John Farrell on The Baseball Show

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John Farrell on The Baseball Show

New Red Sox manager John Farrell joined Jessica Moran, Sean McAdam, Lou Merloni on The Baseball Show on Thursday to talk about his expectations for the team going forward.

Farrell was a pitching coach in Boston a couple years back before going to Toronto to manage. Now, he's back in Boston for his "dream job".

McAdam asked if it's really sunk in yet.

"It's dawned on me already, Sean, I'm sure there's been a lot of criticism already in some ways," Farrell said. "But I think anytime you look at a Major League opportunity it's probably a dream job for many, many people. And the fact that this is a rare opportunity to do this in Boston, to do it with this organization, with a lot of the existing relationships that we talked about, I'm sure Friday sitting in that room or standing in front of that group that I was a coach of on those teams with them, that will be a moment in time that I think will be a little bit of a high point given all that's transpired over the last couple of years."

The conversation goes on to talk about the pitching staff and much more, so check it out.

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers:

QUOTES:

"He pitched as we had anticipated at the time of the trade.'' - John Farrell on Drew Pomeranz.

"I had a good curveball and I was locating my fastball a lot better. I was in a lot better counts all night, but I made one pitch that hurt us.'' - Pomeranz on his outing.

"He was able to limit the damage against a very good offensive team. He pitched well enough to win. I just wish we could have put more runs on the board for him.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Pomeranz.

 

NOTES:

* Until Monday night, the Red Sox had won their last six series openers.

* Drew Pomeranz has allowed four or fewer hits in 12 of his 18 starts this season.

* Eleven of Travis Shaw's last 15 hits have been for extra bases.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. had his 25th multi-hit game.

* Sandy Leon is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position.

* The Red Sox are 21-21 in games decided by two or fewer runs.

* Dustin Pedroia (walk, single) has reached base in 28 straight games.

* Xander Bogaerts has 133 hits through 97 games. Since 1940, only Wade Boggs (134 in 1983; 135 in 1987) and Adrian Gonzalez (135 in 2011) had more.

STARS:

1) Justin Verlander

Verlander has enjoyed a bounce-back season of sorts this year, and the Red Sox got to see it up close Monday night as Verlander limited them a single run over six innings.

2) Jose Iglesias

The former Red Sox shortstop haunted his old team with a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Tigers ahead to stay.

3) Drew Pomeranz

The lefty absorbed the loss, but pitched well enough to win, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out seven.