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Though Red Sox fans are not longer surprised by the display of dominance put on by Koji Uehara, there is one person who is surprised with how well Koji is doing.
That would be Koji himself.
The 38 year old pitcher who has never been to an All-Star game has been unhittable and his own success at this point in his career has not been something that Koji has anticipated:
"Not only the postseason," Uehara said through a translator, "but the regular season, the season overall -- it's been a surprise for me."
Kohi is now tied for most saves in post-season history with seven, and one more would allow Koji to stand above the rest.
"I was expecting a lot of close games," Uehara said when told of the record, "so that part was expected."
Koji may have expected a lot of close games, and his own dominance may have surprised him, but it is no longer surprising to the Red Sox or the fans. When Game Six comes, hop...
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With the tying run at the plate, Cardinals rookie Kolton Wong got picked off at first base by Koji Uehara to end Game 4 of the World Series. It was the first time in the 109 year history of the World Series that a game ended on a pickoff. The play sealed a 4-2 win for the Red Sox and tied the series at two games apiece. Wong immediately knew he seriously screwed up. The post Koji...
The atmosphere at Fenway Park was electric from the first pitch to Koji Uehara’s last pitch to clinch the World Series title. While the Red Sox had jumped out to a six-run lead by the fourth inning, the Fenway Faithful kept the noise at an all-time high, exploding with every crack of the bat and rising to their feet as John Lackey walked off the field after 6 2/3 stellar innings...
In the ninth inning of game 4 of the World Series, FOX missed the crucial play to end the game by focusing on this young lady instead. The camerawork left much to be desired as it quickly cut to Koji Uehara’s pick off play at first. In case you were actually watching the game and haven’t seen the play, here it is:
The Red Sox tied the series 2-2 with the Cardinals and square...
After the Boston Red Sox disposed of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to capture their third World Series title in a decade, Sox closer Koji Uehara stepped to the mic to share his thoughts on winning the World Series. However, it was his Koji's young son Kaz that proved to be the rockstar and he only said two words.
Koji pitched 4.2 innings in...
Fox completely missed Koji Uehara's game-winning pickoff of Kolten Wong to end Game 4 of the World Series.
Your browser does not support iframes. The Boston Red Sox completed a huge turnaround, going from last in the AL East last season to winning the World Series this year. They switched managers, dumped their big contracts and brought in several key pieces. And then everything just seemed to click. What better represented the change […]
Koji Uehara is an excitable man, as evidenced by his love for the high-five, which has been documented over and over again this season.
The Red Sox closer has taken his celebratory ways to a new level now that the club is in the World Series. After picking off Kolten Wong to end Boston’s Game 4 win to even the World Series on Sunday night, Uehara’s celebration was far from subdued...
Your browser does not support iframes. Had it not been for a series of injuries, the Boston Red Sox may not have had the best closer in all of baseball this year. You could easily make the argument that the Red Sox would not have won the World Series without Koji Uehara. And if they […]
For the second straight game, the World Series saw a weird ending. This time, with the Red Sox leading 4-2 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Koji Uehara caught Kolten Wong off first base for the rare walkoff pickoff. Sadly, Fox missed Uehara's pickoff move and only caught the tail end of the play because they were too busy with their 47 crowd shots between pitches...
If I hate Boston with every fiber in my body, does that mean I preach an oxymoronic path through life to say I love this closer for the Red Sox, Koji Uehara?
The ‘Sawx may have the most loveable closer in all of baseball’s postseason – Mariano Rivera is still Number One until next year begins – and he seems to relish the game with a boyhood cheer many peers of his have lost...
The Boston Red Sox evened up the World Series after Sunday night’s 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals after a walk-off pick off. With Carlos Beltran at the plate, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picked off pinch-runner Kolten Wong with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Wild last couple games. Game 5 is Monday in St. Louis.
After the final pitch was thrown and Koji Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter for the final out of the 109th World Series, David Ortiz became only the 14th player to win at least three championships with the Red Sox -- and the first since 1918.
So, Big Papi, where does 2013 rank compared to 2004 and 2007?
"We probably don't have the talent that we had in '07 and '...
The Baseball Hall of Fame is putting the Red Sox World Series victory on display.
The Hall's museum has collected items from Boston's 4-2 third championship in 10 years, which was clinched with a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Included among the items are:
-The bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in Game 5.
-The spikes worn throughout the World Series by Red Sox...
Game 6 of the World Series brought a lot of emotion out of the Boston Red Sox. A win would allow them to do something that the city has not done in close to a century-- clinch a World Series championship at home in Fenway Park.
So with so much on the line Wednesday night the emotions are pretty intense--especially after they won!
The obligatory champagne...
The Boston Red Sox have tied the World Series up at 2 after a 4-2 win tonight. The ending to this game wasn’t as crazy as last night but was still wild. Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong was picked off at first by Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to end the game with Carlos Beltran […]