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Another West Coast road trip, another game where the Red Sox were utterly frustrating to watch. That 9th inning…pure agony.

Maybe you simply shouldn’t put him in, Farrell. Just sayin’.

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Brett Cowett is a young, die-hard Red Sox fan. An undergrad at Arizona State University, Brett is studying digital journalism with a minor in Dustin Pedroia studies. Apart from laughing at Nick Swisher's escapades in the field, Brett enjoys the occasional sci-fi flick, playing Halo, and being snarky. Follow him at @BACowett for more baseball, random musings, and random baseball musings.

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  2. DEW August 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM #

    Two abysmal decisions in the ninth (three if you count pitching Morales to begin with, but at least he has a history of being better than he’s been this year, so it’s not indefensible).  First, bringing in Villarreal instead of Uehara; Farrell actually said in the post-game he was saving Uehara to protect a lead later on.  Can’t get a save if you lose the game before you get to bat again! That’s Charlie Manuel-grade managing.
    Secondly, when the count got to 3-0 to Scutaro, Villarreal should have thrown him a batting-practice pitch instead of being cute.  Scutaro’s not Joey Hamilton; he’s not going to go fishing when one more ball will instantly win his team the game.  Heck, throw him three straight meatballs over the heart of the plate and pray he hits it to a fielder.  Even if he tears the cover off the ball, there’s a chance somebody’s going to be standing in front of it, and a chance is better than an instant loss.  (And if Villarreal literally wasn’t capable of throwing such a ball, then he has no business being on a major league roster.)