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Joel Hanrahan exits game with injury

May 6, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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The Red Sox have already lost one closer to the disabled list. They lost another tonight as Joel Hanrahan exited tonight’s game against the Twins after allowing a game-tying solo home run to Brian Dozier that reset the game at five apiece.¬†Hanrahan got to 1-1 against his final batter, Josh Willingham, before throwing three straight balls. He was taken out and replaced by Clayton Mortensen.

On Twitter, Alex Speier speculated on various options, calling Koji Uehara “a good primary closing option” and suggests the Red Sox could also recall Alfredo Aceves.

Hanrahan entered the night with a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 innings. The home run to Dozier was the fourth he has allowed on the season. Comparatively, he allowed eight in 59.2 innings last year.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I am sure that the Red Sox must have a better option than Aceves. They used 5 relief pitchers tonight, so the bull pen could probably use a fresh arm.

  2. gibbo3884 - May 7, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Why did they not keep Papelbon? He is worth his weight in platinum. Stupid, stupid stupid! Our closers cannot close a door! My 2 year old can do better!

  3. Stiller43 - May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    This trades looking better and better for the buccos! Still love hammer for what he did in pittsburgh, but they did the right thing in trading him when they did.

  4. themuddychicken - May 7, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    “On Twitter, Alex Speier speculated on various options … and suggests the Red Sox could also recall Alfredo Aceves.”

    You shut your mouth!

  5. theskinsman - May 7, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Hardly time to panic. It’s early, try out some other options,you never know who will shine,given the opportunity.

  6. tfbuckfutter - May 7, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    I think the solution may be as simple as bringing back Ugueth Urbina.

    Not to pitch, of course….but to sit in the dugout sharpening a machete and glowering at the pitchers warming up.

    • Alex K - May 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Will the gas can next to him be full?

  7. 13yrsmlbvet - May 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Hanrahan needs to lose the boiler. Dude is overweight.

  8. aceshigh11 - May 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Aceves is pure poison. I really don’t want him anywhere near the team even if he can help them out.

  9. skeleteeth - May 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    I would give Bard a chance to close before letting Fredo back in. Then shoot him on the lake.

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