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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.
Fenway Nation Aug 10, 2014

Phat Albert Ends 19-Inning Marathon; Sox Fall, 5-4

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/)If you stayed up until the end of this 6 hour and 31 minute tilt, you should receive the Mike Hargrove Tempus Fugit Award—with oak leaf clusters. Albert Pulos led off the 19th inning with a solo HR off Brandon Workman to give the Halos a 5-4 win over Boston. In the end, nine Red Sox pitchers could not stave off the inevitable—but the biggest disappointment was Junichi Tazawa's inability to close down a win in the bottom of the 14th—when it was still Saturday. What are the odds that Christian Vazquez catches today—after squatting for 19 innings and going 0...

Pierzynski enjoys beating former team

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Pierzynski said he has no hard feelings about how his brief time with the Red Sox ended, but he admitted it was a little more satisfying than normal when he helped beat his former team Tuesday night. Pierzynski’s second single of the game with two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game was the first of three consecutive hits by the Cardinals off Junichi Tazawa, and Pierzynski scored the winning run in the 3-2 victory on a single by Jon Jay.
KFFL Aug 1, 2014

Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa to be setup man

Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa will be the primary setup man after RP Andrew ...

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