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  • >> LET'S GO TO ANAHEIM FOR THE
  • TIGERS AND THE ANGELS.
  • YOU CAN SEE THAT GAME ON
  • YOUTUBE.
  • THAT IS DRILLED TO DEEP LEFT
  • CENTER FIELD.
  • >> WHAT AND WELCOME TO THE MLB
  • GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE
  • PREGAME SHOW.
  • IT IS A PICTURESQUE EVENING AT
  • THE BIG A.
  • ANGEL STADIUM IN ANAHEIM,
  • CALIFORNIA.
  • THE HALOS ARE GOING TO HOST THE
  • DETROIT TIGERS HERE ON YOUTUBE,
  • THE THIRD EVER INSTALLMENT.
  • WHEREVER YOU ARE AROUND THE
  • GLOBE, YOU GET TO WATCH A
  • BASEBALL GAME EXCLUSIVELY AND
  • FOR FREE.
  • I'M STEPHEN NELSON.
  • IT IS A TREAT FOR EVERYBODY
  • INVOLVED BECAUSE WE GET TO WATCH
  • MIKE TROUT TOGETHER.
  • NUMBER ONE ON THE PLANET.
  • TWICE SEVEN IN THE PROGRAM.
  • HE MIGHT NOT BE FROM THIS
  • LANDED.
  • DAN PLESAC, HE COULD BE AN
  • ALIEN.
  • DAN: COULD BE?
  • MIKE TROUT IS THE MICKEY MANTLE
  • OF 2019.
  • HE LEADS THE LEAGUE IN HOME
  • RUNS, R.B.I.'S, AND HE IS
  • SITTING .297.
  • EVERY MODERN METRIC YOU WANT TO
  • LOOK AT THAT RATES A PLAYER
  • OFFENSIVELY, ON-BASE, SLUGGING
  • PERCENTAGE, HE IS AT THE TOP OR
  • NEAR THE TOP OF EVERY SINGLE
  • MAJOR CATEGORY.
  • HE IS THE BEST PLAYER WE HAVE
  • SEEN SINCE MICKEY MANTLE.
  • >> HE IS A PERFECT PLAYER AND
  • ONE WE ARE GOING TO GET TO WATCH
  • IN JUST A LITTLE BIT.
  • TO LET YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A
  • CLOCK.
  • [DING, DING]
  • I WAS A LITTLE EARLY ON THAT.
  • I WILL TAKE THAT LOSS.
  • I ALSO TOOK A LOSS ON THE THROW.
  • TO WARM UP STRIKES.
  • DAN: YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE .500
  • HITTERS IN BP.
  • THEN YOU ARE A DEER IN
  • HEADLIGHTS.
  • STEPHEN: YOU SAVED ME.
  • DAN: I DID.
  • I'M 6'5".
  • ALL I SAID WAS THROW IT UP HIGH.
  • YOU TOO GOOD TO AN EXTREME.
  • I STRIKE ZONE IN BASEBALL RIGHT
  • NOW.
  • STEPHEN: MIKE TROUT, FOR REAL,
  • YOU TALKED ABOUT HIS NUMBERS
  • THIS YEAR.
  • THEY ARE SO GOOD EACH YEAR,
  • SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, THIS DUDE IS
  • STILL UNDERRATED.
  • DAN: YOU KNOW, THE BOOK ON HIM
  • WAS REALLY GOOD LOW-BALL HITTER.
  • WHEN THEY START GETTING THE BALL
  • UP IN THE ZONE, THEY ARE GOING
  • TO FIND THE HOLE IN THE SWING.
  • THERE IS NO HOLE IN THE SWING.
  • WHEN HE GOES ON A BAD STRETCH,
  • IT IS LIKE FOUR GAMES.
  • HE WILL GO 1-14 WHEN -- LOOK AT
  • THE NUMBERS.
  • TIE FOR SECOND IN HOME RUNS.
  • 85 R.B.I.'S.
  • WE ARE NOT EVEN INTO AUGUST YET.
  • THE BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • STEPHEN: HE IS ON PACE TO
  • SHATTER HIS CAREER-HIGH IN HOME
  • RUNS OF 41.
  • 34 RIGHT NOW.
  • YOU MENTIONED THE R.B.I.'S.
  • O.P.S. IS THE BEST EVER IN HIS
  • CAREER.
  • HE IS ALSO STELLAR IN THE
  • OUTFIELD.
  • PEOPLE SAY BEST PLAYER OF THE
  • GENERATION.
  • ALBERT PUJOLS, MIGUEL CABRERA,
  • ALSO PLAYING IN THIS GAME ON
  • YOUTUBE, THEY ARE FIRST BASEMAN,
  • IT IS A DIFFERENT BEAST.
  • DAN: MIKE TROUT HAS TAKEN HIS
  • PLATE TO CENTER FIELD.
  • THE ONLY KNOCK ON THIS GUY WOULD
  • BE HE DOES NOT HAVE THE
  • STRONGEST THROWING ARM, BUT HE
  • IS AN ACCURATE THROW HER.
  • THAT IS THE ONLY KNOCK ON HIS
  • GAME.
  • STEPHEN: AT THAT POINT, WE
  • ADMIT, WE ARE SPLITTING HAIRS
  • WITH MIKE TROUT.
  • BEST PLAYER ON THE PLANET AND
  • YOU ARE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE
  • TO RENAME THE M.V.P. TROPHY.
  • HE IS SLOTTED AT SECOND IN THE
  • LINEUP BEHIND DAVID FLETCHER AND
  • IN FRONT OF SHOHEI OHTANI, ONE
  • OF THE MOST DYNAMIC ATHLETES IN
  • THE WORLD.
  • DAN: LAST YEAR, WHEN HE BURST
  • ONTO THE SCENE AS A PITCHER, I
  • THOUGHT HE HAD AS GOOD A STUFF
  • -- HE LOOKED LIKE ANOTHER
  • VERSION OF DWIGHT GOODEN.
  • HIS START AGAINST THE OAKLAND
  • A'S.
  • THIS IS WHAT HAS SURPRISED ME.
  • EVERYBODY TALKED ABOUT HIM
  • HITTING AT THE BIG-LEAGUE LEVEL.
  • HE IS GOING TO HIT FOR POWER.
  • I WATCHED THEM IN SPRING
  • TRAINING, HE DID NOT PITCH OR
  • HIT WELL IN SPRING TRAINING OF
  • 2018.
  • THE SEASON STARTED AND HE NOT
  • ONLY DID IT ON THE MOUND, HE DID
  • IT IN THE BATTER'S BOX.
  • HE IS A UNIQUE KIND OF GUY.
  • HE IS KIND OF A LONG, LENGTHY
  • GUY.
  • HE GETS OUT IN FRONT, YOU THINK
  • HE GETS FOOLED, HE CAN HIT THE
  • BALL TO LEFT FIELD.
  • HE CAN HIT IT OUT TO RIGHT
  • FIELD.
  • HE IS KIND OF A LITTLE BIT, HE
  • IS A WATERED-DOWN VERSION OF
  • ICHIRO.
  • HE HAS THESE KEEN BASKETBALL
  • SKILLS.
  • THE SWING MAY NOT LOOK PRETTY,
  • BUT HE GETS TO THE BALL.
  • STEPHEN: HE HITS, HE PITCHES, HE
  • IS COMING BACK FROM AN ELBOW
  • SURGERY.
  • YOU LOOK AT HIS NUMBERS, YOU ARE
  • LIKE, OK, 15 HOME RUNS, 42
  • R.B.I.'S, IT IS NOTHING GREAT.
  • IT IS BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN HURT
  • AND HE DOES NOT HIT EVERY SINGLE
  • DAY, BUT WHAT HE HAS PROVEN IN
  • THE SHORT TIME WE HAVE SEEN HIM,
  • HE HAS BECOME A STEADY PRESENCE
  • AS A BAT AND MAKES YOU WONDER,
  • HOW DO WE GET THIS BAT INTO THE
  • LINEUP EVERY SINGLE DAY?
  • DAN: IT SCARES ME EVERY SINGLE
  • TIME I WATCH HIM.
  • RIGHT-HANDED THROWER,
  • LEFT-HANDED BATTER.
  • HE WEARS THE ARMOR ON THE RIGHT
  • ELBOW, BUT THIS IS THE
  • MONEYMAKER AND THAT IS THE ELBOW
  • THAT IS EXPOSED WHILE HITTING.
  • VERY RARELY DO YOU SEE A
  • LEFT-HANDED HITTER AND A
  • RIGHT-HANDED THROWER.
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW TIMES,
  • BECAUSE HE DOES MAKE QUITE A BIT
  • OF MONEY.
  • STEPHEN: HE CAN GET IT UP TO
  • 100.
  • DAN: YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL.
  • I ALWAYS CRINGE, PARTICULARLY
  • WHEN YOU SEE PITCHERS THROWING A
  • FASTBALL AND.
  • JUST DON'T HIT THAT RIGHT ARM.
  • DON'T HIT THE RIGHT ARM.
  • STEPHEN: HE IS BATTING THIRD.
  • BATTING SIXTH, PLAYING FIRST
  • BASE, ALBERT PUJOLS, THE
  • MACHINE.
  • JUST BECAME THE SIXTH PLAYER IN
  • MLB HISTORY TO HIT 650 HOME
  • RUNS.
  • DAN: 650 BOMBS.
  • YOU LOOK AT THE FEW FIRST YEARS
  • HE HAD IN THE ST. LOUIS
  • CARDINALS UNIFORM, HE WAS FAST
  • TRACKED FOR COOPERSTOWN AND HE
  • IS STILL GOING TO COOPERSTOWN.
  • HE HAS HAD SOME INJURIES,
  • PARTICULARLY TO THE LOWER PART
  • OF HIS BODY.
  • SOME KNEE AND FOOT ISSUES.
  • HE DOES NOT RUN QUITE LIKE HE
  • USED TO BE ABLE TO.
  • THIS IS A GUY COMING HE WAS
  • NEVER LOOKED AT AS A BURNER, A
  • BASE STEALER, BUT A GREAT BASE
  • RUNNER.
  • IF YOU DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO
  • HIM, HE COULD STEAL SECOND OR
  • THIRD.
  • THAT IS NO LONGER PART OF HIS
  • GAME.
  • WHAT IS PART OF HIS GAME IS
  • BARRELING IT UP.
  • HE HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A
  • DIFFICULT TIME.
  • HE HAS TO CHEAT TO GET TO THE
  • FASTBALL.
  • AS FATHER TIME CATCHES UP WITH
  • YOU, HE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE
  • SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE OFF-SPEED
  • PITCH, BUT HE IS STILL -- WHEN
  • YOU WATCH HIM, YOU CAN SEE WHY
  • HE IS ONE OF THE BEST
  • RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS WE HAVE
  • SEEN THE LAST 100 YEARS.
  • STEPHEN: HE IS ROLLING.
  • YOU TALK ABOUT RIGHT-HANDED
  • HITTERS, HIM, TROUT, MIGUEL
  • CABRERA FOR THE TIGERS, THREE OF
  • THE BEST DID GAME -- THE GAME
  • HAS EVER SEEN.
  • THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FACE
  • TWO PITCHERS TRYING TO FIND
  • THEIR WAY IN 2019.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN FOR THE
  • TIGERS, JAIME BARRIA FOR THE
  • HALOS.
  • ZIMMERMAN, 7.57 E.R.A., THE
  • WORST AMONG STARTERS RIGHT NOW.
  • SO.
  • LET'S START WITH JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN.
  • JUST A HANDFUL OF YEARS AGO --
  • IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE THAT LONG
  • AGO HE HAD NO-HIT STUFF.
  • HE DOES NOT HAVE A WIN HIS LAST
  • 17 TIMES.
  • DAN: SINCE SEPTEMBER OF LAST
  • YEAR.
  • $100 MILLION FREE-AGENT
  • CONTRACT.
  • THIS IS YOUR FIVE.
  • THE TIGER HAVE NOT GOTTEN BACK
  • MUCH.
  • HE HAS NOT WON A GAME SINCE
  • SEPTEMBER.
  • YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE THIS GUY
  • WAS.
  • AT ONE POINT, A BIG PART OF A
  • VERY GOOD WASHINGTON NATIONALS
  • STARTING ROTATION.
  • NOW WE ARE ALMOST INTO AUGUST
  • AND HE IS SEARCHING FOR HIS
  • FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR.
  • STEPHEN: WHAT IS THE BIGGEST
  • ISSUE?
  • DAN: COMMAND ISSUES.
  • ONE OF THE THINGS I MARVELED
  • ABOUT ZIMMERMAN WHEN HE WAS
  • GOOD, HE WAS DOWN IN THE ZONE.
  • I GET IT.
  • WE ARE IN THIS ERA WHERE WE WANT
  • FASTBALLS UP IN THE ZONE, BUT
  • LOOK AT THIS LOCATION.
  • IT IS KIND OF FLAT.
  • IT IS MOVING AWAY.
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE LOCATION,
  • WATCH THIS BREAKING BALL RIGHT
  • HERE.
  • KIND OF IN THE INNER THIRD OF
  • THE PLATE UP.
  • ANOTHER BALL HIT OUT OF THE
  • BALLPARK.
  • THEN YOU START TO LOSE YOUR
  • MOJO.
  • THERE IS ANOTHER BREAKING BALL,
  • KIND OF IT BACKED UP SLIDER THAT
  • C.J. CRON HITS OUT OF THE
  • BALLPARK.
  • HIS COMMAND IS NOT GOOD.
  • HIS STUFF HAS NOT BEEN AS GOOD.
  • AND HE IS NOT ABLE TO HIT THE
  • GLOVE.
  • ANOTHER BREAKING BALL THAT WAS
  • SUPPOSED TO BE DOWN AND AWAY
  • THAT ENDS UP ON THE INNER THIRD
  • OF THE PLATE.
  • WHEN YOU OUT ALL OF THESE THINGS
  • UP, IT LOOKS LIKE A GUY AND IT
  • IS A GUY THAT IS STRUGGLING LIKE
  • WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A GUY OF THIS
  • CALIBER STRUGGLE BEFORE.
  • STEPHEN: YOU SAID, I'VE BEEN
  • THERE BEFORE, I CAN EMPATHIZE
  • WITH JORDAN ZIMMERMANN A LITTLE
  • BIT.
  • DAN: THERE IS A FINE LINE
  • BETWEEN BEING ON AND BEING
  • DOMINANT AND BEING NORMAL AND
  • THERE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A
  • LINE WHEN YOU CAN'T GET ANYBODY
  • OUT.
  • THE GUY THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT
  • RIGHT THERE, HIS CONFIDENCE HAS
  • TO BE DEFLATED.
  • TWO, THEN YOU START TRUSTING
  • YOUR STUFF.
  • -- THEN YOU START NOT TRUSTING
  • YOUR STUFF.
  • THREE, WHEN YOU ARE HITTING --
  • PITCHING WELL, WHEN YOU HAVE AN
  • E.R.A. OVER 7.00, NUMBER ONE
  • THROUGH NUMBER NINE ALL LOOK
  • LIKE BABE RUTH.
  • STEPHEN: YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE ANY
  • WAY THAT THE LOSING CULTURE THAT
  • EXISTS RIGHT NOW IN DETROIT WANT
  • TO EXIST FOREVER HAS AN IMPACT.
  • THEY ARE HUMANS WITH EMOTION AS
  • WELL.
  • WHEN YOU ARE GOING THE WRONG WAY
  • LIKE HE IS AND ON TOP OF THAT
  • YOU ARE NOT WINNING BALLGAMES,
  • IT IS TOUGH.
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE, JAIME BARRIA,
  • STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
  • EXACTLY WHO HE HAS.
  • DAN: HE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
  • WHAT AREA CODE HE WANTS TO BE.
  • UP AND DOWN.
  • SEVEN TIMES.
  • SEVEN TIMES HE HAS BEEN UP AND
  • DOWN FROM THE MINOR LEAGUES TO
  • THE BIG LEAGUES.
  • HIS BEST OUT PITCH IS HIS HARD
  • SLIDER.
  • VELOCITY IS GOOD.
  • HE NEEDS COMMAND OF THAT
  • BREAKING BALL.
  • IF HE HAS IT, HE HAS A CHANCE TO
  • BE VERY SUCCESSFUL.
  • A GUY THAT IS FROM PANAMA.
  • SEVEN TIMES.
  • STEPHEN: HOW TOUGH IS THAT?
  • DAN: IT HAS TO BE.
  • YOU THROW WELL, YOU COME BACK,
  • YOU GET SENT BACK DOWN.
  • HE HAS BEEN THE YO-YO FOR THE
  • ANGELS.
  • STEPHEN: JAIME BARRIA, JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN GOING TO TRY TO PUT
  • IT TOGETHER FOR YOU WATCHING
  • LIVE ON YOUTUBE.
  • LUCKILY FOR JAIME BARRIA, HE HAS
  • ONE OF THE BEST SHORTSTOPS IN
  • THE GAME PLAYING BEHIND HIM IN
  • ANDRELTON SIMMONS, WHO WAS WITH
  • J.P. MOROSI RIGHT NOW.
  • >> WHAT IS MORE CHALLENGING?
  • BEING A WINEMAKER AS YOU ARE
  • NOW, OR TURNING A DOUBLE PLAY?
  • >> DOUBLE PLAY, I'VE BEEN DOING
  • IT FOR A WHILE, SO I'M GOING TO
  • SAY DOING THE WIND THING WOULD
  • BE A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT.
  • J.P.: WHAT IS NEXT IN THAT AREA,
  • BY THE WAY?
  • >> NEXT?
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • THAT IS A TOUGH ONE.
  • I'M GOING TO STICK WITH THOSE
  • TWO FOR NOW.
  • J.P.: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR
  • CAREER, YOU ARE COMING UP ON
  • YOUR 30TH BIRTHDAY, WHAT ARE
  • GOING TO BE THE KEY THINGS TO
  • KEEPING THIS AMAZING LONGEVITY,
  • YOUR INCREDIBLE ATHLETICISM
  • GOING INTO THE NEXT DECADE?
  • >> WELL, ALWAYS ADAPTING,
  • LEARNING, GETTING BETTER, TRYING
  • TO GET BETTER AS A HITTER,
  • MAINTAINING THAT AGILITY, TRYING
  • TO MAINTAIN MY SPEED.
  • PERFORMING.
  • IF I CAN PERFORM AND THEN COME
  • UP WITH THE BIG HITS, I'M SURE I
  • WILL FIND A WAY TO STICK AROUND.
  • J.P.: YOUR MANAGER SAID YOU --
  • THE CLOCK YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEAD
  • ON A GROUND BALL IS THE BEST HE
  • HAS EVER SEEN.
  • BRAD AUSMUS HAS BEEN AROUND THE
  • GAME A LONG TIME.
  • WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM?
  • >> I DON'T KNOW, I THINK I PAY A
  • LOT OF ATTENTION TO HITTERS.
  • IF IT IS SOMEBODY I DON'T KNOW,
  • I TRY TO ASK THE COACHING STAFF
  • HOW THEY MOVE.
  • AFTER THAT, I POSITION MYSELF
  • OFF OF THAT.
  • FROM DOING IT OVER AND OVER AND
  • PAYING ATTENTION TO WHO IS
  • HITTING AND HOW HARD THEY ARE
  • HITTING THE BALL, YOU KIND OF
  • KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE.
  • FOR THE MOST PART, I DO WELL IN
  • THAT DEPARTMENT.
  • J.P.: FINALLY COME YOU THINK
  • ABOUT THIS SERIES.
  • FIVE GAMES OUT OF A PLAYOFF
  • SPOT.
  • THERE IS STILL TIME.
  • IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A
  • SCRIPT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
  • WEEKS, WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR
  • YOU GUYS TO GET BACK IN THE
  • RACE?
  • >> THE BULLPEN HAS BEEN DOING
  • GREAT.
  • THE STARTERS, HAVE BEEN DOING OK
  • SOMETIMES NOT THAT GREAT.
  • IF THEY CAN GIVE US A CHANCE,
  • THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN SWINGING
  • THE BAT BETTER AS THE YEAR HAS
  • PROGRESSED.
  • I THINK WE SHOULD GIVE OURSELVES
  • A REALLY SOLID CHANCE OF BEING
  • IN THE PLAYOFFS.
  • STEPHEN: THANKS TO JON PAUL
  • MOROSI.
  • LET'S GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON SOME
  • OF THE GAMES GOING ON.
  • A NATIONALS PARK IN D.C., JUAN
  • SOTO, THE CHILDISH BAMBINO,
  • DRIVING IN A RUN IN THE FIRST.
  • BUT THE NATS WERE NOT DONE.
  • >> THERE IT GOES!
  • A NO-DOUBTER!
  • SEE YOU LATER!
  • ANTHONY RENDON SLAMS HIS WAY TO
  • A SIX-TO NATIONALS LEAD -- 6-2
  • NATIONALS LEAD.
  • STEPHEN: HARD TO BELIEVE THE
  • BASEBALL WORLD WITH LIKE THEY
  • ARE GOING TO TRADE MAX SCHERZER,
  • THEY ARE OUT OF IT.
  • THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS AND THE
  • SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, ONE OF THE
  • BIGGEST FORM REVERSALS WE HAVE
  • SEEN IN YEARS FROM MAY TO JULY.
  • DAN: ANTHONY RENDON IS MAKING
  • HIMSELF SOME MONEY.
  • STEPHEN: STARLING MARTE.
  • MARTE PAR-TAY!
  • THAT BREAKS THE ICE FOR
  • PITTSBURGH.
  • THEY JUMP OUT IN FRONT OF
  • CINCINNATI.
  • BEHIND 2-1.
  • DAN: SWINGING THAT MAGIC WAND.
  • THERE WAS MORE TO THIS GUY THAN
  • JUST HITTING FOR POWER.
  • GREAT CONTACT.
  • KEEPS ONE FAIR INSIDE THE BAG.
  • STEPHEN: WE SAW ONE SLAM, HOW
  • ABOUT ANOTHER?
  • JOSE IGLESIAS.
  • WHAT A FIND!
  • DAN: THE KNOCK WAS GREAT GLOVE,
  • NO STICK.
  • HE HAS HIT FOR THE REDS.
  • STEPHEN: A SLAM OF HIS OWN IN
  • CINCINNATI.
  • POURING IT ON PITTSBURGH.
  • COLIN MORAN.
  • NEPHEW OF B.J. SURHOFF, FORMER
  • BIG LEAGUER.
  • KYLE MORAN -- HAVING A GOOD
  • YEAR.
  • HELLO, BO BICHETTE, MAKING HIS
  • BIG-LEAGUE DEBUT.
  • THERE IS HIS FIRST NOT.
  • DAN: HIS FIRST BIG-LEAGUE KNOCK.
  • I PLAYED WITH HIS FATHER.
  • THERE HE IS!
  • NEVER SEEN ANYBODY LIKE DANTE
  • BICHETTE.
  • DRESSED ON THE FIELD AT 4:00.
  • FULL UNI BY 3:59.
  • STEPHEN: HE MADE SURE TO BE
  • THERE ON TIME TODAY TO WATCH HIS
  • BOY.
  • YOU KNOW WHIT MERRIFIELD CAN HIT
  • THE BALL.
  • OSCAR HERNANDEZ CAN LAUNCH A
  • BASEBALL.
  • DAN: BLUE JAYS FUTURE LOOKS
  • REALLY BRIGHT WITH THEIR
  • POSITION PLAYERS.
  • THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND
  • OUT HOW TO GET THINGS GOING ON
  • THE MOUND.
  • BIG TRADE SENDING MARCUS STROMAN
  • TO THE METS.
  • STEPHEN: RANDAL GRICHUK OUT OF
  • THE YARD.
  • HE HAS POWER.
  • THAT IS NOT BREAKING NEWS.
  • RANDAL GRICHUK AND THE HOME RUN.
  • LET'S FLY ON TO COORS FIELD.
  • THE MILE HIGH CITY.
  • DODGERS, ROCKIES.
  • DAN: A VERY DISAPPOINTING 2019
  • FOR THE ROCKIES.
  • LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO
  • TURN THINGS AROUND LATE MAY INTO
  • JUNE.
  • THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN THE
  • BOTTOM OF THE N.L. WEST.
  • THEY CERTAINLY WERE NOT
  • EXPECTING THAT WHEN THE SEASON
  • STARTED.
  • STEPHEN: EVEN JUST A FEW WEEKS
  • AGO WE WERE LIKE, THE GIANTS ARE
  • GOING TO BE SELLERS, AT THE
  • CELLAR IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE
  • WEST, BUT NOW THE ROCKIES ARE
  • THERE.
  • IT HAS BEEN A WEIRD YEAR IN A
  • WILD WEST THAT HAS BEEN
  • CONTROLLED BY L.A. FOR THE MOST
  • PART.
  • YOU SEE THE SCORES AS WE GET
  • CLOSER TO FIRST PITCH IN ANAHEIM
  • FOR THE THIRD EVER MLB GAME OF
  • THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE.
  • THE DETROIT TIGERS AND THE LOS
  • ANGELES ANGELS OFF THE 57
  • FREEWAY.
  • DAN: THAT IS YOUR NECK OF THE
  • WOODS.
  • STEPHEN: IT IS SOUTHERN
  • CALIFORNIA.
  • THAT IS MY HOMELAND.
  • THAT IS WHERE WE WILL CHECK IN
  • WITH MARK LANGSTON AND TOM
  • VERDUCCI IN THE BOOTH TONIGHT.
  • >> THANKS.
  • IT IS THE TIME OF YEAR WERE NOT
  • JUST US, WORKING THE PHONES,
  • PLAYERS ARE CHECKING THEIR
  • PHONES TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON
  • WITH TRADE RUMORS, LET'S START
  • WITH THE ANGELS.
  • THIS IS A TEAM STILL IN THE
  • WILD-CARD HUNT.
  • WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT THEY
  • WILL BE AGGRESSIVE AND WITH A
  • DIFFICULT SCHEDULE IN THE SECOND
  • HALF AND ABOVE AND ADD TO THE
  • ROTATION?
  • MARK: I THINK IT IS SOMETHING
  • THE ANGELS ARE DEFINITELY
  • LOOKING TO WORK IN.
  • THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
  • THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE THEM THIS
  • YEAR, NEXT YEAR, THE YOUR PAST.
  • IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A QUICK
  • COME IN FOR A POSSIBLE RUN OF
  • THE WILD-CARD.
  • IT IS GOING TO BE SOMEBODY THEY
  • WANT TO HAVE FOR FUTURE GAMES
  • AND THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS.
  • TOM: TAKE ME INSIDE THE ANGELS
  • CLUBHOUSE, WHAT THEY ARE
  • THINKING, ESPECIALLY MIKE TROUT.
  • NEVER WON A PLAYOFF GAME IN HIS
  • CAREER SO FAR, THE BEST PLAYER
  • IN BASEBALL.
  • HOW MUCH DOES SOMEONE LIKE MIKE
  • TROUT REALLY WATCH WHAT IS
  • HAPPENING WITH THE ANGELS?
  • MARK: CERTAINLY, MIKE TROUT
  • WANTS TO GET IN THE POSTSEASON.
  • HE REALLY FEELS THAT ARTE
  • MORENO, THE OWNERSHIP, EVERYBODY
  • HERE, THAT IS THEIR GOAL, TO PUT
  • A REALLY GOOD TEAM TOGETHER.
  • THEY DO SPEND MONEY AND THEY ARE
  • ALL ABOUT WINNING AND WANT TO DO
  • IT.
  • THEY JUST HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO
  • DO IT.
  • INJURIES HAVE PLAYED A BIG
  • FACTOR INTO THAT.
  • THEY PLAYED A FACTOR IN 2019.
  • IF THAT DOOR OPENS UP AND THERE
  • IS A NEW ARM THAT ARRIVES, MIKE
  • TROUT MIGHT BE THE FIRST ONE TO
  • RUN OVER AND HUGGED HIM.
  • IT IS GOING TO BE A PIECE FOR
  • THE ANGELS TEAM.
  • THEY NEED ROTATION HELP.
  • TOM: I'VE GOT AN IDEA.
  • DETROIT TIGERS.
  • THEY'VE GOT MATTHEW BOYD, ONE OF
  • THE BEST YOUNG STARTING
  • PITCHERS, CONTROLLABLE FOR THE
  • NEXT FEW YEARS.
  • HE HAS REALLY BECOME A BIG
  • STRIKEOUT GUY THE SEASON.
  • THAT SLIDER HAS BECOME A WEAPON
  • FOR HIM.
  • IS THERE A POSSIBLE MATCH UP
  • WITH THE TWO TEAMS WE HAVE
  • TONIGHT ON YOUTUBE?
  • MARK: NO QUESTION.
  • I THINK THAT IS A GREAT MATCHUP.
  • THAT IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF
  • PLAYER THE ANGELS ARE LOOKING
  • FOR.
  • THEY HAVE ALREADY SEEN MATTHEW
  • BOYD EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE
  • ANGELS HAVE, AND HE WAS
  • DOMINANT.
  • I THINK HE FITS THE MOLD EXACTLY
  • THE KIND OF PITCHER THE ANGELS
  • ARE GOING TO GO AFTER.
  • ROBBIE RAY, MATTHEW BOYD.
  • THAT WOULD BE EASY.
  • I THINK HE FITS THE MOLD
  • EXACTLY.
  • TOM: IF I MAY TEAM, A GENERAL
  • MANAGER, I'VE GOT THE TIGERS ON
  • SPEED DIAL.
  • I MIGHT NEED STARTING PITCHING,
  • MATTHEW BOYD.
  • POWER BAT, NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS.
  • I NEED A RELIEF ARM, THERE IS
  • SHANE GREENE AVAILABLE.
  • WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO SEE FROM
  • DETROIT BETWEEN NOW AND 4:00
  • P.M. ON WEDNESDAY?
  • MARK: I EXPECT THEM TO BE
  • ACTIVE.
  • I THINK SHANE GREENE AND NICOLAS
  • CASTELLANOS WILL NOT BE HERE FOR
  • THE WEDNESDAY GAME HERE AT THE
  • BIG A.
  • MATTHEW BOYD, THEY ARE GOING TO
  • HAVE TO LISTEN HARD AND BE BLOWN
  • AWAY TO MAKE THAT MOVE.
  • THE OTHER TWO GUYS I DON'T
  • EXPECT TO SEE HERE IN THE
  • STARTING LINEUP COME WEDNESDAY.
  • TOM: A LOT OF DRAMA IN BASEBALL
  • THESE DAYS.
  • THE ANGELS STILL PUSHING FOR THE
  • PLAYOFFS.
  • STEPHEN: THANK YOU, TOM AND
  • MARK.
  • BOY, THE HAIRSTYLES AND
  • WARDROBES FIT PERFECTLY IN
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • YOU SEE WERE THE ANGELS AND
  • TIGERS FIT IN THE STANDINGS
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • THE HALOS ARE THIRD IN THE
  • AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST, BUT ONLY
  • FIVE GAMES BACK IN THE
  • WILD-CARD.
  • DETROIT, ONE OF THE TEAMS ON THE
  • STRUGGLE BUS IN 2019, CERTAINLY
  • MARCHING FOR THE FUTURE.
  • YOU HEARD BOTH MARK LANGSTON AND
  • TOM VERDUCCI DISCUSSING DETROIT.
  • THEIR PLANS AS THE TRADE
  • DEADLINE NEARS.
  • IT IS A FEW DAYS AWAY.
  • THEY DO HAVE PIECES THAT ARE
  • GOING TO BE SAW AFTER AROUND THE
  • BIGS.
  • DAN: THEY MIGHT HAVE THE MOST
  • ATTRACTIVE STARTING PITCHER IN
  • MATT BOYD.
  • WITH MARCUS STROMAN BEING OFF
  • THE BOARD, NOW PART OF THE METS.
  • THERE ARE SEVERAL TEAMS.
  • THE YANKEES, THE ASTROS, THE
  • ANGELS, THE CUBS MIGHT BE.
  • TEAMS ARE LOOKING FOR A
  • CONTROLLABLE PITCHER.
  • HIS STRIKEOUT RATE IS THROUGH
  • THE ROOF IN 2019.
  • STEPHEN: FILTHY.
  • DAN: 28 YEARS OLD.
  • NOT A YOUNGSTER.
  • YOU WOULD THINK HE HAS KIND OF
  • FOUND HIS WAY.
  • FORGET ABOUT THE WIN-LOSS
  • RECORD.
  • YOU LOOK AT THE E.R.A.
  • 3.94.
  • I THINK HE COULD HELP SOMEBODY.
  • IN MY OPINION, HE IS THE MOST
  • ATTRACTIVE PITCHER LEFT ON THE
  • MARKET BECAUSE I DON'T THINK
  • THAT THE TIGERS ARE LOOKING BACK
  • -- THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET
  • OPTIMUM VALUE, BUT I DON'T THINK
  • IT IS GOING TO TAKE A
  • BLOCKBUSTER MOVE TO GET MATTHEW
  • BOYD.
  • STEPHEN: HE IS NOT GOING TO BE A
  • FREE AGENT UNTIL 2023.
  • 28 YEARS OLD.
  • THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR HE HAS
  • PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.
  • I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A LOT WITH
  • HIS CASE WHEN YOU ARE
  • CONSIDERING A TRADE.
  • WE ALSO HAVE TO CONSIDER THAT HE
  • HAS BEEN THE STEADY PIECE IN THE
  • STARTING ROTATION AND A GUY WHO
  • LOVES THE COMMUNITY IN DETROIT.
  • HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE FOUND A
  • HOME, THEY WANT TO BE THERE.
  • HE IS LOCKED UP.
  • IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH KEEPING
  • HIM AROUND, IF YOU ARE DETROIT?
  • DAN: IF I'M THE TIGERS OR
  • RUNNING THE TIGERS RIGHT NOW, IT
  • IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE AN
  • OFFER THAT IS REALLY GOING TO
  • MOTIVATE ME, THAT I FEEL LIKE
  • I'M GETTING YOUNGER PLAYERS BACK
  • IN RETURN.
  • HE IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
  • A GOOD PITCHER, CONTROLLABLE FOR
  • A FEW MORE YEARS, IN YOU CAN'T
  • JUST GIVE THOSE KIND OF
  • PITCHERS.
  • THE TIGERS ARE SITTING IN A
  • REALLY GOOD SPOT BECAUSE I THINK
  • WE BOTH AGREE MARCUS STROMAN WAS
  • GOING TO BE ON THE MOVE AT THE
  • TRADE DEADLINE.
  • SHOCKED EVERYBODY THAT IT WAS
  • SUNDAY BEFORE THE TRADE DEADLINE
  • AND NOW I THINK BOYD OR BAUER --
  • I THINK BOYD IS THE MOST
  • ATTRACTIVE STARTER RIGHT NOW.
  • STEPHEN: YOU WOULD BE STUNNED IF
  • NICK CASTELLANOS OR SHANE GREENE
  • , WHO STARTED UP A PODCAST
  • TOGETHER, IF THEY BOTH STICK
  • AROUND IN DETROIT?
  • DAN: I THINK THEY HAVE A MUCH
  • BETTER CHANCE OF BEING MOVED
  • BEFORE THE DEADLINE THAN VOID.
  • -- MATT BOYD.
  • STEPHEN: THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE.
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT DETROIT IS A
  • LITTLE BIT AWAY FROM WINNING,
  • BUT AT SOME POINT, YOU'VE GOT TO
  • SAY, WE ARE DONE COLLECTING
  • ASSETS, LET'S TRY TO START
  • WINNING BALLGAMES.
  • MAYBE MATT BOYD, WITH ALL THE
  • YOUNG PITCHERS THEY HAVE IN THE
  • SYSTEM, CAN HELP THEM DO THAT.
  • DAN: MOST OF MORE LYSING THING
  • FOR A TEAM THAT IS LOSING IS NOT
  • HAVING QUALITY STARTING
  • PITCHING.
  • YOU GO INTO THE BULLPEN BY THE
  • THIRD INNING, THREE OR FOUR
  • NIGHTS A WEEK.
  • IT DEMORALIZES YOUR TEAM.
  • IT DEMORALIZES YOUR
  • ORGANIZATION.
  • MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT DEMORALIZES
  • YOUR FAN BASE WHEN YOU ARE DOWN
  • 6-0 IN THE SIXTH INNING FOR FIVE
  • TIMES A WEEK.
  • STEPHEN: LET'S LOOK AT THE
  • ANGELS.
  • THEY ARE FIVE GAMES OUT OF THE
  • SECOND WILD-CARD SPOT.
  • THEY WANT PITCHING.
  • THEY NEED PITCHING BADLY.
  • DAN: THAT IS THEIR ACHILLES
  • HEEL.
  • IT IS REALLY WHAT HAS BEEN THERE
  • ACHILLES HEEL.
  • YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE REALLY
  • GOOD ANGELS TEAMS THAT MIKE
  • SCIOSCIA -- YOU GO BACK TO THE
  • WORLD SERIES -- THEY HAD GUYS
  • LIKE JOHN LACKEY.
  • THEY WERE AN AMERICAN LEAGUE
  • TEAM THAT WAS TRAPPED IN AN N.L.
  • BODY.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • STEPHEN: I LIKE THAT.
  • DAN: THEY COULD PITCH AND CATCH
  • AND THROW.
  • NOW THEY HAVE TO LIVE BY IT.
  • ALBERT PUJOLS, MIKE TROUT, KOLE
  • CALHOUN.
  • THEY NEED TO OUTSCORE MEDIOCRE
  • STARTING PITCHING.
  • STEPHEN: WITH THE HALOS HAVE
  • DONE OVER THE LAST MONTH AS THEY
  • HAVE GONE THROUGH SOMETHING THAT
  • GOES WELL BEYOND BASEBALL,
  • LOSING A TEAMMATE AND BROTHER IN
  • TYLER SKAGGS, AND THEY HAVE
  • MANAGED TO COLLECT THEMSELVES
  • AND WIN SOME BALLGAMES, AND THEY
  • ARE STILL IN THE THICK OF THE
  • POSTSEASON RACE.
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FAR DOWN
  • THE STANDINGS.
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FAR IN
  • OUR BROADCAST TO FIND J.P.
  • MOROSI.
  • HE HAS ANOTHER GUEST, NIKO
  • GOODRUM.
  • J.P.: AN EMOTIONAL TIME OF THE
  • YEAR WITH THE TRADE DEADLINE
  • COMING UP.
  • IT OPENS UP A LOT OF
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICAL
  • JOKES.
  • HAS ANYBODY HAD A GOOD ONE ABOUT
  • SOMEONE GETTING TRADED?
  • >> NOT YET.
  • THIS IS MY SECOND TIME DEALING
  • WITH THE TRADE DEADLINE.
  • YOU HAVE BACK AND FORTH SAYING
  • COMING YOU ARE GOING HERE, YOU
  • ARE GOING HERE, BUT I CAN'T
  • THINK OF ONE YET.
  • J.P.: YOU ARE HERE FOR EARLY
  • HITTING AFTER A FLIGHT IN FROM
  • SEATTLE AND THE WHOLE TEAM IS
  • HERE.
  • WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE
  • ENERGY YOU STILL HAVE IS A CLUB
  • EVEN AT THIS TOUGH STAGE OF A
  • SEASON?
  • >> EVERYONE IS TRYING TO GET
  • BETTER EVERY DAY.
  • THAT IS WHAT IT IS ABOUT.
  • YOU DON'T SEE THE RESULTS THE
  • NEXT DAY WHEN YOU WANT TO MAYBE,
  • BUT YOU KEEP THAT GOING DAY IN
  • AND DAY OUT AND RESULTS WILL
  • COME.
  • THAT IS A TOUGH THING.
  • YOU EXPECT THE RESULTS THE NEXT
  • DAY OR THE NEXT WEEK, AND
  • SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE
  • LONGER.
  • WE ARE WORKING EVERY DAY AND WE
  • ARE NOT GOING TO STOP.
  • STEPHEN: YOU HAVE PLAY BEHIND
  • MATTHEW BOYD TWO SEASONS.
  • WHAT IS IT LIKE TO PLAY BEHIND
  • HIM?
  • WHAT DOES HE BRING TO YOUR CLUB?
  • >> THE COMPETES.
  • HE IS TOUGH.
  • OFF THE FIELD, HE IS THIS KIND
  • DUDE, BUT ON THE FIELD, HE GETS
  • AFTER IT AND HE DOMINATES.
  • USUALLY, IT IS A ONE-TO-THREE
  • INNING WHEN WE GO OUT THERE
  • BEHIND HIM -- 1-2-3 INNING WHEN
  • WE GO OUT THERE BEHIND HIM.
  • J.P.: I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT
  • YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE
  • WHOLE SEASON, YOUR FIVE-HIT GAME
  • IN YOUR HOME CITY OF ATLANTA.
  • WHAT DID IT MEAN TO DO THAT IN
  • FRONT OF YOUR FRIENDS AND
  • FAMILY?
  • 30 MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY THERE.
  • WHAT DOES THAT THEY NEED TO YOU?
  • >> IT WAS RIGHT ON WITH GETTING
  • DRAFTED.
  • GETTING DRAFTED IS THE HIGHLIGHT
  • .
  • DOING IT IN FRONT OF FRIENDS AND
  • FAMILY THAT HAVE NOTHING TO PLAY
  • SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.
  • BEING ABLE TO DO THAT IN MY HOME
  • STATE AND PUT ON A SHOW FOR THEM
  • , IT WAS PRETTY AMAZING.
  • STEPHEN: OUR THANKS TO NIKO
  • GOODRUM AND J.P. MOROSI.
  • STORYLINES AHEAD OF THE AND A
  • LEAGUE IN THE WEEK LIVE ON
  • YOUTUBE, MIGUEL CABRERA -- MLB
  • GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON
  • YOUTUBE, MIGUEL CABRERA ONE OF
  • THE BEST RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS
  • EVER.
  • HE HAS NOT BEEN FULLY HEALTHY.
  • THE POWER NUMBERS HAVE NOT BEEN
  • WHAT WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT OUT
  • OF MIGUEL CABRERA.
  • USED TO THINK BACK TO SEVEN
  • YEARS AGO, HE AND TROUT HAD THAT
  • EPIC M.V.P. BATTLE.
  • HE WON THE TRIPLE CROWN.
  • FATHER TIME IS UNDEFEATED.
  • DO YOU THINK IT HAS FINALLY
  • BEATEN MIGUEL CABRERA?
  • DAN: IT IS BEATING THEM DOWN.
  • IN ANY SPORT, WHETHER IT IS
  • BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FOOT, ALL
  • FIGURE SKATE -- FOOTBALL, FIGURE
  • SKATING, HE DOES NOT HAVE THE
  • BASE IN HIS KNEES THAT YOU NEED.
  • WHEN YOU WATCH HIM SWING, FIVE
  • HOME RUNS IN THE YEAR.
  • THIS IS A GUY THAT CAN HIT FIVE
  • HOME RUNS IN A WEEKEND SERIES
  • WHEN HE WAS ON A ROLL.
  • ALBERT PUJOLS, THERE IS A LOOK
  • AT KING ALBERT.
  • TWO GUYS THAT OVER TIME THE WEAR
  • AND TEAR OF PLAYING EVERY DAY,
  • BEING THE MAN IN THE LINEUP --
  • GIVE ALBERT PUJOLS CREDIT.
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN SHOTS
  • AT HIM.
  • ALL THE NEW METRICS SAYING HE IS
  • THE WORST POSITION PLAYER IN
  • BASEBALL.
  • THAT IS A CRIME.
  • HE IS PRODUCTIVE WITH THE BAT.
  • HE IS A LEADER.
  • HE IS STILL BEING PRODUCTIVE,
  • BUT HE IS NOT THE SAME PLAYER
  • FROM SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS AGO.
  • STEPHEN: BUT WHAT HE HAS DONE IN
  • HIS EVOLVING ROLE, HE HAS SHOWN
  • US HE IS NOT DONE YET.
  • IT HAS GIVEN ME HOPE FOR 2020 AS
  • THE ANGELS DEFINITELY WANT TO
  • COMPETE.
  • DAN: LISTEN, HE IS WHAT HE IS.
  • THEY TRY TO KEEP HIM OFF THE
  • FIELD, OFF FIRST BASE AS MUCH AS
  • POSSIBLE.
  • HE HAS HAD SOME ISSUES WITH HIS
  • KNEE AND HIS FEET.
  • IT IS A DH PRIMARILY AT THIS
  • POINT IN HIS CAREER, BUT HE CAN
  • STILL HIT.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA ON THE OTHER
  • SIDE, IT IS HARD IN THE AMERICAN
  • LEAGUE, HE JUST PHYSICALLY IS
  • NOT ABLE TO DO MECHANICALLY WITH
  • HIS SWING WHAT HE USED TO BE
  • ABLE TO DO.
  • IT IS HARD TO WATCH AT TIMES
  • BECAUSE AS A FORMER PITCHER,
  • I'VE FACED BOTH OF THESE GUYS
  • AND I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO
  • LOOK 60 FEET, 6 INCHES AWAY FROM
  • THEM.
  • THAT IS NOT THE GUY MOST
  • PITCHERS HAVE SEEN.
  • STEPHEN: THIS IS A TOUGH
  • QUESTION TO ANSWER.
  • MAYBE IT IS EASY.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA IS STILL OWED IT
  • CRON OF MONEY -- A TON OF MONEY
  • FROM 2023.
  • DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BENEFIT
  • FROM PLAYING IN AN ATMOSPHERE
  • WHERE YOU ARE COMPETING FOR A
  • CHAMPIONSHIP?
  • DAN: PROBABLY.
  • BUT I DON'T KNOW IF HIS BODY IS
  • LETTING HIM COOPERATE TO BE THE
  • PLAYER HE WANTS TO BE.
  • SOONER OR LATER, MY FEAR IS HE
  • IS GOING TO LOOK UP AND SAY, I
  • HIT 8 HOME RUNS FOR THE YEAR.
  • HE IS PLAYING EVERY DAY, BUT THE
  • PRODUCTION IS NOT THERE.
  • I HOPE HE DOES NOT GET DOWN ON
  • HIMSELF.
  • STEPHEN: THIS IS THE MLB GAME OF
  • THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE
  • SCHEDULE.
  • YOU HAVE SO MANY GAMES, SO MANY
  • DIFFERENT MARKET, TEAMS,
  • FRANCHISES, PLACES IN THE
  • STANDINGS.
  • THAT IS WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS
  • OPPORTUNITY TO BE TOGETHER WITH
  • YOU LIVE ON YOUTUBE.
  • THE ONLY GAME ON THE WEEK LIVE.
  • THE TEAM HAS THE CALL.
  • ENJOY IT.
  • >> HERE IS THE PITCH.
  • >> DRIVES IT!
  • >> WHAT A PLAY!
  • >> ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  • OH MY!
  • >> IT IS A WARM SOUTHERN
  • CALIFORNIA SUMMER NIGHT.
  • PERFECT FOR BASEBALL.
  • THE BIG A IS READY.
  • SO ARE WE.
  • WELCOME.
  • THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME
  • OF THE WEEK ON YOUTUBE.
  • MIKE TROUT AND THE LOS ANGELES
  • ANGELS HOST THE DETROIT TIGERS.
  • AND THIS OPENS A THREE-GAME
  • SERIES.
  • I'M RICH WALTZ, WELCOME TO
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • TWO TEAMS IN VERY DIFFERENT
  • SPOTS, THE DETROIT TIGERS ARE IN
  • YEAR TWO OF A DEEP REBUILD.
  • THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS
  • SCRATCHING AND CLAWING AND
  • TRYING TO STAY IN THE A.L.
  • WILD-CARD RACE.
  • ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING FROM 48
  • HOURS -- 48 HOURS FROM THE TRADE
  • DEADLINE.
  • IF YOU ARE BRAND-NEW TO MAJOR
  • LEAGUE BASEBALL ON YOUTUBE, HERE
  • ARE A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER.
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  • ON THE MLB YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND
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  • IN AUGUST AND IN SEPTEMBER.
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  • LIVE IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE
  • BASEBALL POP-UP WINDOW.
  • I'M JOINED BY AN ALL-STAR CAST
  • TONIGHT.
  • TOM VERDUCCI OF MLB NETWORK AND
  • MARK LANGSTON OF THE ANGELS
  • BROADCAST TEAM.
  • LET'S DIG RIGHT INTO IT.
  • IF THEY ARE GOING TO GET TO THE
  • POSTSEASON, THEY ARE WRITING
  • MIKE TROUT RIGHT NOW AND HE IS
  • DOING IT WITH EVERYTHING.
  • MARK: 2019, CAN THE BEST PLAYER
  • IN BASEBALL RAISES GAME A LITTLE
  • BIT MORE?
  • APPARENTLY SO.
  • MIKE TROUT CAN DO IT ALL.
  • NOBODY GETS A BETTER JUMP ON THE
  • BASEBALL THAN MIKE TROUT.
  • HE CAN GO AFTER ANYTHING IN THE
  • HELP FIELD.
  • IF IT IS IN THE AIR, IT IS GOING
  • TO END UP IN HIS GLOVE.
  • GREAT PLAYS OVER HIS HEAD, HE
  • CAN CLIMB THE WALL.
  • NOW THE ARM STRENGTH.
  • THIS IS SOMETHING HE HAS WORKED
  • HARD ON THIS YEAR, BEING ABLE TO
  • THROW GUYS OUT AT THE PLATE AND
  • ALLOW GUYS NOT TO TAKE THAT
  • EXTRA BASE.
  • YOU SEE THE 98.6 MILES PER HOUR.
  • HE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT THAT.
  • AS FAR AS THE SPEED FACTOR, HE
  • IS A GUY THAT CAN STEAL 20 BASES
  • IN HIS SLEEP.
  • HE CAN STEAL BAGS THAT WILL.
  • GOING DOWN TO FIRST BASE, HE
  • PUTS THAT ADDED PRESSURE ON THE
  • DEFENSE EVERY TIME HE PUTS THE
  • BALL IN PLAY.
  • THEY KNOW HOW FAST HE IS.
  • POWER, HE HAS A LOT OF IT.
  • THIS YEAR, MORE BALLS WITH THE
  • EXIT VELOCITY OF AT LEAST 114
  • THAN ANYBODY IN THE GAME OF
  • BASEBALL.
  • HE HAS THE POWER, THE SHORT,
  • COMPACT SWING.
  • IT IS FUN TO WATCH ON A NIGHTLY
  • BASIS.
  • THE BEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL AND
  • HE CERTAINLY IS PUSHING THE BALL
  • UP HIGHER.
  • RICH: IF YOU WANT TO PROJECTS
  • THE 2019 NUMBERS, HE IS ON PACE
  • FOR 51 HOMERS.
  • THESE ARE VIDEOGAME NUMBERS.
  • HE HAS PUT THESE NUMBERS ARE
  • CONSISTENTLY IN HIS CAREER.
  • MARK: HE CERTAINLY HAS.
  • HE HAS TIED HIS CAREER HIGH AS
  • FAR AS HOME RUNS.
  • 12 HOME RUNS IN THE MONTH OF
  • JULY.
  • 28 R.B.I.'S IS A NEW CAREER HIGH
  • FOR MIKE TROUT.
  • RICH: ALL RIGHT, TOM VERDUCCI.
  • LET'S DO THE TIGERS.
  • THE TRADE DEADLINE IS ON
  • WEDNESDAY.
  • TOM'S PHONE HAS VIBRATED THREE
  • TIMES SINCE HE HAS COME ON
  • CAMERA.
  • TOM: WILL THE DEEP REBUILD GET
  • ANY DEEPER FOR THE TIGERS?
  • TOM: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT
  • I LOVE DINERS.
  • THEY HAVE EVERYTHING IN THE
  • MENU.
  • THAT IS WHAT THE TIGERS HAVE.
  • YOU WANT A STARTING PITCHER WITH
  • SWING AND MISS STUFF?
  • THEY HAVE MATTHEW BOYD.
  • WITH THAT SLIDER, HE HAS BECOME
  • ANOTHER PATRICK CORBIN.
  • HOW ABOUT IF YOU NEEDED POWER
  • BAT IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR
  • LINEUP?
  • NICHOLAS CASTILLO'S IS YOUR GUY
  • -- NICO CASTELLANOS IS YOUR GUY.
  • IF YOU WANT A CLOSER, EVEN AN
  • EIGHTH-INNING GUY TO GET YOU TO
  • THE NINTH, SHANE GREENE IS YOUR
  • GUY.
  • ALL-STAR SEASON, LOWEST E.R.A.
  • AMONG RELIEF PITCHERS.
  • THE DETROIT TIGERS, MAYBE IT IS
  • NOT THE RECORD THEY WANT, BUT
  • THIS IS A TEAM THAT HAS SOME OF
  • THE MOST VALUABLE TRADE CHIPS AT
  • A REALLY IMPORTANT TIME OF THE
  • YEAR.
  • BOYD IS CONTROLLED THROUGH 2022.
  • CASTELLANOS AND GREENE ARE MORE
  • IN PLAY.
  • CASTELLANOS IS A FREE AGENT AT
  • THE END OF THE SEASON.
  • THE NEXT TWO DAYS WILL BE A BUSY
  • TIME FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS.
  • WE GET TO 4:00 ON WEDNESDAY, IT
  • WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO
  • IS HERE AND WHO IS NOT.
  • RICH: BECAUSE TOM IS CALLING THE
  • GAME TONIGHT, HE CANNOT WATCHES
  • IPHONE THE ENTIRE NIGHT, THAT IS
  • WHY WE HAVE THE PRIDE OF
  • MICHIGAN HERE, JAVY MOROSI.
  • J.P.: THANKS.
  • A LOT OF INTEREST IN MOUND THE
  • MAJOR LEAGUES IN MATTHEW BOYD.
  • THE QUESTION NOW COMES, AT WHAT
  • PRICE?
  • WE MAY HAVE GOTTEN A BIT OF AN
  • INDICATION YESTERDAY WITH THE
  • SURPRISING TRADE OF MARCUS
  • STROMAN TO THE NEW YORK METS.
  • HERE WERE THE DETAILS.
  • THAT RIGHT THERE, THE RETURN FOR
  • STROMAN IS IMPORTANT.
  • THE BLUE JAYS DID NOT GET ANY OF
  • THE TOP PROSPECTS IN THE MAJOR
  • LEAGUES.
  • WHAT THAT SAYS IS THAT MAYBE THE
  • GOING RATE FOR A TOP STARTING
  • PITCHER IS NOT QUITE AS HIGH AS
  • THE TIGERS HAD HOPED.
  • MAYBE A COUPLE MORE DAYS OF
  • SHOPPING FOR G.M. AL AVILA AND
  • HIS STAFF.
  • THE TIGERS, NICO CASTELLANOS,
  • THE SPOT I'M HEARING FOR HIM
  • RIGHT NOW IS THE CHICAGO CUBS.
  • WE WILL SEE IF THAT IS WHERE HE
  • ENDS UP.
  • BACK TO YOU.
  • RICH: WE WILL CHECK IN WITH YOU
  • ALL NIGHT LONG.
  • HERE ARE THE TIGERS.
  • THERE ARE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES
  • STRUGGLED IN.
  • YOU HAVE NIKO GOODRUM.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA STRUGGLING,
  • ESPECIALLY WITH THE RIGHT KNEE.
  • CASTELLANOS, CHRISTIN STEWART.
  • THE VETERAN JORDY MERCER IS IN
  • THE NINTH SPOT.
  • STARTING PITCHING DEPTH HAS BEEN
  • AN ISSUE FOR THE LOS ANGELES
  • ANGELS.
  • JAIME BARRIA TAKES THE MOUND.
  • MARTIN LANGSTON -- MARK
  • LANGSTON, WHAT WILL WE SEE
  • TONIGHT?
  • MARK: THIS YEAR, IT HAS BEEN
  • BACK AND FORTH FROM TRIPLE-A
  • SALT LAKE.
  • HIS LAST THREE STARTS HAVE BEEN
  • REALLY GOOD.
  • 2.40 E.R.A. IN HIS LAST THREE
  • STARTS.
  • THEY HAVE NOT BEEN QUITE IN A
  • ROW THE WAY THE ANGELS HAVE USED
  • HIM.
  • WHEN HE GETS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • ACTUALLY JUST BE A STARTING
  • PITCHER, THE NUMBERS ARE
  • ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.
  • HE IS COMING OFF HIS BEST START
  • OF THE SEASON AGAINST THE LOS
  • ANGELES DODGERS, THE BEST TEAM
  • IN THE GAME OF BASEBALL.
  • HE GOT A WIN, FIVE INNINGS,
  • THREE HITS, JUST ONE RUN ALLOWED
  • AGAINST THE DODGERS LAST
  • WEDNESDAY.
  • RICH: THAT WORD JUST HAS BEEN A
  • POPULAR ONE AROUND HERE.
  • AS IN, IF THE ANGELS JUST HAD
  • SOME PITCHING OVER THE LENGTH OF
  • THE MIKE TROUT ERA, THEY WOULD
  • HAVE A LOT MORE POSTSEASON
  • APPEARANCES.
  • THEY CAN SCORE RUNS, IT IS ON
  • THE MOUND THAT THEY ARE
  • STRUGGLING.
  • TOM: NO DOUBT.
  • NEVER IN THE TOP HALF IN THE
  • LEAGUE IN E.R.A. SINCE MIKE
  • TROUT GOT HERE.
  • INTERESTING TO SEE HOW LONGORIA
  • CAN GO -- JAIME BARRIA CAN GO.
  • THIS IS A TEAM THAT GETS THE
  • FEWEST INNINGS OUT OF THEIR
  • STARTERS OF ANY TEAM IN
  • BASEBALL.
  • HE COULD HELP TONIGHT.
  • MARK: CERTAINLY A GUY COME YOU
  • GOT TO REMEMBER, HE IS ONLY 23
  • YEARS OLD.
  • STILL, A REALLY YOUNG PLAYER AT
  • THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL.
  • RICH: JACOBY JONES IN THE BOX.
  • NIKO GOODRUM AND MIGUEL CABRERA
  • SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN THE
  • FIRST.
  • BARRIA STARTS WITH A FASTBALL.
  • BOTH OF THESE TEAMS WERE
  • INVOLVED IN WALKOFFS YESTERDAY.
  • THE TIGERS WERE WALKED OFF IN
  • SEATTLE.
  • THE ANGELS THEMSELVES WALKING
  • OFF WITH A WIN HERE YESTERDAY TO
  • SALVAGE ONE OF FOUR AGAINST THE
  • BALTIMORE ORIOLES.
  • THAT ONE FOULED BACK TO THE
  • SCREEN.
  • MARK: THAT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT
  • SERIES FOR THE ANGELS.
  • THEY JUST CAME OFF AN EMOTIONAL
  • TWO-GAME SWEEP OF THE DODGERS IN
  • DODGER STADIUM.
  • HAD A TON OF MOMENTUM AND THEY
  • RAN INTO A 16-INNING GAME ON
  • THURSDAY NIGHT.
  • THEY HAD TO USE THEIR NEXT A
  • STARTER AND THEY PAID THE PRICE
  • FOR IT THE ENTIRE SERIES.
  • TOM: THAT IS A GOOD TAKE RIGHT
  • THERE.
  • THE TIGERS SWING OUTSIDE THE
  • ZONE MORE THAN ANY TEAM.
  • BARRIA IS GOING TO THROW A TON
  • OF SLIDERS TRYING TO GET CHASE
  • SWINGS.
  • DISCIPLINE IS HUGE FOR DETROIT.
  • RICH: STRIKE THREE CALLED.
  • WHAT IS YOUR SCOUTING REPORT ON
  • THIS RIGHT-HANDER?
  • MARK: JAIME BARRIA USED HIS
  • FASTBALL A LOT MORE THAN WE HAVE
  • SEEN IN THE PAST IN HIS LAST
  • START.
  • HE IS SLIDER-HAPPY.
  • CLOSE TO 50% AS FAR AS SLIDER
  • USAGE.
  • HE HAS TO ESTABLISH THAT
  • FASTBALL EARLY.
  • FINISH HIS SLIDER.
  • GET OUT IN FRONT AND EXECUTE.
  • CERTAINLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO
  • LEAVE THAT BALL OF THE MIDDLE OF
  • THE PLATE.
  • THEN PICK UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
  • IN THAT START AGAINST THE
  • DODGERS.
  • RICH: SWITCHHITTING NIKO
  • GOODRUM, WHO IS HOT RIGHT NOW --
  • AN EIGHT-GAME HIT STREAK.
  • CABRERA ON DECK.
  • GOODRUM IS ONE OF THE YOUNG
  • PLAYERS GETTING A CHANCE TO
  • PLAY, GETTING A LOT OF AT-BATS.
  • HE HAS HAD SOME MOMENTS THIS
  • YEAR.
  • WHAT WAS IT RON GARDENHIRE TOLD
  • US BEFORE THE BALLGAME?
  • THERE ARE SOME TOOLS HERE.
  • THERE ARE SOME GUYS THAT CAN
  • PLAY AT THIS LEVEL.
  • GOODRUM WAS ONE OF THE NAMES HE
  • MENTIONED.
  • TOM: HE IS A VALUABLE CHIP
  • BECAUSE HE CAN PLAY ALL OVER THE
  • FIELD.
  • AS A HITTER, HE HAS EXTREMELY
  • FAST HANDS.
  • VERY QUICK TO THE BASEBALL.
  • NUMBER TWO IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES
  • AGAINST HIGH VELOCITY FASTBALLS.
  • BARRIA IS NOT GOING TO FLASH
  • 95-PLUS.
  • BUT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO
  • THROW A TON OF SLIDERS ANYWAY
  • BECAUSE THIS GUY CAN TIME A JET
  • PLANE.
  • RICH: RIGHT NOW, THE TIGERS ARE
  • IN THE THROES OF A REAL SLUMP IN
  • A SEASON THAT HAS FELT LIKE A
  • SLUMP.
  • THE TIGERS HAVE DROPPED 12 OF
  • THEIR LAST 13, 2-17 THIS MONTH.
  • THEY WERE SWEPT IN SEATTLE.
  • FOUR-GAME SERIES.
  • TOM: BIBLICAL.
  • 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS, THEY HAVE
  • WON FOUR TIMES.
  • NOT A LOT OF HANDSHAKING AFTER
  • GAMES.
  • MARK: THAT IS VERY HARD TO
  • DOMARK:.
  • RICH: GOODRUM FIGHTS THAT PITCH
  • OFF.
  • MARK: AGAINST THE A.L. WEST, THE
  • A.L. WEST IS STILL THE BEST
  • DIVISION IN ALL OF BASEBALL,
  • THEY HAVE FOUR TEAMS THAT ARE
  • .500 OR BETTER.
  • WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE A.L.
  • WEST HAS DOMINATED THE TIGERS
  • THIS YEAR.
  • THEY ARE 1-15 AGAINST THE A.L.
  • WEST THIS YEAR.
  • THEIR ONE WIN AGAINST THE ANGELS
  • BACK IN DETROIT AND MATTHEW BOYD
  • WAS ON THE MOUND FOR THE TIGERS.
  • RICH: THERE IS THE BAT SPEED YOU
  • TALKED ABOUT.
  • TOM: YES, YOU GOT A GOOD LOOK AT
  • THAT.
  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THE
  • HIGH VELO FROM BARRIA.
  • FILLING INSIDE AFTER A STEADY
  • DIET OF SLIDERS, STILL WAS NOT
  • ABLE TO GET THAT BY NICO --
  • NIKO.
  • MARK: AS A PITCHER, THAT IS WHAT
  • YOU HAVE TO SHOW.
  • YOU HAVE TO SHOW THEM INSIDE.
  • AS QUICK AS HE IS, YOU ARE
  • PRETTY MUCH GOING TO GET A FOUL
  • BALL OFF OF THAT.
  • RICH: GOOD CHANGEUP.
  • A PAIR OF STRIKEOUTS.
  • MARK: THAT IS WHAT THAT DOES.
  • YOU SPEED THAT BAT UP.
  • THE PITCH BEFORE, HE HITS IT
  • HARD.
  • YOU SEE THE BAT UP.
  • BEHIND IT, YOU COME BACK WITH
  • THE CHANGEUP.
  • IT GETS GOODRUM WAY OUT IN
  • FRONT.
  • RICH: FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAVE
  • HAD THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING
  • MIGUEL CABRERA THROUGHOUT HIS
  • HALL OF FAME CAREER, THIS YEAR
  • HAS BEEN FRUSTRATING TO WATCH.
  • HARD TO WATCH AT TIMES BECAUSE
  • YOU KNOW HE IS NOT HEALTHY.
  • IT WAS A TRICEP INJURY LAST YEAR
  • THAT KEPT HIM OUT.
  • WHAT IS HURTING HIM RIGHT NOW
  • ARE CHRONIC INJURIES IN THAT
  • RIGHT KNEE.
  • HE JUST HAS NO POWER.
  • THE INABILITY TO LOAD.
  • HE STILL IS A GREAT CONTACT
  • HITTER.
  • THAT WORD DOES NOT BELONG IN THE
  • SAME SENTENCE.
  • CABRERA TO CENTER.
  • HE DRIVES IT OUT TO CENTER
  • FIELD!
  • HOW ABOUT THAT?
  • MARK: YOU COULD NOT HAVE TEED
  • THAT AT ANY BETTER.
  • CABRERA SAYING, I'M NOT JUST A
  • SINGLES HITTER.
  • THIS IS A FASTBALL AT 92.
  • THIS LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE BIT
  • MORE TOWARD THE END.
  • TROUT, SO MANY TIMES WE HAVE
  • SEEN HIM PULL THESE BALL THAT.
  • HE WAS UNABLE TO DO IT.
  • PUTS THE TIGERS ON THE BOARD.
  • RICH: HE LET EVERYBODY KNOW
  • AROUND THE BASES THAT HE HAS
  • STILL GOT IT.
  • TOM: THIS IS DOUBLING UP ON THE
  • FASTBALL AWAY.
  • NOT DRIVING THROUGH THE BASEBALL
  • IS WHERE THE LACK OF POWER COMES
  • FROM.
  • HE IS STILL SO QUICK TO THE
  • BASEBALL BUT HE CAN STILL
  • GENERATE ENOUGH POWER, NOT
  • NEARLY THE SAME.
  • RICH: ONLY HIS SIXTH HOME RUN.
  • HE HAD GONE 58 AT-BATS WITHOUT A
  • HOME RUN.
  • HIS SLUGGING PERCENTAGE OPENED
  • THE NIGHT AT .363.
  • MARK: HE IS REALLY UPSET ABOUT
  • SOMETHING.
  • IT WAS NOT POLITE CONVERSATIONS
  • GOING AROUND THE BASES.
  • HE WAS JAWING TO GARNEAU.
  • RICH: CASTELLANOS BACK TO THE
  • MOUND.
  • BARRIA FLIPS TO FIRST.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA FLASHING THE
  • POWER OF OLD.
  • GOES TO DEAD CENTER.
  • THE TIGERS OPEN UP THIS
  • THREE-GAME SERIES.
  • HE IS STEAMED RIGHT NOW.
  • 1-0, DETROIT LEAD.
  • LET'S SEE IF WE CAN CATCH SOME
  • OF THE DIALOGUE FROM CABRERA
  • WHEN HE CROSSED HOME PLATE.
  • TOM: HE IS A GUY WHO LIKES TO
  • HAVE FUN WHEN HE PLAYS THE GAME.
  • IT IS HARD TO TELL WHEN HE IS
  • PLAYING WITH PEOPLE AND WHEN HE
  • IS ACTUALLY A LITTLE PERTURBED.
  • THERE IS A LITTLE CONVERSATION.
  • I THINK IT WAS A ONE-WAY
  • CONVERSATION.
  • GARNEAU SAYING, WHAT?
  • MARK: ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
  • YOU CAN SEE HE HAS A SMILE ON
  • HIS FACE.
  • THEY CAN BE -- MAYBE CABRERA
  • KNOWS THAT BARRIA IS A GUY WHO
  • CAN GET HIS OUTS WITH SLIDERS.
  • THEY CHALLENGED IN WITH
  • FASTBALLS.
  • CERTAINLY ABLE TO HIT THE SECOND
  • ONE OUT TO DEAD CENTER.
  • RICH: HE IS A VERY PROUD MAN.
  • 471 CAREER HOME RUNS.
  • TOM: TO ME, HE AND ALBERT PUJOLS
  • , I WANT TO SAY THEY ARE THE
  • MOST REPRESENTATIVE HITTERS THAT
  • THEIR POSITION.
  • MAYBE AN EARLY ALBERT, TAKING
  • FASTBALLS AND HITTING TO RIGHT
  • FIELD AND THEN PULLING BREAKING
  • PITCHES.
  • IT IS A GREAT APPROACH TO TAKE.
  • RICH: LATER ON IN THE SHOW, WE
  • WILL HAVE THEM BOTH TOGETHER
  • SITTING DOWN AND TALKING ABOUT
  • EACH OTHER.
  • TOM: CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THAT.
  • RICH: DAVID FLETCHER IS HAVING A
  • NICE YEAR.
  • MIKE TROUT IS THE BEST PLAYER IN
  • THE GAME.
  • SHOHEI OHTANI IN THE THREE SPOT.
  • JUSTIN UPTON IS BACK FROM AN
  • INJURY.
  • KOLE CALHOUN IN THE FIVE SPOT.
  • PUJOLS IS DOWN AT SIX.
  • INTERACTION SIMMONS AT SEVEN.
  • MATT THAISS, THE PRIDE OF
  • VIRGINIA, THE UNIVERSITY OF THE
  • WALKOFF HOMER, AND TWO HOMERS
  • YESTERDAY.
  • GARNEAU IS IN THE NINTH SPOT.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN, TALK ABOUT
  • TRYING TO RECAPTURE YOUR PAST.
  • THAT IS WITH ZIMMERMAN IS TRYING
  • TO DO, FIGHTING THROUGH WHAT HAS
  • BEEN AN INJURY-FILLED RUN IN
  • DETROIT.
  • POPS IN A FASTBALL AT 90 TWO
  • DAVID FLETCHER.
  • FLETCHER ARRIVED IN THE BIG
  • LEAGUES LAST YEAR, 80 GAMES.
  • THIS HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT OF A BUST
  • OUT YEAR.
  • THERE IS ONE OUT.
  • MARK: YOU TALKED ABOUT DAVID
  • FLETCHER.
  • ONE OF THE REASONS MIKE TROUT IS
  • DRIVING IN AS MANY RUNS AS HE IS
  • THIS YEAR IS BECAUSE OF THE
  • PERSONNEL AROUND HIM.
  • FLETCHER IS A BIG PART OF THAT.
  • TROUT HAS HAD MORE HOME RUNS
  • WITH GUYS ON BASE THEN IT ANY
  • OTHER JUNCTURE IN HIS CAREER.
  • HIS TEAMMATES ARE A BIG PART OF
  • WHY MIKE TROUT IS HAVING THE
  • MONSTER YEAR THAT HE IS.
  • RICH: TROUT FOULS IT BACK.
  • WE SAW THE --WE SAW THE SCOUTING
  • REPORT.
  • TOM: I LOOKED UP MARK'S EIGHT
  • TRACK COLLECTION.
  • SOME OF THE BIGGEST ROCKERS OF
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • THE GREAT TIM BUCKLEY FROM
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • ONCE I WAS.
  • JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE, AS THE
  • RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS HANG, JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN ONCE A WIN.
  • RICH: TROUT INTO LEFT FIELD AND
  • THAT IS A BASE HIT.
  • TOM: 17 STARTS IN A ROW WITHOUT
  • A WIN FOR JORDAN ZIMMERMANN.
  • NOT ONCE IN HIS LIFE, BUT IT
  • SEEMS THAT WAY.
  • MARK: IN THAT WEARS ON YOU AS A
  • STARTING PITCHER.
  • WHEN YOU ARE SCUFFLING.
  • CERTAINLY, YOU ARE ALMOST
  • EXPECTING THINGS TO GO WRONG AND
  • HAYWIRE.
  • INJURIES HAVE PLAYED A BIG PART
  • OF WHAT YOU TALKED ABOUT.
  • THIS IS A GUY THAT USED TO BLOW
  • 97 MILES PER HOUR.
  • DOES NOT HAVE THAT VELOCITY
  • ANYMORE.
  • THAT IS THE ADJUSTMENT YOU HAVE
  • TO MAKE WHEN YOU GET A LITTLE
  • LONGER IN THE TOOTH AND YOU
  • DON'T HAVE THAT POWER FASTBALL.
  • YOU'VE GOT TO LEARN TO BE A
  • LITTLE MORE EFFICIENT ON
  • CORNERS.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN IS IN THE
  • PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIGURE THAT
  • OUT.
  • RICH: LANGSTON TOOK US THROUGH
  • ALL THE TOOLS.
  • TROUT IS 8-10 IN STOLEN BASES.
  • BY STATCAST, HE IS THE 15TH
  • FASTEST PLAYERS FOOT SPEED.
  • SHOHEI OHTANI FOULS THAT ONE
  • BACK.
  • >> WE HAVE BEEN DYING FOR A
  • RACE.
  • I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE IS
  • QUICKER.
  • THAT QUICK STEP.
  • ONCE THE BIG, LONG LEGS OF
  • SHOHEI GET ROLLING, HE IS
  • INCREDIBLY QUICK.
  • RICH: I WOULD PAY TO WATCH THAT.
  • THAT IS BETTER THAN PHIL AND
  • TIGER.
  • TOM: GO TO VEGAS OR SOMEPLACE.
  • RICH: LISTEN, TROUT AND OHTANI
  • ARE HEADACHES FOR MANY PITCHERS,
  • BUT FOR JORDAN ZIMMERMANN
  • ESPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU NEED
  • VELOCITY UP.
  • THE DIALOGUE CONTINUES.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • RICH: JORDAN DOES NOT REALLY
  • HAVE VELOCITY PERIOD, ESPECIALLY
  • UP IN THE ZONE.
  • TWO EXCELLENT BREAKING BALL
  • HITTERS DOWN IN THE ZONE
  • BACK-TO-BACK FOR THE ANGELS.
  • JAVY MOROSI IS DEPTH -- J.P.
  • MOROSI IS DOWN IN THE TIGERS
  • BULLPEN --DUGOUT.
  • J.P.: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW
  • HE IS HOLDING HIM ON TROUT.
  • OH.
  • RICH: GOODRUM, MERCER, AND A
  • BULLET OF A DOUBLE PLAY.
  • J.P.: HOW ABOUT THAT?
  • SO, TO CONTINUE, MIGUEL, WHEN HE
  • CAME OVER AFTER THE HOME RUN, HE
  • SMILED AT ME AND HE SAID THAT
  • WOULD BE THE THIRD OUT IN
  • DETROIT.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • J.P.: OF COURSE, THEY HAVE AN
  • EXPANSIVE CENTER FIELD.
  • 420 TO CENTER FIELD.
  • IT HAS BECOME A CONVERSATION
  • TOPIC IN RECENT DAYS.
  • QUITE LITERALLY, HE IS CORRECT.
  • IT IS 396, JUST OVER THE WALL.
  • 420 IN DETROIT.
  • HE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME.
  • THE CONVERSATION YOU SAW WITH
  • ALBERT AROUND FIRST BASE, WE
  • HAVE BEEN WATCHING MIGUEL PLAY
  • FOR A LONG TIME, THERE IS
  • SOMETHING ABOUT HIM WHEN HE IS
  • AROUND THE OTHER GREATS OF HIS
  • GENERATION, HE BECOMES MORE
  • ANIMATED.
  • HE GETS MORE EXCITED.
  • I THINK FOR MIGUEL CABRERA, IN
  • THE MIDST OF A TOUGH YEAR, BEING
  • ON THE FIELD WITH A MAN THAT HE
  • GREW UP IDOLIZING IN THE
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE IN MANY WAYS,
  • ALBERT PUJOLS, AND THE MAN HE
  • BATTLED FOR M.V.P.'S WITH, MIKE
  • TROUT, IT HAS A WAY OF BRINGING
  • OUT THE VERY BEST IN HIM.
  • IT IS A VERY FUN-LOVING
  • COMPETITION.
  • I DON'T THINK IT WAS
  • MEAN-SPIRITED.
  • I THINK IT WAS MIGUEL ENJOYING
  • THE GAME AND SPEAKING WITH
  • SOMEONE HE HAS KNOWN FOR MORE
  • THAN A DECADE.
  • RICH: GOOD STUFF.
  • PUJOLS, CABRERA.
  • WITH TROUT, WE HAVE SEVEN M.V.P.
  • AWARDS IN THIS GAME.
  • HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE THREE
  • M.V.P.'S IN THE SAME BALLGAME
  • THESE DAYS?
  • MARK: YOU HAVE THREE POTENTIAL
  • HALL OF FAMERS.
  • ALBERT IS A SHOO-IN.
  • I THINK CABRERA IS A SHOO-IN.
  • TROUT IS DEFINITELY WELL ON HIS
  • WAY.
  • SO, THREE FIRST BALLOT HALL OF
  • FAMERS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS GAME
  • HERE.
  • TOM: MIKE HAS NOT STOLEN A BASE
  • IN A LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH.
  • HE SLIPPED HIS FIRST STEP AND
  • LOST HIS FOOTING.
  • HE WOULD HAVE HAD A GOOD JUMP TO
  • GET THE BAG ON A BALL THAT
  • TURNED INTO A DOUBLE PLAY.
  • RICH: SHOHEI HIT THAT BALL HARD.
  • TIGERS HAVE THE ONLY RUN HERE.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA HOME RUN TO
  • STRAIGHTAWAY CENTER.
  • A LOOK.
  • CLEANUP.
  • I'LL NINE.
  • -- AISLE NINE.
  • THERE IS STILL A OVER THERE.
  • -- SPILLAGE OVER THERE.
  • STEWART, CANDELARIO, AND CASTRO
  • FOR THE TIGERS.
  • AGAINST JAIME BARRIA.
  • STEWART, THE 25-YEAR-OLD.
  • TERRIFIC COLLEGE PLAYER AT
  • TENNESSEE.
  • CLIMBED THE LADDER IN THE TIGER
  • ORGANIZATION, WINNING PLAYER OF
  • THE YEAR AWARD A COUPLE TIMES IN
  • THE MINORS.
  • HE HAS BEEN IN LEFT FIELD SINCE
  • HE HAS BEEN CALLED UP.
  • TOM: YOU TALKED ABOUT TROUT
  • BEING A COMPENSATION PICK.
  • STEWART WAS A COMPENSATION PICK
  • FOR THE TIGERS LOSING MAX
  • SCHERZER.
  • RICH: A COUPLE OF HOPS.
  • PUJOLS WON A GOLD GLOVE AT FIRST
  • BASE.
  • HE FLIPS IT TO BARRIA FOR THE
  • FIRST OUT.
  • MARK: ALBERT DOES NOT HAVE THE
  • ABILITY OR MOBILITY THAT HE USED
  • TO HAVE WHEN HE DID WIN THE GOLD
  • GLOVES, BUT IF IT IS IN THE
  • VICINITY, ALBERT WILL CATCH IT
  • EVERY TIME.
  • HE ALWAYS GIVES THAT PERFECT
  • FLIP TO THE PITCHER COMING OVER.
  • IT IS CHEST HIGH.
  • YOU WANT THAT GOOD FEED.
  • ALBERT ALWAYS DELIVERS IT WITH
  • GOOD PACE AND MAKES IT SO EASY
  • FOR THE PITCHER GETTING OVER
  • THERE.
  • RICH: AS LONG AS WE ARE DOING TV
  • PROGRAMMING.
  • TOM: I WANT A TALK SHOW WITH
  • PUJOLS AND CABRERA.
  • THEY HAVE BEEN GOING AT IT ALL
  • GAME SO FAR.
  • ONGOING CONVERSATION.
  • RICH: WE DON'T HAVE THE LIVE
  • ONE, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET
  • THEM TOGETHER FOR A NICE
  • CONVERSATION.
  • MARK: I'M SEEING IT WITH ALBERT
  • MORE AS HE GETS CLOSER TO THE
  • FINISH LINE OF AN ABSOLUTE ONE
  • OF THE GREATEST CAREERS EVER IN
  • THE HISTORY OF THE GAME, A
  • LITTLE MORE RELAXED, A LITTLE
  • MORE ENGAGING INTO SOMETHING
  • LIKE THAT.
  • BEFORE, NO WAY, YOU WOULD NOT
  • PENETRATE ALBERT PUJOLS AND HIS
  • FOCUS.
  • NOW, I'M SEEING HIM.
  • MAYBE HE WILL GOOF AROUND WITH
  • SOME OF THE STAR PLAYERS THAT HE
  • HAS KNOWN AND RESPECTS TO THE
  • GAME OF BASEBALL.
  • EARLIER IN HIS CAREER, NO WAY.
  • RICH: CANDELARIO WITH THE 3-0
  • COUNT.
  • FASTBALL ON THE CORNER.
  • 3-1.
  • SORT OF A SOPHOMORE SLIDE BACK
  • FOR CANDELARIO.
  • HE HAD SOME MOMENTS LAST YEAR IN
  • HIS FIRST FULL MAJOR LEAGUE
  • SEASON.
  • 19 HOMERS, 28 DOUBLES.
  • LIFTS THAT ONE IN THE AIR.
  • OUT OF PLAY.
  • ANAHEIM STADIUM OR THE BIG A.
  • 77 DEGREES AT FIRST PITCH.
  • TYPICAL NIGHT.
  • THIS IS MARK LANGSTON'S HOME
  • BALLPARK.
  • YOU ARE USED TO THIS.
  • MARK: OH YEAH.
  • NOTHING BETTER.
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST
  • PLACES TO PLAY THE GAME OF
  • BASEBALL.
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE WEATHER EVER
  • AS A FACTOR.
  • IT IS A FUN PLACE.
  • IT IS USUALLY A PRETTY GOOD
  • ATMOSPHERE EVERY NIGHT.
  • THEY PACK THEM IN.
  • OVER 3 MILLION PEOPLE COME
  • THROUGH THE GATES I THINK FOR
  • THE LAST 16 STRAIGHT SEASONS.
  • IT IS A PLACE THAT IS VERY
  • DESIRABLE.
  • OBVIOUSLY, MIKE TROUT THOUGHT
  • THAT THROUGH BEFORE HE SIGNED IN
  • THE OFF-SEASON, GOING, THIS IS
  • THE PLACE I WANT TO SPEND THE
  • REST OF MY CAREER.
  • RICH: IN THE AIR.
  • 3-2.
  • THE INFIELD SHIFTED.
  • TROUT COMES IN AND MAKES THE
  • CATCH.
  • LET'S CHECK IN WITH MOROSI.
  • J.P.: AS YOU WERE POINTING OUT,
  • THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MIGUEL
  • AND ALBERT AFTER THE FIRST
  • AT-BAT OF THE INNING, THE
  • CRITIQUE FROM MIGUEL IN THE
  • DUGOUT WAS SIMPLY [SPEAKING
  • SPANISH] -- WHICH IS SIMPLY,
  • "GOLD GLOVE."
  • MIGUEL HAS ALWAYS ADMIRED
  • ALBERT'S DEFENSE.
  • THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY CITED FOR
  • MIGUEL TO EMULATE WHEN HE
  • STARTED PLAYING FIRST BASE WAS
  • THE GREAT ALBERT PUJOLS.
  • RICH: THANK YOU, J.P.
  • BARRIA GOES TO WORK ON CASTRO.
  • CASTRO, A 25-YEAR-OLD
  • VENEZUELAN.
  • FOR THAT ONE BACK -- FOULS THAT
  • ONE BACK.
  • 0-2.
  • SOLO HOMER BY MIGUEL CABRERA.
  • ONLY RUN OF THE BALLGAME.
  • CASTRO A GOOD CONTACT GUY.
  • ANOTHER INTRIGUING PIECE FOR THE
  • TIGERS.
  • MARK: THIS IS THE TYPE OF YEAR
  • FOR THE TIGERS, THEY ARE GOING
  • TO TAKE PEAKS THAT EVERYBODY --
  • PEEKS AT EVERYBODY IN THEIR
  • ORGANIZATION, THAT THEY PROBABLY
  • WOULD NOT HAVE LOOKED AT HAD
  • THEY BEEN IN THE RACE.
  • THIS IS A LOOK AT WHO YOU WANT
  • TO MOVE FORWARD WITH.
  • CASTRO IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS, HOW
  • DO YOU FIT AT THE MAJOR LEAGUE
  • LEVEL.
  • RICH: BARRIA IS FROM PANAMA.
  • HE SAID HIS SWING REMIND SOME OF
  • ROD CAREW.
  • TOM: SMOOTH AND EASY.
  • BUT THERE WAS ONLY ONE ROD
  • CAREW.
  • RICH: BARRIA STRIKES OUT HAROLD
  • CASTRO.
  • THE TIGERS HAVE A RUN ON THE
  • CABRERA HOME RUN.
  • THE ANGELS SEASON HAS BEEN A
  • VERY DIFFICULT ONE AT TIMES.
  • THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TYLER SKAGGS
  • ON JUNE 12.
  • THE ANGELS HONORED THEIR FALLEN
  • TEAMMATE.
  • THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY WITH
  • ONE THEY NEVER COULD HAVE
  • SCRIPTED.
  • >> ANGELS FANS HONORING TYLER
  • SKAGGS ON THE FIRST HOME GAME
  • ANGELS HAVE BEEN BACK AT THE BIG
  • A.
  • >> CONSOLED BY THE REST OF THE
  • ANGELS PLAYERS.
  • GOING TO BE AN EMOTIONAL NIGHT.
  • >> WHILE THE GRIEVING CONTINUES,
  • THE ANGELS AND MARINERS JOIN
  • FANS ACROSS THE BASEBALL
  • COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING THIS
  • YOUNG MAN.
  • >> A WELL HIT BALL.
  • LEFT CENTER FIELD.
  • GOODBYE, BASEBALL.
  • >> LOOKING UP, SHOWING HIS LOVE.
  • >> THE BALLGAME IS OVER!
  • THE ANGELS HAVE NO-HIT SEATTLE
  • TONIGHT.
  • 13-0.
  • >> ON A NIGHT WHERE THE ANGELS
  • HONORED TYLER SKAGGS.
  • >> THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST
  • SPECIAL MOMENTS I'VE BEEN A PART
  • OF ON A MAJOR LEAGUE FIELD IN 25
  • YEARS.
  • >> LIKE I SAID, THIS IS FOR HIM,
  • HIS FAMILY.
  • CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.
  • WE OBVIOUSLY LOVED HIM.
  • IT IS JUST A VERY EMOTIONAL
  • NIGHT FOR ALL OF US.
  • RICH: MARK LANGSTON, YOU CALLED
  • THAT GAME.
  • JUST A SURREAL NIGHT HERE AT THE
  • BIG A.
  • MARK: CERTAINLY WAS.
  • I CANNOT EVEN WATCH THAT VIDEO.
  • IT IS STILL EMOTIONAL.
  • IT IS AN OPEN WOUND FOR THOSE
  • GUYS DOWN IN THE DUGOUT.
  • THEY ARE PLAYING ON SOME SERIOUS
  • EMOTION AT THE MOMENT.
  • I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THIS
  • TEAM.
  • IT HAS DRAWN THIS TEAM A LOT
  • CLOSER.
  • TYLER SKAGGS IS ONE OF THOSE
  • GUYS ON THIS BALLCLUB THAT HAD
  • THE INFECTIOUS SMILE AND THE
  • ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL
  • GOOD WHEN YOU WALK BY.
  • NO LONGER HERE AND IT HAS
  • CERTAINLY BEEN VERY DIFFICULT
  • FOR THE TEAM TO MOVE FORWARD.
  • AGAIN, TO WATCH THESE GUYS GO
  • OUT, IT TAKES PERFECT FOCUS TO
  • BE ABLE TO PLAY THE GAME AT THIS
  • LEVEL, AND THERE HAVE BEEN SO
  • MANY DISTRACTIONS.
  • THAT OBVIOUSLY THE BIGGEST ONE.
  • THAT IS ONE OF THOSE MAGICAL
  • NIGHTS THAT YOU WILL NEVER
  • FORGET.
  • EVERYBODY WHO WAS AT THIS
  • BALLPARK.
  • IT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY WILL
  • NEVER, EVER FORGET.
  • IT WAS SO EMOTIONAL ALL THE WAY
  • AROUND.
  • RICH: JUSTIN UPTON TAKES A KNEE
  • HIGH FASTBALL FOR A STRIKE.
  • A BALL AND A STRIKE.
  • JUSTIN UPTON, KOLE CALHOUN,
  • ALBERT PUJOLS IN THE SECOND.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN, NOW 33.
  • HIS FOURTH YEAR WITH THE TIGERS.
  • BACKS HIM OFF THE PLATE.
  • 2-1.
  • THE ANGELS HAVE HAD A REALLY
  • NICE JULY.
  • AND THEY HAVE DONE IT IN
  • OBVIOUSLY TOUGH CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • HAVING LIVED THROUGH IT IN 2016
  • WITH JOSE FERNANDEZ, THE MENTAL
  • TOLL AND THE TOLL IT TAKES ON
  • YOUR PSYCHE, FOR THEM TO HAVE A
  • WINNING RECORD IN JULY AND DOING
  • WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT NOW,
  • IS TO ME PRETTY INCREDIBLE.
  • TOM: THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
  • BRAD AUSMUS TALKED ABOUT IT.
  • THE ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS
  • THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH.
  • DON'T FORGET, THEY LOST TYLER
  • SKAGGS RIGHT BEFORE THE BREAK.
  • THAT NO-HIT NIGHT WAS THE FIRST
  • HOME GAME AFTER THE BREAK.
  • GUYS WENT HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES
  • , NOT THAT THEY EVER WOULD
  • FORGET ABOUT TYLER, BUT THE
  • EMOTIONS BEGAN TO SETTLE A
  • LITTLE BIT, BUT THEN THEY ALL
  • CAME BACK UP TO THE SURFACE AT
  • THE GAME.
  • THIS WILL CONTINUE NOT JUST THIS
  • YEAR, BUT BEYOND THIS YEAR, NOT
  • JUST A TEAMMATE, BUT A LOVED
  • ONE.
  • RICH: INCREDIBLE LEADERSHIP
  • SHOWN BY A NUMBER OF ANGELS,
  • INCLUDING ANDREW HEANEY, WHO
  • JOINS US FROM THE DUGOUT.
  • WELCOME TO THE SHOW.
  • HOW HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN ABLE TO
  • PUSH FORWARD, PLAY GREAT
  • BASEBALL, WITH ALL THE TRAGEDY
  • THAT YOU FACED.
  • ANDREW: THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON.
  • MAN, I THINK, SOMETHING LIKE
  • THAT HAPPENS, YOU REALLY FIND
  • OUT HOW CLOSE YOU ARE WITH THESE
  • GUYS.
  • WE ARE PLAYING FOR EACH OTHER,
  • WE ARE PLAYING FOR SKAGGSY,
  • FIZZLE FAMILY, JUST TRYING TO
  • MAKE THEM PROUD -- HIS WHOLE
  • FAMILY, JUST TRY TO MAKE THEM
  • PROUD AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL.
  • TOM: I WAS THERE WOULD YOU MAKE
  • YOUR FIRST I -- START AFTER WE
  • LOST TYLER.
  • I WAS AMAZED AT YOUR FOCUS.
  • HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO TAKE THE
  • BALL?
  • TELL ME ABOUT THAT FIRST PITCH
  • TRIBUTE TO TYLER?
  • ANDREW: YES, I THINK FOR US,
  • GETTING OUT ON THE FIELD AND FOR
  • ME PERSONALLY GETTING ON THE
  • MOUND IS REALLY AN ESCAPE.
  • IT IS OUR WAY OF EXPRESSING
  • OURSELVES.
  • SO, FOR ME PERSONALLY, IT WAS
  • JUST GOOD TO GET BACK OUT THERE
  • AND PLAY.
  • YOU KNOW, THE FIRST PITCH JUST
  • KIND OF CAME AROUND.
  • ANYBODY THAT NEW SKAGGS KNEW
  • THAT THAT WAS HIS CALLING CARD.
  • THAT IS SOMETHING THAT KIND OF
  • MADE SENSE.
  • TOM: THE BIG OVERHAND CURVEBALL.
  • YOU PROBABLY THROUGH ONE LIKE
  • THAT -- THREW ONE LIKE THAT LAST
  • IN HIGH SCHOOL?
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • ANDREW: IT HAD BEEN A WHILE FOR
  • SURE.
  • RICH: YOU GUYS ARE IN THE RACE
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • THE TRADE DEADLINE IS A COUPLE
  • DAYS AWAY.
  • IF YOU'RE STARTING ROTATION CAN
  • GET HEALTHY, YOU ARE SCORING
  • PLENTY OF RUNS.
  • YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF
  • MOMENTUM COMING OUT OF THIS
  • MONTH.
  • ANDREW: YES, OUR OFFENSE IS
  • REALLY DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO
  • DO.
  • IT IS UP TO US AS THE STARTING
  • STAFF TO REALLY -- I DON'T KNOW
  • IF YOU CAN HEAR ME -- TO REALLY
  • COME AROUND AND COME INTO OUR
  • OWN.
  • WE HAVE SOME YOUNGER GUYS, SOME
  • NEWER GUYS, WE'RE TRYING TO
  • INCORPORATE SOME NEW ROUTINE,
  • SOME NEW THINGS TO TRY TO GET IS
  • GOING, GET IS JUMPSTARTED.
  • WE KNOW THAT WHEN WE GO, THIS
  • TEAM IS GOING TO GO.
  • IT IS UP TO US TO PROVE TO
  • PEOPLE WE CAN CARRIER WEIGHT.
  • RICH: ALBERT PUJOLS NOW WITH TWO
  • OUTS.
  • MARK: MARK LANGSTON.
  • ANDREW: WITH THAT, MARK.
  • -- WHAT'S UP, MARK.
  • MARK: I SAW YOU THROWING ASIDE
  • DAY TODAY.
  • HOW IS THE SHOULDER?
  • ANDREW: A LITTLE SHOULDER
  • IMPINGEMENT.
  • SOMETHING IS TRYING TO FIGHT
  • THROUGH.
  • COULD NOT GET THROUGH IT.
  • I'M GETTING CLOSE.
  • THROWING NOW AND I WILL BE BACK
  • SOON AND HOPEFULLY I CAN HELP
  • LEAD THESE GUYS.
  • RICH: GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND GOOD
  • LUCK TO THE ANGELS.
  • ANDREW: THANK YOU, GUYS.
  • RICH: ANDREW HEANEY OF THE LOS
  • ANGELES ANGELS.
  • THEY WOULD LOVE TO GET HIM BACK
  • IN THEIR ROTATION.
  • THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF INJURIES.
  • IT IS LESS THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE
  • THE TRADE DEADLINE.
  • 4:00 ON WEDNESDAY EASTERN TIME.
  • 1:00 HERE AT MARK LANGSTON'S
  • HOUSE.
  • J.P.: A LOT OF CONVERSATION
  • AROUND THE GAME ABOUT THE
  • STARTING PITCHING MARKET.
  • MARCUS STROMAN GOING YESTERDAY
  • AFFECTS THIS MARKET A LITTLE
  • BIT.
  • HERE IS INNING STILL OUT THERE.
  • MADISON BUMGARNER PROBABLY GOING
  • TO STAY PUT IN SAN FRANCISCO.
  • THEY ARE NOW ABOVE .500.
  • HE PROBABLY STAYS RIGHT WHERE HE
  • IS.
  • GREINKE, A LOT OF MONEY LEFT ON
  • HIS DEAL.
  • NOT CLEAR IF HE IS GOING TO GO.
  • NOAH SYNDERGAARD, I'VE HEARD A
  • LOT OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE
  • METS AND THE PADRES ABOUT NOAH
  • SYNDERGAARD.
  • MIKE MINOR COULD BE A FIT AS
  • WELL FOR THE TEXAS RANGERS
  • POTENTIALLY.
  • HOUSTON I BELIEVE IS GOING TO
  • GET A STARTING PITCHER.
  • JUST A QUESTION OF WHO IT IS
  • GOING TO BE.
  • BILLY EPPLER, THE ANGELS G.M.
  • MATTHEW BOYD PITCHED WELL IN HIS
  • HOMETOWN IN CATTLE.
  • THE BEST STRIKEOUT TO WALK RATIO
  • IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE.
  • THE ANGELS ACTUALLY COULD BE A
  • FIT FOR MATTHEW BOYD.
  • I'M NOT GETTING THE SENSE ANY
  • SERIOUS TALKS RIGHT NOW.
  • BOYD COULD BE A FIT FOR THE
  • HOUSTON ASTROS, I WAS TOLD
  • TODAY.
  • RICH: ALL RIGHT, SOME HEADLINES
  • AS THE TRADE DEADLINE GETS
  • CLOSER.
  • YOU CAN FOLLOW IT ON MLB NETWORK
  • , 24 HOUR COVERAGE.
  • TOM VERDUCCI AND J.P. MOROSI DO
  • NOT SLEEP, ESSENTIALLY.
  • MARCUS STROMAN IS THE HEADLINER.
  • ERIC SOGARD.
  • JASON VARGAS ACQUIRED BY THE
  • PHILLIES.
  • TOM, I WILL START WITH YOU.
  • WHEN YOU SAW THE MARCUS STROMAN
  • DEAL AND THE NAMES THAT CAME
  • BACK TO TORONTO AND THE FACT
  • THAT HE WENT TO THE METS AND NOT
  • A TEAM THAT IS REALLY
  • CONTENDING, WHAT WAS YOUR
  • REACTION?
  • TOM: LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE, I
  • THOUGHT HE WAS WINDING UP IN NEW
  • YORK, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE
  • BRONX, NOT CLEANS.
  • I THINK IT GOT PEOPLE IN
  • BASEBALL BY SURPRISE.
  • ESPECIALLY SINCE THE METS HAVE
  • MADE IT REALLY OBVIOUS THAT
  • WHEELER AND SYNDERGAARD ARE IN
  • PLAY.
  • THIS IS A TRADE MARKET WE
  • THOUGHT WAS GOING TO GO THROUGH
  • THE GIANTS.
  • THE GIANTS PLAYING REAL WELL, SO
  • BUMGARNER AND WILL SMITH, THEY
  • ARE ALMOST OFF THE TABLE.
  • SO NOW, THE SHIFT IN WHERE THE
  • TRADEMARK IT GOES THROUGH IS THE
  • NEW YORK METS WITH THOSE CHIPS.
  • WHEELER AND/OR SYNDERGAARD WILL
  • BE MOVED BY 4:00 ON WEDNESDAY.
  • RICH: A MIGUEL CABRERA HOMER TO
  • STRAIGHTAWAY CENTER IS THE ONLY
  • RUN OF THE BALLGAME.
  • BARRIA BOUNCES IN BREAKING BALL.
  • THE COUNT IS 1-2.
  • WE WERE AT THE BALLPARK WATCHING
  • THE ANGELS, J.P., AND WHEN YOU
  • TOLD ME THE NEWS, I SAID, DO YOU
  • THINK THEY ARE GOING TO FLIP
  • HIM?
  • WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS ENDS?
  • DO YOU THINK OTHER STARTING
  • PITCHERS ARE GOING TO LEAVE THE
  • METS TO BRING OTHER PIECES IN?
  • J.P.: YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE THE
  • METS ARE RIGHT NOW IN THEIR
  • WINNING WINDOW -- THEY THOUGHT
  • THEY OPENED IT WITH THE CANO AND
  • DS TRADE, BUT IT DID NOT WORK
  • OUT FOR THEM FAR.
  • I DO THINK WHEELER WILL GO.
  • SYNDERGAARD WILL GO.
  • STROMAN, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, WILL
  • STAY PUT.
  • THERE WAS THE THOUGHT MAYBE
  • YESTERDAY THAT THE METS COULD
  • FLIP HIM AND BRING BACK MORE
  • PROSPECTS.
  • IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT IS GOING
  • TO HAPPEN.
  • HE IS GOING TO BE WITH THE METS.
  • HE IS FROM LONG ISLAND
  • ORIGINALLY, SO WE GOOD FIT FOR
  • HIM GOING BACK TO HIS HOME AREA,
  • BUT YOU SEE MATTHEW BOYD THERE
  • -- THE FACT THAT HE IS THERE
  • WITH THREE MORE YEARS OF CONTROL
  • BEYOND THIS ONE, THERE IS
  • TREMENDOUS VALUE.
  • THERE IS ALSO VALUE FOR THE
  • TIGERS TO KEEP HIM.
  • TIGERS FANS KNOW THE NAMES WELL
  • -- AND HAVING BOYD WITH WHAT A
  • TREMENDOUS HE IS OFF AND ON THE
  • MOUND, A GREAT VALUE FOR THE
  • TIGERS IN THAT RESPECT.
  • RICH: THANK YOU.
  • JORDY MERCER AT THE PLATE.
  • WHEN THE TIGERS WENT TO TRAINING
  • CAMP, THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A
  • VETERAN MIDDLE INFIELD WITH
  • MERCER AND JOSH HARRISON TO HELP
  • WITH THE TRANSITION WITH A LOT
  • OF YOUNG PLAYERS.
  • HARRISON HAS BEEN HURT.
  • MERCER HAS BEEN BANGED UP.
  • HE IS IN THE NINE SPOT.
  • JACOBY JONES IS ON DECK.
  • BARRIA HAS ONE PITCH YOU WOULD
  • LIKE TO HAVE BACK.
  • THAT IS THE ONE THAT CABRERA HIT
  • ABOUT -- OUT TO CENTER FIELD.
  • MARK: THE LEGS OF MIGUEL
  • CABRERA, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE THE
  • LEGS AND YOU TRY TO GET THE BALL
  • ON THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE PLATE
  • -- CABRERA HAS MADE HIS LIVING
  • GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY -- CAN HE
  • STILL DO IT?
  • BARRIA CHALLENGED HIM AND HE
  • SAID, YES I CAN.
  • HE HIT THE BALL OUT DEAD CENTER.
  • RICH: BARRIA IS JUST 23 AND HE
  • IS MOBILE.
  • SEVEN TIMES HE HAS GONE FROM
  • TRIPLE-A TO THE BIG LEAGUES WITH
  • THE BIG LEAGUES BACK TO TRIPLE-A
  • THIS YEAR.
  • ON THE SALT LAKE CITY SHUTTLE, I
  • GUESS THEY CALL IT.
  • HIS LAST START, 93 PITCHES, THAT
  • IS A SEASON-HIGH FOR HIM.
  • MARK: THEY HAVE BEEN VERY
  • CAUTIOUS.
  • 23 AND HE JUST TURNED 23 A
  • COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.
  • HE IS STILL A YOUNG GUY.
  • AGAIN, THE ANGELS TOP WINNER
  • LAST YEAR, 10 GAMES LAST YEAR.
  • HE IS UNFAZED AT THE MAJOR
  • LEAGUE LEVEL.
  • THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS I LIKE
  • ABOUT BARRIA.
  • HE JUST WANTS TO GO OUT THERE
  • AND PITCH.
  • THEY NEED HIM IN THE ROTATION.
  • THAT IS HIS BREAD AND BUTTER
  • PITCH, THAT SLIDER.
  • YOU CAN SEE SOME SWINGS AND
  • MISSES RUN BARRIA WHEN HE GETS
  • IT WORKING.
  • THEY TALKED ABOUT HIS LAST THREE
  • STARTS.
  • 2-0, WITH A 2.40 E.R.A.
  • RELIEVER, 2-2, 8.10 E.R.A.
  • TOM: IT IS A VERY UNIQUE SLIDER.
  • IT REMINDS ME OF BACK -- BRAD
  • LIDGE BACK IN THE DAY.
  • HE DOES NOT HAVE A LOT OF SIDE
  • TO SIDE MOVEMENT ON THE SLIDER.
  • IT IS MORE OF A DOWNWARD
  • MOVEMENT ON THE PITCH.
  • THAT SLIDER THAT HE THROWS IS IN
  • THE STRIKE ZONE FOR A LONG TIME
  • UNTIL IT IS NOT AT THE END.
  • BACK WHEN YOU WERE PITCHING,
  • MARK, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK
  • OF A STARTING PITCHER THROWING
  • 32% FASTBALLS.
  • THE GAME WAS ABOUT ESTABLISHING
  • THE FASTBALL, ESPECIALLY DOWN
  • AND AWAY.
  • THE GAME HAS MOVED SO FAR AWAY
  • FROM THAT THAT NOW WE HAVE
  • SOMEONE LIKE BARRIA, WHO TONIGHT
  • HAS SHOWN A GOOD CHANGEUP AS
  • WELL -- SECONDARY PITCHES ARE
  • IMPORTANT AS PRIMARY PITCHES.
  • MARK: A LOT OF IT IS TO DO WITH
  • HOW DEEP YOU ARE GOING TO GO IN
  • THE GAME.
  • THEY WANT THESE GUYS TO UNLOAD
  • THEIR HOLSTER AS QUICKLY AS THEY
  • POSSIBLY CAN.
  • THEY WILL GET AS MUCH OUT OF
  • THEM AND THEN GO TO THE BULLPEN.
  • EVERY TEAM IS STARTING TO GO TO
  • BULLPEN-HEAVY.
  • THAT BEING SAID, YOU DON'T WANT
  • TO SAVE ANY BULLETS.
  • YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO GO TO A
  • CERTAIN POINT IN THE GAME.
  • IT IS USUALLY AROUND THE
  • FIVE-INNING MARK.
  • BACK IN THE DAY, YOU WOULD SAVE
  • PITCHES.
  • TOM: YOU HAD TO GET THEM OUT
  • THREE TIMES.
  • MARK: THE THIRD TIME, YOU WANT
  • TO GET THE FASTBALL ESTABLISH
  • THE FIRST TIME THROUGH THE
  • LINEUP.
  • RICH: LLOYD MCCLENDON ADJUSTED
  • JONES' HANDS IN MADE.
  • HE WENT TO A LOWER STEP.
  • -- LOWER SET.
  • HE HAD THE BEST SIX WEEKS OF HIS
  • CAREER.
  • YOU CAN SEE WHERE HE SETS HIS
  • HANDS, EVEN BELOW HIS SHOULDERS.
  • 3-2.
  • FOULS THAT OF THE PLATE.
  • TOM: SLIDER COUNT.
  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE A
  • FASTBALL 3-2.
  • RICH: STARTING PITCHERS, 16 OF
  • THEM USED.
  • YOU HAD MATT HARVEY WHO WAS
  • RELEASED.
  • SHOHEI OHTANI HAD TOMMY JOHN
  • SURGERY AREA THE SKAGGS TRAGEDY.
  • HEANEY IS ON THE INJURED LIST
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • MARK: TREVOR CAHILL IS THE
  • OPENING DAY STARTER, NOW OUT OF
  • THE BULLPEN.
  • THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF MOVEMENT
  • IN THE ROTATION AND IT IS REALLY
  • SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE
  • STRUGGLED TO ESTABLISH.
  • RICH: THAT IS A LIDGE-LIKE
  • SLIDER.
  • TOM: DOWN!
  • RICH: BOTH SIDES OF THE PLATE.
  • MARK: THIS IS THE BREAD AND
  • BUTTER.
  • THIS IS THE BACKDOOR SLIDER.
  • THIS IS THE ONE THAT HE DOES NOT
  • FINISH.
  • IT STILL GETS THE RESULTS.
  • GUYS LOOK FOR THE SLIDER OUT
  • OVER THE PLATE.
  • WHEN IT DOES NOT GO THERE, THEY
  • GIVE UP.
  • THEY THINK IT IS NOT GOING TO
  • CATCH THE INSIDE PART OF THE
  • PLATE.
  • RICH: MLB FOOD FEST GIVES FANS
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKES -- TASTE
  • SPECIAL MENU ITEMS FROM EVERY
  • BALLPARK.
  • LET'S HAVE A LOOK AND A TASTE!
  • >> HEY, GUYS.
  • HERE AT THE MLB FOODFEST.
  • LOOK AT THIS.
  • CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!
  • WE ARE HERE IN LOS ANGELES,
  • CALIFORNIA.
  • ALL MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS HAVE
  • SIGNATURE DISHES.
  • I'M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN FIT
  • ALL 30 IN MY TUMMY.
  • LET'S GO!
  • THAT IS SPICY.
  • THAT DELICIOUS PHILLY
  • CHEESESTEAK MELTS RIGHT IN YOUR
  • MOUTH.
  • GUYS, I'M GOING TO BILL AND
  • MOLLY.
  • YOU GUYS HAVE A LOT OF STUFF
  • GOING ON RIGHT HERE.
  • WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE DISH
  • SO FAR?
  • >> THIS IS REALLY GOOD.
  • THIS IS FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
  • IT IS ALMOST LIKE TOO HEALTHY.
  • I'M GOING TO PUT THAT BACK.
  • >> I'M DOING THE BURRITO
  • CORNDOG.
  • >> THE CHICAGO DOG.
  • >> I'M IN NEW YORK FAN.
  • I WOULD GO BACK TO BOSTON.
  • I HATE TO SAY.
  • >> WHAT SHOULD I TRY NOW?
  • >> RIGHT NOW.
  • YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A
  • GRASSHOPPER.
  • HERE WE GO.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • [GAGGING]
  • >> IT IS SO BAD!
  • >> NOW, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT
  • BACK TO THE GAME!
  • RICH: FROM TOASTED GRASSHOPPERS
  • TO ANDRELTON SIMMONS, THAT IS A
  • DIFFICULT TRANSITION TO MAKE.
  • MATT THAISS AND GARNEAU WILL
  • FOLLOW.
  • TOM: ♪ TAKE ME OUT TO THE
  • BALLGAME, BUY ME SOME PEANUTS
  • AND TOASTED GRASSHOPPERS! ♪
  • THAT IS HOW IT GOES?
  • RICH: THEY BROUGHT THOSE TO THE
  • BOOTH WHEN WE DID A GAME AT
  • SAFECO.
  • MARK: THEY DID.
  • RICH: NOT GOOD.
  • NO BUENO.
  • NOT GOOD.
  • ZIMMERMAN BURIES ONE TO SIMMONS.
  • TOM: MARK, I DID NOT HEAR
  • ANYTHING FROM YOU.
  • MARK: BELIEVE ME, CRICKETS FROM
  • MY END.
  • I WAS NOT GOING TO TRY THOSE AT
  • ALL.
  • RICH: APPARENTLY, THAT WAS IN MY
  • CONTRACT, THAT I HAD TO.
  • THAT LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT
  • WE HAD.
  • SIMMONS, A CHOPPER.
  • RIGHT OF THIRD.
  • FIVE HOMERS.
  • SIMMONS GETTING ON BASE AT A
  • .310 CLIP.
  • WALKING HAS NEVER BEEN A STRONG
  • SUIT.
  • IT IS USUALLY EARLY ACTION WHEN
  • HE IS AT THE PLATE.
  • MARK: HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF
  • THE TOUGHEST GUYS WHO STRIKE OUT
  • ALSO.
  • HE ALWAYS PUTS THE BALL IN PLAY.
  • HE HAS DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB OF
  • NOT CHASING A LOT OF PITCHES.
  • RICH: CHOPPER TO THIRD.
  • CASTRO IN TIME TO GET HIM.
  • MARK: ULTRA AGGRESSIVE AT THE
  • PLATE, WHEN YOU ARE A PITCHER,
  • YOU TRY TO EXPAND, GET HIM TO
  • CHASE SOMETHING THAT HE NORMALLY
  • WOULD NOT.
  • SIMMONS HAS DONE A BETTER JOB OF
  • TRYING TO DIAL IT MORE TOWARD
  • THE PLATE.
  • RICH: THIS GUY IS A FASCINATING
  • GUY.
  • MATT THAISS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
  • OF VIRGINIA WHO HIT TWO HOMERS
  • YESTERDAY AND HIS LAST FOUR HIT
  • SEVEN HOME RUNS.
  • THE POWER.
  • GETTING A TASTE OF THE BIG
  • LEAGUES.
  • GIVE NUMBER 13 FOR HIM.
  • TOM: THE BEST COP I CAN GIVE YOU
  • -- COMP I CAN GIVE YOU IS COREY
  • SEAGER.
  • INTERESTING STORY GOING BACK TO
  • THE DRAFT IN 2016.
  • RICH: HIT HARD.
  • SLIDING STOP.
  • CANDELARIO FLIPS.
  • ZIMMERMAN GETS OVER.
  • TOM: BILLY EPPLER SENT THEIR
  • THIRD BASE COACH, WHO WAS AN
  • ADVISER THAN, TO TAKE A LOOK AT
  • MATT THAISS IN VIRGINIA RIGHT
  • BEFORE THE DRAFT.
  • MATT WAS A CATCHER.
  • HE SAID, I WANT TO FIND OUT IF
  • HE CAN PLAY FIRST.
  • MIKE WORKED HIM OUT AT FIRST.
  • HE GOT BACK TO ANAHEIM AND BILLY
  • SAID, HOW DID IT GO?
  • HE SAID, I THINK HE CAN DO IT.
  • BILLY SAID, OK, DO YOU THINK HE
  • CAN PLAY IT ENOUGH THAT WE COULD
  • TAKE THEM IN THE FIRST ROUND?
  • MIKE SAID, THAT IS A DIFFERENT
  • EVALUATION.
  • BUT DRAFT TODAY, BILLY CALLED
  • HIM UP AGAIN, MIKE, AND HE SAID,
  • DO YOU THINK HE CAN PLAY FIRST
  • BASE?
  • IF YOU SAY YES, WE ARE TAKING IN
  • WITH THE FIRST ROUND 16TH
  • OVERALL.
  • MIKE SAID, YES, PULLED THE
  • TRIGGER.AND THEY DID
  • .
  • AND NOW HERE HE IS WORKING ON
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD AT
  • THIRD BASE.
  • RICH: GARNEAU IN THE AIR TO LEFT
  • CENTER.
  • JONES AND STEWART.
  • STEWART IS UNDER IT AND MAKES
  • THE CATCH.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN LOOKS SHARP
  • TONIGHT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • TOM: HE HAS GOT HIS LIGHTER
  • TONIGHT.
  • UP UNTIL NOW, IT IS LIKE
  • SUPERMAN WITHOUT HIS ABILITY
  • TONIGHT -- TO FLY.
  • TONIGHT HAS BEEN MUCH BETTER.
  • MARK: THEY WORK A LOT ON THE
  • COUNTS.
  • HE HAS WORKED AHEAD.
  • THAT IS PITCHING 101.
  • IF YOU CAN WORK AHEAD AND YOU
  • ARE ABLE TO LOCATE THE SLIDER IN
  • A BETTER LOCATION, YOU ARE GOING
  • TO HAVE BETTER RESULTS.
  • CERTAINLY TONIGHT, SO FAR, SO
  • GOOD.
  • RICH: LET'S GO DOWN TO J.P.
  • MOROSI.
  • J.P.: YOUR THOUGHTS ON BARRIA
  • AND HIS OUTING SO FAR?
  • >> SO FAR, SO GOOD, OTHER THAN
  • THE HOME RUN.
  • I KNOW MIGGY WAS PROBABLY SAYING
  • , IF IT WASN'T COMERICA, THAT
  • BALL WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • J.P.: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE
  • WAS SAYING.
  • >> BARRIA LOOKS PRETTY GOOD.
  • UNFORTUNATE FOR US, ZIMMERMAN
  • LOOKS GOOD.
  • IF PITCHER'S DUEL SO FAR.
  • J.P.: HOW MUCH DO YOU WATCH
  • MIGUEL CABRERA AND ALBERT PUJOLS
  • AND SMILE?
  • >> MIGGY IS LIKE A KID WHEN HE
  • IS ON THE FIELD.
  • ENJOYING HIMSELF, SMILING.
  • ALBERT IS A LITTLE MORE SERIOUS
  • ABOUT HIM.
  • HE WANTS TO GO ABOUT HIS JOB
  • PROFESSIONALLY.
  • HE DOES THAT AND HE HAS FOR
  • ALMOST TWO DECADES AS ONE OF THE
  • BEST PLAYERS EVER.
  • J.P.: HOW MUCH COULD THE TRADE
  • DEADLINE CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR
  • TEAM GOING FORWARD?
  • >> I DON'T KNOW, THAT REMAINS TO
  • BE SEEN.
  • I HAVE NOT SEEN THE FRONT OFFICE
  • TODAY, SO ANYTHING COULD BE
  • HAPPENING.
  • J.P.: THEY ARE WORKING HARD.
  • THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.
  • >> THANK YOU.
  • RICH: HE SAID PITCHERS DUEL.
  • WE TALKED ABOUT ZIMMERMAN AND
  • HIS SLIDER.
  • BARRIA, HOW HAS HE BEEN GETTING
  • IT DONE?
  • MARK: HE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN
  • GETTING IT DONE WITH THE SLIDER.
  • HE IS ALSO SHOWING THE FASTBALL.
  • WE TALKED ABOUT JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN WORKING AHEAD.
  • BARRIA IS SHOWING THE SAME
  • PATTERN.
  • HE CAN GET THE STRIKEOUTS AND HE
  • CAN LOCATE.
  • HE HAS GOT TO FINISH THE SLIDER,
  • GET IT OUT IN FRONT.
  • IT HAS THE LATE, SHARP BREAK TO
  • IT.
  • TONIGHT, HE LOOKS ON POINT.
  • RICH: FOUR OF THE FIVE
  • STRIKEOUTS WITH THAT SLIDER.
  • THE TIGERS GO BACK TO WORK.
  • NIKO GOODRUM, CABRERA AGAIN,
  • NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS.
  • IN THE FOURTH ON A PERFECT NIGHT
  • IN ANAHEIM.
  • GOODRUM FOULS IT BACK.
  • TOM, YOU POINTED OUT THE GOODRUM
  • CAN PLAY EVERYWHERE AND HE HAS
  • PLAYED EVERYWHERE THIS YEAR.
  • TOM: YOU GET A LONG RUN AT
  • SHORTSTOP WITH JORDY MERCER OUT.
  • IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF TOO MUCH
  • EXPOSURE AT THAT POSITION
  • BECAUSE I THINK HIS VALUE IS IN
  • MOVING AROUND.
  • RICH: DID NOT GET MUCH ON THAT.
  • TROUT WANDERS OVER TO MAKE THE
  • CATCH.
  • NOW HERE COMES MIGUEL CABRERA.
  • WE WENT THROUGH AND DETAILED THE
  • LOWER BODY INJURY, THAT RIGHT
  • KNEE -- HE PLAYS WITH A BRACE ON
  • IT.
  • TOM COMING YOU DIAGRAMMED THE
  • SWING BEAUTIFULLY.
  • THE FACT THAT HE HIT A BALL
  • BEAUTIFULLY 400 FEET WITHOUT ANY
  • PUSH OR TORQUE ON THE BACKSIDE
  • SHOWS YOU THE STRENGTH THAT HE
  • STILL HAS.
  • TOM: IT IS SO IMPRESSIVE.
  • A LOT OF FANS WILL WATCH THE
  • GAME AND THINK ABOUT A GUYS
  • HANDS AND ARMS, THE LOWER HALF
  • IS THE KEY TO HITTING.
  • THAT WAS ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE OF
  • A SWING WHERE HE JUST CANNOT GET
  • THE BACKSIDE ALL THE WAY THROUGH
  • ON THE SWING.
  • HE IS STILL A GIFTED HITTER.
  • YOU PUT RUNNERS ON BASE, HE
  • KNOWS HOW TO GET PEOPLE IN.
  • RIGHT HERE, THAT IS A 0-2.
  • SEE HOW SIMPLE THE SWING AS?
  • BACK IN THE DAY, HE IS GOING TO
  • DRIVE THAT BACKSIDE THROUGH AND
  • THAT BALL IS GOING TO BE WAY
  • GONE.
  • HE SAID TO ALBERT, HOW DID YOU
  • LIKE THAT SWING?
  • AND THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES.
  • RICH: HE HAS MUCH MORE TIME FOR
  • CONVERSATION IS THE DH.
  • HE IS FAMOUSLY ONE OF THOSE
  • FIRST BASEMEN THAT WILL NOT
  • LEAVE YOU ALONE WHEN YOU GET ON
  • BASE.
  • HERE IS CASTELLANOS.
  • CASTELLANOS AT 27, ANOTHER ONE
  • OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA GUYS THAT
  • HAVE BEEN POPULAR WITH THE
  • TIGERS.
  • MARK: ONE THING WITH MIGUEL
  • CABRERA, I USED TO LOVE TO WATCH
  • IS BATTING PRACTICE.
  • I DON'T THINK I EVER SAW HIM
  • PULL IN BASEBALL THE ENTIRE
  • ROUND IN BP.
  • HE WENT TO RIGHT CENTER, DOWN IN
  • THE RIGHT CORNER, HIS PULL WAS
  • DEAD CENTER WHERE HE HIT THAT
  • BALL OUT IN THIS.
  • GAME HE LOVES TO LET THE BALL
  • TRAVEL AS DEEP AS IT POSSIBLY
  • CAN.
  • RICH: CASTELLANOS -- DIVING
  • STOP!
  • THAISS THROWS WILD INTO THE
  • CAMERA WELL.
  • THAT IS GOING TO COST AN
  • EXTRA-BASE.
  • MARK: THIS SHOULD GO DOWN AS A
  • HIT.
  • MATT THAISS DID A NICE JOB OF
  • LAYING OUT TO IT, GETS DIRTY ON
  • THIS BALL.
  • HE IS LEARNING THIS POSITION
  • BASICALLY AT THE MAJOR LEAGUE
  • LEVEL.
  • HE IS BEING TESTED AND THIS ONE
  • IS A NICE CAP LIKE REACTION.
  • THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IS
  • A THIRD BASEMAN.
  • PLENTY OF ARM STRIKE --
  • STRENGTH.
  • THIS BALL JUST A LITTLE OFF
  • TARGET AND THE TIGERS WILL TAKE
  • ADVANTAGE.
  • TOM: YES, HE WILL GET THE ERROR
  • ON THE THROW.
  • ERROR ALL THE WAY.
  • IT LITTLE SURPRISED AT THAT.
  • RICH: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE
  • TIGERS.
  • HERE IS CHRISTIN STEWART.
  • HE BOUNCED OUT BACK IN THE
  • SECOND.
  • TOM: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE
  • ARE GOING TO SEE BARRIA IN A
  • STRETCH POSITION.
  • THIS IS WHERE HE HAS COME INTO
  • PROBLEMS.
  • HE HAS BEEN MUCH BETTER OUT OF
  • THE WIND UP.
  • BASES EMPTY, GUYS ARE HITTING
  • .256.
  • GUYS ARE ON BASE, IT GOES TO
  • .359.
  • LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE
  • O.P.S.
  • WE ASK BRAD AUSMUS ABOUT THAT.
  • SOMETIMES OUT OF THE STRETCH,
  • THE DELIVERY IS A LITTLE
  • DIFFERENT.
  • I'M NOT SURE THE SAMPLE SIZE IS
  • BIG ENOUGH TO THINK THAT THERE
  • IS SOMETHING THERE WITH BARRIA,
  • BUT AT THE PITCHING COACH, THAT
  • WILL GRAB YOUR ATTENTION, THAT
  • KIND OF SPLIT.
  • MARK: IT BRINGS ME BACK TO WHEN
  • I WAS PLAYING.
  • I HEARD THIS WITH GREG MADDUX.
  • HE SAID, MY MOST IMPORTANT
  • PITCHES ARE GOING TO COME WHEN
  • I'M OUT OF THE STRETCH.
  • HIS BULLPEN SESSION HE WOULD
  • WORK EXCLUSIVELY OUT OF THE
  • STRETCH.
  • I NEVER DID.
  • I ALWAYS WORKED OUT OF THE WIND
  • UP.
  • UNTIL I HEAR THAT, GREG MADDUX,
  • WHO YOU WANT TO EMULATE AND DO
  • ANYTHING THAT HE IS DOING,
  • TALKED ABOUT AND IT IS SO TRUE
  • -- THE MOST IMPORTANT PITCHES
  • YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IN A GAME
  • ARE GOING TO COME OUT OF THE
  • STRETCH, SO WHY NOT WORK ON THAT
  • AND PUT THE TIME IN OUT IN THE
  • BULLPEN SO YOU CAN EXECUTE WHEN
  • THESE TYPE OF SITUATIONS OCCUR?
  • TOM: I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT
  • EVEN DURING AGAIN.
  • YOU WATCH GUYS IN BETWEEN
  • INNINGS THEY WILL THROW WARM-UP
  • PITCHES, THE LAST PITCH THEY
  • WILL THROW OUT OF THE STRETCH.
  • EVERYTHING ELSE IS IN THE WIND
  • OF.
  • ROGER CLEMENS USED TO SAY BEFORE
  • HE WENT TO BED THE NIGHT BEFORE
  • HE STARTED, WHAT HE WOULD THINK
  • ABOUT WAS NOT THROWING THE
  • PERFECT GAME, BECAUSE YOU ARE
  • NOT GOING TO DO THAT, YOU THINK
  • ABOUT MAKING PITCHES WHEN YOU
  • ARE IN TROUBLE.
  • HOW ARE MY GOING TO GET GOOD
  • HITTERS OUT WHEN I'M IN TROUBLE?
  • THAT IS WHAT HE BEGAN WITH
  • BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WILL DECIDE
  • A GAME.
  • RICH: STUART WITH A RUNNER AT
  • SECOND AND TWO OUTS HELD HIS
  • SWING ON THE BARRIA BREAKING
  • BALL.
  • CASTELLANOS AT SECOND.
  • TIGERS HAVE A 1-0 LEAD ON A
  • MIGUEL CABRERA HOME RUN BACK IN
  • THE FIRST.
  • THE ONLY RUN OF THE BALLGAME.
  • IT IS DOWN LOW.
  • CHRISTIN STEWART IS A GUY THAT
  • HIT FOR POWER IN THE MINOR
  • LEAGUES.
  • HIS MINOR LEAGUES HAVE TWO
  • REALLY GOOD THINGS GOING.
  • A HIGH ON-BASE PERCENTAGE AND A
  • SLUGGING PERCENTAGE OVER .500.
  • .5 HOMERS -- 25 HOMERS HIS LAST
  • THREE YEARS IN THE MINORS.
  • THE TIGERS HOPE HIS POWER
  • DEVELOPS IN THE BIG LEAGUES.
  • SOMETIMES IT TAKES A YEAR OR TWO
  • FOR THAT TO EMERGE ONCE YOU HIT
  • THE MAJORS.
  • HE HAS HIT SEVEN THIS YEAR.
  • DRIVES THAT ONE TO LEFT CENTER
  • FIELD.
  • UPTON AND TROUT.
  • IT LANDS BETWEEN THEM!
  • UPTON HAS IT.
  • IT WILL SCORE CASTILLO IS
  • EASILY.
  • IN WITH AN R.B.I. DOUBLE IS
  • CHRISTIN STEWART.
  • THE TIGERS STRETCH THEIR LEAD TO
  • 2-0.
  • MARK: FOR BARRIA, BOTH RUNS IN
  • THIS GAME HAVE COME WITH TW
  • OUTSO.
  • HE WORKED AHEAD ON CHRISTIN
  • STEWART.
  • HE WAS THE HEAD 0-2 AND THEN
  • TRIED TO GET HIM CHASE OUT OF
  • THE ZONE.
  • HE DOESN'T.
  • THEN THIS SLIDER AND YOU KNOW
  • THAT IS BARRIA'S M.O.
  • HE SITS ON THE SLIDER AND HE
  • DOESN'T NICE JOB GOING THE
  • OPPOSITE WAY WITH IT.
  • HE SPLITS THE GAP IN LEFT-CENTER
  • FIELD.
  • NOW THE TIGERS UP 2-0 IN THE
  • FOURTH.
  • TOM: THAT IS JUST A MISTAKE COME
  • ESPECIALLY WITH FIRST BASE OPEN,
  • TWO STRIKES, TWO OUTS.
  • THE SLIDER WAS IN THE ZONE THE
  • ENTIRE TIME.
  • BARRIA, WHEN HE GETS IN THE
  • STRETCH, MAKES A MISTAKE.
  • RICH: CANDELARIO TAKES IN.
  • WHAT IS IT WITH THESE ANGELS WHO
  • SWEPT THE DODGERS IN THE FREEWAY
  • SERIES, JUST BEAT THEM TWICE
  • LAST WEEK UP AT DODGER STADIUM,
  • AND THEN PROMPTLY LOST THREE
  • STRAIGHT AGAINST THE BALTIMORE
  • ORIOLES -- THEY FIND THEMSELVES
  • NOW TRAILING THE TIGERS?
  • TOM: WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT
  • BECAUSE THE SCHEDULE IS GOING TO
  • GET A LOT HARDER.
  • THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULE FROM HERE
  • ON OUT BELONGS TO THE ANGELS.
  • MARK: THEY HAVE THE ASTROS 10
  • TIMES.
  • TOM: I WILL GIVE CREDIT TO THE
  • ORIOLES.
  • THE ANGELS COACHING STAFF WAS
  • IMPRESSED THE WAY THE ORIOLES
  • COMPETED IN THAT SERIES.
  • THEY RAN THE BASES TERRIFICALLY.
  • GREAT AT-BATS.
  • THEY FOULED OFF A TON OF
  • PITCHES.
  • THAT WAS MORE ABOUT WITH THE
  • ORIOLES DID THEN WHAT THE ANGELS
  • DIDN'T.
  • MARK: I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU
  • MARK: I WATCHED THAT ENTIRE
  • SERIES AND THEY TOOK IT TO THE
  • ANGELS.
  • YOU TALK ABOUT AGGRESSIVE ON THE
  • BASEPATHS.
  • THEY STOLE EIGHT BASES.
  • IT ALL STEMS BACK TO THE FIRST
  • GAME OF THAT SERIES, THAT
  • 16-INNING GAME WHERE IT WAS IN
  • THE ANGELS' HANDS.
  • THEY HAD THEIR BEST RELIEVERS
  • READY TO GO.
  • TY BUTTREY HAS BEEN THEIR BEST
  • BULLPEN BEAST.
  • THEY HAD THE LEAD BUT IT WAS A
  • HICCUP NIGHT AND THE ANGELS PAID
  • THE PRICE.
  • THAT GAME GOES 16 INNINGS AND
  • IT'S LIKE THEY DIDN'T RECOVER
  • FROM THAT GAME ONE.
  • RICH: BARRIA PITCHED IN THAT
  • FREEWAY SERIES GAME AT DODGER
  • STADIUM AND GOT THE WIN BUT HE'S
  • AT 65 PITCHES IN THE FOURTH
  • TRYING TO GET THROUGH CANDELARIO
  • WITH STEWART AT SECOND AND TWO
  • OUTS AND A RUN ACROSS.
  • TOM: THAT SAME SLIDER HE NEEDS
  • TO THROW AGAIN HERE TO GET HIS
  • TEAM IN THE DUGOUT.
  • THIS CAN'T BE IN THE STRIKE
  • ZONE.
  • IT'S YOUR BEST PITCH.
  • THIS IS YOUR GET-OUT-OF-JAIL
  • PITCH AND THE TENDENCY IS TO
  • MAKE IT BETTER AND YOU BOUNCE
  • IT.
  • THAT WILL DO, THE LAST PITCH, IF
  • HE CAN REPEAT THAT.
  • RICH: 2-2 IN THE AIR TO CENTER
  • AND TROUT IS THERE.
  • ANOTHER TWO-OUT RUN.
  • CHRISTIN STEWART WITH AN R.B.I.
  • DOUBLE, TIGERS A 2-0 LEAD.
  • WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN TRYING TO
  • RETURN TO WHERE HE USED TO BE
  • AND A BIG PART OF THAT IS THAT
  • SLIDER.
  • TOM: WHEN HE'S ON, IT'S ONE OF
  • THE BEST PITCHES IN BASEBALL AND
  • IT HAS NOT BEEN -- THE ARM
  • STRENGTH SIMPLY ISN'T THERE.
  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT'S
  • HAPPENING WITH THE SLIDER.
  • THERE'S NO TILT OR SWEEP TO
  • THESE SLIDERS.
  • IT'S JUST SPINNING AND HANGING
  • IN THE ZONE.
  • THAT'S TOO EASY.
  • THAT PITCH IS DESIGNED TO LOOK
  • LIKE A STRIKE OUT OF THE HAND
  • AND WIND UP OUT OF THE STRIKE
  • ZONE.
  • THESE SLIDERS WHAT I CALL STRIKE
  • TO STRIKE.
  • THIS IS WHAT IT SHOULD LOOK
  • LIKE, STRIKE-TO-BALL, WHERE IT
  • LOOKS LIKE A FASTBALL.
  • THAT ONE GOES DOWN.
  • BUT HE CAN ALSO SWEEP IT, TOO.
  • HE CAN GET TWO ACTIONS ON THAT
  • SLIDER WHEN HE'S ON.
  • THE DIFFERENCE, AS WELL,
  • SOMETIMES HE'LL OPEN THE FRONT
  • SIDE A LITTLE TOO SOON.
  • THE LEFT SHOULDER IS A LITTLE
  • BIT OPEN.
  • THAT WILL FLATTEN THE SLIDER.
  • WHEN HE STAYS CLOSED A LITTLE
  • BIT LONGER, THAT'S WHEN HE'S GOT
  • THAT SWEEP OR DOWNWARD TILT TO
  • THE PITCH.
  • RICH: EVEN RON GARDENHIRE AGREED
  • WITH YOU.
  • HE'S DOWN WITH J.P. MOROSI.
  • J.P.: TOM VERDUCCI JUST WENT
  • THROUGH THE EXCELLENT SLIDER
  • ZIMMERMANN IS THROWING TONIGHT.
  • WHAT DOES THIS STYLE SAY ABOUT
  • HIS ADAPTABILITY?
  • >> IT SHOWS YOU HOW HARD HE'S
  • WORKED.
  • HE'S WORKED THIS WAY HIS WHOLE
  • CAREER.
  • HE'S TRYING TO FIND HIS PITCHES.
  • HE STARTED WORKING WITH THE
  • SINKER, REACHING OUT BETTER AND
  • MAYBE IT'S HELPING HIS SLIDER.
  • J.P.: HOW CAN MIGUEL CABRERA HIT
  • A BALL THAT FAR WITH NO LOWER
  • HALF?
  • >> HE'S A STRONG YOUNG MAN.
  • THE BALL FLIES OUT HERE.
  • IN DETROIT YOU KNOW THAT'S
  • PROBABLY A RUNT FLY BALL BUT OUT
  • HERE IT'S A BIG ONE.
  • RICH: THANK YOU, J.P.
  • DINNER HAS BEEN SERVED.
  • TOM: NO TOASTED GRASSHOPPERS.
  • RICH: ANGELS ARE A GOOD
  • OFFENSIVE TEAM.
  • WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE
  • STARTING ROTATION AND THE
  • INABILITY TO REALLY HAVE GREAT
  • STARTS WITH ANY CONSISTENCY.
  • EVEN GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO
  • THE BEGINNING OF MIKE TROUT'S
  • CAREER BUT THE ANGELS HAVE BEEN
  • ABLE TO PRODUCE RUNS, ESPECIALLY
  • THIS YEAR.
  • FLETCHER, IN THE LEADOFF SPOT,
  • IS 0-1.
  • ZIMMERMANN MISSES WITH THE
  • FASTBALL.
  • MIKE TROUT, SHOHEI OHTANI,
  • APPOINTMENT VIEWING FOR THESE
  • TWO AT-BATS AND IF ANYONE
  • REACHES, JUSTIN UPTON, HERE IN
  • THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH.
  • IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, THIS GUY
  • IS STILL A SECRET.
  • BUT BROAD AUSMUS TOLD US THAT
  • WHEN MANAGERS COME IN, THEY WANT
  • TO KNOW ABOUT FLETCHER.
  • HIGH THROW AND HE'S OUT AT FIRST
  • BASE.
  • IN HIS SECOND YEAR, HAVING A
  • FINE SEASON.
  • FOR IN-DEPTH PERSPECTIVES ON THE
  • GAME, CHECK OUT YOUTUBE LIVE'S
  • GAME COMMENTARY FEATURING MLB,
  • TIGERS, ANGELS AND SELECT GROUP
  • OF YOUTUBE CREATORS AND THEIR
  • OWN INDIVIDUAL CHATS.
  • THEY'LL ADD THOUGHTS DURING THE
  • BROADCAST.
  • VIEW THE COMMENTARY FROM YOUR
  • MOBILE PHONE, COMPUTER OR SMART
  • TV.
  • HERE'S TROUT.
  • ONE OF THE COMMENTS THAT HAS
  • COME THROUGH FROM CHAD SPORTS,
  • THAT TROUT GUY IS REALLY GOOD.
  • I'M NOT GOOD AT MATH BUT THOSE
  • NUMBERS SEEM REALLY GOOD.
  • THE NUMBERS WE PUT UP WERE HIS
  • PROJECTED NUMBERS FOR THIS
  • SEASON WHICH WOULD HIT 51 HOMERS
  • AND JUST ABOUT CAREER HIGHS ON
  • EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • TOM: AND I THINK PART OF THAT,
  • MARK, YOU DID A GREAT JOB
  • EXPLAINING HOW HE GETS BETTER
  • EVERY YEAR.
  • TWO THINGS FOR ME.
  • THE PLATE DISCIPLINE, IT'S
  • ALWAYS BEEN GOOD BUT IT'S OFF
  • THE CHARTS NOW.
  • THAT PITCH RIGHT THERE, ONE
  • BEFORE THAT, HIGH FASTBALL HE
  • FOULED OFF.
  • THAT HAD BEEN SOMETHING OF AN
  • ACHILLES HEEL FOR MIKE TROUT.
  • HE'S COVERED THAT TWO WAYS.
  • HE TAKES IT BEFORE THEIR TWO
  • STRIKES OR FOULS IT OFF.
  • RICH: TO RIGHT CENTER, JONES AT
  • THE TRACK, AT THE WALL AND HE'S
  • GOT IT.
  • MARK: HE JUST GETS UNDERNEATH
  • THIS SLIDER.
  • THIS ONE'S DOWN.
  • THAT'S THE HOT ZONE, GO-ZONE FOR
  • TROUT.
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S 100 OR
  • CHANGEUP DOWN AND AWAY, TROUT
  • LOVES THE BALL DOWN.
  • THE SLIDER IS RIGHT IN THE HEART
  • OF TROUT'S COMPACT SWING AND HE
  • JUST MISSES THAT ONE.
  • RICH: SO, TOM, IN YOUR SLIDER
  • COMMENTARY, WHAT SOUND EFFECT
  • WOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO THAT
  • BREAKING BALL?
  • WOULD HAVE BEEN THE GREEN
  • CHECKMARK BELL OR THE WHAMMY
  • BUZZER AND RED X?
  • TOM: I'M GOING WITH BOTH OF
  • THEM.
  • FIRST YOU GO WITH THE WHAMMY, AS
  • SOON AS IT LEFT HIS HAND.
  • RICH: OHTANI.
  • TOM: THE BELL.
  • IT'S LIKE TAKING THAT LONG
  • THREE-POINT SHOT SAYING, NO, NO,
  • NO, YES.
  • RICH: HE'S GOT A CHANCE TO SNAP
  • THIS KID.
  • HE HAS GONE 17 CONSECUTIVE
  • STARTS.
  • THAT'S A FRANCHISE RECORD
  • WITHOUT GETTING A WIN.
  • RIGHT NOW THE TIGERS HAVE A 2-0
  • LEAD.
  • NUMBER OF OBSTACLES FOR SHOHEI
  • OHTANI, NOTABLY TOMMY JOHN
  • SURGERY BUT HE'S JUSTIFIED THE
  • HYPE AND HE'S BACK.
  • HE HAD A RUTHIAN DEBUT SEASON.
  • HERE'S A LOOK AND SEASON.
  • BRIAN: SHOHEI OHTANI GOING TO
  • THE ANGELS.
  • THE JAPANESE BABE RUTH.
  • PLAYING BOTH WAYS AND EXCELLED
  • AT BOTH.
  • IT'S FASCINATING AND HE GOES TO
  • PLAY ALONGSIDE MIKE TROUT.
  • >> GONE!
  • BIG FLY, OHTANI!
  • >> THE INNINGS ARE A POTENTIAL
  • LEGEND HERE IN SOUTHERN
  • CALIFORNIA.
  • >> THERE'S A SWAGGER WITH HIM.
  • I FEEL HIKE HE KNOWS HOW GOOD HE
  • IS AND HE'S GOING TO GET THE JOB
  • DONE.
  • >> SWING AND A MISS, DOWN GOES
  • OLSON.
  • >> STRIKEOUT NUMBER 12.
  • >> SHOHEI OHTANI HITS THE SHELF,
  • GRADE TWO UCL SPRAIN.
  • >> HE'LL BE ABLE TO REHAB AS A
  • PITCHER AND BE PART OF A TEAM.
  • >> RIPPED OUT TO RIGHT FIELD.
  • HE'S DONE IT AGAIN.
  • >> HOME RUN TO LEFT CENTER
  • FIELD, HOME RUN TO RIGHT CENTER
  • FIELD.
  • TWO-HOME RUN PERFORMANCISM HERE
  • COMES MIKE SCIOSCIA, THAT'S ALL
  • FOR OHTANI TONIGHT.
  • >> WE GET THE WORD AND DIGESTING
  • THE INFORMATION THAT SHOHEI
  • OHTANI IS LIKELY TO UNDERGO
  • TOMMY JOHN SURGERY.
  • >> HE'S NOT GOING TO PITCH
  • PROBABLY IN 2019.
  • >> GONE!
  • BIG FLY OHTANI-SON.
  • MULTI-HOMER GAME.
  • >> TAKE THAT, HATERS.
  • >> OHTANI HAS HIT ANOTHER HOME
  • RUN FOR THE ANGELS ON THIS ROAD
  • TRIP.
  • >> SHOHEI OHTANI LIVED UP TO HIS
  • OVERSEAS REPUTATION AND TWO-WAY
  • ABILITY TO BECOME THE FOURTH
  • JAPANESE BORN PLAYER TO WIN
  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HONORS.
  • RICH: HE'S BACK AS DEZ --
  • DESIGNATED HITTER.
  • HE IS THROWING.
  • WE'RE IN THE FIFTH, 2-0, TIGERS
  • ON TOP OF THE ANGELS.
  • CASTRO, THIRD BASEMAN OF THE
  • TIGERS.
  • HE'S 0-1.
  • YOU GOT JOHN HICKS AND JORDY
  • MERCER, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE IN
  • THE TIGER ORDER.
  • JAIME BARRIA.
  • YOU KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF
  • TOMMY JOHN SURGERY BETTER THAN
  • ANYBODY.
  • WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR
  • OHTANI ON THE MOUND IN 2020?
  • TOM: THERE'S BEEN TALK THAT
  • MAYBE THEY OUGHT TO USE HIM AS A
  • CLOSER.
  • I'M NOT SURE I'M ON BOARD WITH
  • THAT.
  • RELIEF PITCHING IS A HUGE PART
  • OF THE GAME BUT ALMOST LIKE A
  • PLAYER WHO COMES UP AS A
  • SHORTSTOP, PEOPLE ARE QUICK TO
  • MOVE THEM OFF OF POSITION.
  • TO ME, STAY AS A STARTING
  • PITCHER UNTIL YOU CAN'T DO IT
  • BECAUSE IT'S MORE VALUABLE.
  • THE ANGELS HAVE A NUMBER ONE
  • STARTER IN SHOHEI OHTANI AND I
  • WANT HIM TO STAY ON HIS ROUTINE.
  • HE'S ALWAYS PITCHED ON A SIXTH
  • OR SEVENTH DAY.
  • I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF
  • CHANGING THAT ROUTINE AND USING
  • TWO, THREE DAYS IN A ROW, FOR
  • INSTANCE.
  • RICH: CASTRO TO LEFT.
  • UPTON HAS IT.
  • TOM: I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY
  • HE CAN'T BE A DOMINANT OFFENSIVE
  • PLAYER AND DOMINANT PITCHER.
  • MARK: HE'S DOING STUFF OUT OF
  • THE BULLPEN, GETTING ON THAT
  • PHRASE OF HIS RECOVERY BUT HE'S
  • NOT GOING TO PLAY IN ANY GAMES
  • AT ALL.
  • THERE'S ALWAYS THAT NEXT YEAR
  • BACK, WHERE IS HE GOING TO BE.
  • IF HE'S HEALTHY, HE'S AS
  • DOMINANT AS ANY STARTER IN THE
  • GAME.
  • POWER STUFF, 100 MILES AN HOUR,
  • FREE AND EASY AND I LOVE HIS
  • MECHANICS.
  • IT'S SIMPLE IT'S REPEATABLE.
  • THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
  • THERE IS IN BASEBALL, REPEATABLE
  • MECHANICS.
  • HE HAS THAT.
  • WHEN HE SIGNED WITH THE ANGELS,
  • THE ANGELS KNEW THERE WAS A
  • SMALL LITTLE TEAR IN HIS UCL SO
  • THEY KNEW THAT WAS A POTENTIAL.
  • EVERYBODY KNEW IT SO YOU CAN'T
  • SAY, WELL, YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
  • EVERYBODY DID HAVE THAT SAME
  • INFORMATION.
  • BUT I SEE HIM BACK IN THIS
  • ROTATION NEXT YEAR.
  • THE ANGELS NEED THAT ACE.
  • THEY NEED A HORSE AT THE TOP
  • PART OF THEIR ROTATION.
  • SHOHEI OHTANI FITS THAT BILL
  • PERFECTLY IF HE CAN COME BACK
  • AND REALLY BECOME THE SHOHEI
  • OHTANI THAT WE SAW LAST SEASON.
  • TOM: THIS IS WHAT I FIND AMAZING
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW SKILLED
  • OHTANI IS.
  • THE MOST STRIKEOUTS OF ANY
  • PITCHER FOR THE ANGELS IN THEIR
  • FIRST 10 STARTS IS SHOHEI
  • OHTANI.
  • THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHO'S HIT
  • THE MOST HOME RUNS FOR THE
  • ANGELS UNTIL THE FIRST 162
  • GAMES, IT'S SHOHEI OHTANI.
  • IT'S JUST AMAZING THAT I
  • ACTUALLY THINK IT'S ONE OF THE
  • MORE UNDERRATED STORIES AND
  • REMAINS SO IN BASEBALL.
  • I KNOW HE'S NOT PITCHING THIS
  • YEAR BUT HIS SKILL LEVEL AT BOTH
  • POSITIONS -- HE CAN THROW THE
  • BALL AS HARD AS LUIS SEVERINO OR
  • NOAH SYNDERGAARD, AND HIT THE
  • BALL AS HARD AS AARON JUDGE.
  • RICH: FIGHTING RIGHT NOW, THE
  • COUNT 2-2.
  • VETERAN CATCHER.
  • HICKS IS HOT, HE'S HOMERED THREE
  • TIMES IN HIS LAST SIX GAMES AND
  • THAT WAS JUST LOW.
  • FULL COUNT, 3-2.
  • TIGERS CATCHER THIS YEAR WAS
  • PROJECTED TO BE GRAYSON GREINER.
  • HE'S HAD A BACK INJURY AND HAS
  • BEEN ON THE INJURED LIST MOST OF
  • THE SEASON.
  • 3-2.
  • JOHN KNOWS THAT WE HAVE ONE MORE
  • GRAPHIC TO GO, TOO, RIGHT?
  • THERE IT IS.
  • HE'S AT THE TOP OF ALL KINDS OF
  • LISTS FOR THE ANGELS.
  • TOM: MOST STRIKEOUTS OUT OF THE
  • GATE IN A CAREER AND MOST HOME
  • RUNS FOR ONE FRANCHISE, THAT'S
  • CRAZY.
  • MARK: IT'S SO HARD FOR ANYONE TO
  • LIVE UP TO THE HYPE.
  • RICH: SLIDING STOP BY THAISS.
  • ACCURATE THROW.
  • MARK: I DON'T THINK MIKE EYENGA
  • VISIONED HIM AT THIRD BASE BUT
  • HE'S DOING A GOOD JOB.
  • WORKING WITH EYENGA EVERY DAY ON
  • FOOTWORK AT THIRD BASE, DOES A
  • NICE JOB RANGING TO HIS LEFT.
  • HE'S STILL LEARNING THIS
  • POSITION.
  • HE ONLY HAD ONE MONTH AT SALT
  • LAKE.
  • HE WAS PLAYING FIRST BASE.
  • THEY MOVED HIM OUT OF NECESSITY,
  • NEEDING A THIRD BASEMAN SO THEY
  • MOVED HIM OVER TO THIRD BASE AND
  • HE'S STILL HONING HIS SKILLS AT
  • THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL.
  • YOU DON'T SEE THAT OFTEN.
  • TOM: PART OF THE LEARNING CURVE
  • YOU MENTIONED IS WHERE TO
  • POSITION YOURSELF DEFENSIVELY
  • AND WHAT HE'S LEARNED HERE IN
  • THIS SHORT TIME IS THAT INFIELD
  • WILL PLAY DIFFERENTLY DEPENDING
  • ON TIME OF GAME.
  • THIS FIELD AS YOU KNOW MUCH
  • FASTER IN DAY GAMES.
  • RICH: JORDY MERCER WITH POWER,
  • TROUT IN PURSUIT AND IT'S GONE!
  • AND THE TIGERS GO DEEP AGAIN AND
  • STRETCH THEIR LEAD TO 3-0.
  • FOURTH OF THE SEASON FOR MERCER.
  • MARK: IT'S A FASTBALL DOWN OVER
  • THE PLATE THAT JORDY MERCER MADE
  • HIM PAY FOR.
  • RICH: MERCER KNOWN FOR A STEADY
  • GLOVE.
  • MERCER AND CABRERA WITH SOLO
  • HOMERS IN A 3-0 LEAD.
  • JACOBY JONES, TROUT WON'T GET
  • IT.
  • OVER HIS HEAD, ONE-HOPS THE WALL
  • AND JONES HAS A DOUBLE.
  • TWO-OUT DOUBLE.
  • THE TIGERS HAVE SCORED ALL THREE
  • OF THEIR RUNS WITH TWO OUTS
  • TONIGHT.
  • TOM: THAT BALL WAS SCALDED.
  • THAT'S ANOTHER FASTBALL THAT THE
  • TIGERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF.
  • THAT ONE GOT WAY TOO MUCH OF THE
  • PLATE.
  • THIS IS WHERE MARK, THE PITCHER,
  • WHO HASN'T BEEN STRETCHED OUT
  • ALL THAT MUCH, YOU WATCH
  • CLOSELY, THE FASTBALL UP FOR A
  • HOME RUN.
  • JAIME KNEW IT AS SOON AS HE
  • HEARD THE SOUND.
  • MARK: UP IN THE ZONE.
  • THIS IS WHERE BARRIA, THEY DON'T
  • REALLY LIKE TO EXTEND HIM THE
  • THIRD TIME THROUGH THE LINEUP
  • AND HERE WE ARE.
  • THEY WERE HOPING TO GET HIM
  • THROUGH THIS FIFTH INNING AND
  • CERTAINLY IT LOOKED LIKE HE HAD
  • A CHANCE, GETS FIRST TWO GUYS
  • OUT HERE IN THE FIFTH WITH THE
  • NUMBER NINE PLAYER.
  • MAKES THE PITCH OVER THE PLATE
  • AND JORDY MERCER GETS HIM.
  • THE ANGELS IN A STALL MODE TO
  • GET THE BULLPEN CRANKING.
  • RICH: WE SAW JUST ABOUT --
  • JUSTIN ANDERSON GETTING READY.
  • TOM: BARRIA HAS FACED ONLY NINE
  • BATTERS COMING INTO THE GAME A
  • THIRD TIME AROUND THIS YEAR.
  • YOU KNOW WHEN THIS LINEUP TURNED
  • OVER AGAIN, WATCH VERY
  • CAREFULLY.
  • MIDDLE FASTBALL RIGHT THERE.
  • MARK: EVEN AS GOOD AS MIKE TROUT
  • IS, HE KNEW THE BALL WAS OVER
  • HIS HEAD AS SOON AS IT LEFT THE
  • BAT AND CAROMS OFF THE FENCE.
  • THESE ARE MISTAKES, WHEN YOU GET
  • TO THAT 83, 84 PITCH RANGE FOR
  • BARRIA, AS YOU MENTIONED.
  • NOT STRETCHED OUT ENOUGH TO GO
  • MUCH DEEPER INTO THESE GAMES.
  • I THOUGHT HE'D BEEN EFFECTIVE
  • HERE TONIGHT AND KIND OF GETTING
  • WHAT YOU WOULD THINK OUT OF
  • BARRIA.
  • YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING A
  • LITTLE BETTER BUT THE TWO-OUT
  • RUNS HAVE REALLY -- THEY'VE AND
  • THE ANGELS -- HAUNTED THE ANGELS
  • ON THIS HOME STAND.
  • THEY'VE GIVEN UP A LOT OF
  • TWO-OUT RUNS.
  • RICH: GOODRUM RIGHT CENTER,
  • TROUT IS THERE AND MAKES THE
  • CATCH.
  • THE TIGERS, ANOTHER TWO-OUT RUN.
  • THIS TIME JORDY MERCER TO LEFT
  • CENTER FIELD AND DETROIT, AS
  • WE'RE HALFWAY THROUGH, HAS A 3-0
  • LEAD.
  • NOW WE HAVE BEEN PROMISING YOU
  • TWO HALL-OF-FAMERS, TWO GUYS WHO
  • ADORE EACH OTHER, AND THEIR
  • CONVERSATIONS.
  • HERE WE GO, MIGUEL CABRERA,
  • ALBERT PUJOLS, TOGETHER, SIDE BY
  • SIDE, FROM EARLIER THIS SEASON.
  • >> THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST
  • RIGHT-HANDED HITTER THAT EVER
  • SEEN WITH MY OWN EYES.
  • >> LOOK AT THIS.
  • HE IS THE BEST.
  • >> NO, HE'S THE BEST.
  • >> THAT WAS AMAZING.
  • THE WAY HE HIT, THE WAY HE PLAY
  • THE GAME.
  • WE SAY WE WANT TO BE LIKE THIS
  • GUY.
  • >> WE SHARE AT THAT TIME THE
  • SAME FEELING WHEN HE WAS WITH
  • THE MARLINS, TOO, THIS BIG KID.
  • >> INTO CENTER.
  • GOING BACK, GONE!
  • >> HE WAS JUST A BABY.
  • BABY IN A GROWN MAN BODY.
  • I KNEW THAT ONE OF THESE DAYS HE
  • WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BEST
  • HITTERS, IF NOT THE BEST HITTER
  • IN OUR GENERATION AND THAT'S
  • WHAT HE HAS BECOME.
  • >> EVEN THOUGH HE LOOK UP TO ME
  • THE WAY I PLAY THE GAME, I LOOK
  • UP TO HIM.
  • >> I REMEMBER MY FIRST YEAR IN
  • THE BIG LEAGUES, HE TELL ME,
  • WHAT YOU DOING?
  • YOU GOT TO SWING THE BAT AND I
  • KEEP IN MY MIND EVERY TIME.
  • >> YOU CAN'T GIVE OUR SECRETS,
  • BRO.
  • WE'RE STILL PLAYING.
  • >> THE GAME CHANGED SO MUCH,
  • LIKE THEY PITCH DIFFERENT NOW.
  • >> BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER.
  • WE BONDED.
  • WE RESPECT THE GAME BUT WE ALSO
  • TRY TO HAVE FUN.
  • >> 3,000 HITS, 600 HOME RUNS.
  • OH, MY GOD.
  • SO, LIKE, I MEAN, RIGHT NOW
  • SITTING NEXT TO HIM IS A DREAM.
  • I'M DREAMING RIGHT NOW.
  • HE'S ONE OF MY HEROES.
  • RICH: ONE OF THE COOL THINGS
  • ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND
  • YOUTUBE AND THE FORMAT WE HAVE
  • IS WE GET TO SEE AND HEAR THINGS
  • YOU DON'T GET ON A REGULAR
  • BASEBALL TELECAST AND THAT IS
  • REALLY, REALLY COOL TO SEE MIGGY
  • AND PUJOLS TOGETHER.
  • TOM: I ENJOYED LISTENING TO THEM
  • TALK SHOP.
  • INSIDE STUFF, MIGGY GIVING AWAY
  • SECRETS ABOUT FIRST PITCH.
  • RICH: UPTON PULLS ONE, CASTRO
  • WAITS AND THOSE -- THROWS HIM
  • OUT.
  • OF COURSE, IF YOU MISSED IT,
  • THIS WAS CABRERA WHO HOMERED TO
  • CENTER.
  • TALKING A LITTLE TRASH.
  • MARK: I DON'T THINK ANYONE HAS
  • MORE FUN ON THE FIELD THAN
  • MIGUEL CABRERA.
  • HE IS A STRESS-FREE PLAYERS AND
  • SOME OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS
  • ARE.
  • THEY ARE STRESS-FREE.
  • I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY
  • WITH MANNY RAMIREZ IN CLEVELAND
  • AND YOU TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE
  • MOST STRESS-FREE PLAYERS.
  • MANNY, HIS AT-BAT COULD BE A
  • HORRIBLE AT-BAT AND ONE OF THE
  • GREAT STORIES WITH MANNY, I SAW
  • HIM COME UP WITH THE BASES
  • LOADED IN CLEVELAND, THE CROWD'S
  • CHANTING HIS NAME.
  • HE COMES UP AND STRIKES OUT WITH
  • THE BASES LOADED.
  • I'M SITTING ON THE BENCH.
  • YOU LIKE TO SEE HOW PEOPLE
  • HANDLE ADVERSITY.
  • HE PUTS THE BAT IN THE BAT RACK,
  • PUTS HIS HELMET IN THE HELMET
  • RACK.
  • I STARE AT HIM.
  • HE GOES, "IS OK, SOME TIME HE
  • GET ME, SOME TIME I GET HIM."
  • I'M GOING, THAT'S WHY HE'S THE
  • GREATEST PLAYER IN THE GAME.
  • HE BLEW THAT AT-BAT UP AND HE
  • WAS READY TO ATTACK HIS NEXT
  • AT-BAT AND A COUPLE OF DAYS
  • LATER, HE GOES, SOME TIME I GET
  • HIM.
  • THAT'S KIND OF MIGUEL CABRERA.
  • THOSE AT-BATS DON'T DRAG ONE
  • AFTER ANOTHER.
  • RICH: KOLE CALHOUN TO LEFT.
  • STEWART AND IT'S GONE.
  • STIMULATOR HAMMERED INTO THE
  • WALL, STILL ON THE TRACK.
  • LET'S HOPE HE'S OK.
  • KOLE CALHOUN WHO'S HAVING A BIG
  • YEAR WITH THE BAT HAS HIS 24TH
  • HOMER.
  • THE ANGELS ARE ON THE BOARD IT'S
  • 3-1.
  • MARK: JUST TWO AWAY FROM HIS
  • CAREER HIGH WHICH IS 26.
  • THEY'RE GOING TO GO OUT, TAKE A
  • QUICK PEEK ON THIS.
  • THIS ONE ACTUALLY HITS THE VERY
  • TOP OF THE WALL THERE IN LEFT
  • FIELD.
  • RICH: GREAT EFFORT BY CHRISTIN
  • STEWART.
  • TOM: THE BALL AND THE LEFT
  • FIELDER HIT THE WALL ABOUT AT
  • THE SAME TIME.
  • MARK: KOLE CALHOUN, A REALLY
  • GOOD AT-BAT TO GO THE OTHER
  • DIRECTION.
  • TOM: WATCH HIM WAIT ON THE THIS.
  • MARK: HE GOES THE OTHER
  • DIRECTION.
  • CALHOUN CAN DO THAT, THERE'S NO
  • DOUBT ABOUT IT, THE HOME RUN
  • TOTALS WILL CONTINUE WITH THEM
  • AND THIS BALL RIGHT ON TOP OF
  • THE WALL.
  • STEWART --
  • TOM: HE HIT THE STANCHION.
  • RICH: DID IT HIT HIS GLOVE?
  • THERE'S A BETTER LOOK FOR THAT.
  • MARK: ALMOST LIKE THE WALL
  • STOPPED HIS MOMENTUM.
  • RICH: TOP OF THE WALL.
  • MARK: LIKE HE JUST MISTIMED HIS
  • JUMP A LITTLE BIT TOO EARLY AND
  • THE BALL --
  • RICH: HE'S COMING OUT OF THE
  • GAME.
  • TOM: WATCH THE LEFT SHOULDER.
  • THAT TAKES THE BRUNT OF THAT.
  • IF HE HITS THE NETTING ON EITHER
  • SIDE OF THAT PADDED STANCHION,
  • HE'S FINE.
  • BUT JUST BAD LUCK THAT HE HIT
  • THE STANCHION.
  • FELT THE FULL FORCE ON THE LEFT
  • SHOULDER.
  • KOLE CALHOUN, THE BOOK ON HIM IS
  • TO THROW HIM OFF-SPEED STUFF.
  • HE'S HITTING .171 AGAINST
  • OFF-SPEED STUFF AND 100 POINTS
  • HIGHER AGAINST THE FASTBALL.
  • RIGHT PITCH BUT GIVE KOLE
  • CREDIT, ALMOST LIKE A SOFTBALL
  • PLAYER, SINKS INTO HIS LEGS AND
  • KEEPS THE HANDS BACK TO BE ON
  • TIME ON THE BREAKING BALL.
  • WHEN YOU HIT THE BREAKING BALL
  • THE OTHER WAY WITH POWER LIKE
  • THAT, THAT IS A GOOD SIGN THAT
  • YOU ARE SEEING IT WELL AND
  • STAYING ON TIME.
  • RICH: HE'S HAD A GREAT JULY.
  • SEVEN HOME RUNS IN JULY NOW.
  • HE'S DRIVEN IN 17.
  • TOM: JORDAN ALL NIGHT HAS DONE A
  • GREAT JOB GETTING ROLLOVER
  • GROUND BALLS ON HIS BREAKING
  • STUFF.
  • HE'S TRYING TO GET THERE WITH
  • KOLE CALHOUN WITH THE SHIFT ON
  • THE RIGHT SIDE.
  • HE DEFEATED IT.
  • WATCH HIM KEEP THE HANDS BACK,
  • WAIT.
  • THAT'S A HOT HITTER.
  • YOU SEE A SWING LIKE THAT ON A
  • BREAKING BALL, YOU'RE SEEING IT
  • WELL.
  • MARK: THIS BALL DOES END UP MORE
  • TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • MANIPULATE, THE -- PLATE.
  • THE TARGET WAS DOWN AND AWAY.
  • DIDN'T GET IT QUITE TO THE SPOT
  • HE WAS LOOKING FOR.
  • BUT CALHOUN, THAT BALL UP, LET
  • IT GET DEEP, GOES THE OTHER
  • DIRECTION.
  • CALHOUN IS STRONG.
  • HE HAS POWER ALL OVER THE FIELD.
  • RICH: THE SOFTBALL COMPARISON
  • AND THAT SWING REMINDED ME OF A
  • GUY WHO SWANG LIKE THAT EVERY
  • TIME, MATT STAIRS.
  • THAT SQUATTY BODY WITH A LOT OF
  • POWER.
  • STEWART IS OUT.
  • BRANDON DICKSON WITH THE
  • SCOUTING REPORT IN HIS POCKET,
  • ARRIVES IN LEFT FIELD, WILL TAKE
  • OVER.
  • 3-1 TIGERS.
  • ZIMMERMANN AT 91 WITH THE
  • FASTBALL.
  • PUJOLS SWINGS THROUGH IT.
  • 650 HOME RUNS FOR PUJOLS.
  • HE HIT THAT YESTERDAY.
  • THIS ONE WILL STAY IN THE YARD.
  • JACOBY JONES IS THERE, MAKES THE
  • CATCH.
  • TOM: ANOTHER GOOD SLIDER FROM
  • ZIMMERMANN.
  • HE CAME IN ALLOWING .375 ON A
  • SLIDER, SECOND HIGHEST IN
  • BASEBALL.
  • WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF SLIDERS WITH
  • GREAT LOCATION AND THERE'S THE
  • DOWNWARD TILT, MOVES OFF THE
  • BARREL ENOUGH TO GET THE OUT.
  • RICH: SPORTS HERNIA OR CORE
  • SURGERY IN THE OFFSEASON FOR A
  • GUY WHO -- I WANT TO GO BACK TO
  • THE DROP AND DRIVE OF TOM SEAVER
  • DAYS BUT A GUY WHO CERTAINLY
  • GENERATED A LOT OF POWER WHEN HE
  • WAS IN HIS PRIME IN TWO ALL-STAR
  • GAMES WITH THE NATIONALS, TO NOT
  • HAVE THAT CORE STRENGTH, THAT'S
  • A TOLL.
  • TOM: BACK INBACK IN THE DAY, INS
  • IN WASHINGTON, JORDAN WILL TELL
  • YOU, HIS M.O. ON THE MOUND, HE'S
  • GOING RIGHT AFTER PEOPLE EVERY
  • PITCH WITH EVERYTHING HE'S GOT.
  • HE CAN'T DO THAT NOW AND I'M
  • SURE, MARK, THERE WAS A POINT IN
  • YOUR CAREER WHERE YOU HAD TO BE
  • HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND SAYING
  • GOING AFTER PEOPLE OVER THE
  • MIDDLE OF THE PLATE WILL NOT
  • WORK.
  • MARK: NO DOUBT.
  • WHEN YOU LOSE THE POWER
  • VELOCITY -- YOU CAN GET AWAY
  • WITH MISTAKES WITH VELOCITY.
  • IT ALLOWS YOU A LOT OF TIMES THE
  • FREEDOM TO MAKE A MISTAKE AND
  • GUYS CAN'T CATCH UP TO IT.
  • WHEN YOU START TO LOSE THAT, YOU
  • DON'T HAVE THAT ABILITY AND THAT
  • MISTAKE IS COVERED SO YOU HAVE
  • TO BE A LITTLE MORE PRECISE WITH
  • CERTAINLY YOUR FASTBALL,
  • LOCATION.
  • YOU HAVE TO STAY AWAY FROM THE
  • HEART OF THE PLATE AND THOSE
  • GOOD SLIDERS, YOU'RE SEEING,
  • THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT
  • ZIMMERMANN -- ANOTHER GOOD ONE
  • TO FINISH OFF THIS AT-BAT TO
  • ANDRELTON SIMMONS WHO DOESN'T
  • STRIKE OUT AT ALL.
  • RICH: GREAT ILLUSTRATION, YOU
  • HAVE TO BE PRECISE WITH THE
  • SLIDER.
  • THE 1-1, A PERFECT PITCH TO
  • SIMMONS.
  • TOM: THERE'S FINISH ON THOSE
  • SLIDERS.
  • WE TALKED TO RON GARDENHIRE
  • ABOUT THAT.
  • HE DID HAVE AN ELBOW ISSUE
  • EARLIER THIS SEASON AND WHETHER
  • PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY, HE
  • WASN'T FINISHING IT LIKE HE IS
  • TONIGHT.
  • NOW YOU SAW THE EXTENSION ON THE
  • SLIDER AND FINISH THE PITCH.
  • RICH: WE ARE IN ANAHEIM,
  • LOS ANGELES ANGELS AND DETROIT
  • TIGERS, THE MAJOR LEAGUE
  • BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK ON
  • YOUTUBE.
  • MARK LANGSTON, TOM VERDUCCI, JON
  • MOROSI IS WITH US -- J.P., AS
  • HE'S KNOWN AROUND THE GREAT
  • STATE OF MICHIGAN.
  • I'M RICH WALTZ HERE AT ANGELS
  • STADIUM.
  • 3-1, TIGERS ON TOP OF THE
  • ANGELS.
  • TERRIFIC GAMES ON YOUTUBE NEXT
  • WEEK.
  • ON WEDNESDAY, WE'LL BE AT DODGER
  • STADIUM FOR THE CARDINALS AND
  • THE DODGERS, AN AFTERNOON START
  • HERE IN LOS ANGELES AND 3:10
  • START ON THE EAST COAST.
  • THURSDAY NIGHT, THE PHILLIES IN
  • SAN FRANCISCO, WHAT AN
  • INCREDIBLE RIDE IT'S BEEN FOR
  • THE GIANTS.
  • EYE -- A 9:45 EAST COAST START,
  • 6:45 ON THE WEST COAST.
  • THE GIANTS, AS YOU SAID IT TO TM
  • VERDUCCI, YOU FELT MOST OF THE
  • TRADES WOULD GO THROUGH THE
  • GIANTS.
  • WHERE DO YOU THINK THE GIANTS
  • ARE HEADING HERE?
  • THAT'S BEEN A QUESTION -- ARE
  • THEY GOING TO BE SELLERS AND
  • WITH THIS RUN WILL THEY BE
  • BUYERS?
  • TOM: I THINK MADISON BUMGARNER
  • IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
  • IT'S POSSIBLE THEY COULD MOVE A
  • BULLPEN PIECE.
  • I THINK THEY COULD MOVE ONE OF
  • THOSE GUYS AND STILL BE IN THE
  • MIX FOR A WILD CARD.
  • THE GENERAL MANAGER KNOWS HE HAS
  • TO RESTACK THAT SYSTEM BUT IN
  • TERMS OF BACKING UP A TRUCK OR
  • MOVING BUMGARNER, DON'T SEE
  • THAT.
  • THAT'S A FAN BASE THAT'S SPOILED
  • OUT THERE.
  • THEY SUPPORT THE TEAM VERY WELL
  • ATTENDANCE-WISE.
  • AND OH, BY THE WAY, BRUCE BOCHY,
  • THE MANAGER, IT'S HIS LAST
  • SEASON.
  • YOU THINK HE WANTS TO TEAR
  • ANYTHING DOWN IN HIS LAST YEAR?
  • MARK: I HAD BOCH IN 1998 WITH
  • THE PADRES, HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • TO PLAY IN A WORLD SERIES
  • AGAINST THE YANKEES.
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST MANAGERS IN
  • THE GAME OF BASEBALL.
  • WHAT A TREMENDOUS COMMUNICATOR.
  • I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH BOCH
  • DURING THE OFFSEASON WITH THAT
  • FUNCTION FOR TREVOR HOFFMAN,
  • HALL OF FAME FUNCTION.
  • BOCH WANTS TO GO OUT ON A
  • POSITIVE NOTE.
  • AND I THINK THE GIANTS WANT
  • THAT.
  • THEY'VE CAUGHT A LITTLE BIT OF
  • FIRE AND EVERYBODY'S COMING BACK
  • TO THEM SO THAT'S THE KEY TO GET
  • BACK INTO A RACE IS YOU GET HOT
  • AND EVERYBODY ELSE COMES BACK TO
  • YOU AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU
  • LOOK UP AND MADISON BUMGARNER,
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
  • PUT THE TAPE ON MADISON
  • BUMGARNER AND DON'T SAY, HE'S
  • NOT GOING TO LEAVE THIS
  • BALLPARK.
  • RICH: JUSTIN ANDERSON COMES OUT
  • OF THE BULLPEN TO TAKE OVER FOR
  • JAIME BARRIA.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA WHO HOMERED AND
  • FLIED TO CENTER DIGS IN.
  • ANDERSON LAST WORKED ON FRIDAY.
  • DESPITE THE 16-INNING GAME TO
  • OPEN THE FOUR-GAME SERIES, BRAD
  • AUSMUS TELLS US HIS BULLPEN IS
  • IN GOOD SHAPE.
  • HE'S GOT A FULL ARSENAL GOING
  • INTO TONIGHT, GAME ONE OF THE
  • THREE-GAME SET.
  • TOM: I'M FASCINATED BY THIS
  • MATCHUP BECAUSE JUSTIN WILL TRY
  • TO GET HIM OUT AT SOME POINT
  • WITH THE SLIDER.
  • WATCH HIM SIZE HIM UP.
  • I THOUGHT HE WOULD GO THE OTHER
  • WAY AND HE DIDN'T QUITE GET IT
  • DONE.
  • RICH: FLETCHER THROWS CABRERA
  • OUT, THE FIRST OUT.
  • MARK: THAT SLIDER STAYS ON THE
  • INNER HALF OF THE PLATE.
  • SO MANY TIMES MELKY CABRERA
  • INSIDE-OUT, THAT BALL HIT IT THE
  • OTHER DIRECTION.
  • THIS IS WHERE THE LEGS ARE A
  • FACTOR, THE BALL THAT JAMS YOU.
  • DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TORQUE?
  • IT'S ALL UPPER BODY STRENGTH FOR
  • CABRERA.
  • COULDN'T HIT IT HARD ENOUGH UP
  • THE MIDDLE.
  • TOM: HE WAS TRYING TO GO THE
  • OTHER WAY, PULLING THE HANDS IN.
  • COULDN'T GET AT THIS TIME THERE.
  • RICH: NAK LAS CASTELLANOS --
  • NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS.
  • CASTELLANOS REACHED ON AN ERROR
  • AND SCORED IN THE FOURTH.
  • CHASES A BREAKING BALL.
  • J.P. MOROSI?
  • J.P.: REGARDING THE GIANTS, TOM
  • WAS SPOT-ON.
  • THERE'S A REPORT TODAY FROM KEN
  • ROSENTHAL, OUR COLLEAGUE, THAT
  • DREW POMERANZ, THE LEFT-HANDER,
  • HAS GENERATED INTEREST FOR THE
  • GIANTS, AS WELL.
  • AND WITH THE TIGERS PLAYING AND
  • CASTELLANOS AT THE PLATE, WE
  • TOUCHED ON THE FACT THAT
  • CASTELLANOS HAS A BETTER THAN
  • 1.000 O.P.S. AGAINST LEFT-HANDED
  • PITCHING IS REALLY CRUCIAL HERE
  • BECAUSE YOU THINK ABOUT THE
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE AND THE DODGERS,
  • THE ROAD TO THE PENNANT IN THE
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE GOES THROUGH
  • DODGER STADIUM WITH RYU AND
  • KERSHAW AND RIOS AND HILL, ALL
  • THE LEFTY ARMS, YOU WOULD THINK
  • THAT CASTELLANOS HAS VALUE TO A
  • TEAM LIKE THE CUBS THAT MAY
  • MATCH UP WITH THE DODGERS IN
  • OCTOBER.
  • TOM: I CAN SEE WHY HE HAS VALUE
  • TO A LOT OF TEAMS, ESPECIALLY AS
  • A LEFT-HANDED MASHER, MATCHING
  • WITH LEFT-HANDED PITCHING BUT I
  • DON'T THINK THE TIGERS SHOULD
  • EXPECT A LOT FROM HIM.
  • WE SAW J.D. MARTÍNEZ GET TRADED
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO FOR REALLY
  • NOT MUCH AT ALL.
  • I JUST THINK THE WAY THE GAME IS
  • NOW, THERE'S NOT A PREMIUM ON
  • BAT-FIRST HITTERS.
  • DEFENSIVELY, HE'S PROBABLY BELOW
  • AVERAGE IN THE OUTFIELD.
  • GETTING BETTER.
  • BUT I THINK WHAT THE TIGERS
  • SHOULD BE ASKING FOR A FUTURE
  • FREE AGENT AT THE END OF THE
  • SEASON, YOU CAN'T ASK FOR THE
  • MOON AND THE STARS FOR THIS GUY.
  • MARK: THE MIDDLE GROUND IN
  • BASEBALL CAN BE QUICKSAND IF
  • YOU'RE A GENERAL MANAGER.
  • THIS IS A DEEP REBUILD.
  • YOU IDENTIFIED THREE PLAYERS --
  • FOULED BACK TO THE SCREEN --
  • THREE TIGERS THAT WERE NOT TRADE
  • BAIT, BUT GUYS THAT WERE
  • POSSIBLY MOVING IN THE NEXT DAY
  • AND A HALF.
  • SO IF CASTELLANOS IS NOT A GUY
  • THAT CAN BRING A BIG HAUL, THE
  • OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM IS
  • MATTHEW BOYD.
  • TOM: HE'S CONTROLLED THROUGH
  • 2022, HAS HAD A BREAKOUT SEASON,
  • COMPARED TO PATRICK CORBIN.
  • I THINK HE'S WHAT EVERY
  • CONTENDING TEAM WANTS.
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT FIRST PLACE
  • TEAMS.
  • YOU GET TO THE POSTSEASON, YOU
  • BETTER HAVE PITCHERS WITH
  • SWING-AND-MISS STUFF AND MATTHEW
  • BOYD'S GOT SWING-AND-MISS STUFF.
  • RICH: AND THE QUESTION YOU HAVE
  • TO ASK YOURSELF IF YOU'RE THE
  • TIGERS IS, ALL RIGHT, THIS IS A
  • DEEP REBUILD, WILL WE BE
  • CONTENDING IN TWO YEARS?
  • DO WE WANT BOYD PART OF THAT?
  • YOU SAY HE'S GOT THREE MORE
  • YEARS OF CONTROL.
  • OR CAN WE GET TWO OR THREE GUYS
  • THAT WILL BE BIG PIECES IN TWO
  • YEARS WHEN WE FEEL LIKE WE'LL BE
  • GOOD?
  • THAT'S A HARD THING FOR A
  • GENERAL MANAGERRING TO WRESTLE
  • WITH.
  • TIM: YOU PUT A HIGH PRICE AND
  • DON'T HAVE TO MOVE OFF OF THAT.
  • THE DOWN SIDE IS YOU HAVE
  • MATTHEW BOYD, NOT A BAD THING.
  • YOU IDENTIFY AN IMPACT EVERYDAY
  • PLAYER.
  • THAT'S WHERE THAT TRADE HAS TO
  • START.
  • THINK ABOUT JOSE QUINTANA GOING
  • FROM THE WHITE SOX TO THE CUBS
  • OR CHRIS SALE IN THAT TRADE.
  • YOU HAVE TO GET AT LEAST THREE
  • PLAYERS.
  • ONE HAS TO BE THE BEST POSITION
  • PLAYING PROSPECT FROM THE OTHER
  • ORGANIZATION AND DON'T
  • COMPROMISE.
  • RICH: PITCH OUTSIDE.
  • IN A GLANCE AT THE TIGER
  • PROSPECTS, IN THEIR MINOR
  • LEAGUES, THEY ARE ARM-HEAVY SO
  • THEIR CLOSEST PROSPECTS ARE
  • PITCHERS SO THAT MAKES SENSE
  • THAT IF YOU WERE GOING TO DEAL A
  • GUY LIKE THAT, YOU BETTER GET
  • THE NEXT J.D. MARTÍNEZ OR THE
  • NEXT GUY THAT CAN BE A
  • CORNERSTONE THAT YOU CAN REALLY
  • BUILD AROUND AND CAN BRING
  • EVERYBODY ALONG WITH THEM.
  • SWING AND A MISS, ANDERSON GETS
  • THE STRIKEOUT.
  • CASTELLANOS.
  • SO WHO'S AVAILABLE AS POSITION
  • PLAYERS?
  • J.P. MOROSI ANSWERS.
  • J.P.: IT'S NOT THAT DEEP OF A
  • GROUP AMONG THE BATS THAT ARE
  • AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.
  • CASTELLANOS ONE OF THE BEST.
  • DAVID PERALTA.
  • DIAMONDBACKS HAVE TRENDED TO BE
  • A SELLER.
  • THE CUBS WE'VE MENTIONED AS A
  • POSSIBILITY FOR HIM.
  • HUNTER RENFROE, HE'S BEEN TALKED
  • ABOUT AS IF THE PADRES ARE
  • LOOKING TO BRING IN A BIG ARM
  • LIKE A MATTHEW BOYD, MAYBE
  • RENFROE IS ONE NAME THAT MOVES
  • AS PART OF THAT DEAL TO GIVE THE
  • OTHER TEAM A RIGHT-NOW TYPE OF
  • HITTER.
  • TO YOUR POINT, RICH, ABOUT THE
  • TIGERS IN GENERAL, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • IT'S AN ARM-HEAVY SYSTEM AND HAS
  • BEEN TRADITIONALLY.
  • THE LAST TIGERS DRAFTED AND
  • DEVELOPED OR SIGNED POSITION
  • PLAYER TO MAKE MULTIPLE ALL-STAR
  • APPEARANCES FOR THE TIGERS WAS
  • TRAVIS FRYMAN.
  • RICH: BACK WHEN YOU WERE A YOUNG
  • LAD.
  • J.P.: I WAS 8 YEARS OLD WATCHING
  • THE TIGERS IN BAY CITY,
  • MICHIGAN.
  • MARK: I PLAYED AGAINST TRAVIS
  • FRYMAN AND WITH HIM.
  • RICH: BRANDON DIXON, HIS FIRST
  • AT-BAT.
  • HE CAME IN IN LEFT FIELD FOR
  • CHRISTIN STEWART AFTER HE
  • CRASHED INTO THE WALL ON THE
  • CALHOUN HOME RUN.
  • DIXON HAS BEEN A BRIGHT SPOT,
  • GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY EVERY
  • DAY IN THE BIG LEAGUES AND HE
  • HAS IMPRESSED.
  • TOM: I WAS TALKING TO MIKE GEIGO
  • BEFORE THE GAME.
  • THE TIGERS ONLY HAVE THREE TRUE
  • OUTFIELDERS IN THE ROSTER.
  • THAT'S A PUSH TO HAVE HIM IN
  • LEFT FIELD RIGHT NOW.
  • MIKE DOES A GREAT JOB SCOUTING
  • OPPOSING OUTFIELDERS.
  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW THEIR
  • STRENGTHS.
  • DO THEY GO BETTER TO THE LEFT,
  • TO THE RIGHT.
  • AS A THIRD BASE COACH, ARM
  • STRENGTHS, WHEN TO SEND A RUNNER
  • IT'S HARDER THESE DAYS BECAUSE
  • SO MANY PLAYERS PLAY MULTIPLE
  • POSITIONS, GOING FROM INFIELD TO
  • OUTFIELD.
  • RICH: DIXON CHASES A BREAKING
  • BALL, DOWN HE GOES.
  • JUSTIN ANDERSON INTO THE BALL,
  • GOES 1-2-3 THROUGH THE TIGERS IN
  • THE SIXTH WITH A 3-1 DETROIT
  • LEAD HERE IN ANAHEIM.
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  • ANY FORM.
  • THE ACCOUNTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF
  • THIS GAME MAY NOT BE
  • DISSEMINATED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
  • WRITTEN CONSENT.
  • STORYLINES TONIGHT, MIGGY
  • HOMERED.
  • JORDY MURCER HAS HOMERED.
  • WE FOCUSED ON THE TIGER HITTERS
  • AND REBUILD AND ANGELS NEEDING
  • TO WIN AND TIME WE SPENT TIME ON
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN WHO IS TRYING
  • TO SNAP A 17 START RUN WITHOUT A
  • WIN, TYING A FRANCHISE RECORD.
  • TOM: BEST SLIDER WITHOUT
  • QUESTION FOR JORDAN ZIMMERMANN.
  • THE FINISH ON THE SLIDER HAS
  • BEEN THERE ALL NIGHT.
  • I DON'T REMEMBER HIM MAKING A
  • MISTAKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • PLATE.
  • HIGHLIGHTS SHOWING HIM GETTING
  • IT ON THE EDGE OF THE PLATE.
  • THIS IS MORE LUKE IT THAT,
  • SLIDER THAT STARTS IN THE ZONE
  • AND BREAKS OUT OF THE ZONE.
  • HE HAS BEEN ON POINT.
  • NO WALKS SO FAR, TYPICAL
  • AGGRESSIVE JORDAN ZIMMERMANN
  • CONTROLLING THE PITCH COUNT.
  • FIVE INNINGS, 52 PITCHES,
  • EXTRAORDINARY EFFICIENCY.
  • RICH: ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN AS A
  • BLUE COLLAR STARTER, UNIVERSITY
  • OF WISCONSIN STEVENS POINT,
  • NOTHING FLACHY ABOUT THAT.
  • TERRIFIC WEAVER -- WIDE RECEIVER
  • IN HIGH SCHOOL.
  • ALSO A BASKETBALL PLAYER.
  • TOOK THE BALL A LOT FOR THE
  • NATIONALS, TWO ALL-STAR TEAMS.
  • TOM: 17 STARTS WITHOUT A WIN,
  • THAT'S TIED FOR THE FRANCHISE
  • RECORD FOR THE TIGERS.
  • ADAM VERNARROW, A COUPLE OF
  • STRUGGLING TIGER TEAMS IN 2002
  • AND 2003.
  • RICH: PLAY BALL MAKING
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  • FOR EVERYBODY.
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  • LINER TO RIGHT FIELD AND MATT
  • THAISS IS HAVING A NICE TWO DAYS
  • AFTER THE TWO HOME RUNS
  • YESTERDAY, LEADOFF SINGLE HERE
  • IN THE SIXTH.
  • TOM: CAN I TELL YOU MY VERNIERO
  • STORY.
  • HE WAS UNDRAFTED COMING OUT OF
  • THE BASEBALL POWERHOUSE OF
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE.
  • IT'S NOW GEORGIA SOUTHERN.
  • HE PITCHED A GAME AND AFTER THE
  • GAME HE GOES TO A RESTAURANT TO
  • EAT.
  • A TIGER SCOUT FOLLOWS HIM TO THE
  • RESTAURANT AND SAYS WE WANT TO
  • SIGN YOU AS A FREE AGENT, THE
  • DRAFT HAS ALREADY PASSED.
  • RICH:GARNEAU, CHECKED SWING.
  • THERE WAS AN OUT AT FIRST.
  • TOM: ONE PROBLEM, THE SCOUT
  • FORGOT TO BRING THE CONTRACT
  • WITH HIM SO HE PULLED OUT A PEN
  • AND WROTE THE CONTRACT OUT ON A
  • NAPKIN AND ADAM VERNIERO SIGNED
  • ON THE NAPKIN FOR THE CONTRACT.
  • RICH: WASES IT ENOUGH TO PAY FOR
  • DINNER?
  • TOM: MAYBE NOT THE TIP.
  • RICH: THAT'S A GREAT STORY.
  • ANGELS BULLPEN IS ACTIVE.
  • DAVID FLETCHER DIGS IN.
  • MARK: CAM BEDROSIAN GETTING
  • LOOSE IN THE ANGELS BULLPEN.
  • RICH: ZIMMERMANN WITH THAT
  • SLIDER GETS A STRIKE.
  • FLETCHER HAS BOUNCED OUT TO THE
  • LEFT SIDE TWICE.
  • TOM: BOTH TIMES ON SLIDERS.
  • GREAT POINT.
  • HE'S GOT TO BE MORE RIGHT FIELD
  • ORIENTED HERE AGAINST THE
  • ZIMMERMANN SLIDER.
  • RICH: FLETCHER TO LEFT CENTER
  • FIELD WELL HIT.
  • JONES IN PURSUIT AT THE WALL AND
  • HE CAN'T MAKE THE CATCH.
  • IT'S OFF THE WALL.
  • GOOD READ BY THAISS AND HE'LL
  • SCORE EASILY.
  • IT'S 3-2.
  • TOM: SO MUCH FOR RIGHT FIELD.
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU HANG
  • THE SLIDER.
  • MARK: IF YOU SEE IT ENOUGH, YOU
  • KNOW IT WHEN THE MISTAKE COMES,
  • YOU'LL JUMP ALL OVER IT.
  • THIS IS MORE OVER THE HEART OF
  • THE PLATE.
  • DAVID FLETCHER DOES NOT MISS IT.
  • SCALDS THE BALL INTO LEFT CENTER
  • FIELD.
  • ALMOST A GREAT PLAY BY JACOBY
  • JONES WHO CRASHES INTO THE WALL
  • AND DAVID FLETCHER, YOU COULD
  • SEE THE HANGING BREAKING BALL.
  • HIS EYES GOT REAL BIG ON THAT
  • ONE AND HE'S LUCKY THE BALL
  • STAYS IN THE BALLPARK.
  • DAVID FLETCHER OFF THAT LEFT
  • CENTER FIELD WALL, GETS THE
  • ANGELS A LITTLE CLOSER.
  • TOM: THAT'S THE FIRST SLIDER I
  • CAN REMEMBER THAT HE LEFT UP IN
  • THE ZONE.
  • THAT, TO ME, AND AGAIN, THIRD
  • TIME AROUND, THAT'S A BIG
  • WARNING SIGN.
  • RICH: HERE'S TROUT.
  • HOW DO YOU APPROACH TROUT, FIRST
  • BASE IS OPEN, BUT, OF COURSE,
  • YOU'VE GOT PROTECTION WITH
  • OHTANI BEHIND HIM.
  • TOM: HE'S TRYING TO GET HIM ON
  • FASTBALLS UP, CHASING SLIDER
  • AWAY.
  • HE GO THE UNDERNEATH THE
  • FASTBALL.
  • LAST TWO PITCHES FOR ME TELL ME
  • HE'S IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW.
  • RICH: THAT'S A KNEE-HIGH STRIKE
  • IN THE BOX BUT NOT BY A CALL AND
  • IT'S 2-0 AND RICK ANDERSON, THE
  • PITCHING COACH OF THE TIGERS, IS
  • ON HIS WAY OUT.
  • TOM: THIS IS A GOOD VISIT.
  • MARK, YOU PROBABLY HATED TO SEE
  • THE PITCHING COACH COME OUT BUT
  • THIS IS LIKE IN BASKETBALL, THE
  • OTHER TEAM HAS A RUN, YOU CALL
  • TIME-OUT AND CHANGE THE
  • MOMENTUM.
  • THE LAST TWO PITCHES FOR ME
  • DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF CONVICTION
  • OR FINISH TO THEM.
  • THIS IS WHAT COACHES LOOK FOR
  • THIRD TIME AROUND.
  • MARK: CERTAINLY, YOU HAVE A GAME
  • CHANGER AT THE PLATE.
  • MIKE TROUT, YOU CAN'T MAKE THOSE
  • MISTAKES OR THE ANGELS WILL HAVE
  • A QUICK LEAD.
  • THIS LAST ONE JUST BELOW THE
  • STRIKE ZONE AND DOESN'T GET THE
  • CALL.
  • MIKE TROUT HAS SUCH GREAT PLATE
  • DISCIPLINE AND HE'S HAD IT FROM
  • DAY ONE AND THAT'S USUALLY
  • SOMETHING THAT IT TAKES YEARS
  • AND YEARS TO ACQUIRE BUT HE'S
  • HAD IT FROM THE GIT-GO AND IT
  • SEEMS TO IMPROVE.
  • HE HONES IT IN.
  • I TALKED TO HIS DAD ABOUT THAT
  • AND ASKED WHAT HE DID AS A KID
  • FOR HIM TO ACQUIRE THAT AND HE
  • SAID I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH
  • IT.
  • I USED TO THROW HIM B.P. AND
  • TELL HIM TO SWING THE BAT BUT HE
  • WAS THAT PATIENT AS A KID.
  • TOM: HIS FIRST YEAR IN THE MINOR
  • LEAGUES, HE REFUSED TO SWING THE
  • BAT UNTIL HE HAD A STRIKE.
  • RICH: I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING
  • TO GET A STRIKE IN THIS AT-BAT.
  • THE 2-0 PITCH WAS HIGH.
  • SLIDER, PERFECT SPOT.
  • TOM: HE DOESN'T SWING 3-0.
  • AND HE'S NOT SWINGING 3-1 UNLESS
  • IT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE'S SITTING
  • ON.
  • MARK: HE'S GOING TO SIT SLIDER
  • AND DOWN IN THE ZONE IF IT GOES
  • DOWN THERE.
  • RICH: HIT HIM, LEFT HAND.
  • THE HOPES OF EVERYBODY IN ANGELS
  • NATION ARE IN THEIR THROATS
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • MARK: THAT FASTBALL, 89
  • MILE-AN-HOUR FASTBALL.
  • THEY WERE COMING IN ON MIKE
  • TROUT.
  • THEY WERE NOT GOING WITH THE
  • SLIDER.
  • ZIMMERMANN TRIED TO TIE HIM UP
  • ON THE INSIDE PART OF THE PLATE
  • AND THIS ONE GETS AWAY AND YOU
  • ARE CORRECT.
  • TOM: THIS LOOKED LIKE THE
  • TWO-SEAMER, HE'S ELEVATING IT
  • IN.
  • WATCH IT KEEP RUNNING IN ON
  • MIKE.
  • RICH: IT'S NOT THAT FAR IN.
  • TOM: A SITUATION WHERE HE'S
  • PROBABLY THINKING SLIDER AWAY.
  • SO VULNERABLE TO ANYTHING IN
  • LIKE THAT.
  • WE HAVEN'T SEEN JORDAN THROW
  • MANY FASTBALLS IN TONIGHT.
  • MARK: THAT ONE RIGHT THERE, IF
  • HE EXECUTES THAT, HE WOULD HAVE
  • TIED TROUT UP BECAUSE OF WHAT WE
  • TALKED ABOUT.
  • HE WAS DIVING, LOOKING FOR
  • SOMETHING OFF SPEED, OUT OVER
  • THE PLATE.
  • THAT FASTBALL WOULD HAVE TIED
  • HIM UP BUT HAD TOO MUCH MOVEMENT
  • AND TROUT, TO ME, THIS IS
  • ANOTHER THING I'VE BEEN SO
  • IMPRESSED WITH HIM.
  • HE'S USUALLY, I THINK, THE BEST
  • I'VE SEEN AT GETTING THE
  • IMPORTANT PIECES OUT OF THE WAY.
  • KEEPS HIS HANDS OUT OF THE WAY,
  • HIS HEAD OUT OF THE WAY, FIRST
  • MOVEMENT.
  • THIS ONE, HE WAS NOT ABLE TO DO
  • IT.
  • TOM: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S CONCERN
  • HERE.
  • MARK: I'D BE SHOCKED IF HE STAYS
  • IN THIS GAME.
  • RICH: BLAINE HARDY COMING IN
  • FROM THE TIGERS BULLPEN.
  • ONLY 61 PITCHES FOR ZIMMERMANN.
  • HE EXITS HERE IN THE SIXTH.
  • THERE'S A LOOK AT TROUT AS THEY
  • LOOK AT THE OUTSIDE ALMOST THAT
  • KNUCKLE OF THE PINKY.
  • MARK: I DON'T GET THIS.
  • THE TRAINERS GO OUT AND HE JUST
  • GOT THUMPED AND THEY START
  • SQUEEZING THE SPOT.
  • BUMPING IT WITH THEIR FINGER.
  • TOM: ONLY HURTS WHEN YOU PUSH ON
  • IT, MAN!
  • MARK: I DON'T EVER GET THAT.
  • YOU CAN SEE THE BRUISE.
  • THIS IS THAT TWO-SEAM FASTBALL
  • THAT RUNS RIGHT IN AND TROUT
  • CAN'T GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THIS
  • ONE.
  • THAT IS THE 12TH TIME TROUT HAS
  • BEEN HIT THIS YEAR.
  • IT'S A SPOT PITCHERS TRY TO GET
  • TO, TRY TO PITCH HIM IN AND MANY
  • GUYS DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO
  • DO IT SO THAT'S WHY TROUT GETS
  • HIT A LOT.
  • TOM: YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • YOU HAVE TO PITCH MIKE TROUT UP
  • AND IN.
  • HE HITS EVERY PITCH WELL AND THE
  • ONLY PITCH HE DOESN'T DESTROY IS
  • THE PITCH UP AND IN.
  • NOT MANY HITTERS DO ESPECIALLY
  • WITH ANY VELOCITY BUT THAT'S A
  • CASE OF A HITTER LOOKING AWAY
  • FOR A PITCHER WHO HASN'T COME IN
  • MUCH AT ALL FOR FASTBALLS AND
  • GETTING SOMETHING HE WASN'T
  • LOOKING FOR.
  • MARK: TROUT HAS BETTER NUMBERS
  • AGAINST RIGHTIES THAN LEFTIES.
  • THE GOOD LEFTIES WITH THE ANGLE
  • COMING IN, IT'S BETTER FOR THE
  • LEFTY THAN A RIGHTY TO GET THAT
  • BALL INTO THE SPOT THAT GIVES
  • TROUT PROBLEMS.
  • JAMES PAXTON HAS NOTORIOUSLY
  • GIVEN TROUT A TON OF PROBLEMS
  • BECAUSE HE CAN HIT THAT THE SPOT
  • ONE AFTER ANOTHER AND TIE TROUT
  • UP.
  • RICH: WAYNE HARDY, THE LEFTY,
  • 6'2", 218 POUNDS, NORTHWEST GUY,
  • BORN IN SEATTLE.
  • HAD A REALLY NICE RUN MID-SEASON
  • FROM MAY 21 TO JULY 7, HE HAD A
  • 1.80 E.R.A., ONE OF THE BEST IN
  • THAT RUN BY ANY MAJOR LEAGUE
  • RELIEVER, CALLED UPON TO FACE
  • SHOHEI OHTANI.
  • MIKE TROUT AT FIRST.
  • YOU SAW FLETCHER AT SECOND.
  • ONE OUT IN THE SIXTH.
  • OHTANI BACKS UP, BALL GETS AWAY.
  • FLETCHER SAW IT.
  • TAKES THIRD.
  • TOM: HARDY'S BEST PITCH IS THE
  • CHANGEUP.
  • AS A CATCHER, YOU ANTICIPATE
  • THIS WILL BE IN THE DIRT AND IT
  • JUST HITS OFF THE HEEL OF THE
  • GLOVE AND BOUNCES TOO FAR AWAY.
  • MARK: WHEN YOU'RE ON SECOND
  • BASE, THIS IS A MUCH EASIER READ
  • THAN ANY OTHER PLACE ON THE
  • BASES.
  • YOU'RE LOOKING DIRECTLY IN
  • TOWARDS HOME PLATE.
  • YOU CAN JUDGE HOW FAR AWAY THAT
  • BALL GETS.
  • THAT'S WHY FLETCHER'S AT THIRD
  • BASE AND TROUT'S STILL AT FIRST
  • BASE.
  • RICH: 79 MILES AN HOUR.
  • OHTANI IN FRONT.
  • THE ANGELS DID NOT GET OFF TO A
  • GOOD START BUT THEY'VE PLAYED
  • WELL AND IT COINCIDES WITH
  • OHTANI RETURNING TO THE LINEUP.
  • THEY ARE 40-32 SINCE OHTANI
  • RETURNED, BRAD AUSMUS' CLUB.
  • TOM: GOT TO KEEP AN EYE ON
  • TROUT.
  • GOOD SITUATION TO RUN.
  • HARDY CURVEBALL-CHANGEUP GUY.
  • AS A BASE RUNNER, THOSE ARE THE
  • PITCHES YOU WANT TO PICK.
  • MARK: I JUST DON'T SEE TROUT RUN
  • AGAINST LEFTIES OFTEN AT ALL.
  • TOM: HE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH OF A
  • LEAD OVER THERE.
  • RICH: HARDY'S CHANGEUP, AS TOM
  • POINTED OUT, HIS BEST PITCH, AND
  • NOT AFRAID TO GO LEFTY-ON-LEFTY
  • WITH THE CHANGEUP.
  • TOM: THAT'S THREE IN A ROW.
  • FOUR FOR A QUARTER?
  • I DON'T KNOW IF I'D GO FOUR
  • TIMES TO OHTANI.
  • MARK: IF TROUT STAYS AT FIRST
  • BASE, IT CREATES A LITTLE EXTRA
  • SPACE BECAUSE THEY'RE HOLDING
  • HIM ON.
  • RICH: THAT ONE ALMOST GOT HIM
  • AND MISSES IN.
  • OHTANI ON HIS WAY TO FIRST.
  • MARK: THIS IS WHAT RON
  • GARDENHIRE WAS TALKING ABOUT
  • BEFORE THE GAME.
  • HE SAID THEY'VE HAD LEADS AND
  • HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY SOLID
  • BASEBALL BUT CAN'T FINISH.
  • THEY HAD IT YESTERDAY, A GREAT
  • START OUT OF MATTHEW BOYD AND
  • UNABLE TO CLOSE OUT THAT GAME.
  • TODAY THEY GOT A REALLY GOOD
  • START OUT OF ZIMMERMANN.
  • THEY HAVE TO BE PLEASED WITH
  • WHAT THEY'VE SEEN FROM
  • ZIMMERMANN IN THIS GAME BUT NOW
  • THE DOOR OPENING UP FOR THE
  • ANGELS.
  • RICH: DANGEROUS HITTER IN UPTON
  • WHO HAS MISSED A GOOD CHUNK OF
  • THIS SEASON AFTER AN ODD TOE
  • INJURY AT THE END OF SPRING
  • TRAINING.
  • TOM: HARDY HAS TO THINK ABOUT
  • HITTING THE BALL TO THE MIDDLE
  • PART OF THE FIELD KNOWING
  • CHANGEUPS ARE HARDY'S BEST
  • PITCH.
  • YOU CAN'T GET THE ROLLOVER.
  • RICH: THE CHANGE WITH THE GREAT
  • ARM SIDE ACTION AND HE WAS
  • ROLLING OVER ON THAT.
  • IT'S 0-2.
  • MARK: YOU LOOK AT THE MONTH OF
  • JULY FOR JUSTIN UPTON.
  • HE HAS NOT GOT HIS GAME UP AND
  • RUNNING.
  • FANS KNOW WHEN HE'S HOT HE CAN
  • CARRY A CLUBHOUSE BUT .203 IN
  • JULY WITH A COUPLE OF HOME RUNS.
  • TOM: YOU HAVE TO HIT SOFT HERE.
  • I KNOW MOST MAJOR LEAGUE
  • HITTERS, VIRTUALLY ALL, SIT
  • FASTBALL, REACT TO OFF-SPEED.
  • HARDY WON'T BEAT YOU WITH HIS
  • FASTBALL.
  • YOU CAN SIT SOFT AND STILL REACT
  • TO FASTBALL.
  • RICH: DAVID FLETCHER WITH AN
  • R.B.I. DOUBLE, KOLE CALHOUN IS
  • ON DECK.
  • THE 2-2.
  • TOM: TAKES RIGHT THERE ON THE
  • CHANGEUPS.
  • THAT'S GOT TO GET HARDY
  • THINKING.
  • YOU SEE UPTON ON BALANCE.
  • WATCH, THERE'S NO DRIFT HERE, NO
  • LEAN.
  • ON BALANCE.
  • WHEN YOU HAVE TO THROW A
  • CHANGEUP FOR A STRIKE IN THE
  • ZONE, THAT CAN BE A DANGEROUS
  • PITCH.
  • RICH: 3-2 AND HE CHASED AND HE
  • JUST GOT A PIECE.
  • SEE WHERE THAT PITCH WAS, THAT'S
  • A GOOD 10 INCHES OUTSIDE.
  • HE GOT TO THE BALL BUT BARELY.
  • MARK: WHAT YOU WERE TALKING
  • ABOUT, TOM, IF YOU'RE THINKING
  • RIGHT FIELD, THAT ONE IS SERVED
  • UP TO YOU.
  • THAT CHANGEUP IS A MISTAKE UP
  • AND OUT OVER THE PLATE.
  • IF YOU THINK THAT WAY, YOU LET
  • IT GET DEEP AND DRIVE IT THAT
  • DIRECTION.
  • RICH: FLETCHER, TROUT, OHTANI,
  • BASES LOADED.
  • UPUPTON CALLING TIME.
  • TOM: IT'S A TEST OF DISCIPLINE
  • ON HARDY'S PART BECAUSE HIS BEST
  • PITCH IS THE CHANGEUP OUT OF THE
  • ZONE.
  • UPTON, YOU CAN TAKE THE PITCH ON
  • A FULL COUNT, THE CHANGEUP THAT
  • WILL DROP OUT OF THE ZONE.
  • RICH: 3-2, GOT HIM.
  • GORGEOUS CHANGEUP.
  • UPTON TRIED TO PULL IT AND HARDY
  • WINS THE BATTLE.
  • TWO OUTS.
  • TOM: MORE DISCIPLINED PLAYER WAS
  • HARDY, HE WON THE BATTLE.
  • IT TAKES CONVICTION TO THROW
  • THAT PITCH.
  • WHEN YOU GET IN A SITUATION
  • WHERE YOU NEED TO THROW A
  • CHANGEUP FOR A STRIKE, IT CAN BE
  • HAIRY.
  • BUT THIS IS THE SAME PITCH OVER
  • AND OVER FOR THE MOST PART
  • KEEPING THE CHANGEUP DOWN AND
  • AWAY.
  • HERE UPTON STARTS TO ADJUST AND
  • HAD A COUPLE OF GOOD TAKES IN
  • THE SEQUENCE.
  • YOU THINK MAYBE HE'S SEEING IT
  • OUT OF THE HAND BUT NOW TWO
  • STRIKES, THE ANXIETY TAKES OVER
  • AND FOUL BALL AND THEN THE
  • PUT-AWAY PITCH.
  • MARK: WHEN YOU'RE HARDY, THAT IS
  • YOUR BEST PITCH SO CONVICTION IS
  • AN EASY ONE FOR YOU.
  • RICH: KOLE CALHOUN WHO HORMDS TO
  • TO -- HOMERED TO LEFT IN THE
  • FIFTH, A COSTLY HOME RUN FOR THE
  • TIGERS.
  • IT PUT A RUN ON THE BOARD FOR
  • THE ANGELS AND IT ALSO COST
  • CHRISTIN STEWART HIS NIGHT AS HE
  • SLAMMED INTO THE WALL AND CAME
  • OUT OF THE GAME.
  • MARK: SHOCKINGLY, THE ANGELS
  • HAVE STRUGGLED AGAINST LEFTIES
  • FOR YEARS, HAVING PROBLEMS
  • AGAINST LEFTIES.
  • KOLE CALHOUN SHOCKINGLY LEADS
  • THEIR BALL CLUB WITH 10 HOME
  • RUNS AGAINST LEFTIES SO IT'S
  • KOLE CALHOUN, NOT MIKE TROUT,
  • NOT JUSTIN UPTON OR ALBERT
  • PUJOLS, GUYS YOU WOULD EXPECT TO
  • DOMINATE LEFTIES AS FAR AS
  • DRIVING THE BALL OUT OF THE
  • BALLPARK.
  • IT'S THE LEFTY CALHOUN AND FOR
  • THAT ARE TO HAPPEN, CALHOUN HAS
  • TO KEEP THAT FRONT SHOULDER IN
  • AND HE USUALLY DOES A PRETTY
  • GOOD JOB WITH THAT.
  • RICH: 1-1 IN THE DIRT, SMOTHERED
  • BY JOHN HICKS.
  • HE HAD ONE SQUARED AWAY THAT
  • ALLOWED FLETCHER TO MOVE UP 90
  • FEET.
  • TOM: WE SAW A SHOT OF JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN.
  • HE HASN'T WON A GAME IN 17
  • CONSECUTIVE STARTS.
  • AT THE MOMENT HE STANDS ON THE
  • WINNING SIDE OF THE DECISION.
  • IT'S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR, GOING
  • BACK TO LAST SEPTEMBER, SINCE HE
  • WON A BALL GAME.
  • RICH: 2-1.
  • CALHOUN PULLS IT FOUL.
  • TOM: HIS FATE IS IN THE HANDS OF
  • BLAINE HARDER.
  • BLAINE HARDY.
  • CAN HARDY EXECUTE ONE MORE
  • CHANGEUP TO KEEP JORDAN ON THE
  • WINNING SIDE.
  • MARK: IT WAS CALHOUN'S HOME RUN
  • THAT GOT THE ANGELS ON THE BOARD
  • IN THE FIFTH INNING AND IT WAS
  • AN OPPOSITE FIELD HOME RUN.
  • HE WILL HAVE TO HAVE THAT SAME
  • APPROACH RIGHT HERE.
  • RICH: 2-2.
  • PULLS IT FOUL.
  • STILL 2-2, FLETCHER'S DOUBLE
  • SCORED THAISS.
  • TROUT WAS HIT ON A FASTBALL, THE
  • LAST MAN TO FACE ZIMMERMANN.
  • OHTANI WALKS.
  • UPTON STRUCK OUT AND HARDY NOW
  • IS 2-2.
  • HE'S GONE CURVEBALL, CHANGEUP,
  • CURVEBALL AND THAT LAST PITCH
  • WAS A FOUR-SEAM FASTBALL AT 89.
  • SEE WHAT HE GOES WITH.
  • 2-2.
  • BREAKING BALL AND A STRIKEOUT
  • AND JORDAN ZIMMERMANN CAN
  • EXHALE.
  • HARDY HOLDS THE LEAD.
  • THE TIGERS GIVE UP A RUN BUT
  • THROUGH STARBUCKS INNINGS -- SIX
  • INNINGS IN GAME ONE OF THIS
  • THREE-GAME SET IN ANAHEIM.
  • TIGERS HOLD ON TO THEIR 3-2
  • LEAD.
  • MARK: GOOD, WELL EXECUTED
  • BREAKING BALL RIGHT THERE AND HE
  • PUT IT IN A GOOD SPOT.
  • CALHOUN SWINGS OVER THE TOP OF
  • IT.
  • THAT'S WHAT PITCHING'S ALL
  • ABOUT.
  • IF YOU CAN EXECUTE AND HIT YOUR
  • SPOTS, YOU CAN GET YOUR OUTS.
  • IT'S THE MISTAKES THAT THESE
  • GUYS ARE READY TO POUNCE ON AND
  • THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD
  • CURVEBALL.
  • RICH: GOOD SIGN FOR THE ANGELS
  • AND FOR BASEBALL, FOR THAT
  • MATTER.
  • TROUT ON HIS WAY INTO THE
  • OUTFIELD AFTER GETTING HIT ON
  • THE LEFT FIELD.
  • HE SEEMS TO BE OK.
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  • WITH ONE PRESS OF THE SCREEN,
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  • TOM: EVEN YOU CAN DO THAT, RICH.
  • RICH: I TRIED EARLY BUT NOW I'VE
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  • TOM, IS YOUR TV SMART?
  • TOM: IT'S SMARTER THAN ME.
  • RICH: WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THE
  • DISCUSSIONS THROUGHOUT THE
  • TELECAST.
  • CAM BEDROSIAN IS IN FOR THE
  • ANGELS.
  • BEDROSIAN IS SECOND TO WORK OUT
  • OF THE BULLPEN.
  • JAIME BARRIA WENT FIVE, JUSTIN
  • ANDERSON HAD THE SIXTH.
  • CAM BEDROSIAN WHOSE FATHER WAS A
  • WELL-KNOWN RELIEVER IN THE BIG
  • LEAGUES.
  • HE AND TROUT ARE THE LONGEST
  • TENURED ANGELS.
  • MARK: THAT IS CORRECT.
  • RICH: BEEN HERE A WHILE.
  • HE'LL JUMP RIGHT IN IN THE
  • SEVENTH INNING IN A 3-2 BALL
  • GAME.
  • THE TIGERS ARE IN A DEEP REBUILD
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • THIS IS YEAR TWO FOR THEM.
  • THEY'RE STRUGGLING TO WIN GAMES.
  • THEY'VE HAD AN AWFUL TIME
  • WINNING OUT WEST.
  • THEY WERE SWEPT BY FOUR IN
  • SEATTLE.
  • DROPPED 24 OF THEIR LAST 25
  • GAMES AGAINST THE AMERICAN
  • LEAGUE WEST GOING BACK TO LAST
  • YEAR.
  • THE ANGELS, ON THE OTHER HAND,
  • OF
  • ALL THAT, THEY ARE STILL ALIVE
  • IN THE WILD-CARD, SCRATCHING AND
  • CLAWING, TRYING TO IMPROVE
  • THEMSELVES.
  • THEY HAVE PLAYED WELL THIS JULY.
  • RICH: HERE IS JEIMER CANDELARIO
  • TO LEAD IT OFF OF THE TIGERS IN
  • THE SEVENTH.
  • TOM: HE'S ONE OF THOSE GUYS THE
  • TIGERS WILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT,
  • IS HE AN IMPORTANT PIECE GOING
  • FORWARD?
  • GETTING OFF TO A TERRIBLE START,
  • HAS PLAYED MUCH BETTER RECENTLY.
  • THAT IS OUT NUMBER ONE.
  • >> EN JOSH BELL OR LIKE TO HAVE
  • THE ONLY GUYS YOU TALK TO ABOUT
  • SWITCHHITTING WHO DON'T HAVE A
  • NATURAL SIDE, BECAUSE THEY HID
  • FROM THE TIME THEY PICK UP THE
  • PAT -- PICK UP THE BAT FROM BOTH
  • SIDES OF THE PLATE.
  • I ASKED WHAT IS THE STRONGER
  • SIDE, AND HE SAID IT DEPENDS HOW
  • I'M GOING.
  • LEFT SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES IT IS
  • RIGHT SIDE.
  • HIS DAD WASN'T GREAT BASEBALL
  • INSTRUCTOR.
  • HE HAS NO WEAK SIDE.
  • >> MAKES IT TOUGH FOR THE OTHER
  • MANAGER.
  • >> YOU DON'T HEAR THAT VERY
  • OFTEN.
  • >> JOSH BELL WAS THE ONLY ONE I
  • TALK TO.
  • AS YOU SAID, MOST GUYS HAVE A
  • NATURAL SIDE.
  • GETTING READY AT FIRST BASE,
  • CANDELARIO.
  • HAD TO BORROW BRANDON DIXON'S
  • GLOVE.
  • HE HAS ONE ON ORDER, THOUGH.
  • >> HE WAS A TRAINING DEADLINE
  • GUY.
  • HE CAME OVER, CANDELARIO DID, IN
  • THE WHITE SOX TRADE.
  • CASTRO HOOKS ONE INTO CENTER
  • FIELD, AND THAT'S A BASE HIT.
  • >> I THINK THAT BALL GOT THROUGH
  • HIS LEGS.
  • >> THAT WAS CRICKET LIKE,
  • THROUGH THE WICKED.
  • >> YOU ARE RIGHT.
  • THAT IS THE HARD WAY, IT WAS
  • TURNED SIDEWAYS.
  • >> AS A PITCHER, YOU RELEASE THE
  • BALL AND YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A
  • FIELDER, BUT THAT IS KIND OF THE
  • LAST THING ON YOUR MIND, YOU
  • WANT TO GET THE EXTENSION, GET
  • THROUGH THAT.
  • NEXT THING YOU KNOW THE BALL IS
  • COMING BACK QUICKLY.
  • BUT ROSIE AND'S BALL IS HIT SO
  • HARD HE JUST HAD TIME TO REACT
  • -- CAM BEDROSIAN'S BALL IT WAS
  • HIT SO HARD.
  • >> RON GARDENHIRE PORTED THIS
  • OUT TO US, WINNING GAMES, IT'S
  • ONE THING TO DEVELOP TALENT AND
  • GUYS HAVE A GOOD YEAR, GET THEIR
  • FEET WET IN THE BIG LEAGUES.
  • HE SAID WE HAVE GUYS THAT ARE
  • CAPABLE OF PLAYING WINNING
  • BASEBALL, BUT WE HAVE NOT BEEN
  • ABLE TO WIN GAMES.
  • THIS IS THE TYPE OF GAME WHERE
  • THE TEAM THAT DOESN'T KNOW HOW
  • TO WIN IS UP A RUN IN THE
  • SEVENTH INNING, ON THE ROAD, HOW
  • DO YOU WIN IT?
  • >> SOUNDS LIKE YESTERDAY'S GAME
  • FOR THE TIGERS IN SEATTLE.
  • >> THEY HAD OPPORTUNITIES IN
  • SEATTLE, IN MORE THAN JUST
  • YESTERDAY'S GAME.
  • RICH: SWINGS AND MISSES.
  • >> ON THE FLIPSIDE, THE ANGELS
  • ARE FIGHTING TO STAY IN THE
  • WILD-CARD RACE.
  • THIS IS A SERIES THEY CAN'T GIVE
  • UP.
  • THIS IS ALMOST EIGHT MUST SWEEP
  • SERIES FOR THE ANGELS TO
  • CONTINUE THEIR PATH.
  • TOM TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, THEIR
  • SCHEDULE IN THE SECOND HALF IS
  • HARDER THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN
  • BASEBALL.
  • THE GAMES AGAINST THE TIGERS ARE
  • GOING TO DISAPPEAR.
  • RICH: SIMMONS, FLETCHER TO
  • SIMMONS TO PUJOLS IN A GORGEOUS
  • DOUBLE PLAY, INS THE TIGER
  • SEVENTH.
  • >> THAT WAS SWEET.
  • THAT WAS BASEBALL CHOREOGRAPHY
  • AT ITS BEST.
  • >> LECTURE DOESN'T HAVE THE TIME
  • TO REALLY GET IT TO HIS HAND,
  • FLIPS IT OUT OF HIS GLOVE.
  • ANDRELTON SIMMONS COULD BE THE
  • BEST IN THE GAME OF BASEBALL.
  • JUST TO THROW RIGHT ON THE MONEY
  • TO PUJOLS, A BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE
  • PLAY.
  • NOBODY HAPPY THEN CAM BEDROSIAN
  • ON THAT DOUBLE PLAY RIGHT THERE.
  • SLICK.
  • >> ONE OF THE SEVERAL THINGS
  • ABOUT THAT PLAY, YOU MENTIONED
  • SIMMONS, THE TIMING TO GET TO
  • THE BAG, TO CATCH THAT FLIP,
  • WITHOUT HURRYING, TO MAKE SURE
  • HE CAUGHT IT IN RHYTHM ON
  • STRIDE.
  • SOME SHORTSTOPS WILL HURRY TO
  • THE BACK BUT NOW THEY ARE NOT
  • POSITIONED TO CROSS THE BAG TO
  • MAKE THE RELAY THROW.
  • >> A GUY THAT BROUGHT THAT INTO
  • THE MAJOR LEAGUES AND MAKE IT
  • LOOK SOUPY SMOOTH WAS A
  • SHORTSTOP WITH MARK LANGSTON IN
  • SEATTLE.
  • THE INCREDIBLE FOOTWORK THAT
  • MANY COMPARE SIMMONS TWO.
  • >> HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE GOLD
  • STANDARD SHORTSTOP.
  • I KNOW OZZIE SMITH ON THE
  • OPPOSITE SIDE.
  • THAT IS WHO I HAVE TO BASE MY
  • OPINION ON.
  • WITH THAT BEING SAID, AND I HAVE
  • TALKED WITH OMAR ABOUT ANDRELTON
  • SIMMONS BUT THIS GUY CAN SEE
  • YOU, HE'S GOT VISUAL CONTACT ON
  • YOU.
  • HE IS MY MAN CRUSH, BECAUSE I
  • ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SHORTSTOP.
  • I WAS LEFT-HANDED, AND I WANTED
  • TO BE A SHORTSTOP SO BAD.
  • SO I LOVE A GOOD SHORTSTOP PLAY.
  • PLAYING WITH OMAR AND PLAYING
  • AGAINST OMAR, I SEE SO MANY
  • SIMILARITIES.
  • THESE GUYS COULD PLAY THE TAPE
  • FORWARD SO MUCH BETTER THAN
  • ANYBODY ELSE.
  • THEY HAVE ALREADY CALCULATED IN
  • THEIR HEAD BEFORE THE BALL IS
  • EVEN PITCHED BUT THEY WANT TO DO
  • WITH THAT.
  • YOU HAVE TO DO THAT TO BE ELITE
  • FIELDERS.
  • >> YOU SAW SIMMONS WITH THAT
  • IPAD.
  • HE WAS CHECKING OUT THE YOUTUBE
  • SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK.
  • HE WANTED TO SEE THE CARDINALS
  • AND DODGERS, THEY ARE ON
  • WEDNESDAY.
  • THAT'S A TERRIFIC MATCHUP.
  • THE NEXT NIGHT, THE PHILLIES AND
  • GIANTS.
  • HOW GOOD ARE THE GIANTS?
  • TERRIFIC MATCHUPS, TWINS AT
  • BREWERS IS A GOOD ONE.
  • ACTUALLY, WHEN HE WAS WATCHING
  • WAS BUCK FARMER.
  • YOU CAN WATCH VIDEO ON YOUR IPAD
  • IN YOUR DUGOUT.
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE
  • CHANGED OVER THE LAST THREE OR
  • FOUR YEARS IN THE GAME.
  • FARMERS FIRST PITCH TO AVERT
  • PUJOLS IS STRIKE ONE.
  • SIMMONS WILL HIT SECOND AND MATT
  • THAISS IS DUE UP THIRD.
  • SLOW CHOPPER.
  • THAT DESCRIBES PUJOLS ON HIS WAY
  • DOWN TO FIRST AS WELL.
  • J.P.: BUCK FARMER ON THE MOUND
  • TONIGHT.
  • HE IS SOMETHING OF AN UNDER THE
  • RADAR TRADE CANDIDATE FOR THE
  • TIGERS.
  • A VERY EFFECTIVE SEASON FOR
  • THEM.
  • THERE'S NO URGENCY TO TRADE
  • FARMER, UNLIKE WITH SHANE
  • GREENE.
  • THE DODGERS, NATIONALS HAVE
  • LOOKED AT BOTH.
  • THE DODGERS HAVE A SCOUT HERE
  • TONIGHT.
  • WHEN WE THINK ABOUT TRADES, MARK
  • LANGSTON TRADED IN MAY OF 1989
  • FROM THE MARINERS TO THE EXPOS.
  • I BELIEVE THERE WAS A FUTURE
  • HALL OF FAME LEFT-HANDER GOING
  • THE OTHER WAY IN THAT DEAL.
  • >> YES, THERE WAS.
  • I WAS TRADED FROM SEATTLE TO
  • MONTREAL.
  • NICHOLAS CASTING HONORS NAME HAS
  • BEEN THROWN AROUND -- NICHOLAS
  • CASTELLANO'S NAME HAS BEEN
  • THROWN AROUND.
  • THEY TOLD ME GO PACK YOUR BAGS,
  • YOU HAVE BEEN TRADED TO THE
  • METS.
  • SO I WENT HOME, PACKED ON
  • MYSELF, SHUT UP THE NEXT DAY AND
  • THEY SAID THE DEAL FELL THROUGH.
  • SO THIS LITTLE THING START
  • PLAYING IN YOUR HEAD THE ENTIRE
  • TIME.
  • I KEPT HEARING THE METS, THE RED
  • SOX, ALL THESE NAMES.
  • THEN I GOT TRADED AND THEY TELL
  • ME IT IS MONTREAL.
  • UNLIKE, WAIT A MINUTE, WHERE IS
  • MONTREAL?
  • IN THAT DEAL WAS A LITTLE LEFTY
  • NAMED RANDY JOHNSON.
  • QUICK SO HE WAS COMING BACK FROM
  • THE METS, WAS IT GOODEN?
  • >> THAT MOVE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN
  • MADE, RANDY, WHAT A PITCHER.
  • WE HAD MANY BATTLES AGAINST EACH
  • OTHER, AND WHAT A COMPETITOR,
  • HALL OF FAMER, AND PROBABLY ONE
  • OF THE BEST LEFTIES THAT HAS
  • EVER PLAYED IN THIS GAME.
  • >> I HEARD A GREAT STORY THAT
  • EDGAR MARTINEZ TOLD, AFTER RANDY
  • JOHNSON LET THE TEAM, APPARENTLY
  • EDGAR SAID SOMETHING IN A
  • NEWSPAPER STORY THAT JOHNSON
  • TOOK UMBRAGE WITH.
  • WHEN HE SAW EDGAR, HE SAID, WHAT
  • WAS IS YOU TOLD A REPORTER IN
  • THE NEWSPAPER?
  • EDGAR SAID I DIDN'T REALLY MEAN
  • IT, I DON'T KNOW IF I REALLY
  • SAID IT.
  • I THINK IT WAS OUT OF CONTEXT.
  • JOHNSON SAID, WELL, IT'S ONLY
  • GOING TO HURT FOR A LITTLE BIT.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • RICH: INTO THE BAT AND IT'S
  • GOING INCH -- TO NESTLE INTO
  • CENTER FIELD FOR A HIT.
  • >> I REMEMBER ONCE VISITING
  • RANDY IN SEATTLE.
  • I WAS WRITING A STORY FOR SPORTS
  • ILLUSTRATED.
  • IT'S LIKE I HAD CLIMBED THE
  • BEANSTALK, BECAUSE THE HOUSE WAS
  • BUILT FOR HIM.
  • EVERYTHING WAS EXTRA HIGH.
  • >> DID HE SHOW YOU THE DRUMS?
  • >> YES, VERY GOOD DRUMMER.
  • VERY GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AS WELL.
  • >> VERY ACCOMPLISHED.
  • PROBABLY TOOK A FEW PICTURES OF
  • YOUR BUDDY MARK LANGSTON PAYMENT
  • >> THE LAST SEMI SAW HIM WAS AT
  • A RUSH CONCERT AND HE HAD MAYBE
  • 100 DIFFERENT LENSES SCATTERED
  • OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE.
  • HE WAS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY PIT
  • RIGHT UP FRONT.
  • HE SAID YOU BETTER GET THAT BIG
  • BODY DOWN LOW.
  • DOWN IN FRONT.
  • >> FARMER IN, TIGERS TRYING TO
  • WIN A BALLGAME HERE IN THE
  • SEVENTH.
  • SOMETHING THEY HAVE REALLY
  • STRUGGLED TO DO, WHEN ON THE
  • ROAD IN THE WEST.
  • AND STOP THAT RUN OF 17
  • CONSECUTIVE WINLESS STARTS.
  • IT HAS TIED A FRANCHISE RECORD
  • THAT JORDAN ZIMMERMANN IS ON.
  • 2-0 PITCH, AND IT'S UP.
  • QUICK SETS AN INTERESTING
  • PITCHED CHOICE RIGHT THERE.
  • TWO OUTS TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF
  • THE LINEUP, YOU DON'T WANT TO
  • MOVE THAT RUNNER UP TO SECOND
  • BASE.
  • 3-0 IS IN, AND HE LOST HIM.
  • IT TURNS THE LINEUP OVER AND
  • BRINGS UP FLETCHER WHO HAD THE
  • R.B.I. DOUBLE BACK IN THE SIX.
  • QUICK SETS ALWAYS JUST A LACK OF
  • FOCUS RIGHT THERE, KNOWING WHERE
  • YOU ARE IN THE LINEUP, WHO IS
  • HITTING.
  • YOU HAVE TO BE IN ATTACK MODE
  • WHEN YOU SEE A GUY LIKE D'ARNAUD
  • AT THE PLATE.
  • >> ESPECIALLY NOW WITH MR. ALL
  • WORLD ON DECK IN MIKE TROUT.
  • YOU KNOW FLETCHER IS GOING TO
  • GET FASTBALL TO HIT HERE.
  • IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO HIT,
  • RIGHT?
  • IN FRONT OF TROUT.
  • >> THIS IS A BIG PART OF MY
  • TROUT IS HAVING A BIG YEAR.
  • THEY HAVE HAD PRODUCTION THAT'S
  • FEEDING THE TOP SIDE OF THE
  • ORDER.
  • TROUT HAS HAD A LOT MORE R.B.I.
  • OPPORTUNITIES THAN HE HAS HAD IT
  • HAS MANY SEASONS AS I CAN
  • REMEMBER.
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  • RICK ANDERSON OUT FOR ANOTHER
  • MOUND VISIT.
  • LONG AND SUCCESSFUL RUN WITH RON
  • GARDENHIRE, THE PINCH RUNNER.
  • >> HE BECOMES THE TYING RUN AT
  • SECOND BASE.
  • >> FARMER GOING TO COME RIGHT
  • AFTER FLETCHER.
  • FLETCHER HAS A TALENTED BROTHER,
  • DOMINIC, WHO IS THE 75TH OVERALL
  • PICK, PLAYED AT ARKANSAS.
  • HE TALKED ABOUT GUYS NOT
  • STRIKING OUT.
  • HE HAS THE LOWEST STRIKEOUT RATE
  • IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
  • >> HE COULD GO SLIDER HERE NOW,
  • AND HE DID.
  • THAT FIRST PITCH WAS HUGE.
  • JUST PUMPED THE FASTBALL AND
  • CONTROLLED THE COUNT.
  • HIS PITCH HERE WILL DEFINE THE
  • AT BAT.
  • NOT -- NOTHING CHANGES THE
  • AT-BAT MORE THAN THE OUTCOME OF
  • A 1-1 PITCH PEERING WINNING THE
  • FIRST THREE PITCHES IS WHAT IT'S
  • ALL ABOUT.
  • >> CHASED.
  • HE DOESN'T DO THAT ALL THAT
  • OFTEN.
  • >> BRAD AUSMUS HAS TALKED ABOUT
  • IT.
  • HE SAID IN A CLUTCH SITUATION,
  • DAVID FLETCHER IS THE GUY HE
  • WANTS UP AT THE PLATE BECAUSE OF
  • HIS CONTACT, HE WILL MAKE
  • CONTACT AND SEEMS TO ALWAYS GET
  • THAT BIG HIT.
  • RICH: 1-2.
  • AS TOM POINTED OUT, FORMER IS
  • WELL AWARE OF MY TRANCE PRESENT
  • ON DECK.
  • CLICKS THAT WAS A CHANGE OF
  • FRONT THAT WAS A GREAT TAKE ON
  • FLETCHER.
  • FLETCHER ON THE GROUND, CASTRO,
  • SHORT WAY TO SECOND IN TIME, AND
  • BUCK FARMER OUT OF THE BULLPEN,
  • SCORELESS SEVEN.
  • 3-2, TIGERS ON TOP OF ANGELS.
  • SEVENTH INNING STRETCH.
  • OUR GAME SUMMARY, LET'S TAKE A
  • LOOK AND SEE HOW WE HAVE ARRIVED
  • AT THIS.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA OFF HIS FRONT
  • FOOT, TO STRAIGHTAWAY CENTER.
  • EVEN TROUT COULD NOT HAUL IT IN.
  • HE TOLD EVERYBODY ABOUT IT, ALL
  • THE WAY AROUND THE BASES.
  • BARRIA AFTER GIVING OF THAT HOME
  • RUN SETTLED INTO THE SECOND AND
  • THE THIRD.
  • A LITTLE TROUBLE IN THE FOURTH,
  • THROWING ERROR BY MATT THIGHS
  • AND AN EXTRA-BASE FOR
  • CASTELLANO'S -- BY MATT THAISS.
  • 2-0 LEAD FOR THE TIGERS.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN TRYING TO SNAP
  • THIS 17 GAME START WITHOUT A WIN
  • , AND THE SLIDER AS TOM VERDUCCI
  • EXPERTLY DIAGRAMMED TONIGHT ON
  • TONIGHT UNTIL THE FIFTH.
  • JORDY MERCER NOT ONE TO THE
  • ROCKS.
  • BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH, KOLE
  • CALHOUN.
  • OPPOSITE FIELD, STEWART HIT THE
  • BALL HARD AND CAME OUT OF THE
  • GAME.
  • BOTTOM SIX, JUST OUT OF THE
  • REACH OF JACOBY JONES.
  • THIS WAS A BIG STRIKEOUT.
  • PARTY WITH HIS CHANGEUP GOT
  • UPTON.
  • GETS CALHOUN AND HOLDS THE LEAD.
  • ZIMMERMAN IS STILL IN LINE FOR
  • THE WIN.
  • MLB GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON
  • YOUTUBE.
  • THREE RUNS ON FIVE HITS FOR THE
  • TIGERS.
  • THE ANGELS, A COUPLE OF RUNS AND
  • FOUR HITS.
  • YOU CAN SEE THE RECORD FOR THE
  • ANGELS.
  • THEY NEED TO KEEP WAITING TO
  • KEEP THEMSELVES IN THE AMERICAN
  • LEAGUE WILD-CARD RACE.
  • FLETCHER MOVES TO THIRD.
  • >> ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST BULLPEN
  • PIECES IS ON THE MOUND.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE SOME POWER
  • STUFF COMING AT YOU.
  • ANDERSON, CAM BEDROSIAN, IN
  • RELIEF OF BARRIA.
  • MERCER'S HOMER WAS HIS FOURTH.
  • SHOOTS IT TO RIGHT, AND THAT'S
  • GOING TO DROP FOR A GOOD ARM AND
  • MERCER IS GOING TO HOLD THERE AT
  • FIRST.
  • THE TIGERS OPEN UP THE EIGHTH
  • INNING WITH A SINGLE TO RIGHT.
  • >> I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE,
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MOMENTS
  • WHERE IT DOESN'T SYNC UP.
  • HIS LAST TWO OUTINGS HAVE BEEN
  • SOME ISSUES.
  • HE HAS ALLOWED FOR DRIVES AND
  • HIS LAST TWO APPEARANCES.
  • EVEN THE REALLY GOOD ONES HAVE
  • MOMENTS WHERE HE DOESN'T QUITE
  • SIZE UP.
  • QUICKSET LIKE THE IDEA BY JONES,
  • HE'S GOT THE SPEED TO FEED IT
  • OUT.
  • NOT GIVING HIMSELF UP ENTIRELY.
  • FLETCHER HAD BEEN BACK AT THIRD
  • BASE.
  • HE ACTUALLY REMAINS.
  • IF YOU WANT TO BOND, I DON'T
  • MIND IT ON 0-1.
  • STILL A GOOD IDEA.
  • RICH: JOHN'S DOUBLED IN THE
  • FIFTH, STRUCK OUT TWICE.
  • IT'S A THREE-GAME SERIES.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF A LONG ROAD
  • TRIP FOR THE TIGERS, WHO STARTED
  • IN SEATTLE AND WERE SWEPT BY THE
  • MARINERS, WHO HAVE BEEN
  • STRUGGLING LATELY.
  • CERTAINLY HAD A TERRIFIC
  • HOMESTAND.
  • THEY ARE FOR OVER THE TIGERS.
  • AN OFF DAY AFTER THE THREE HERE
  • AND THEN OFF -- ON TO TEXAS TO
  • FINISH THE TRIP FOR THE TIGERS.
  • THE COUNT 3-1.
  • DAVE CLARK THE THIRD BASE COACH,
  • GOODRUM IS ON DECK.
  • FASTBALL IS UP AND IT JUST
  • MISSED.
  • JOHN'S WALKS.
  • WE SAW BOBBY GRICH EARLIER
  • TONIGHT.
  • HE CAME INTO THE BOOT TO SAY HI
  • TO EVERYBODY.
  • I'M HOPEFUL THAT IS NOT THE LAST
  • TIME THE TIGERS WON A GAME HERE
  • AT THIS BALLPARK.
  • J.P.: NO, BUT IT'S BEEN A WHILE.
  • THE GREAT JOHN LOWE IS HERE AS
  • WELL.
  • THE LAST TIGERS VICTORY HERE
  • THIS BALLPARK WAS MAY OF 2017.
  • BRAD AUSMUS THEN WAS MANAGING
  • THE TIGERS.
  • HE WAS THE VICTORIOUS MANAGER
  • THAT NIGHT FOR DETROIT.
  • ONLY TWO PLAYERS WERE IN THAT
  • LINEUP FOR DETROIT AND ARE STILL
  • IN THIS LINEUP TONIGHT.
  • WE GO CABRERA AND NICHOLAS
  • CUSTER LLANOS.
  • >> WE HAVE SOME FASCINATING
  • STRATEGY GOING ON RIGHT HERE.
  • WE TALKED ABOUT GOODRUM, HOW
  • GOOD HE IS AGAINST UPPER
  • VELOCITY FASTBALLS.
  • OBVIOUSLY THE ANGELS HAVE TO SET
  • THEIR DEFENSE HERE TO BE
  • PREPARED FOR AN ACTUAL BUNT,
  • WHICH I THINK IS STILL ALLOWED
  • IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
  • >> NOT VERY OFTEN.
  • >> TO ME, TEAMS DON'T DEFEND
  • THEM WELL.
  • IT'S PART OF THE EFFECTIVENESS
  • OF PUTTING THE BALL ON THE
  • GROUND.
  • >> WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE
  • BUNTER'S DON'T HAVE THE SKILL TO
  • EXECUTE THAT.
  • CERTAINLY IT PLAYS INTO IT IF
  • YOU HAVE A GUY WHO CAN ACTUALLY
  • GET THE BALL ON THE GROUND.
  • >> NIKO GOODRUM HAS NOT HAD A
  • SACRIFICE BUNT AND HIS YOUNG
  • CAREER.
  • PART OF THIS, YOUR DISCUSSION ON
  • BUNTS, COMES THROUGH THE MINOR
  • LEAGUES.
  • TEAMS DON'T EVALUATE IN THE
  • MINOR LEAGUES.
  • IS NOT PRACTICED AS MUCH OR
  • PERFECTED.
  • >> THIS IS SOMETHING I ALWAYS
  • HAVE A PROBLEM WITH.
  • IT COMES FROM THE ANALYTICAL
  • PEOPLE THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • WHEN YOU ARE THE GUY ON THE
  • MOUND, THERE ARE DIFFERENT
  • PRESSURES WHEN GUYS START GOING
  • CLOSE TO HOME PLATE THAT IS NOT
  • ON THE SPREADSHEET.
  • THERE'S A LOT MORE PRESSURE WHEN
  • A GUY IS NOW STANDING AT THIRD
  • BASE.
  • THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER FACTORS
  • THAT COME INTO PLAY IN THE GUYS
  • MIND THAT IS ON THE MOUND.
  • QUICK'S I'M SURE RON GARDENHIRE
  • IS ALSO THINKING YOU'RE PUTTING
  • -- TAKING THE BAT OUT OF MIGUEL
  • CABRERA'S GAME.
  • HE IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO
  • FINDS AWAY WITH RUNNERS ON BASE.
  • >> FASTBALL UP.
  • THE COUNT 3-1.
  • >> TIED REGGIE IS USUALLY -- TY
  • BUTTREY HAS HAD SOME ISSUES.
  • THE VELOCITY IS STILL THERE, BUT
  • IT'S THE LOCATION OF IT.
  • HE HAS REALLY MISSED ON
  • LOCATION.
  • THE OTHER NIGHT HE GOT BEAT ON A
  • SLIDER THAT JUST CATCHES THE
  • HEART OF THE PLATE.
  • QUICKSET BALL IS OFF THE PLATE.
  • YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE COUNT
  • AT 3-1.
  • PICTURES REALLY STRUGGLING WITH
  • COMMAND.
  • JUST BAILED HIM OUT RIGHT HERE.
  • THIS GUY IS JUST HUNTING FOR ANY
  • KIND OF A STRIKE, AND YOU GAVE
  • HIM THAT STRIKE.
  • AGAIN, A YOUNGER TEAM, THEY
  • CHASE MORE THAN ANY TEAM IN
  • BASEBALL, DETROIT.
  • THEY HAVE A WISE HITTING COACH
  • IN LLOYD MCCLENDON.
  • RICH: THAT TIME HE TAKES IT, AND
  • IT IS OUT.
  • NOW WE GO CABRERA COMES TO THE
  • PLATE AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO
  • PUT HIM.
  • QUICK'S WE SAW BRAD AUSMUS
  • GIVING THE SIGNALS FOR THE
  • INFIELD DEFENSE HERE.
  • THREE MEANING THE DEPTH, AND
  • THEN HOME, OBVIOUSLY, GO HOME.
  • BRINGING THE INFIELD ALL THE WAY
  • IN.
  • IF THEY DO COME HOME WITH
  • CABRERA'S FOOT SPEED, THEY
  • POSSIBLY COULD GET A DOUBLE
  • PLAY.
  • UP THE MIDDLE, AND IT GETS BY
  • SIMMONS AND INTO LEFT FIELD.
  • MERCER SCORES, JOHN'S BEHIND
  • HIM, GOODRUM TO THIRD, AND MIGGY
  • KNOX IN TWO.
  • TIGERS HAVE A -- HAVE THE LEAD.
  • THE ADVICE ALBERT PUJOLS GAVE
  • HIM AS A YOUNG PLAYER.
  • WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • FIRST PITCH FASTBALL.
  • QUICK'S IT'S NOT BAD LOCATION,
  • BUT MIGGY HITS IT HARD.
  • DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO GET IT BY.
  • THE TWO WALKS PRIOR TO THIS BY
  • TY BUTTREY HAS SET THIS INNING
  • IN MOTION.
  • QUICK'S SITTING ON FIRST PITCH
  • FASTBALL, GOT IT, DIDN'T HIT IT
  • HARD BUT ADDED TO HIS HUGE
  • R.B.I. TOTAL.
  • >> MIGGY SAYS MY WORK HERE IS
  • DONE.
  • BECKHAM, YOU CAN RUN.
  • LOOK AT GARDENHIRE.
  • HE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT GAMES
  • LIKE THIS ARE.
  • OBVIOUSLY THE TIGERS ARE GOING
  • NOWHERE.
  • THEY WANT TO AVOID 120 LOSSES.
  • THEY WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO
  • WIN GAMES.
  • HOW DO THESE YOUNG PLAYERS
  • ACTUALLY WIN GAMES?
  • IS CO VETERAN WHO SHOWS THE WAY
  • HERE.
  • CASTELLANO'S BROKEN BAT AND A
  • POP-UP.
  • RUNNERS NOT TAGGING.
  • GOODRUM HAD CREPT DOWN THE LINE
  • IN CASE THE BALL FELL IN.
  • QUICKSET IS GOOD BASE RUNNING
  • RIGHT THERE.
  • THIS BALL LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOT A
  • CHANCE TO FIND SOME GRASS OUT IN
  • RIGHT FIELD.
  • THE BALL HITS THE DIRT.
  • WITH THE ARM OF CALHOUN NEWS
  • CLOSING IN ON IT.
  • PROBABLY A PLAY AT THE PLATE.
  • THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO IS
  • COME DOWN THAT LINE AND HOPE THE
  • BALL GETS DOWN.
  • QUICK'S THE ANGELS OPEN IN THEIR
  • COMEBACK IN THEIR WALKOFF WIN
  • YESTERDAY WAS OUTSTANDING.
  • FOR INNINGS, TWO HITS, NO RUNS.
  • TONIGHT, THE BULLPEN HAS COUGHED
  • UP TO HERE IN THE A'S.
  • >> YOU MENTIONED IT EARLIER,
  • THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN LENGTH OUT
  • OF THEIR ROTATION.
  • WHEN THAT HAPPENS, YOU ARE GOING
  • TO POUND ON THOSE GUYS IN THE
  • BULLPEN AND YOU MIGHT BE SEEING
  • SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF IT.
  • >> SAW GARCIA GETTING READY.
  • >> THAT IS A FAMILIAR STORY
  • AROUND BASEBALL, ASKING
  • RELIEVERS TO PICK UP MORE AND
  • MORE INNINGS.
  • IS THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS
  • THAT RELIEF PITCHERS HAVE A
  • HIGHER EARNED RUN AVERAGE THAN
  • STARTING PITCHERS.
  • THE WORKLOAD HAS GONE UP
  • CONSISTENTLY TO RECORD LEVELS.
  • A LOT OF THESE GUYS ARE FEELING
  • THE EFFECTS OF THE WORKLOAD.
  • QUICK'S NEXT YEAR BASEBALL
  • EXPANDS ROSTERS TO 26.
  • LAST I HEARD THERE WERE TRYING
  • TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE WAS GOING
  • TO BE A CAP.
  • QUICK'S 13.
  • THAT HAS BEEN DECIDED.
  • MOST TEAMS HAVE 13 NOW.
  • QUICK'S MY POINT IS IF THIS
  • TREND CONTINUES LIKE THAT,
  • THAT'S NOT EASY ON MANAGEMENT.
  • >> I THINK THEY SHOULD DIAL IT
  • DOWN TO 11.
  • IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE RUN THIS
  • WAY.
  • NEXT YEAR AS WELL COME THE THREE
  • BATTER MINIMUM IS STILL THERE,
  • STILL ON THE TABLE.
  • THAT IS A TERRIBLE RULE.
  • IT'S LIKE TELLING AN NFL TEAM
  • YOU CAN'T THROW ON SECOND DOWN.
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.
  • THE RULE WOULD AFFECT ONE MOVE
  • EVERY OTHER GAME, OR MAYBE ONCE
  • EVERY THREE GAMES.
  • THERE IS NO PAYOFF TO IT.
  • I GET WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO,
  • BUT DON'T TOUCH THE STRATEGY OF
  • THE GAME.
  • NOBODY ASKED ME, THOUGH.
  • QUICK'S I'M WITH YOU, TOM.
  • I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.
  • THERE'S JUST CERTAIN THINGS IN
  • THE GAME OF BASEBALL YOU'VE JUST
  • GOT TO LEAVE ALONE.
  • PART OF IT IS THE STRATEGY.
  • PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THE MATCHUPS.
  • YOU GET THESE GUYS IN FOR THE
  • LEFTY, HE'S GOING TO FINISH THE
  • INNING NO MATTER WHAT.
  • IT GOES BACK TO THE POINT TO
  • WHERE EVERYBODY IS SO WORRIED
  • ABOUT NOT LETTING THE STARTER
  • GET THREE TIMES THROUGH THE
  • LINEUP.
  • TO ME THAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL
  • PROBLEM.
  • IF THAT'S THE CASE, WHY ARE THEY
  • NOT TEACHING GUYS DOWN AT A
  • MINOR LEAGUE LEVEL HOW TO GET
  • THROUGH LINEUP THREE DIFFERENT
  • TIMES.
  • RICH: CANDELARIO THE HITTER.
  • QUICK'S THE AMATEUR LEVEL IS
  • DOING A TERRIFIC JOB DEVELOPING
  • PITCHERS.
  • YOU KEEP WRITING OUT WITH THESE
  • GUYS THROWING 95 WITH OUR
  • SLIDERS, MAYBE THEY DON'T PITCH
  • MORE THAN AN INNING AT A TIME
  • BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF THOSE
  • GUYS TO FILL BEHIND STARTERS.
  • THE INDUSTRY THINK INJURIES
  • HAPPEN A LOT BASED ON FATIGUE.
  • >> BALL GETS AWAY, RUNNER COMING
  • HOME AND GOODRUM IS GOING TO
  • SCORE.
  • 6-2 BALLGAME NOW HERE IN THE
  • EIGHTH.
  • QUICK'S THAT'S ABOUT BREAKER FOR
  • A CLUB.
  • TWO OUTS.
  • QUICK'S THE BALL CANNOT GET
  • THROUGH THE WEEK IT'S.
  • WE TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER, YOU
  • KNOW IT IS COMING.
  • THERE'S A CHANCE IT IS GOING TO
  • BE OUT OF THE STRIKE ZONE AND
  • THE BALL GETS RIGHT TO THE LEGS
  • OF DUSTIN GARNEAU.
  • HE GOES BACK TO WHAT I WAS
  • TELLING YOU, THERE'S A LOT OF
  • WAYS TO SCORE FROM THIRD BASE.
  • THERE IS ONE RIGHT THERE, THAT
  • LITTLE CHANGE OF A GETS AWAY AND
  • THE TIGERS ARE ABLE TO TACK ON
  • ANOTHER RUN.
  • QUICK'S CANDELARIO NOW GETS A
  • 3-1 PITCH.
  • BECKHAM IS THAT SECOND AND IT'S
  • FOULED BACK.
  • THE COUNT IS FULL.
  • 3-2.
  • QUICK'S JOSE MOLINA DOES A GREAT
  • JOB.
  • WORKING ON EXACTLY THAT THING,
  • FRAMING AS WELL.
  • BLOCKING PITCHES, GETTING THAT
  • BODY DOWN IN FRONT OF THE
  • BASEBALL.
  • YOU ARE ANTICIPATING THE BALL IS
  • GOING TO BE DOWN.
  • MARK: I THINK THAT ANGELS ARE ON
  • A PATH TO BREAK AN ALL-TIME
  • MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD AS FAR AS
  • WILD PITCHES THIS YEAR.
  • A LOT OF IT YOU CAN BLAME ON THE
  • PITCHERS.
  • WE HAVE SEEN PLENTY OF THAT WHEN
  • BALLS ARE SPIKED DOWN IN THE
  • DIRT.
  • SOME OF IT, YOU GOT TO HAVE THAT
  • GUY BACK THERE BLACKING --
  • LOCKING THE BALL.
  • QUICK'S THE TIGERS TACK ON THREE
  • AND LEAVE THE BALLGAME 6-2
  • AGAINST THE ANGELS.
  • MIKE TROUT APPEARS TO BE WELL ON
  • HIS WAY TO COOPERSTOWN.
  • LET'S REVISIT SOME OF THE
  • SIGNATURE MOMENTS OF HIS GREAT
  • CAREER.
  • >>.
  • THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF
  • ANAHEIM SELECT MICHAEL TROUT.
  • >> THE FIRST HOME RUN FOR TROUT
  • IS A BIG ONE.
  • >> YOU'RE GOING TO REMEMBER MIKE
  • TROUT.
  • >> IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST YEARS
  • OF MY LIFE SO FAR.
  • >> HE IS GOING TO NEED A STORAGE
  • UNIT FOR THE AWARDS HE IS GOING
  • TO WIN OVER THE NEXT TWO
  • DECADES.
  • >> HIS FIRST WALKOFF HOME RUN OF
  • HIS CAREER.
  • QUICK'S HE DOES IT ALL.
  • QUICK'S WE COULD BE LOOKING AT
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS OF
  • ALL TIME.
  • QUICK'S THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE
  • HONOR TO BE PART OF THE ALL-STAR
  • GAME.
  • >> THAT'S HIS 40TH HOME RUN OF
  • THE SEASON.
  • YOU BET HE IS SMILING.
  • HE IS GETTING A STANDING
  • OVATION.
  • IT'S HIS 1000TH CAREER HIT.
  • MIKE TROUT HAS JUST HIT HIS 200
  • CAREER HOME RUN.
  • >> DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIM AS THE
  • BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME?
  • >> IT WAS ALMOST ASSURED, BEING
  • AN ANGEL FOR LIFE.
  • >> THE FACT IS IT'S NOT EVEN
  • QUESTION, THE BEST PLAYER IN THE
  • GAME RIGHT NOW.
  • >> THE RESUME IS OBVIOUSLY
  • IMPRESSIVE.
  • FOR TIME RUNNER UP FOR THE
  • AMERICAN LEAGUE M.V.P., EIGHT
  • TIME ALL-STAR.
  • THE ONE THING YOU DON'T SEE
  • THERE IS ONE POSTSEASON SERIES.
  • THAT IS NOT ON MIKE TROUT.
  • I BELIEVE KANSAS CITY BEAT HIM
  • AND THAT IS AN ISSUE FOR THE
  • ANGELS AND FOR BASEBALL AT THE
  • SAME TIME.
  • THE BEST PLAYER OF HIS
  • GENERATION.
  • THIS IS WILLIE MAYS, HANK AARON.
  • AND HE HAS PLAYED IN ONE
  • POSTSEASON SERIES.
  • NOW HE'S GOING TO BE AN ANGEL
  • FOR LIFE.
  • HE SIGNED THAT ENORMOUS CONTRACT
  • , ALMOST $400 MILLION.
  • WHY HAVEN'T THE ANGELS BEEN ABLE
  • TO BUILD AROUND HIM AND GET TO
  • THE POSTSEASON MORE, AND CAN
  • THEY DO IT IN THE NEXT TWO OR
  • THREE YEARS WHILE HE IS SMOKING
  • OPS AND SLUGGING PERCENTAGE?
  • TOM: THREE REASONS FOR YOU.
  • PITCHING, PITCHING, AND
  • PITCHING.
  • AS I SAID, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IN
  • THE TOP HALF IN E.R.A. SINCE
  • MICHAEL ARRIVED HERE.
  • THAT IS CLEARLY THE NUMBER ONE
  • -- YOU ARE LOOKING AT YOUNG
  • PLAYERS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORE
  • THROUGH THEIR AGE 26 SEASON.
  • LAST YEAR FOR MIKE TROUT.
  • GREAT PLAYERS GENERALLY DO WIN
  • IN THE POSTSEASON.
  • IT'S NOT THE NBA WHERE IT
  • DEFINES FRANCHISE.
  • YOU CAN ONLY TAKE YOUR TURN AT
  • BAT.
  • GREAT PLAYERS GET INTO THE
  • POSTSEASON.
  • GET IN IS THE PERFECT WORD RIGHT
  • THERE.
  • IT JUST HASN'T HAPPENED FOR
  • MIKE.
  • BASEBALL FANS FEEL LIKE THAT IS
  • THE CHANGE.
  • I WANT TO SEE THE BEST ON THE
  • BIGGEST STAGE.
  • >> GOOD TO SEE HIM SWINGING.
  • HIS LAST AT-BAT, HE GOT POPPED
  • ON THAT LEFT-HAND ON A JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN FASTBALL.
  • >> A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID I GUESS
  • HE DOESN'T WANT TO PLAY IN THE
  • PLAYOFFS, TAKING THE LONG-TERM
  • MONEY WITH THE ANGELS.
  • THIS TEAM IS REALLY CLOSE.
  • RICH: SHALLOW, LONG RUN MADE
  • THEREBY CASTELLANOS.
  • >> A KID BY THE NAME OF JO ADELL
  • NOT FAR BEHIND THEM.
  • THEY HAVE THE PIECES FOR A
  • PLAYOFF TEAM.
  • NOW ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS GO
  • OUT AND SIGN GERRIT COLE THIS
  • WINTER.
  • >> YOU FAILED TO MENTION JUSTIN
  • UPTON.
  • THEY INVESTED IN HIM.
  • HE IS A GUY THAT CAN PRODUCE.
  • I AGREE WITH YOU, THE PIECES OF
  • THE PUZZLE ARE IN PLACE FROM AN
  • OFFENSE OF AND FROM A DEFENSIVE
  • STANDPOINT.
  • THEY HAVE HAD INJURIES
  • THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF MIKE
  • TROUT'S CAREER.
  • THEY HAVE HAD SOME GOOD STARTING
  • PITCHERS THAT HAVE HAD TOMMY
  • JOHN, A LONG LIST OF GUYS END UP
  • GOING DOWN TO TOMMY JOHN
  • SURGERY.
  • RICH: OHTANI AT THE PLATE,
  • JIMENEZ COMING IN RELIEF.
  • THE FASTBALL MISSES OUT.
  • JUST TO DOCUMENT THE E.R.A., YOU
  • DON'T SEE ANY TOP FIVE FINISHES
  • FROM THE ANGELS PITCHING STAFF.
  • >> THE LAST SOME THEY WERE IN
  • THE POSTSEASON WAS THE 2014
  • SEASON.
  • THEY FINISHED THE YEAR WITH THE
  • BEST RECORD IN BASEBALL THAT
  • YEAR.
  • KANSAS CITY CAME IN THROUGH THE
  • WILD-CARD AND HAD TO BATTLE BACK
  • AGAINST THE OAKLAND A'S.
  • THEY CAME SMOKING HOT INTO A
  • SERIES AGAINST THE ANGELS.
  • THE LAST ONE WAS A BLOWOUT BUT
  • THE FIRST TWO WERE TIGHT
  • BALLGAMES, AND THAT WAS IT,
  • GAME, SET, MATCH ON THE TEAM
  • WITH THE BEST RECORD IN
  • BASEBALL.
  • >> HE CONTINUES TO SWING THE BAT
  • THE WAY HE HAS SWUNG IN HIS
  • YOUNG MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.
  • >> A GORGEOUS PITCH.
  • JIMENEZ BROUGHT THAT BACK RIGHT
  • AT THE KNEES AND STRIKES OUT
  • OHTANI.
  • >> CLASSIC SEQUENCING, THE HIGH
  • VELOCITY, HIGH FASTBALL FOLLOWED
  • BY THIS CHANGEUP HERE.
  • >> OHTANI BEASLEY TRYING TO GEAR
  • UP FOR THE HIGH VELOCITY.
  • YOU COME BACK WITH THAT CHANGE
  • OF, YOU ARE GOING TO GET A LOT
  • OF GUYS THAT ARE GOING TO SIT ON
  • THAT.
  • >> WE WERE TALKING BIG PICTURE
  • WITH THE ANGELS.
  • THE SNAPSHOT IS, THEY ARE DOWN
  • TO THE TIGERS AND WHAT IS A HUGE
  • IMPORTANT SERIES AFTER DROPPING
  • THREE OF FORWARD TO THE LOWLY
  • ORIOLES.
  • >> THE TIMING COULD NOT BE
  • WORSE.
  • IF ANYTHING PERHAPS IT JUST
  • CLARIFIES WHERE THE ANGELS TRULY
  • ARE, THEY SIMPLY CANNOT BE A
  • CLUB THAT'S LOOKING FOR RENTALS.
  • TOM HAD A GREAT POINT ABOUT
  • GERRIT COLE.
  • HE ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL AT
  • ORANGE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL, 3.5
  • MILES AWAY FROM WHERE WE ARE
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • IF YOU SIGN GERRIT COLE THIS
  • WINTER YOU'RE TAKING HIM OFF THE
  • ROSTER OF THE DIVISION LEADING
  • TEAM, THE HOUSTON ASTROS.
  • >> UPTON HUSTLING, CONFUSION AT
  • THE BAG AND AN OUT CALL FROM THE
  • FIRST BASE UMPIRE.
  • NICE HITTING FROM JIMENEZ IN
  • THIS YOUNG TIGER TEAM WHO HAVE
  • LOST SIX IN A ROW.
  • RIGHT NOW AS THE ANGELS ARE
  • HEADED TO THE NINTH.
  • AS THE TRADE DEADLINE NEARS,
  • IT'S WIN STATE FOR CLIENT
  • EASTERN.
  • SOME OF THE MORE NOTABLE DEALS
  • COMPLETED -- FOLLOW ALONG WITH
  • THIS.
  • ANGELS GOT MARK TO SHARA.
  • INTO -- MARK TEIXEIRA.
  • IN 2008 HE HAD SOME BIG NUMBERS
  • AND HELP THEM OUT.
  • HODGMAN DID NOT HAVE THE SAME
  • TYPE OF RESUME BUT THE STORY IS
  • A LONG WAYS FROM BEING OVER.
  • EVEN THOUGH OUR TRAINER AND
  • PRODUCER IS A YANKEES FAN, THE
  • COMPENSATION PICK TURNS INTO
  • MIKE TROUT.
  • YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE THESE
  • TRADES MAY LEAD.
  • THIS WAS A NOTABLE TRADE AS WELL
  • .
  • DOUG FISTER FROM THE TIGERS, NOW
  • THE MARINERS FELT HE WAS FOR
  • MANY YEARS UNDERAPPRECIATED.
  • DOUG FISTER, 230 GAMES WITH THE
  • MARINERS.
  • 4.02 E.R.A., SO THAT'S A NOTABLE
  • TIGER TRADE WITH THE MARINERS.
  • YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE ANY OF
  • THESE TRADES WILL LEAD.
  • THEY COULD PUT HER TEAM IN THE
  • POSTSEASON OR A FEW YEARS LATER
  • IT COULD PUT MIKE TROUT IN YOUR
  • OUTFIELD.
  • >> YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE ANOTHER
  • MIKE TROUT, BUT YOUR POINT IS
  • WELL TAKEN.
  • EVERYBODY WANTS A TRADE, BUT
  • SOMETIMES BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT
  • YOU GIVE UP.
  • >> AND VICE VERSA, SOMETIMES YOU
  • PUT A LOT OF FAITH IN THE
  • PROSPECTS YOU ARE GETTING AND
  • THEY DON'T PAN OUT.
  • IT BECOMES A VERY DIFFICULT
  • SCENARIO.
  • THE SCIENCE OF THE DRAFT IS JUST
  • MIND-BOGGLING.
  • YOU LOOK AT A GUY LIKE MIKE
  • TROUT, IN HIGH SCHOOL, YOU DON'T
  • KNOW IF HE WAS PLAYING AS MUCH
  • OF THE STUFF THAT IS DONE NOW.
  • IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED, BILLY
  • BEANE GOING OUT TO SEE MIKE
  • TROUT.
  • HE IS UNIMPRESSED.
  • THEY PICK GRANT GREEN IN THE
  • FIRST ROUND THAT SAME YEAR.
  • HOW DO YOU JUDGE A GUY LIKE MIKE
  • TROUT WHO IS IN HIGH SCHOOL
  • DOMINATING A SMALLER LEAGUE.
  • RICH: CHOPPER OFF THE BAT OF
  • CASTRO, BAREHANDED, SIMMONS.
  • YOU DON'T SEE THAT VERY OFTEN.
  • SIMMONS THROWS IT AWAY.
  • ONE OF THE GREAT DEFENDERS OF
  • THIS ERA, ANDRELTON SIMMONS, FOR
  • GOLD GLOVES.
  • CASTRO IS ON HIS WAY DOWN TO
  • SECOND BASE.
  • >> THIS IS A DO OR DIE PLAY FOR
  • SIMMONS.
  • HE KNOWS IT DOESN'T HAVE TIME TO
  • GET IT TO THE HAND, HE IS
  • USUALLY RIGHT ON THE MONEY WITH
  • THIS THROW, IT'S OFF-LINE AND
  • BACK INTO THE TIGER DUGOUT.
  • IT WILL GO DOWN AS A SINGLE, AS
  • CASTRO IS ABLE TO GET TO SECOND
  • BASE.
  • >> SOMETIMES THE BALL CAN GET
  • DEEPER IN YOUR HAND THEN YOU
  • WANT.
  • A PLAY LIKE THAT HAPPENS, YOU
  • LOOK TWICE AND SAY, DID THAT
  • ACTUALLY HAPPEN?
  • IT DID.
  • >> 25% IS THE DEFENSIVE INDEX
  • WHICH MEASURES A FEW OF THE
  • ADVANCED DEFENSIVE METRICS.
  • YOU ARE SIMMONS, HIS FIFTH GOLD
  • GLOVE, NOT ACCORDING TO THE
  • INDEX RIGHT NOW.
  • YOU TAKE THAT RANKING RIGHT NOW.
  • MARCUS SEMIEN IS THE LEADER
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • BETWEEN SEMIEN AND SIMMONS, IT'S
  • WILLY ADAMES OF TAMPA BAY.
  • 75% IS THE VOTING AND YOU WOULD
  • THINK SIMMONS BY REPUTATION IS
  • GOING TO DO WELL IN THOSE
  • STATES.
  • HICKS PULLS ONE ON THE GROUND.
  • FLETCHER FIRES ACROSS.
  • IT TELLS YOU IN THE AMERICAN
  • LEAGUE, SEMIEN HAS HAD ONE OF
  • THE MOST AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS
  • DEFENSIVELY.
  • YOU CAN THANK RON WASHINGTON FOR
  • THE BULK OF THAT.
  • YOU WANT TO SAY WASHINGTON
  • RAISED HIM FROM A CUP BUT TOOK
  • HIM UNDER HIS WING AND HE HAS
  • TURNED INTO A DEFENSE --
  • TERRIFIC DEFENDER.
  • RICH: JORDY MERCER, ON THE DIRT.
  • THE THROW SKIPS INTO LEFT, BUT
  • THERE IS SIMMONS BACKING UP.
  • >> ANOTHER ONE THAT JUST GOT TOO
  • FAR AWAY FROM GARNEAU.
  • HE'S NOT REALLY SQUARED UP, AND
  • THAT'S THE ISSUE.
  • THE BALL IS GOING TO BOUNCE.
  • IF YOU ARE OPENED UP LIKE THAT
  • TO THE SIDE, MAKE SURE YOU GET
  • THOSE SHOULDERS SQUARE, CHIN
  • DOWN TO THE CHEST, CHEST
  • FORWARD.
  • LET THE BALL GET DOWN RIGHT IN
  • FRONT OF YOU.
  • THAT FORCES THE INFIELD TO COME
  • IN.
  • MERCER STARTED WITH AN OPEN
  • STANCE, BUT YOU HAVE TO GET TO
  • SQUARE TO BLOCK THE BALL.
  • SIMMONS WILL GO TO FIRST.
  • IT WAS GREAT TO SEE JONATHAN
  • LUCROY IN THE ANGELS CLUBHOUSE
  • TODAY.
  • IT SOUNDS LIKE ALMOST ANY DAY
  • NOW IS GOING TO COME OFF THE DL.
  • >> HE SAID HE HAS BEEN FEELING
  • GREAT FOR THE LAST WEEK AND A
  • HALF.
  • >> OBVIOUSLY WITH THOSE HEAD
  • INJURIES, YOU'VE GOT TO BE EXTRA
  • CAREFUL AND NOT JUST RELY ON A
  • GAMER LIKE LUCROY TO TELL YOU HE
  • IS GOOD.
  • GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME AND BE
  • CERTAIN ABOUT IT.
  • >> IT WAS A VICIOUS CRASH.
  • JACOBY JONES HAS HAD A NICE
  • NIGHT.
  • WALKED AND SCORED A RUN.
  • HE HAS DOUBLED, AND THE TIGERS
  • HAVE LEANED ON WE GO CABRERA,
  • SOLO HOMER IN THE FIRST ENTER TO
  • RUN SINGLE IN THE EIGHTH.
  • STUART, BEFORE HE LEFT THE GAME
  • AND CRASHING INTO THE LEFT THE
  • WALL, AND R.B.I. DOUBLE.
  • JORDY MERCER HAS GOT TO HITS
  • INCLUDING HOME RUN NUMBER FOUR
  • ON THE SEASON.
  • >> WE TALKED ABOUT A TEAM THAT
  • IS TRYING TO WIN.
  • SO FAR THIS GAME IS A PRETTY
  • GOOD BLUEPRINT.
  • YOU TALK ABOUT THE ADD-ON RUNS,
  • HARDY AND FARMER GETTING BIG
  • OUTS WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING
  • POSITION, KEEPING THE LEAD
  • INTACT.
  • THERE HAVE NOT BEEN A LOT OF
  • THESE KNIGHTS FOR THE TIGERS,
  • BUT THIS IS A GOOD ONE.
  • >> HOW MANY NIGHTS HAS
  • GARDENHIRE BEEN ABLE TO PICK UP
  • THE PHONE AND SAY GET SHANE
  • GREENE READY FOR THE NIGHT.
  • HE TOLD US TODAY, I DON'T CARE
  • WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT, HE IS
  • PITCHING.
  • IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL HAVE HIM
  • FOR THE NINTH AND READY TO GO.
  • RICH: JOHN'S TAKES A STRIKE AT
  • 99.
  • GARCIA HERE.
  • 35,000 HERE.
  • IT'S AT THE GATE.
  • GARNEAU GOT ENOUGH OF A PIECE.
  • >> THAT WAS A NICE JOB BY
  • GARNEAU.
  • WITH THE GUY AT THIRD BASE, YOU
  • HAVE TO LEG YOUR BODY OUT, KEEP
  • IT ANYWHERE IN THE VICINITY AND
  • GARNEAU, AS MUCH AS WE'VE BEEN
  • TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE ONES
  • THAT HAVE NOT GONE HIS WAY, THIS
  • IS A NICE JOB OF JUST GETTING
  • OUT THERE DOING ANYTHING YOU CAN
  • TO KEEP THIS BALL FROM GETTING
  • BEHIND YOU.
  • HE SACRIFICED HIS THROWING HAND
  • JUST TO KEEP IT CLOSE ENOUGH TO
  • HIM.
  • NICE JOB BY GARNEAU.
  • RICH: CHOPPER SLOWLY HIT.
  • NO PLAY, JONES RUNS WELL.
  • HE'S GOT A BASE HIT AND KNOCKS
  • ON THE SEVENTH RUN OF THE NIGHT
  • FOR THE TIGERS.
  • >> FLETCHER KNEW HE DIDN'T HAVE
  • TIME TO USE THE GLOVE.
  • WE TALKED ABOUT WITH SIMMONS
  • IT'S A SUPER DIFFICULT PLAY TO
  • MAKE WHEN THE BALL HAS ANY KIND
  • OF SPEED TO IT, TRYING TO
  • BAREHAND THIS.
  • SECOND BOUNCE, STILL MOVING
  • PRETTY GOOD.
  • THIRD BOUNCE, JUST CAN'T GET IT.
  • >> ON THE WILD PITCH THAT
  • HAPPENED, COMES BACK TO HAUNT
  • THE ANGELS HERE IN THIS INNING.
  • >> UP AGAINST A TEAM LIKE THE
  • TIGERS THAT IS 4-28 IN ITS LAST
  • 32 GAMES.
  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD AND
  • MUST, GIVEN THEIR POSITION IN
  • THE STANDINGS, SWEEP THE SERIES,
  • AND YOU COME OUT WITH THE GAME
  • THAT IS NOT A CLEAN GAME FOR THE
  • ANGELS TONIGHT.
  • THAT'S A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • >> ESPECIALLY COMING OFF LOSING
  • THREE OF FOUR TO THE ORIOLES.
  • YOU ARE STARTING TO FEEL THE
  • PRESSURE, THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS
  • TEAM IS FEELING THE PRESSURE
  • BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT IS AROUND
  • THE CORNER.
  • THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULE OF THE
  • SECOND HALF, THE ANGELS HAVE.
  • IT IS NOT GOING TO GET ANY
  • EASIER AFTER THIS THREE-GAME
  • SERIES WITH THE TIGERS.
  • THERE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IS JUST
  • ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL.
  • THEY PLAY THE RED SOX, THE
  • INDIANS, THE TAMPA BAY RAYS, THE
  • YANKEES, HOUSTON SEVEN TIMES,
  • AND THE OAKLAND A'S.
  • THE ONLY TEAM THEY PLAY IN
  • SEPTEMBER THAT IS UNDER .500 IS
  • THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX.
  • THEY ARE PLAYING MORE GAMES OUT
  • OF THEIR DIVISION THEN IN THEIR
  • DIVISION.
  • THOSE OF THE TEAMS YOU'RE TRYING
  • TO CHASE DOWN.
  • >> GARCIA WAS A STRIKEOUT, AND
  • THERE HE IS.
  • SHANE GREENE COMING IN FOR THE
  • TIGERS, AND OUR CLOSER, J.P.
  • MOROSI.
  • J.P.: I'M SURE OUR VIEWERSHIP
  • AMONG THE SCOUTS AND EXECUTIVES
  • IS GOING UP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE
  • THEY ALL KNOW THEY ARE GETTING A
  • RARE LOOK AT SHANE GREENE.
  • HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB CLOSING
  • FOR THIS TEAM.
  • WE DID SEE HIM IN THE ALL-STAR
  • GAMES, SO A LOT OF GUYS ON SHANE
  • GREENE.
  • THERE IS A SCOUT FOR THE
  • DODGERS, I CAN TELL YOU THAT FOR
  • CERTAIN.
  • FELIPE VAZQUEZ, A DYNAMIC LEFTY
  • ARM UNDER CONTROL THROUGH 2023.
  • IF HE GETS MOVED TO THE DODGERS,
  • I THINK THEY ARE THE CLEAR
  • FAVORITES TO WIN THE WORLD
  • SERIES.
  • BUT IF HE GOES TO THE BRAVES,
  • MAKING IT MUCH STRONGER, THAT IS
  • AN ARM THAT WOULD HELP THEM
  • CONTROL THE LIKES OF BELLINGER
  • AND MUNCY AND PETERSON AND
  • SEAGER.
  • I THINK A NICE COUNTERBALANCE TO
  • THAT WOULD BE FELIPE VAZQUEZ FOR
  • THE ATLANTA BRAVES.
  • >> HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO
  • CHARGE YOUR PHONE ON A DAY AS
  • YOU NEAR THE TRADE DEADLINE?
  • J.P.: I HAVE ONE OF THOSE
  • PORTABLE CHARGERS THAT CHARGES
  • MY PHONE AS I USE IT.
  • IF THAT DID NOT EXIST, I WOULD
  • BE IN ANY WORLD OF HURT RIGHT
  • NOW.
  • I'M GLAD TO BE SPENDING IT WITH
  • YOU BECAUSE IT IS A LOT OF FUN.
  • WE REALLY GET A SENSE, THE
  • PLAYER START COMING UP TO US AT
  • THIS TIME OF YEAR, WHERE AM I
  • GOING, WHAT IS GOING ON?
  • THESE ARE REAL DECISIONS FOR THE
  • PLAYERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
  • RICH: THE ABILITY TO MANAGER MLB
  • FRANCHISE ACROSS MULTIPLE
  • SEASONS.
  • HAVE YOUR OWN TRADE LINE DEALS.
  • LEARN MORE ONLINE.
  • TOM, SAME DEAL, CHARGE THE PHONE
  • MULTIPLE TIMES?
  • TOM: FORGET THE PHONE, I WANT TO
  • KNOW HOW HE RECHARGES HIMSELF.
  • NOW THAT WE HAD THE ATTENTION OF
  • ALL FALL MAJOR LEAGUE SCOUTS AND
  • GM'S, TELL ME ABOUT SHANE
  • GREENE.
  • WHAT MAKES HIM RIGHT NOW A GREAT
  • TRADE PIECE FOR A CONTENDER?
  • >> SINKER, SLIDER, DEFENDS THE
  • HOME RUN.
  • HE'S GOT A VERY QUICK ARM.
  • HIS STUFF PLAYS UP ON HITTERS.
  • YOU GET A SHORT WINDOW TO SEE
  • THEM, IT'S HARD TO MAKE
  • ADJUSTMENT.
  • HE DOESN'T BRING THE BALL BACK
  • DOWN VERY FAR AT ALL.
  • HE HAS A FASTBALL THAT PLAYS UP
  • MORE THAN WHAT THE RADAR GUN
  • TELLS YOU.
  • >> EVEN THOUGH THE SINKER IS
  • TABOO IN BASEBALL NOW, YOU CAN
  • TALK TO ANY HITTER.
  • IT'S THE HARDEST THING TO SQUARE
  • UP IF YOU PUT IT IN A GOOD
  • LOCATION.
  • >> CALHOUN TRYING TO ELEVATE,
  • SWINGS AND MISSES.
  • WITH THAT BE PERCEIVED VELOCITY?
  • TOM: EXACTLY.
  • AROLDIS CHAPMAN IS ADDING A MILE
  • OR MILE AND A HALF TO HIS
  • FASTBALL BECAUSE HE IS
  • SHORTENING DISTANCE.
  • THIS IS NOT SO DIFFERENT IN
  • TERMS OF STRIDE BUT IN TERMS OF
  • ARM SWING.
  • RICH: THAT IS GORGEOUS, 93 ON
  • THE BLACK.
  • CALHOUN MARKETING HIMSELF.
  • THERE IS ONE OUT HERE TONIGHT.
  • >> THIS IS PRECISION RIGHT HERE.
  • CALHOUN JUST GIVES UP ON IT.
  • IT HAS ENOUGH DETAIL TO COME
  • BACK AND CATCH THAT INSIDE
  • CORNER OF THE PLATE.
  • WHEN YOU CAN WORK BOTH SIDES OF
  • THE PLATE WITH YOUR FASTBALL AND
  • YOU HAVE THE SLIDER THAT GOES
  • WITH IT, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE
  • SUCCESS.
  • RICH: PUJOLS HERE.
  • IF YOU ARE TEAM THAT IS IN FULL
  • REBUILD MODE LIKE THE TIGERS,
  • HAVING A CLOSER LIKE THIS IS NOT
  • A LUXURY, IT'S ALMOST A FIFTH
  • WHEEL.
  • BUT A GREAT PIECE TO HAVE THIS
  • TIME OF YEAR.
  • >> FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
  • >> I AM WITH YOU.
  • I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF'S -- IF
  • HE IS STILL HERE.
  • WE'VE SEEN IT EVERY YEAR,
  • FIRST-PLACE TEAMS NEED TO ADD TO
  • BULLPENS.
  • >> NOT NECESSARILY AS A CLOSER.
  • YOU WANT GUYS THAT CAN KNOCK
  • DOWN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH,
  • TEAMS THAT HAVE ESTABLISHED
  • CLOSERS MAYBE CALLING AND SAYING
  • WE COULD MAKE THIS GUY OUR
  • SEVENTH INNING OR EIGHTH INNING
  • GUY.
  • THE TIGERS AND JORDAN ZIMMERMANN
  • ONE OUT AWAY FROM THIS WIN.
  • WHAT A NICE MOMENT IT WILL BE
  • FOR ZIMMERMAN, TRYING TO FIGHT
  • HIS WAY BACK TO HIS PAST FORM.
  • 17 STRAIGHT WITHOUT A WIN.
  • IT'S NOT LIKE THE TIGERS HAVE
  • BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME.
  • SEPTEMBER 5, 2018.
  • THE LAST TIME THE BOX SCORE HAD
  • A W NEXT TO ZIMMERMAN'S NAME.
  • E.R.A. 7.51.
  • HE HASN'T PITCHED GREAT.
  • TONIGHT THE TIGERS HAVE PLAYED A
  • REALLY CLEAN, GOOD GAME.
  • QUICK STICK AROUND, OUR POSTGAME
  • SHOW, J.P. MOROSI WILL HAVE
  • INTERVIEWS FROM DOWN BELOW.
  • A NICE WIN FOR YOUNG, REBUILDING
  • TEAM IN A TOUGH ONE FOR AN
  • ANGELS TEAM SCRAPPING TO STAY IN
  • THE WILD-CARD RACE.
  • SIMMONS TONIGHT 0-3.
  • TWO RUNS ON FIVE HITS FOR THE
  • ANGELS.
  • THE TIGERS PUT UP SEVEN RUNS ON
  • NINE HITS.
  • >> THE ANGELS HAVE BEEN SWINGING
  • THE BAT.
  • IT'S BEEN THE PITCHING SIDE THAT
  • HAS HURT THE ANGELS.
  • THEY HAVE SCORED RUNS, THAT THEY
  • HAVE BEEN HELD IN CHECK HERE
  • TONIGHT.
  • RICH: MISSES IN AND SIMMONS
  • WALKS.
  • BRINGS UP RENGIFO.
  • >> APRIL HAS BEEN A GOOD STORY
  • FOR THE ANGELS THIS YEAR.
  • THE INJURY TO TOMMY LA STELLA,
  • WHO WAS HAVING A CAREER YEAR
  • THIS YEAR.
  • THAT OPENED IT FOR RENGIFO WHO'S
  • ON TARGET TO BE ONE OF THE
  • MIDDLE INFIELDERS FOR THE
  • FUTURE.
  • THERE IS TOMMY LA STELLA, AND
  • HIS 16 HOME RUNS THIS YEAR, THAT
  • WAS JUST UNFORTUNATE TO HAVE
  • TOMMY LA STELLA GO DOWN.
  • BUT RENGIFO STARTING TO DEVELOP
  • AT THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL.
  • HE STARTING TO FEEL COMFORTABLE
  • WITH THAT.
  • RICH: BALL AND A STRIKE.
  • NOT A SAVE OPPORTUNITY BUT NICE
  • TO GET INTO A GAME WHERE HE CAN
  • SHUT THE DOOR ON A TIGERS
  • -- >> SHUT THE DOOR ON A TIGERS
  • WIN.
  • >> GOODWIN ON BACK.
  • TWO OUTS.
  • THIS IS ONE WHERE YOU DON'T
  • REALLY WANT TO MESS AROUND
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE GETTING CLOSER
  • AND CLOSER TO FLIPPING IT BACK
  • OVER TOWARDS TOPSIDE OF THIS
  • ORDER.
  • RICH: THEY ARE GIVING SIMMONS
  • SECOND BASE.
  • I WOULD TAKE THE BAG.
  • I WANT TO FORCE INFIELDERS TO
  • MAKE THE THROW TO FIRST BASE.
  • NOT DEFENDING, TAKE IT.
  • >> I AGREE.
  • RICH: THAT IS A STRIKE.
  • >> YOU WANT TO MAKE IT AS TOUGH
  • AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN FOR THEM TO
  • GET BACK FINAL OUT -- THAT FINAL
  • OUT.
  • RICH: ANGELS DROPPED 3-4 TO THE
  • ORIOLES, DOWN TO THEIR LAST
  • STRIKE AGAINST THE TIGERS, AND
  • THAT WILL DO IT!
  • GREEN FINISHES.
  • WHEN HE FELT -- HE STRIKES OUT.
  • THE DETROIT TIGERS AND JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN BEAT THE LOS ANGELES
  • ANGELS.
  • 7-2, THE FINAL SCORE.
  • ZIMMERMANN'S FIRST WIN IN HIS
  • LAST 18 STARTS.
  • HE HAD GONE 17 STARTS WITHOUT A
  • WIN.
  • START NUMBER 18.
  • HE GETS THE W.
  • A MUCH-NEEDED WIN FOR THE YOUNG
  • TEAM THAT WAS REALLY STRUGGLING
  • AFTER BEING SWEPT BY FOUR GAMES
  • IN SEATTLE.
  • TIME FOR THE POSTGAME SHOW.
  • THE YOUTUBE MLB POSTGAME SHOW IN
  • ANAHEIM!
  • THAT'S RIGHT, KIDS.
  • TIGERS BEAT THE ANGELS.
  • MIGUEL CABRERA WAS A BIG NIGHT,
  • MAKING ONLY HIS SIXTH HOMER IN
  • THE SEASON.
  • THAT SET THE TONE, KNOCKED INTO
  • A. THE TIGERS -- KNOCKED IN
  • TOO LATE.
  • TOM VERDUCCI, A LOT OF GAMES IN
  • THE MAJOR LEAGUES TONIGHT.
  • BUT THIS ONE, WILD-CARD TEAMS IN
  • THE AMERICAN LEAGUE WILL CHECK
  • IT OUT.
  • THEY WANTED TO SEE IF THE ANGELS
  • COULD CONTINUE TO WIN GAMES AS
  • THEY HAVE THROUGH THIS MONTH OF
  • JULY.
  • 7-2 WIN BY THE TIGERS.
  • NICK CASTELLANOS JOINS US NOW.
  • FIRST OF ALL, I KNOW FOR YOU
  • GUYS, GETTING THE WIN FOR JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN MUST FEEL GOOD.
  • HE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING TO PITCH
  • LIKE HE DID TONIGHT AND GET THE
  • WIN.
  • IT MAKES EVERYBODY HAPPY,
  • DOESN'T IT?
  • NICK: CAN YOU GUYS SEE HOW I
  • MANAGED TO SWING PUTTING THIS
  • HEADSET OVER MY GLOVE ON TOP OF
  • MY HAT?
  • RICH: THAT IS IMPRESSIVE.
  • DID ANYONE TEACH YOU THAT OR IS
  • THAT SOMETHING YOU HAVE
  • DEVELOPED AS A BIG LEAGUER?
  • NICK: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.
  • I AM PRETTY IMPRESSED BY IT.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • RICH: WE ARE, TOO.
  • NICK: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION,
  • WE ARE REALLY HAPPY FOR ZIMM,
  • MAN.
  • THIS YEAR HAS NOT BEEN GREAT FOR
  • ANYBODY, YOU KNOW, REALLY
  • WEARING A TIGERS UNIFORM EXCEPT
  • FOR SHANE AND VOITT.
  • HE BRINGS IT -- VOIT.
  • HE BRINGS IT AS IF HE WAS ON A
  • CONTENDING TEAM AND THAT IS ALL
  • WE CAN ASK FOR IS TO SET AN
  • EXAMPLE FOR ALL THE PITCHERS AND
  • STUFF.
  • THE FACT THAT HE CAN GET A WIN
  • TODAY AND WE BACKED HIM UP
  • OFFENSIVELY IS GOOD.
  • >> I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT
  • THAT.
  • IT BEGAN WITH THE HOME RUN.
  • YOU GUYS KNOW HOW BIG YOUR YARD
  • IS BACK IN DETROIT.
  • TO WATCH HIM GO YARD, HE IS NOT
  • AT FULL STRENGTH WITH THAT RIGHT
  • KNEE, DEAD CENTER FIELD.
  • HOW IMPRESSED WERE YOU BY THAT
  • SWING?
  • NICK: NOT VERY, BECAUSE WE SEE
  • THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • IF THIS WAS HIS HOME FIELD, HE
  • WOULD HAVE CLOSE TO 15 HOME
  • RUNS.
  • YOU KNOW?
  • IT IS HIS BAT PATH.
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES HE
  • HAS FLOWN OUT AROUND THE WARNING
  • TRACK OR WHATEVER FROM LEFT
  • CENTER TO RIGHT CENTER AND HE
  • WALKS IN LIKE WHAT ARE YOU GOING
  • TO DO?
  • THE FIRST THING HE SAID TO THE
  • CATCHER AND TO ME, HE SAID THAT
  • IS A POP-UP IN DETROIT.
  • >> YOU ARE A SOUTH FLORIDA GUYS
  • SO YOU GREW UP WHEN HE WAS
  • A YOUNG MARLIN.
  • AS A TEAMMATE, WHAT HAVE YOU
  • LEARNED FROM HIM AS A HITTER?
  • NICK: NOTHING.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • NICK: BUT AS A PERSON AND HOW TO
  • BE SUCCESSFUL AT THIS GAME,
  • EVERYTHING.
  • HE IS A KID IN THE BACKYARD
  • PLAYING WHIFFLE BALL, MAN.
  • THAT IS AS GOOD AS I CAN PUT IT.
  • HE HAS FUN.
  • HE NEVER GETS TOO DOWN ON
  • HIMSELF.
  • HE NEVER, YOU KNOW, ALLOWS
  • REALLY ANYTHING TO HINDER HIM
  • ENJOYING HIMSELF PLAY MISS
  • BASEBALL GAME.
  • I MEAN, LOOK AT WHAT HE HAS
  • DONE.
  • AND YOU KNOW, THAT IS WHAT I
  • TAKE FROM MIGGY AND BEING HIS
  • TEAMMATE.
  • RICH: THANKS FOR THE VISIT AND
  • GOOD LUCK GETTING THAT THING OFF
  • YOUR HEAD.
  • >> THANK YOU.
  • RICH: CASTELLANOS MESS ENOUGH TO
  • VISIT US.
  • THE TIGERS HAVE A -- NICE ENOUGH
  • TO VISIT US.
  • THE TIGERS HAVE A 7-2 GAME.
  • HE MAY BE WEARING A
  • DIFFERENT UNIFORM HERE.
  • >> HOWEVER IT TURNS OUT, HE WILL
  • BE THANKFUL FOR 4:00 ON
  • WEDNESDAY.
  • IT IS ABOUT BASEBALL AT THAT
  • POINT.
  • I AM SURE HE IS HOPING THAT HE
  • FINDS HIMSELF IN A RACE PLAYING
  • GAMES IN SEPTEMBER THAT MEANS
  • SOMETHING, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE
  • EVERY YEAR, THE INTENTION, THE
  • RUMORS, IS AMPED UP A LITTLE
  • MORE, AND THAT HAS BEEN THE CASE
  • FOR A MONTH IF NOT MORE FOR
  • NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS, SO
  • RESOLUTION IS COMING.
  • JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT FOR A
  • COUPLE MORE DAYS.
  • RICH: TALKING ABOUT GREENE, WE
  • SAW HIM.
  • THOSE ARE TWO OTHER PIECES.
  • IT IS A NERVOUS TIME AROUND
  • BASEBALL.
  • I THINK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN
  • BASEBALL, THIS ONE DEADLINE, I
  • AM SURE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO
  • FIGURE OUT HOW IS THIS GOING TO
  • AFFECT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT
  • 24 HOURS?
  • >> NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS ALREADY
  • PUBLICLY SAID THIS IS STARTING
  • TO MESS WITH ME A LITTLE BIT AND
  • MESS WITH MY APPROACH IN YOUR
  • DAILY ROUTINE.
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN IS INTERRUPTED
  • BECAUSE YOU TURN THE TV ON, YOU
  • HEAR YOUR NAME.
  • AT THE BALLPARK, HE YOUR YOUR
  • NAME.
  • -- YOU HEAR YOUR NAME.
  • YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU WILL BE
  • WITH THESE GUYS TODAY, TOMORROW.
  • IT DOES START TO WEAR ON YOU
  • TIME AFTER TIME, DAY AFTER DAY.
  • AT 4:00, COME WEDNESDAY, ONE WAY
  • OR ANOTHER, NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS
  • COULD TAKE A DEEP LEFT AND SAY I
  • AM EITHER PLAYING WITH SOMEBODY
  • ELSE OR I WILL BE A TIGER FOR
  • THE REST OF THE SEASON.
  • >> METS SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES
  • FROM TONIGHT -- LET'S SHOW YOU
  • SOME PICTURES FROM TONIGHT.
  • THIS WAS A FUN GAME FOR A YOUNG
  • TIGER TEAM THAT HAS REALLY
  • STRUGGLED.
  • BARRIA REALLY SETTLED IN.
  • HE GOT THROUGH THREE.
  • THIS WAS THE CABRERA HOME RUN
  • SMACK TO CENTER.
  • HE HIT IT OFF HIS LEG, TOM
  • VERDUCCI.
  • TOM: HE WAS JOKING WITH ALBERT
  • BRIMELOW'S -- ALBERT PUJOLS.I
  • LIKE PLAYING HERE.
  • WHY NOT
  • ?
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN HAD THE SLIDER
  • WORKING TONIGHT.
  • FOR THE MOST PART, HE HAD THE
  • BEST SLIDER OF THE SEASON IN
  • WHICH THAT PITCH HAS GONE
  • MISSING FOR MOST OF THE YEAR.
  • MARK: THIS WAS THE THING YOU
  • HIGHLIGHTED AT THE BEGINNING OF
  • THE GAME.
  • IF HE IS ABLE TO GET THAT SLIDER
  • IN GOOD LOCATIONS, HE CAN
  • CONTROL THE STRIKE ZONE'S AND HE
  • WAS ABLE TO DO THAT TONIGHT.
  • BARELY ANY MISTAKES AT ALL.
  • THE REST OF THEM WERE OUT.
  • A VERY DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR THE
  • ANGELS OFFENSE.
  • RICH: BARRIA WAS RECOMMENDED
  • STRIKEOUTS.
  • FIRST THREE INNINGS, FIVE
  • STRIKEOUTS.
  • FOUR CAME ON HIS DEVASTATING
  • SLIDER.
  • SLIDER WAS THE FLAVOR OF CHOICE
  • FOR THE STARTERS TONIGHT.
  • BOTH BARRIA AND JORDAN
  • ZIMMERMANN.
  • ON TO THE TOP OF THE FOURTH,
  • THIS IS A TOUGH CHANCE.
  • THE CONVERTED CATCHER, THAT IS A
  • STRAIGHT ERROR.
  • A TWO BASE ERROR.
  • DIFFICULT PLAY, BUT THAT
  • POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN AND
  • MAYBE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE THIRD
  • OUT OF THE INNING.
  • THIS WAS A COMMON THEME TONIGHT.
  • HE HAD TROUBLE GETTING THE THIRD
  • OUT OF THE INNING.
  • CHRISTIN STEWART COMES UP AND
  • TAKES ADVANTAGE OF A PITCH THAT
  • GOT TOO MUCH OF THE PLATE TO
  • DRIVE OUT THE TWO-OUT RUN.
  • >> 2-0 LEAD AT THAT POINT FOR
  • THE TIGERS.
  • TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN.
  • MARK: IT IS THE SLIDER.
  • THAT IS HIS GOATEE PITCH AND HE
  • WAS ABLE TO -- GO-TO PITCH.
  • THE ANGELS HAVE BEEN SCORING
  • RUNS.THEIR OFFENSE
  • HAS NOT BEEN THE ISSUE.
  • FOR JORDAN ZIMMERMANN, 0-3.
  • A 14.09 E.R.A. IN THE MONTH OF
  • JULY.
  • NOT A LOT OF POSITIVE THINGS FOR
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN TO TAKE OUT TO
  • THE MOUND, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO
  • LOCATE THAT SLIDER WELL.
  • TOM: HE HAS SHOWN SOME POWER IN
  • PITTSBURGH.
  • SO NICE TO SEE HIM HEALTHY.
  • AND PUT THAT ONE INTO THE ROCKS.
  • MARK: ANOTHER TWO-OUT MISTAKE
  • RIGHT THERE.
  • THIS IS THE UPPER PART OF THE
  • STRIKE ZONE.
  • IF YOU LOOK AT THE NIGHT FOR
  • JAIME BARRIA, THE ANGELS HAVE TO
  • BE HAPPY.
  • THIS WAS A GAME FOR THE
  • YOUNGSTER WHO ONLY JUST TURNED
  • 23 YEARS OLD AND GAVE THE ANGELS
  • EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED.
  • FIVE INNINGS, THREE RUNS OR
  • LESS.
  • RICH: KOLE CALHOUN TAKING A
  • BREAKING BALL OPPOSITE FIELD,
  • AND THIS IS THE PLAY THAT
  • CHRISTIN STEWART WOULD LEAVE THE
  • GAME AFTER, SLAMMING THAT LEFT
  • SHOULDER INTO THE SUPPORT ON THE
  • WALL AS THE BALL BOUNCED OFF THE
  • VERY TOP OF THE WALL, AND
  • CALHOUN CONTINUES A POWERFUL 24
  • HOME RUNS FOR THE ANGELS RIGHT
  • FIELDER.
  • DAVID FLETCHER IN THE GAP, LEFT
  • CENTER.
  • THIS WOULD CHASE HOME THAISS.
  • THIS IS WHEN ZIMMERMANN JUST
  • STARTED TO GET FATIGUED.
  • METADATA WITH MIKE TROUT, AND HE
  • IS GOING TO HIT HIM ON THE HAND.
  • THAT WAS A SCARY MOMENT.
  • MIKE SEEMS LIKE HE IS OK.
  • >> THIS WAS AFTER A PITCH
  • BEFORE.
  • A LOT OF SLIDERS IN THIS
  • SEQUENCE.
  • TROUT ALMOST LOOKING FOR THAT
  • SLIDER AWAY.
  • 3-2 FASTBALL COMES IN AND GETS
  • HIM.
  • >> THEN CAME THE TWO BIGGEST
  • OUTS OF THE GAME, AND THAT IS
  • WHEN BLAINE HARDY CAME IN AND
  • WITH THE BASES LOADED, STRUCK
  • OUT JUSTIN UPTON AND THEN HE HAD
  • TO FACE KOLE CALHOUN.
  • TOM: GREAT JOB OF PITCHING.
  • THE PITCHES HE WAS SHOWING IF HE
  • IS DRIVING DOWN THE 405, CHP
  • WOULD NOT EVEN STOP HIM.
  • HE IS IN THE 70'S WITH THOSE
  • CHANGEUPS, BUT HE EXECUTED.
  • >> I LIKE THAT, THE OBLIGATORY
  • FREEWAY REFERENCE FOR THE
  • CALIFORNIANS.
  • >> THAT WAS TERRIFIC.
  • >> FLETCHER TO SIMMONS
  • TO PULL MOST -- ALBERT PUJOLS.
  • >> THAT IS A SUNDAY DRIVE ON THE
  • 405, WHEN NOBODY IS AROUND.
  • YOU HAVE THE FREEWAY TO
  • YOURSELF.
  • THAT IS AS SLICK AS IT GETS.
  • >> EXIT LA CIENEGA.
  • MIGGY CAME UP IN AN R.B.I. SPOT,
  • REMINISCENT OF HOW CARLOS LEE
  • USED TO DRIVE IN RUNS, UP THE
  • MIDDLE.
  • >> THAT MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS
  • DOING WITH MEN ON BASE.
  • >> HE DOES.
  • WILD PITCH.
  • ANOTHER RUN.
  • GOOD HUSTLE COMING IN FROM
  • THIRD.
  • I'M SURE THIS GOES GOOD.
  • THEY DID A LOT OF THINGS RIGHT.
  • >> BATED AND -- THEY DID AND
  • THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF EVERY
  • MISTAKE THE ANGELS MADE TONIGHT.
  • THE TIGERS WERE READY FOR THAT,
  • AND THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED FOR
  • THEM.
  • IT HAS BEEN SUCH A LONG YEAR,
  • AND THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS
  • TONIGHT THAT EVERYTHING KIND OF
  • WENT THERE DIRECTION, AND WHEN
  • THE ANGELS MADE A MISTAKE, THE
  • TIGERS TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE.
  • >> TRADING DEADLINE ALERT.
  • HE IS WELL AND GOOD AND THROWING
  • HARD.
  • LOOKS GOOD.
  • A CHANCE TO GET HIM IN THE GAME
  • IN A SITUATION WHERE IT MEANT
  • SOMETHING.
  • IT FELT LIKE IT FOR GOODNESS
  • SAKE WITH ALL THE LOSSES THAT
  • HAVE MOUNTED FOR THE TIGERS.
  • >> IT WAS NOT A SAFE.
  • THE SCOUTS WHO WATCHED HIM PITCH
  • -- YOU WANT TO MAKE A SAVE FOR
  • SOMEONE WHO IS THROWING THE BALL
  • WELL.
  • YOU WANT A HOT PITCHER.
  • I AM SURE THE REPORTS ARE VERY
  • GOOD.
  • WHEN YOU REBUILD, YOU HAVE A LOT
  • OF KIDS.
  • YOU HAVE TO SPRINKLE IN SOME
  • VETERANS.
  • JORDY MERCER IS PLAYING THAT
  • ROLE, AND HE HAD A BIG ROLE IN
  • TONIGHT'S WIN.
  • MERCER WITH A HOME RUN AND A
  • SINGLE.
  • J.P. MOROSI CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.
  • J.P.: THAT IS THE BIGGEST THING.
  • I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO
  • STAY HEALTHY FOR ALMOST MY WHOLE
  • CAREER, SO THIS HAS BEEN A
  • DIFFERENT RIDE FOR ME
  • THIS YEAR.
  • I AM HEALTHY AND I FEEL GOOD.
  • I AM BACK TO PLAYING THE GAME I
  • LOVE AND THAT IS THE MOST
  • IMPORTANT THING.
  • I DID A LOT OF CHEERLEADING OVER
  • THE PAST 2.5 MONTH SO IT IS GOOD
  • TO GET OUT HERE.
  • J.P.: WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR
  • LIFE, BASEBALL, FAMILY,
  • OTHERWISE, WHO HAVE HELPED YOU
  • GET FEELING GOOD AGAIN?
  • JORDY: EVERYBODY PITCHED IN.
  • MY WIFE, MY MOM AND DAD, FAMILY,
  • EVERYBODY SENT THEIR TEXTS,
  • KEEPING UP WITH ME, SAYING HI,
  • SEEING HOW THINGS WERE GOING.
  • MY TEAMMATES WERE HELPING OUT.
  • EVERYONE WITH ITCHING AND
  • BASICALLY FROM LAKELAND --
  • PITCHING IN BASICALLY FROM
  • LAKELAND TO DETROIT.
  • WE ARE BACK HEALTHY, GOING,
  • WINNING A LOT OF GAMES.
  • J.P.: KNOWING WHERE WE ARE THIS
  • TIME OF YEAR, THE TRADE DEADLINE
  • CONVERSATIONS ARE THERE.
  • HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE TO DO AS A
  • VETERAN?
  • YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS
  • BEFORE WITH PITTSBURGH ON THE
  • END WHEN YOU GUYS WERE GETTING
  • PLAYERS ARE THE TIMES.
  • HOW DO YOU SET A GOOD TONE?
  • HOW DO YOU HELP THEM STAY
  • FOCUSED AND VERY MUCH IN THE
  • MOMENT?
  • JORDY: AS A BASEBALL PLAYER, THE
  • STEP OUTSIDE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN
  • THE CLUBHOUSE AND WHAT HAPPENS
  • IN THE DUGOUT, YOU CANNOT
  • CONTROL IT.
  • THAT IS THE BIGGEST THING.
  • I HAVE SEEN CRAZY THINGS HAPPEN
  • OVER THE DEADLINE.
  • IF YOU CAN JUST GO OUT AND PLAY,
  • TRY TO BLOCK AS MUCH STUFF OUT
  • AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE
  • THEY MAY, GOOD STUFF HAPPENS.
  • J.P.: YOU SEE A LOT OF FORMER
  • M.V.P. AWARDS ON THE FIELD
  • BETWEEN CABRERA, TROUT, AND
  • PUJOLS.
  • HOW MUCH DO YOU ENJOY WATCHING
  • THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THOSE
  • THREE GREAT PLAYERS?
  • JORDY: LIVING LEGENDS RAIN FROM
  • OUR FACE.
  • A COUPLE OF THEM ARE THE
  • GREATEST HITTERS OF OUR
  • GENERATION AND TROUT MIGHT BE
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST HITTERS TO
  • EVER LIVE WHEN ALL IS SAID AND
  • DONE.
  • JUST LIVING LEGENDS RIGHT IN
  • FRONT OF OUR FAITH.
  • WE ARE FORTUNATE WE GET TO PLAY
  • WITH GUYS LIKE THAT AND AGAINST
  • GUYS LIKE THAT.
  • THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS GAME SO
  • FUN.
  • J.P.: YOU BROUGHT THAT SAME
  • CLASS HERE TO DETROIT.
  • SUCH A GREAT PRO, JORDY.
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • RICH: GREAT PERSPECTIVE FROM
  • JORDY MERCER.
  • WE SHIFT FROM THE TIGERS, IF
  • YOU'RE WIN, TO THE ANGELS.
  • MARK LANGSTON, YOU WORK THE
  • ANGELS BROADCAST.
  • TOM, YOU HAVE A GREAT
  • PERSPECTIVE YOURSELF ON THIS.
  • WE SAID THE ANGELS PROBABLY
  • WOULD NOT BE BUYERS, THEY ARE ON
  • THE PERIPHERY, SCRATCHING TO
  • STAY IN THE RACE.
  • NOW THAT THEY HAVE
  • SOMEWHAT AGAINST THE ORIOLES AND
  • THE LOST 3-4 TO THE ORIOLES AND
  • LOSE TO DETROIT, IS THERE A
  • CHANCE THEY GO FROM POSSIBLY
  • BUYERS TO SELLERS IN 24 HOURS?
  • >> I THINK THIS WOULD MAKE THEM
  • LESS AGGRESSIVE AS FAR AS BUYERS
  • BECAUSE GENERAL MANAGERS
  • GENERALLY HATE SMALL SAMPLE
  • SIZES.
  • BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR FORCES YOU
  • TO BE A REALISTIC -- TO BE
  • REALISTIC IN A VERY SMALL
  • WINDOW.
  • NOT GOOD FOR THE ANGELS AT ALL.
  • YOU HAVE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR
  • AS A GENERAL MANAGER AND THEY
  • ARE WE A POSTSEASON TEAM?
  • WILL ONE MORE TRADE GET A THIN?
  • THE -- GET US IN?
  • THE ANSWER IS MORE TO THE NO
  • SIDE.
  • THAT DOES NOT PRECLUDE THEM FROM
  • MAKING A DEAL FOR GOING FORWARD
  • BEYOND THIS YEAR BUT IN TERMS OF
  • AGGRESSIVE SELLING OUT FOR A
  • POSTSEASON SPOT, LESS LIKELY NOW
  • BASED ON THE LAST FIVE DAYS.
  • RICH: YOU HAVE YOUR FINGER ON
  • THE PULSE OF THIS BALL CLUB.
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN
  • WITH THE ANGELS IN THE NEXT 24
  • HOURS?
  • MARK: THE SERIES WITH BALTIMORE
  • CHANGES THE TIME.
  • AFTER SWEEPING THE DODGERS IN
  • DODGER STADIUM, THERE WAS SO
  • MUCH MOMENTUM HEADING INTO THIS
  • HOMESTAND BECAUSE THE SCHEDULE
  • IS WHAT IS IT IS.
  • THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES HAVE
  • STRUGGLED.
  • THE DETROIT TIGERS HAVE
  • STRUGGLED THIS YEAR.
  • THIS IS CRITICAL TO A TEAM
  • TRYING TO CHASE DOWN A WILD-CARD
  • SPOT.
  • YOU COME UP SHORT IN THE ORIOLES
  • SERIES, TONIGHT'S GAME DID NOT
  • GO THERE DIRECTION.
  • IT IS A DISAPPOINTING HOMESTAND.
  • THERE'S NO IF, AND, OR BUT ABOUT
  • IT.
  • THIS TEAM KNOWS BETTER THAN THIS
  • AND IT IS UNFORTUNATE TO SEE THE
  • WAY THIS HAS GONE BECAUSE,
  • AGAIN, COMING FROM THAT DODGERS
  • SERIES, YOU THOUGHT THEY ARE
  • GOING TO RIDE INTO THIS
  • SERIES ON A PLUS MOST ENDGAME --
  • NOTE AND GAIN MOMENTUM.
  • WHEN THEY HAVE A LOT OF TALENT
  • AND THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN
  • CARRYING THIS BALL, YOU THINK,
  • ALL RIGHT, YOU NEVER KNOW.
  • CERTAINLY THE SERIES WITH THE
  • ORIOLES AND HERE TONIGHT HAS
  • REALLY HAS BEEN TAKEN A LOT OF
  • WIND OUT OF THE SAILS FOR THE
  • ANGELS HERE.
  • RICH: LET'S HEAR FROM BRAD
  • AUSMUS, MANAGER OF THE ANGELS.
  • >> BRAD, OBVIOUSLY, THERE WERE A
  • LOT OF THINGS THAT DID NOT GO AS
  • YOU WANTED TODAY.
  • HOW WAS IT AS A TEAM LIKE
  • PERFORMANCE?
  • J.P.: -- TEAM WIDE PERFORMANCE?
  • BRAD: NOT GREAT TIMING.
  • REALLY DID NOT GIVE THEM CREDIT.
  • JORDAN ZIMMERMANN PITCHED WELL
  • BUT WE DID NOT DO MUCH AGAINST
  • HIM IN THE EARLY PART OF THE
  • GAME.
  • LATE IN THE GAME, THEY CAPS ON
  • AND -- TACKED ON AND PUT SOME
  • SEPARATION IN AND OUTPLAYED US.
  • >> HOW DIFFICULT HAS THE COUPLE
  • WEEKS THEN MENTALLY?
  • HE IS -- BEEN MENTALLY?
  • HAS THIS BEEN THE AFTEREFFECTS?
  • BRAD: IT COULD BE.
  • IN BASEBALL, A LOT OF HOW GAMES
  • GO IS THE TIMING OF WHEN YOU
  • PLAY TEAMS.
  • YOU PLAY TEAMS WHEN THEY ARE HOT
  • OR PITCHING WELL.
  • THEY ARE A LOT TOUGHER AT THE
  • BOTTOM OF THE STANDINGS AND IT
  • CAN GO THE OTHER WAY, TOO.
  • YOU CAN CATCH THEM WHEN THEY ARE
  • NOT HITTING OR PITCHING WELL AND
  • YOU CAN BEAT THEM, BUT THE
  • TIMING OF US STRUGGLING AGAINST
  • BALTIMORE IN THE FIRST GAME OF
  • THIS SERIES IS NOT GOOD.
  • WE MADE SOME STRIDES TO GET FIVE
  • GAMES OVER 500, TAKE A FEW STEPS
  • BACK.
  • FORTUNATELY WON YESTERDAY.
  • WE NEED TO WIN THE NEXT TWO.
  • >> WHAT DID YOU THINK OF BARRIA?
  • BRAD: BARRIA DID A FINE JOB.
  • THEY SEEMED TO GET TO HIM THE
  • LAST INNING A LITTLE BIT.
  • SCORED A COUPLE RUNS.
  • OVERALL, I THOUGHT HE DID FINE.
  • REPORTER: [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • BRAD: YOU KNOW, I WOULD NOT SAY
  • HE GOT HIT HARD TODAY.
  • IT WAS MORE ABOUT THE COMMAND,
  • THE STRAIGHT THROWN, BUT THE
  • STUFF IS STILL THERE.
  • REPORTER: I KNOW DETROIT HAD A
  • LEAD, BUT HOW BIG WAS THAT
  • STRETCH, BASES LOADED, WHEN YOU
  • HAD CALHOUN?
  • BRAD: YOU LOOK BACK ON IT NOW
  • AND FEEL LIKE YOU MISSED AN
  • OPPORTUNITY AND WE DID NOT HAVE
  • A TON OF OPPORTUNITIES OVER THE
  • COURSE OF THE GAME.
  • THAT BEING SAID, I DO NOT KNOW
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SCORE THERE
  • OR NOT.
  • REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN
  • UPTON'S SWING IN THE LAST 10
  • GAMES?
  • BRAD: HE IS COMING OFF THE BALL
  • A LITTLE BIT.
  • I KNOW HE DOES NOT FEEL RIGHT
  • AND HE IS WORKING HARD TO
  • CORRECT IT.
  • REPORTER: DO YOU THINK HE MIGHT
  • CHANGE THE SPONSOR WHILE HE IS
  • WORKING THIS STUFF OUT?
  • BRAD: WE WILL DISCUSS IT.
  • IT IS A POSSIBILITY, IF WE NEED
  • TO TAKE A STEP BACK WITH THE
  • PITCHER TO GET RETURN TO FORM.
  • WE CAN DO THAT.
  • NOT SURE IF WE WILL OR NOT BUT
  • IT IS A POSSIBILITY.
  • >> AFTER THE TIGERS SCORED FIRST
  • AND LEAD THE HALLWAY IN A
  • VICTORY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE
  • THE 31ST OF MAY ACCORDING TO
  • JOHN LOW HERE, WITH RESEARCH ON
  • THE FIELD.
  • A COUPLE TIGERS NOTES TO WRAP
  • UP.
  • CHRISTIN STEWART WAS FOUND TO
  • HAVE A CONCUSSION AND HE WAS PUT
  • IN THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL AFTER
  • HE LEFT THE GAME AND WILL BE
  • PLACED ON THE SEVEN-DAY
  • CONCUSSION DISABLED LIST.
  • ONE NOTE FROM EARLIER TODAY,
  • CHRIS MCCROSKEY REPORTING IN THE
  • DETROIT NEWS THAT BOBBY WILSON
  • HAS BEEN PLACED ON WAIVERS,
  • OUTRIGHT WAIVERS.
  • THE EXPECTATION IS JAKE ROBERTS
  • WILL BE ON HIS WAY TO MAKE HIS
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT.
  • IN TRADE NEWS TONIGHT, A QUIET
  • NIGHT IN TERMS OF ACTUAL
  • ACQUISITIONS, ALTHOUGH ONE
  • DEVELOPMENT WITH THE BLUE JAYS.
  • KEN GILES WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO
  • PITCH TONIGHT BECAUSE OF ELBOW
  • ISSUES.
  • THAT REALLY CLOUDS HIS STATUS
  • AND MAKES IT HARDER FOR THE JAYS
  • TO GET FULL VALUE BACK FOR HIM
  • OR TRADE HIM AT ALL, CONSIDERING
  • THE ELBOW ISSUE IS SO CLOSE TO
  • THE DEADLINE.
  • IT HELPS THE TIGERS CHANCES TO
  • MOVE SHANE GREENE AFTER AN
  • IMPRESSIVE OUTING FOR HIM IN
  • ANAHEIM.
  • ON THE DOCKET FOR TOMORROW, NOAH
  • SYNDERGAARD STILL LISTED AS THE
  • METS SCHEDULED STARTER AGAINST
  • THE WHITE SOX.
  • THAT COULD CHANGE IT A LOT OF
  • CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE METS
  • AND THE PADRES ABOUT TRADE
  • POTENTIALLY.
  • NO DEAL YET.
  • SYNDERGAARD TO PITCH TOMORROW AS
  • IS MIKE LEAKE OF THE MARINERS.
  • ONE MORE TRADE POSSIBILITY.
  • A BUSY LAST COUPLE DAYS ON THE
  • TRADE MARKET.
  • RICH: NICE WORK TONIGHT, J.P.
  • GET SOME SLEEP.
  • MAYBE AN HOUR OR TWO BEFORE YOUR
  • PHONE STARTS BUZZING AGAIN IN
  • THE MORNING.
  • AT THE OUTSET OF THE TELECAST,
  • THESE TWO ESTEEMED BASEBALL
  • MINDS, AND ME, TALKED ABOUT THE
  • TIGERS AND IT WAS ESSENTIALLY,
  • WELL, WHAT DO THE TIGERS HAVE TO
  • DO?
  • WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT THEY
  • HAVE GOT?
  • HOW DID WE DO TONIGHT?
  • TRADE AUDITION WAS THE FIRST
  • TOPIC.
  • GUYS, WHAT DID YOU SEE?
  • >> I THINK SHANE GREENE WAS
  • REALLY GOOD AT THE BACKEND OF
  • THE GAME.
  • NICK CASTELLANOS, YOU KNOW THIS
  • GUY.
  • YOU WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION
  • BASED ON TONIGHT, BUT AGAIN, I
  • THINK HE WILL HELP ANY TEAM THAT
  • NEEDS HELP AGAINST LEFT-HANDED
  • PITCHING.
  • HE IS TERRIFIC AT-BAT.
  • MATTHEW BOYD DID A GREAT JOB
  • WATCHING SHANE GREENE CLOSE THE
  • GAME.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • >> I STILL DO NOT THINK HE IS
  • GOING ANYWHERE BECAUSE THE PRICE
  • IS ASTRONOMICAL, AS IT SHOULD
  • BE.
  • SHANE GREENE WAS REALLY
  • IMPRESSIVE.
  • GILES MAY BE OUT OF THAT TRADE
  • MARKET.
  • >> WERE THESE SONGS FROM ORANGE
  • COUNTY OR MICHIGAN?
  • >> ORANGE COUNTY I TOLD YOU.
  • I TOOK THEM FROM MARK'S
  • COLLECTION.
  • SIGNS OF LIFE.
  • >> MIGGY!
  • >> MIGGY WITH THE BAD KNEE.
  • YOU SAW A REALLY WELL PLAYED WIN
  • FOR THE TIGERS.
  • THEY NEEDED A WIN ANYWAY AND
  • THEY GOT ONE IN THE BEST
  • POSSIBLE WAY.
  • GREAT JOB BY THE BULLPEN.
  • I THOUGHT BASES LOADED WITH TWO
  • PUNCH-OUTS, THAT WAS A HUGE
  • TURNING POINT IN THE GAME.
  • LAST 16 GAMES, HITS, HOMERS.
  • THE HOME RUNS ARE NOT COMING.
  • THAT WAS HIS SIXTH HOME RUN FOR
  • THE SEASON.
  • BUT I THINK CABRERA SHOWED
  • TONIGHT HE CAN STILL BE AN
  • EFFECTIVE FORCE IN THE LINEUP.
  • YOU KNOW, BASES LOADED, DRIVING
  • IN THE RUNS.
  • HE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONAL
  • HITTER FOR A BIG POWER GUY.
  • THE HOPE IS THAT WHATEVER HE HAS
  • GOT IN THAT RIGHT KNEE, SOMEHOW,
  • THROUGH THERAPY OR SURGERY OR
  • SOMETHING, THEY CAN GIVE HIM
  • THAT BACK LEG STRENGTH, BECAUSE
  • OBVIOUSLY, THEY WILL BE PAYING
  • HIM FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS SO
  • YOU WOULD LOVE TO SEE A LITTLE
  • BIT OF HEALTH FROM MIGGY TO GIVE
  • HIM A PUSH.
  • >> I THINK HE WAS INVIGORATED BY
  • PLAYING AGAINST HIS BIG BROTHER,
  • ALBERT PUJOLS.
  • >> TO ME, THAT WAS THE BEST
  • MOMENT OF THE NIGHT.
  • NOT NECESSARILY MIGGY'S HOME RUN
  • AND HIS TOUR AROUND THE BASES
  • INFORMING EVERYONE OF HIS HOME
  • RUN, BUT THE INTERVIEW WE HAD
  • WITH CLOSE -- PUJOLS AND MIGGY.
  • LISTENING AT THEM GO BACK AND
  • FORTH FOR TWO MINUTES WAS REALLY
  • COOL.
  • >> I THOUGHT IT WAS OUTSTANDING
  • TO SEE TWO HALL OF FAMERS.
  • CABRERA IS A HALL OF FAMER.
  • TO BE ABLE TO GET IN THE ROOM
  • AND SHARE STORIES WITH EACH
  • OTHER AND CERTAINLY BIG BROTHER,
  • LITTLE BROTHER.
  • WE HEARD THAT PART OF THE
  • CONVERSATION.
  • IT IS FUN.
  • WHEN YOU HAVE GREAT HITTERS LIKE
  • THAT AND YOU CAN GET THEM IN A
  • ROOM, YOU WANT TO BE THAT FLY ON
  • THE WALL TO HEAR THE
  • CONVERSATION, TO SEE WHAT IS
  • GOING ON IN THEIR HEAD, AND YOU
  • KNOW THESE TWO GUYS REALLY
  • RESPECT EACH OTHER'S GAME.
  • THEY BOTH HAVE HAD THE INJURY
  • PROBLEMS AS FAR AS THE LEGS, SO
  • THEY ARE IN THE SAME SPOT
  • OFFENSIVELY AND PENALTIES SOME
  • OF THE THINGS THAT THEY USED TO
  • BE ABLE TO DO, BUT HALL OF FAME
  • CAREERS FOR BOTH OF THEM.
  • RICH: THIS IS A BUSY WINDOW FOR
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND
  • YOUTUBE.
  • LOOK AT THE GAMES NEXT WEEK.
  • CARDINALS AT DODGERS.
  • IT IS A NEW START.
  • 3:10 START EASTERN TIME.
  • BIG GAME, CARDINALS.
  • BIG GAME, DODGERS.
  • IN SAN FRANCISCO, SOMETHING
  • MAGICAL IS HAPPENING IN BRUCE
  • BOCHY'S FINAL SEASON.
  • THE GIANTS ARE OFF THE CANVAS
  • AND IN THE RACE.
  • THE PHILLIES VISIT THE GIANTS.
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  • FROM ANAHEIM, THE BIG A, THE ONE
  • WITH THE ANGELS, BIG WIN FOR THE
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