Found August 21, 2013 on
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John Farrell had a brain fart.
That’s the easiest and most accurate way to describe Farrrell’s handling of the bullpen in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Franklin Morales started the ninth inning in what was his most meaningful outing since being activated off the disabled list on Aug. 10. He gave up a one-out single to Roger Kieschnick with the score tied at two apiece, and then lost his control while facing back-to-back pinch-hitters with two outs. Morales walked Andres Torres and drilled Hector Sanchez, loading the bases for Marco Scutaro.
Farrell opted to take the ball from Morales at that point. Understandable. The only problem was that Farrell handed it to the wrong guy.
Farrell summoned Brayan Villarreal from the bullpen. Villarreal — acquired as part of the Jake Peavy trade — was activated from the disabled list by Pawtucket last week and called up Monday amid Boston’s flurry of roster moves. The right-hander hadn’t pitched in a major leag...
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