Terry Francona workout day interview
Sox manager discusses Josh Beckett, Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew
In your mind what, makes Josh such a good postseason pitcher?TERRY FRANCONA: Well, first of all, I think you have to be a good pitcher during the season, but the stage or the size of the game, he doesn't shrink from that. I think he looks forward to that challenge. He has pitched some unbelievable games, not just in the postseason, but in all, during all of his seasons. But when you get to the postseason, he has been some kind of pitcher. I think his work ethic and the ability to kind of stay in the moment, you know, he doesn't think about his start five days ahead of time. He's thinking about what he has to do on that day. He does that to the best of his ability and then he'll go have his long toss, he does that. Then he'll have his workday, his side day, and I think when the game comes, that's kind of the fun part. With the lefty pitching tomorrow, are you thinking about giving J.D. a day off and get Coco in there, maybe? TERRY FRANCONA: I think that's the one question. J.D. just walked in when I was coming up here. If there's any doubt about him playing a back to back day, that's what we would do. So we'll get to that in a little while. He's down there talking to trainers right now. I'll visit with him in a little while.
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