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Joel Hanrahan is still the closer, but for how long?
Red Sox manager John Farrell showed on Saturday that he’s not afraid to make a big-time decision when it comes to the late innings, and that means Hanrahan is very much on the hot seat going forward.
Farrell turned to Hanrahan in the ninth inning of a tie game on Saturday, but it wasn’t long before the skipper had seen enough. Just two games after Hanrahan surrendered five earned runs in the ninth inning of a blown save against the Orioles, the right-hander walked the first two Rays hitters he faced, which prompted Farrell to make the boldest – and wisest – move he’s made as manager of the Red Sox.
Farrell yanked the struggling Hanrahan in favor of Koji Uehara, who has been impressive early on this season. Uehara responded by retiring the next three hitters to send the game into extra innings, where the Red Sox eventually walked away with a 2-1 victory.
Farrell wasn’t ready to make any changes regarding his relievers after Saturda...
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Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan is expected to miss a few days with a sore right hamstring.
Hanrahan has struggled in his first season with Boston since being acquired from Pittsburgh. In his last three appearances, he's allowed six earned runs, five hits, four walks and three homers with two strikeouts in 1 2-3 innings.
In Saturday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in 10 innings he...
Joel Hanrahan has been ineffective over his last few outings, and his health might have something to do with it.
Hanrahan said Sunday that he’s been dealing with right hamstring soreness, and he’s now considered “day-to-day.” The right-hander apparently suffered the injury on a pitch in his second outing in New York. He has been receiving treatment from the Red Sox’ medical...
John Farrell made it clear on Thursday, in case there was any doubt.
“He’s our closer,” Farrell said in regards to Joel Hanrahan, who suffered his first blown save as a member of the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Hanrahan entered Wednesday’s ballgame in the ninth inning with a two-run lead. When he left after recording just two outs on 31 pitches, the Orioles had come from behind...
April is a wacky month for baseball in Boston.
2012 brought record heat for the Red Sox’ Patriots’ Day game, but the days leading up to the 2013 Marathon Monday matinee have been far less balmy. Friday’s weather — which forced the Red Sox-Rays series opener to be postponed – was downright gross.
It’s difficult to determine when to cancel or suspend a game, though. While...
Just one day after being removed from a tie game after allowing two base runners, Joel Hanrahan has been shut down for the time being.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Hanrahan is dealing with right hamstring tightness, according to NESN’s Ricky Doyle. Farrell said that Andrew Bailey will close in the mean time. There has been no decision made whether Hanrahan will have to spend...
John Farrell was a bit concerned with Clay's pitch count, but decided to leave him in because he felt he was still strong late in the game.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
A lot has happened since the last mailbag.
The Red Sox experienced their first major hiccups of 2013 when they dropped back-to-back contests to the Orioles. They’ve since bounced back, though, notching two wins against the Rays – one being a walk-off and the other almost including a no-hitter from Clay Buchholz.
Let’s not forget Boston’s current closer situation, either....
Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility.
*Game Score is a stat created by Bill James...
It might not be long before the Red Sox send the struggling Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket, but manager John Farrell thinks the rookie has left his mark early on this season.
Despite Bradley hitting just .120 (3-for-25) through Boston’s first nine games, Farrell thinks the rookie played a major role in helping the team start off 5-4.
“He’s contributed in every area...
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David Ortiz was scheduled to play in his third game for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Sunday, slotted in to hit third for the PawSox. But prior to the game at McCoy Stadium against Rochester, the designated hitter...
11:45 a.m.: The big news coming out Sunday morning is in regards to closer Joel Hanrahan.
Hanrahan, who has struggled in his last three outings, is dealing with right hamstring soreness. He apparently tweaked his hamstring on a pitch during his second appearance of the year in New York.
Farrell described Hanrahan as “day to day,” and the club will look to let the issue settle...
For the first time in the young 2013 season, the Red Sox lost a series, dropping two games to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. After a strong performance in the Home Opener on Monday, despite cruising through 8 innings on Wednesday night, the Red Sox were not able to take a second game from Baltimore.
Joel Hanrahan after blowing a 2-run 9th inning lead on Wednesday
What do you consider hot? Do you think buffalo chicken wings are hot? Do you think Tabasco sauce is hot? Do you think banana peppers are hot?
Well I’ll tell you who’s hot right now. Clay Buchholz is on fire, almost as if every pitch he throws cuts the air. John Farrell said that Buchholz needed some adjustments, but he had to have made more than just a few.
The Red Sox have now...