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Red Sox manager John Farrell willing to use Koji Uehara for more than three outs if necessary

Oct 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

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Closer and ALCS MVP Koji Uehara didn’t have to throw too many pitches last night. He had tossed his third pitch of the night when Jon Jay hit the infamous ground ball to Dustin Pedroia, starting the chain of events that led to the walk-off obstruction call. As a result, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is willing to use Uehara for more than three outs in Game 4 if the need arises, per Alex Speier on Twitter.

Uehara last pitched more than one inning in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Tigers. During the regular season, he did it nine times, allowing a run in just one of those nine appearances.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Use him at Shortstop.

    He has to swing a better bat than the current option.

  2. wilkisoft - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Agree with tfbuck, I do.

  3. drewzducks - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    but will he use him as a pinch hitter

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM

      “Pinch….hit….ter? I’m not familiar with that concept, please explain it to me.”

      -John Farrell

      • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

        No, John understands it. He did it twice in the 7th, remember? He took Drew out.

        He just wasn’t available for the 9th because he was still in the back embracing him while he sobbed.

  4. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    In other news.

    Last inning Clay Buchholz’s fastball. 89
    Changeup? 88

    That’s some deception right there.

  5. drelms - Oct 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Good game tonight, great pick-off on first to end the game. Go SOX

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