Merloni: Peavy's control cost Sox in Game 4

Merloni: Peavy's control cost Sox in Game 4
October 17, 2013, 4:15 am
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On the "Playoff Central" postgame show, Lou Merloni and Tony Massarotti break down Jake Peavy's performance in the Red Sox's Game 4 loss to the Tigers that evened the ALCS at 2.

"He was all over the place," Massarotti said of Peavy. "Too much breaking stuff. That doesn't work when you can't throw it for strikes."

Walks helped fuel the Tigers five-run second inning off Peavy. He walked light-hitting Austin Jackson with the bases loaded.

"I don't think he could even locate his heater early on," Merloni said. "Maybe he saw Lackey and the kind of success he was having [with his curveball in Game 3]. Every starter in this series has been able to throw his secondary pitches for strikes. He wasn't able to."