knew after after my first. Couple times -- ball close to remind him that and not everybody felt that way. In the kind of -- to almost like we're considered the year to have quite -- try to pick and choose and who wasn't able to breeze and it was tight. And it was. It was provoke. Does Gomes over another makes sense to unite. Don't don't -- no not at all. I don't. I'd love then about I think the kid is just these are complete player I think that I think that the Gomes thing is -- exactly -- -- it's on each. I think he he's continuing to play it. It's work in. They went and. They have -- -- -- -- so it's one of the things that annoyed me when I played and now I'm involved in it is everybody's perfectly right there two hours after the game. There and you know you can sit back -- look at the -- that move that was a dumb move that didn't work while you're he had -- work that I mean. It's all of -- to make the call and that's ultimately at least try to -- and so. I was trying to remember that all these guys -- do -- they can do to win and then contrary to what some fans believe. In -- actually trying to lose the game. But that this was when. It -- need to think about the bill you know. Opening day of spring training and all the courses around what's going on and here you are you know point seven outs away from being world champions and it's been an amazing amazing run for this team and a lot of what he's done this year's bass -- noticed people. A -- I know it. 807 tonight when Lackey throws the first pitch it will matter that the Cardinals sat in an airplane on a tarmac for seven hours but you believe Michael Walker's -- Who said nobody in here is in a bad mood the attitude in the plane is pretty good. I can't imagine. Major league baseball players with their kids with their families and the entire organization sitting in -- -- for seven hours and not having a little frustration level -- What it is important that Beckett back -- of the makeup of the club and you know. I can see where there are teams I've been on where everybody would have been John crock of you know -- that's just what the people -- the but good teams beat both of these -- I think from a personality perspective are there manager. And if you look at Mike Metheny. He manages exactly the same way he played you know him and and that's a good thing having some good thing for both clubs. I'm. I don't imagine that. It took the job at times when the guys put Doug Mirabelli. You know. Were invaluable because he would find a way to make something like that enjoyable. It's funny yeah and it's not a small thing again we've brought in nine months and and it's 1:30 in the morning in the end. You know there and I promise you none of those kids were kind of winding down the purposely. But that -- bogeyed the kind of things that there. You remember being and not a bad way actually when when you look back and here's what -- You know when you when you see his teammate David Ortiz is teammates. A guy like Jon Lester for instance say I wanna sit here I want to talk about David Ortiz. Rather get out get off the board and the other night you say. And to see touch these guys slick -- -- no one else. You played with -- you know home can you put into words what he means we know the numbers we know we can hit we know he's clutch but what does he mean beyond that. Well that's been the only way that I can I can. Make it makes sense I guess the way it was there were some guys and not a lot that I played with him -- in my corner who. Who's their opinion of my ability my performance was important to make. When you have teammates that you want -- -- in the end it's probably a little kid you you wanna play you want to add that to be very proud of you. It's a it's a different feel it's a different. It's it's just different and in there aren't a lot of guys that you play with that you feel that way about but when you play with them you know -- they aren't. And so getting the the nod of approval from Davis is there's not a small thing -- these guys and and that. I think they feel that way about John. As a manager but when you can have a player to that list that's that's -- -- because what would it mean do you view. On an opposite field you're always kind of looking over your shoulder making sure you're doing the things you need to do because you know he hit and that's a big deal. What made you better under pressure and is at the same thing that makes Ortiz better. Under this kind of pressure. Doctors took most of the guys couldn't pull him out of with a tractor. In the end from being. I think that I -- I looked at this as a chance to beat this something that no one would ever forget. And I think a lot of people and looked at this as. You know this could ruin everything I've ever done and I know I had guys that I know they they don't really -- resent that. So you know ultimately is that for me it was just a matter of I knew I was going to be -- harder I knew I have a chance to beat. I don't -- finer more perfect because. I had extra adrenaline is quite used that right. And after you know the only game I ever think I'd screw this up was was the first Walters whoever brought the brought I think at -- -- to the next game. -- I don't know how will you know John Lackey are much -- you talked to him but given the scorn and ridicule that he suffered at the hands of the fans in the media in this town and this turnaround. The stat stands to be one of the most remarkable 180s from a perception standpoint an athlete has ever experienced here in this town if he walks off the mound in the seventh or eighth inning. The five nothing lead and have the ball apparel hands it to Koji. What do you think he's thinking as this as -- rises to its feet and just you know -- -- -- to John Lackey. Is not a -- kind of road that might even work so I told you -- ballpark yeah yeah it is beat and we are probably two -- night and you think about. The things that he said. Before I came here and then and -- to think he's -- did when he got here the things that they could have happened since he's been here. Don't think that he can walk off the mound as the guy who pitched the clincher in the World Series it has been. Mean you listen to people talked about them they are more likely get the ball it amuses. It's otherworldly. In the sense and the only tip your cap because a lot of that's -- him. It you know this is not a heavily can talk your way back into the good graces of a friend she gonna perform. They went out he had Tommy John surgery which which is enormous it is not a great way. Battled back in the economic team back it's okay you know what that whole gig before and -- also work and then. W seem to shut my mouth and actually go out and do something about it and he did it and that's that's -- Brussels. To get the sense that. Peavy starts tomorrow night I assume if the Sox lose -- one of those guys you talked about who get real tight ends Vicks spot this postseason records and bad knees and bad twice here this post season. I don't know that he gets tight I think he gets worked out. I thought I was kind of surprised that the other night win as badly as it did because they figured you know if you if there's ever guide into two lineups that you can kind of -- tip -- around you have to you have the power the ball inside the strike zone and you know. I would I would I thought it was going to be overthrown and thrown to Marty wasn't -- part of it he normally does. I don't I don't know that that adds up but his stuff right now the way he throws right now with with success and you know I it's still I guess. I want the guy that that I know. He can come -- broke two hitter over seven these big epic kind of make up. But I'm not I I would like him believed to Brockman in the ball I do witness matchup works in in the fact that. They're such as. From but much different team against left handers after -- -- through the other night that I think I thought that was where they're gonna go. It -- if -- Michael walk and you have to pitch to David Ortiz tonight in a critical spot. What is your reproach how do you go after Ortiz. I am trying to stay away from the strike zone. I RA. The problem is to be so locked in it's very good on play in the sense that. When he was going well he he would only get one pitch. Not -- at -- game and when he got to and never missed that David is. Is giving it up it's in the back and he's not missing a total. -- -- Try to play around with the the course of the strike zone off. The problem is that we're back at Fenway and I you can do that game in Busch can -- Obama last. Here it's different so. You know and you look at the guy who doesn't pitch that breaks away from lefty and that's a little bit of a challenge he's a very much a two pitch pitcher and the Mets and personal that unique that he is because it's not a good pitch he doesn't throw it very much who's not gonna break them out to me. To -- David Ortiz because if you -- one of the things that are right. Find that I found very. Consistently -- young pitcher to pitch around a hitter he does try to get that big -- then that means probably also part. And it doesn't you what you pitcher on the guy you're trying to pitch around. The course of the strikes on outside search each week it wouldn't fastball which is what it is always great using his cutter is about all. You try to go against David that I can throw some soft stuff to get ahead and it's now it'll be wanna to properly. Coaches think you mentioning game seven -- -- do brawn isn't too -- better than peavy out of the pen so TV's on a real short Leach. And -- -- comes out in the second or third inning. And you know part two I know that. Jerry I that's what you are you all right Eddie Dillon again doing what I do now. Allow me to be perfect hindsight. But the one thing that but I keep saying is. These guys -- other players better than we do they at least John Carroll knows. You know the makeup of his players city and and so he's going to in my mind do whatever he needs to personalize. It to make sure they have a best chance -- -- me. And maybe that's exactly what he's banking is you know peavy got it to that are completion. If we go there in the first we go there I I just think that early runs have been sort whole huge. In every game of this series. That. It up to me it was a pretty up and always seventh out of with the -- -- open -- -- as low salt the middle Brooks you think we may have seen the last ball three. I you know I don't know because every. The first thing you have to ask yourself is is it not -- so. Breslow you know I don't know. I guess I I'm completely bought into the old theory that you know you -- rebuild the bullpen everywhere. You can go one point five to seven relievers that Tampa has proven its almost every year. You know it is if you have a lockdown margin -- -- chemicals are great almost nobody does so you you know. But also the kind of guys that from a loyalty perspective. You don't spend -- -- -- money on because you can always find new ones. Who catches if it's not -- next year I don't know what the market looks like me and I know there are some guys because you know we tend to say okay well. There was -- -- -- okay what I plan our guide was almost like and that guy and hit it generally tend to be harder to do the -- because there's other teams spent money or more teams. Spent a whole lot more money that's going to be a challenge for the reds are strong forward. There are going to be a lot of teams playing inside the built financial ballpark now because of dignity because that's and that you -- a massive amount of money being spent that way. -- -- final question for me your ESPN teammate Aaron -- I believe was Aaron Boone said John Lackey has never pitched better. Then he's pitching right now agree or disagree. Agree absolutely agree nor harder than he's ever thrown and his breaking stuff is he was always. When he was well and good early yet a borderline wipe out slider it is a wipe -- -- -- -- got a really good curveball to -- to a to a fast all these storm harder than he's ever thrown. Not too late -- get that Tommy John thing done you know I felt as if if it. That would be just those who describe why but -- -- little -- -- growth and lefty strikes me is a guy that you don't need tractor if you know what I mean I don't know I now know. You guarded perimeter -- appreciate the time has always. Would you watch Curt Schilling would Dennis Kelly on the AT&T outline AT&T the nation's fastest and now most reliable forgy LTE network upstart game seven. Will be would be could be just one of the most fascinating. Dramas to have unfold here. And a back and I don't you know who started for the Red Sox and don't I don't wanna jinx you know the Cardinals the Cardinals right. Mentioning game seven would beaches. Fascinating. We don't we think Kelly starting right yeah he'll probably start. They'll be shortly and Britain and the -- some stuff going on we've never seen from both these managers. You know and Gomes starts -- -- peavy looked afforded the same no basically to the issue was given a the last game that's allowed him pitch himself out of first there's a -- pitchers your sure he won't see game seven walker and lack yes I think that's it. Everybody else to let absolutely Lester would come and Wainwright and always struggle against lefties we know he's feeling good outlasted becoming an. Peavy do going to be warm up in the sack him. And the be all kinds of Washington first last night in the first -- the first forget the second this game sevens. Plus everyone in the place will be dressed up. Meanwhile everyone in the -- dressed up as a cardinal fan. Just reject it. Right there gray hair. And and sent them politely clapped the look at -- backyard has its -- -- troop that's right and nobody would bother. The guerilla theatre of the absurd on Halloween night and whenever something that every every guy dressed up as a girl yeah. The deal with a low -- you -- phone calls next with the NC.

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