The trio in the middle of the WFAN vs. Mike & the Mad Dog spat came to their own defense on Tuesday for the first time, at least publicly.
A week after Mike Francesa and Chris Russo mocked their old station as a whole, and the ratings of the afternoon hosts in particular, Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott responded with differing levels of distaste.
Carlin said he spoke to both Francesa and Russo, whom he worked for as a producer at WFAN, privately after their barbs. He also said he talked to Russo, who was critical of Scott before the new afternoon show launched, at the Super Bowl, and that the Sirius XM host refused to come on as a guest of the show.
Here’s the deal, Carlin said. We’re at a point now where we’re just trying to get this thing going. Can we compare r茅sum茅s? Of course we can’t. There’s nothing I or any of us can do about anything that anybody else says. So if they’re going to say what they said, that’s fine.
The one thing is we’re trying to do the show for the listeners, we are trying to gain your trust, Gray said. We are trying to build an audience, we are not trying to build a show for one or two people out there. We are doing it for all of you, we are trying to do something new from scratch. We are trying to do things the right way.
Let us just try and do what we are doing for a couple of months. We don’t feel like we need to use this time slot, platform to take shots unnecessarily.
The Dodgers called up infielder Breyvic Valera to fill the open roster spot.
Berrios (2-1, 2.18 ERA) has gotten off to a good start in 2018, sandwiching a pair of shutout efforts around a five-run hiccup through his first three turns through the rotation. He struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings in his last appearance, a 4-0 Twins victory over Chicago last Thursday.
That was masterful, Molitor said. Maybe one of his better outings — even after he threw a shutout (April 1 at Baltimore) — in terms of being in command of where you saw the baseball and using all his pitches.
He’s 2-2 with a 5.31 ERA in four career starts against Cleveland, which sends righty Carlos Carrasco to the mound.
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