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The Republican Aug 27, 2014

Junichi Tazawa might've been tipping his pitches vs. Blue Jays in Red Sox's 5-2 loss

In 19 1/3 career innings against the Blue Jays, Tazawa has allowed 29 hits (including eight homers) with a 6.98 ERA. He’s allowed 10 runs in 18 1/3 innings since the All-Star break.
Fenway Nation Aug 27, 2014

Ex-Sox Danny Valencia Sticks It To Boston, 5-2

 (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/)Once again, everything—and we mean everything—has a Red Sox gestalt. Even the guys that beat us these days are somehow connected to The Carmine Hose. So it was tonight as ex-Red Sox utility guy Danny Valencia clouted a seventh-inning, pinch-hit three-run homer to bury Boston, 5-2. Valencia played all of 10 games with the Red Sox, and hit a robust .143. Overworked reliever Junichi Tazawa offered up the Valencia blast. So, The Valentine Magic Number is stuck at 13 with just 29 to play. You do the math.
Toronto Sun Aug 27, 2014
Blue Jays get to Red Sox's Tazawa yet again in win

Blue Jays get to Red Sox's Tazawa yet again in win

Over the years, Junichi Tazawa has been one of Boston’s most reliable relief pitchers, a guy Red Sox manager John Farrell, and Terry Francona before him, have been able to count on in tough situations.
Over the Monster Aug 27, 2014

Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 5: Tazawa and Toronto still do not mix

Stop trying to make it happen, John Farrell. The Red Sox failed to complete their sweep of the Blue Jays Wednesday night because for some reason Junichi Tazawa was asked to pitch against the one team he absolutely cannot get out. For the first time in this series, it was the Blue Jays and not the Red Sox who were spotted an early lead. On just his ninth pitch of the game, Joe Kelly gave Jose Bautista a changeup in exactly the wrong part of the strike zone. Bautista cleared the fence in center field, and just like that it was 1-0 Toronto in the first. It was an inauspicious start to what...

Rapid Reaction: Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 2

TORONTO -- An error from David Ross and a shaky relief outing from Junichi Tazawa sunk the Red Sox during a rough seventh inning in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays. When Dioner Navarro popped a foul ball in front of his own dugout, Ross was in position to make the play but the catcher muffed the catch. Navarro made Ross and the Sox pay by singling to put runners on the corners with none out, as Boston clung to a 2-1 lead. Tazawa, who had held right-handed batters to a .
Over the Monster Aug 22, 2014

Should the Red Sox sell high on Brock Holt?

After bursting on to the scene this season, could the Red Sox look to capitalize on Brock Holt's success this offseason? Seasons like this really stink. When you come into the year expecting big things from a team, and then they fall flat on their faces, it has a way of sucking the energy right out of you. Because of this, it's always important to look for the bright spots to focus on. For example, in 2012, we saw the emergence of Junichi Tazawa in the bullpen. That was the year Will Middlebrooks burst onto the scene as a rookie. It was the year we fell in love with Cody Ross and his bat...
Fenway Nation Aug 19, 2014

Tazawa Miscue Leads To 4-2 Loss To Angels

(Photo by Jim Rogash/)Junichi Tazawa had a chance to get out of a big jam. With the bases loaded in the eighth, the reliever bobbled a grounder to the mound—which would have gotten at least one out. He was charged with a double error and two Angels scored. Despite a ninth-inning rally, The Carmine Hose fell short by those very two runs and have now lost three of their last four, losing 4-2. The Red Sox stranded twelve runners and were 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Sound familiar? Brandon Workman pitched well—giving up just two runs over seven innings—but it just wasn't...
Despite Junichi Tazawa's Struggles, Reliever Says Fatigue is Not an Issue

Despite Junichi Tazawa's Struggles, Reliever Says Fatigue is Not an Issue

Over most of the past two seasons, Junichi Tazawa has been one of the Red Sox most reliable relievers. He has also been one of the most called-upon. Perhaps that usage is beginning to show effects.
Over the Monster Aug 19, 2014

Red Sox 2, Angels 4: Tazawa's defensive gaffe costs Red Sox

The Red Sox were undone by missed opportunities and a defensive gaffe from Junichi Tazawa. In other words, your typical Monday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox fell to the Angels 4-2 Monday night thanks to a mess of a defensive play from Junichi Tazawa and a typically inopportune night from the offense. For once, it was not the Red Sox' starter putting up ugly peripherals on the mound. Fresh off an extended period of rest, Brandon Workman was much sharper against the Angels than he has been in recent starts. While Los Angeles threatened early, hitting the ball hard in the first inning, Workman...
Boston Herald Aug 19, 2014
Christian Vazquez continues to raise eyebrows

Christian Vazquez continues to raise eyebrows

Christian Vazquez had a busy night in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.The rookie catcher got to show off his arm, nailing two would-be base stealers. He also was involved in two plays at the plate, the first a two-run throwing error by pitcher Junichi Tazawa, the other a quick snap tag to erase Albert Pujols after a safe call was reversed on replay challenge.Add a 2-for-4 night offensively that would have been better if Angels first baseman Efren Navarro hadn’t robbed him of two RBI with a diving stop to end the second, and Vazquez had plenty to feel good about.

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