If you changed the game after the fifth error made by the Red Sox, were watching the Bruins win in overtime instead or just weren’t on Twitter for most of the night, you may have missed Mike Carp pitching the ninth inning for the Sox. Yeah, that actually happened.
With a tired bullpen and the game out of reach, Farrell decided to save some arms and insert Carp into the game. What followed was a very long and somewhat humorous inning if you could ignore the fact that they were going to lose again.
Take a look at the video. When Remy said, “we saw him throw a knuckleball,” I knew we were in for a bumpy ride. He’s like that kid on your high school team who’s convinced that he’s got a knuckler like Tim Wakefield because he gets it to dance and go near the plate one time. My personal favorite is the one that was closer to the on-deck batter than the one at the plate.
His final line: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 5 BB.