Joel Hanrahan Threw A Wild Pitch Through The Backstop Right Before He Blew A Save [VIDEO]

Hanrahan Backstop

The Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak on Monday night despite the actions of closer Joel Hanrahan. Pitching with a 5-4 lead over the Twins in the top of the ninth, Hanrahan faced Minnesota’s Brian Dozier. His 1-1 pitch was wild, sailing past Dozier’s head and through the Ace Ticket sign behind home plate. Watch the video below to see the damage.

Of course, the real damage was done a few pitches later when Hanrahan gave up Dozier’s game-tying homer. Hanrahan left the game one out later with right forearm tightness, and he could wind up next to Andrew Bailey, the Sox’s initial 2013 closer, on the DL. The Sox rallied to win, 6-5, on Stephen Drew’s game-winning double with two outs in the 11th inning.

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan leaves game due to apparent injury via @cbssports

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