Eric D. Schabell
With the push on for postseason baseball, the Red Sox have shown great balance all year long.
There has been an even spread of hitting without any one single player carrying the team.
The starting pitching has been strong across the board and they have picked it up when injuries have raised stumbling blocks that would have derailed most teams.
The bullpen has been pretty darn good at compensating for the various setbacks, putting it mildly, with injuries causing relievers to drop like flies from the rooster.
The closer situation was no different, with injuries and adversity decimating the Red Sox closer position. Again, out of nowhere they find another diamond in the bullpen. Koji Uehara at 38 years of age is not what you would expect in a closer.
He is not a power pitcher with a fastball averaging around 91-92 mph.
He is not a large imposing physical specimen that glares down at you from the mound. Instead you are looking at an expressi...