Tomase: What to expect in Game 3 of ALCS
John Tomase joins Sports Tonight to give a preview of the Sox-Tigers Game 3.
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Certainly a different mood for the Red Sox than. The Paul that would of overcame the team had they lost game two would relate to waiting in the wings would start Johnson monster in the Boston Herald he is in Detroit at Comerica Park. -- on my question basically is -- and momentum do you believe that kind of stuff. In terms of other Red Sox approached the rest of the series. Yeah absolutely I mean you can't look at what happened last night and think that there's going to be zero carry over effect. I know the Tigers are veteran team I know there a playoff proven team in their third straight ALCS. You know overcame a 21 deficit trailing late in game four against Oakland in the AL DS but this Red Sox team is that up this kind of thing all year. And anyone who -- at Fenway last night anyone who was watching the game last night you saw the effect that -- on that team and they were gonna win as quickly as possible in the ninth inning. And it you know I think it will carry over. John -- would have been on the hot seat at the Red Sox lost the game for leaving Clay Buchholz in too long he's off the hook now that the team rallied. Jim Whalen dogs on the hot seat for maybe his -- -- brings in that fateful inning what was your take on how Leland handled that in. Yeah I don't have a problem that because scherzer himself set after the game that he was caught he was done after seven. Your bullpen had just nearly completed a no hitter the night before. Phil Coke has barely pitched in a month. He's pitched in the instructional league coming back so to me you go to your clothes -- to get four outs to close out a game he failed -- on the closer that's not a instantly -- Is Phil -- even on the roster than John and me that's his job is to get a lefty and get her I would have hit a little different like I had Phil Coke -- -- Against up Ellsbury and I would've saved drew smiley. Forward David Ortiz because Ortiz against lefty you don't his splits. To me it's unconscionable. That little a little -- right handed pitcher to pitch to Ortiz given the difficulty. Against left handed pitching it baffles me. Yet that's a fair point why as coach here in Iraq and use them and Leland said today we'd like to get him in a lower stress. Environment maybe in the sixth inning of a game where we have a leader were trailing by a little bit I think that is a very fair criticism but I think it also speaks to a lack of depth. In the tigers' bullpen that he needed to be here. Yeah we do exposed. Teams weaknesses for the Tigers certainly it is the bullpen but no point though I John I think in that. The interior of the tiger defense -- in first restart rear its ugly head. The bouncing ball that was hit by Jonny Gomes to broken bat for Cabrera can't move. -- feel that doesn't knock down the Iglesias throw. The other -- catch a foul pop in the stands now it might not have made a difference but. It was an underrated point of the game was in a weakness of the Tigers is that quarter defense third in first your take on that. Sure and and I take it a step further you know Leland is already said they're gonna see Jhonny Peralta at short tomorrow. He's nowhere near the defender that Jose Iglesias says I know they're thinking it's Verlander is a strikeout fly ball pitchers you don't necessarily need. I hear anyone defense at shortstop but. Defense is a problem infield defense across the infield is a problem for the Tigers. And you're right they were completely exposed last night and that -- and say I mean that the ball that fielder dropped southeast foul pop. That completely changes the complexion of the inning if you have one out right there -- -- night in the about maybe trying to set up a double play. But it you know it doesn't happen he doesn't make the play. One pitch later one swing later the games over.
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