Apr 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Carp (37) throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Carp pitches for Red Sox in blowout

Whenever a ballgame looks hopelessly out of reach in the late innings, say, 8 or more runs in the 8th or later, it’s not uncommon to see a non-pitcher on the mound. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to the phenomenon.

Case in point, Mike Carp pitched the top of the ninth inning in Fenway as the Yankees had a 13-5 lead over the Red Sox. The Red Sox had made five errors in the game, so really, seeing a position player on the mound was probably a given at that point. Carp came in featuring a fastball around 80 miles per hour and a knuckle-ball around the high 60s.

Carp’s performance wasn’t quite the dominant outing that say, David Murphy had last year in Boston (Murphy actually struck out Mike with a knuckle-ball – and Carp got ejected for arguing the call), but he did only allow one run. His final line looked like this: 1IP, 0K, 0H, 1ER, 5BB. He did induce one double play early in the inning, but ended up throwing 38 pitches in the inning. His performance is below.

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