OK so Francona supposedly stated that CC the 2nd has proven to be solid in the bullpen and should be looked to for more important work. Yet, CC gets sent in during a 10 run game instead of using Adams for two+ innings in spite of the fact Adams was going to be sent down for House the next day. Oh and during a 12 inning baseball game a day later, he isn't ever called on.
WTH is going on? Could there be some deep dark desire by Francona to use Carlos as a starter again so he is afraid of using him like a regular reliever? I don't get the random and inexplicable misuse of the bullpen.
Today is another example, while not directly affecting Carlos (although him pitching the final two frames of a 5 run game would seem to be a good use of his talents) but why you don't figure to use Hagadone (prime candidate to be sent down) to start an inning makes no sense. Instead now you needed to use Axford after using him yesterday, so he is out, and Hagadone who also went two days in a row might not be available, regardless if he is sent down or not.