Sports Tonight: Steve Buckley 5-4-10
Steve Buckley joins Felger and Holley to discuss the Red Sox as their starting pitching is getting on track, and David Ortiz continues to struggle.
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-- -- in The Herald joining us let's go back that up but it situation bases loaded David Ortiz up against the right hander Jets then. You have to Terry Francona allowing David Ortiz to hit in that situation. Grounds out into the double play second base home to first base should have pinch hit for David Ortiz I think got a thought let -- back at Logan hit right he's even got the right. It -- get woken get rights it's not like David Ortiz let you know backe and hitless. Seymour woken him right he's the worst thing that could happen is an hour fastball right down the middle Hollywood also took a pitch down the middle Toronto last week and after it and that's good look him up and walk them in the game. He's not get the job done but where's it gonna happen it's outscored its two moments in the day it gives everyone loves its rookies light and turn it around. We can't look at one -- that one home run and think Hokies and Canada this is bad -- eat all we needed to do here is get the ball in the -- get a run in the when the game. The positive. Confidently Dave Ortiz or doesn't it I would consider how that maybe. It doesn't end at all maybe this situation is going to be going on for the rest of the season I don't think -- -- he's going to be traded. So it's either he's got to be released I feel right here I still have what you're doing you're ready to go ahead -- What I don't think our guys -- -- public yeah apparently out of tomorrow's Nomar day right. Do we make it no more and Ortiz did Arizona's bats of due to -- I mean you've still. Tonight was the one in the first time network felt like that -- believe the only thing. -- -- what what's gonna happen with David Ortiz I don't think it release them the -- you're right we can't trade him. And you can't have him sitting around that club also sees a lot he's not a bad guys a wonderful club us got. But all that enthusiasm. That he brought the club buses -- now in if you hadn't smoldering club -- -- got a bunch of angry guys there right now. You could ever repeated legal one Red Sox everyone went crazy you don't want that to happen again. I'd Jon Lester tonight another solid outing by the starting staff this things rounding into form Steve aside from what Daisuke did the other night. An out for the most part all these guys have started -- like we thought they would well. If you believe the Red -- and get back in this and what what's your calling card calling cuts start since the pitch you'll come around this is evidence of that Buchholz Lester. Martz -- not be even beautiful foray into the night he showed some spark there. Josh Beckett you get -- starting pitchers going straight wacky. And in the got to win some games this is the first sign that yes -- we have 123. For decent. The last nine games would decent or better starring appearances this is -- doesn't talk brokers that other. Yes Sox the Red Sox up -- and let's not lose three straight for the Orioles and the rest. They come back they gonna beat the Angels that probably will sweep the Angels everyone will get excited about the Red Sox again. And then they'll struggle against good teams well I bet that the trend is the trend doesn't like for a stimulant like an 8687 -- team look like an 81 win team. We'll stay let me jump in because that's where he got involved in Balt are obviously you go suck some some guys up they had a players only meeting apparently. And Dustin Pedroia came out last night and that some things that. I think our existing sounding like he's taken over the clubhouse. He says they're fans of doing this with a message to Red Sox. Does everybody can be leaving happy when your leaving thirty and one. What is never going to do what we're 1214. Play got a shot toward the next they had quite a sweeping stories don't know you gotta like the best story of your life. -- try to play the best bleeping game of our life tomorrow that's what you've got to do what you're twelfth fourteenth. Don't put your head down and -- find it out you believe that's what we're built on an upstart. Exactly it is calling out. Fans and media sort all of them wrapped into one but it is a comment made with attitude. And that's good because Dustin Pedroia -- -- I can answer this question quite simply I used -- captain of the team captain emeritus is what Jason very tech is. You what in at a club must not there's absolutely no doubt movement that clubhouse from from the players view point. He's the heart -- soul of this but this is no knock on Jason Varitek he is 888 he's retired on -- tomato -- And Dustin Pedroia has taken over this thing lots. I look out -- the references that it works out what to say that ask the question. Who's gonna call -- outside think I had on his teammates it's it's -- it's a very clever way. I think he's calling up the new guys I think he's calling help -- and I'm assuming I'm guessing. -- school grow on me every new guy and his team. We're not he has performed he wants -- you guys get on the page and understand that this is a team with an annual expectation the postseason where is Terry Francona thrown. I think you he's good clubhouse manager I think he let these guys police themselves certainly never asked to step him with Dustin Pedroia he's got bigger fish to fry right now. He's got a while Mike Lowell who probably should -- was a tonight at the game for its last night he's gonna wait what David Ortiz. Is there any doubt that Tim Wakefield smoldering of that bullpen right now. And Jason Varitek who is there is not a starting -- depending on what night it is so it's got a lot of veteran guys to worry about. And keep this whole thing coming fractured is going to be types wanting to do it was six in the following partly this season all you do is -- -- up three weeks and Edward ball. This is the beginning amazed a long way to go about the short. What do you have more of what you have to say on baseball they can find chip on Saturday mornings at 9 o'clock at night and knew right on Comcast sports -- probably half of Sports Radio. Yeah I it is the baseball -- not items they've got late bloomer -- -- get out of Greg Dickerson joked about that stuff.