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Jerry Remy On Koji Uehara: Every Closer Goes Through Bad Stretches (Video)

Even someone as typically dominant as Koji Uehara is susceptible to a bit of a downturn. The Boston Red Sox closer has struggled mightily of late, blowing two saves and surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. Uehara’s recent collapses have been puzzling for everyone involved, as it is unknown for certain whether the struggles stem...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Searching For Answers After Koji Uehara Struggles Continue (Video)

The recent struggles of Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara have prompted plenty of questions, but not many answers. The 39-year-old, who blew his second consecutive save opportunity Monday night before the Red Sox came back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in 10 innings, has given up seven runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. It’s becoming more and...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara: Surprising Struggles With Red Sox ‘Nothing About Fatigue’

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara continues to deny that his surprising struggles are a product of his heavy workload over the last two seasons. Uehara, who blew his second straight save opportunity Monday before the Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in 10 innings at Rogers Centre, told reporters after the game that he isn’t worn out despite racking up 148 innings since...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Koji Melts Down Again; Sox Blow 3-0 Lead, Lose

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Koji Uehara used to be a lock in the ninth. Lately, not so much. Uehara inherited a 3-0 lead last night—then the Mariners scored five runs and The Carmine Hose were on their way to a 5-3 loss. Joe Kelly gave up just one hit through five innings and was in-line for the win, as Craig Breslow, Tommy Layne and Burke Badenhop set things up for Koji. Yoenis Cespedes...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s Breakdown Ends Red Sox’s One Constant Amid Awful Season

BOSTON — There have been very few constants — positive ones, at least — in the Red Sox’s 2014 season. Nothing has been more stable than Boston’s ability to win games when leading after eight innings. In a year in which new problems continue to arise for the Red Sox, however, closer Koji Uehara became the latest victim of the Baseball Gods’ cruel joke. Uehara surrendered...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Return of the Koji Uehara Curveball

Every pitcher in baseball has a primary pitch, and for almost every pitcher in baseball, that’s going to be some variety of a fastball. After the primary pitch, there will be an assortment of secondary pitches, numbering from one to a lot more than one. But not all secondary stuff is created or treated the […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Koji Uehara wants to stay in Boston past this year

Koji Uehara, the 39-year-old closer for the Boston Red Sox, is under contract with Boston just through this season. He came up in many trade discussions, but the Red Sox ultimately decided that they would not move the 2013 ALCS MVP. Now, however, they may not get a return for him, as he may head elsewhere in free agency.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Uehara wants...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara May Be On The Tiger Radar Screen

Headed To Motown?There's been a lot of back-and-forth lately about the wisdom of trading Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. The proponents cite Koji's age (39), the fact that Boston is pretty much out of post-season contention, and the likelihood that Uehara would bring a boatload of decent players/prospects in return. People who oppose a trade argue that some elite closers have...
Via FenwayNation
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Koji Uehara edition

Depending on your outlook, I’m either about to make the wisest or most mind-numbingly stupid statement you’ve heard all day: the Boston Red Sox need to trade Koji Uehara right now. After suffering a three-game sweep to the hands of the lowly Chicago Cubs, Boston has dropped their record down to 38-47, nine games under .500, and 8.5 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays...
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Koji Uehara picks off runner to end World Series Game 4

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...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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