Giardi: Red Sox have been a train wreck 4/13
Wed, 13 Apr 2011|
Mike Giardi checks in with Carolyn Manno and Sean McAdam who break down how the Sox have been and what they need to change
I think it is safe to say that no one not even Yankee fans could've predicted what's happened to the Red Sox so far. They've been a train track for more on the struggling Sox Carolyn now with the Fenway. -- rain is normally a bad thing but it -- John Lackey right now you'll probably take it the starter has yet to put together a solid outing this season he's essentially getting skipped in the rotation he was supposed to -- today. Now as an extra couple days to work out on the side get himself together in the next -- gonna see and is on Tuesday at Oakland with a Red Sox start their road trip now because of this. Everybody else. Much stays on track when you look at how it's gonna go down they got Lackey would have six day he'll go on Tuesday then we got -- buckled on the mound on Friday -- Josh Beckett on Saturday we'll see Lester on Sunday and on Monday I'm doing now -- Red Sox insider -- -- an -- on. This is probably just so that everybody else for the get thrown not -- just adjust his schedule. That's right you've got to have one guy who's thrown off his regular rhythm Caroline they've decided to beat -- John Lackey sort of be the sacrificial lamb here. And it's an entire turn but as you mentioned you struggled a little -- his first two outings and there's time on the side now. Worked with him and see if they can figure -- there's a problem mechanics delivery -- have some time away from competition to try to get him straightened out. Leadership was a big topic on this Oscar -- shot I was talking to David Ortiz in the clubhouse just now he said he wasn't gonna lighting -- that they are worried. That they're confident that things are gonna slowly come around he got. New stars on the team we're trying to get fairway and you've got veterans on the team we're trying to keep everybody loose here's some of the guys today. Mean -- back -- threat to. Its own game -- from the more than. Just fans being today and I know is depressing. And I and I know that is so in the season by this the Red Sox and I'm used to. Being in nine years and amazed I mean. I I knew that images is frustrated. As a staff I don't think we won't point fingers. Or it's our job to certainly don't understand where we're we're ready to play better. It's easy to stand up -- battled back we've got to do a lot of things aren't going well I think it's important beautiful. I want to -- So -- can hear some concern I ask you what do you think is gonna happen with this who who need to step up here. Well I think this is a team with a lot of veterans who have been through some tough times before here. You've got guys like Ortiz who dates all the way back to 2003. Varitek has been here more than a decade. Those are the traditional faces I think that in different ways. Make there impact felt in the clubhouse Ortiz is more likely to be a guy goes around and pat people on the back and keep people lose. Pedroia is more of a fiery personality very -- sort of he leads by example on a more quiet way. So everybody approaches this in a different way I think if they've got the veterans all trying to get everybody pointed in the same direction but that's probably a good thing. -- David Ortiz and Terry Francona were quick to point out stayed out loud doesn't mean leadership they say they have guys like Pedroia who were feisty but they also a lot of guys are quiet and I think that that's definitely true and if they would have played this game that would aside -- Larry at shortstop instead of -- scooter -- What are your thoughts on this is this something that we might be moving forward what you're gonna see more of -- Lowry end by definition a little less of Marco -- girl. At short as Terry Francona noted. On Wednesday. But the guys hit four radio it's not like we have a lot of guys hitting for Brady we're gonna take advantage of them they like the fact that. -- and drive the ball -- big gap hit the ball for extra bases and he's done that yet to doubles the other night against Tampa. So you'll see him start to get more playing time at short. But very quickly Caroline on Friday Brett Cecil starts for Toronto. Marcos true hero five for eight lifetime. So my guess is scooter was back in their on Friday but -- will get his opportunity they'll take any offense they can get for a team struggling like -- So we're now though -- rainy day turns into a mental health day for the Red Sox and everybody here down at Stanley Park for Sean again in my sucks insider and -- -- back to you.