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Red Sox Notebook: Koji can’t totally neglect fastball

Red Sox Notebook: Koji can’t totally neglect fastball

BALTIMORE — The way Koji Uehara has pitched for the Red Sox through his first five games is not unlike the way Masahiro Tanaka started the season for the New York Yankees.Neither pitcher has shown much faith in his fastball.
Fenway Nation Apr 26, 2015

Orioles "Demonstrate" Inadequacy Of Sox Pitching

(AP Photo)Amid a "lock-down" of Camden Yards due to nearby protest demonstrations, The Orioles took advantage of crap Red Sox pitching to gain a 5-4 comeback win over Boston. This time it was "reliable" Koji Ueara who could not hold  4-3 advantage in the 9th—delivered by a Xander Bogaerts solo HR in the top half of the inning. Boston had trailed 2-0 early, comeback to tie it, lost the lead and tied it again, gained the lead and ultimately blew that. Not exactly the makings of championship team. Mike Napoli clouted hist fist HR of the year in the loss (a 2-run foul pole shot to right), and...
The Republican Apr 26, 2015

Should the Boston Red Sox be concerned with Koji Uehara yet?

BALTIMORE - Koji Uehara pitched in back-to-back games for the first time this season this weekend. On Friday, Uehara allowed two hits, but stranded the runners in Boston's 7-5 win. On Saturday, however, the righthander couldn't close it out. After...
Boston Herald Apr 26, 2015
Koji Uehara coughs it up

Koji Uehara coughs it up

BALTIMORE — When it looked like the Red Sox were going to take advantage of yet another team’s defensive miscues and beat the Orioles again last night, Koji Uehara blew his first save of the season.After the Sox had tied the game in the ninth on an error by Manny Machado, then went ahead in the top of the 10th on a home run from Xander Bogaerts, Uehara entered in the bottom of the 10th, was throwing about 3 mph slower than normal and could only record one out.
Over the Monster Apr 25, 2015

Red Sox 4, Orioles 5: Koji blows it in the tenth

Koji Uehara needed three outs to win the game. He produced one. The Red Sox were three outs away from a series win in Baltimore, but an ineffective Koji Uehara not only gave up the lead in the tenth inning, but the game as well, surrendering two runs and the 5-4 win to the Orioles. That the game even lasted that long is honestly something of a miracle. Justin Masterson came out in the first and just had nothing. The Orioles jumped on him with a pair of doubles to leadoff the game, leading in turn to a pair of runs. They would continue producing hard-hit balls off Masterson in the second and...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 25, 2015

Closing time: Koji Uehara yields walkoff shot as Red Sox rally and then fall to Orioles

Do we have a Koji problem? Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was tremendous in 2013 and an All-Star in 2014, but the warning signs haven’t been hard to spot over the last few months. First there was the implosion late last season that cost him the closer’s role, though no one really cared, since the […]
The Republican Apr 19, 2015

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has looked strong in two outings; here's how he's getting it done

Koji Uehara's splitter has averaged 79.0 mph. He has faced the minimum number of batters in his first two outings this year and he looks Koji-like thus far.
Fenway Nation Apr 18, 2015

Japanese Media Celebrate Uehara And Tazawa

(Associated Press Photo)After last night's 3-2 walk-off win by the Red Sox, The Japanese News celebrated the key roles played by both Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara. The right-handed relievers delivered back-to-back clean innings at the end of the contest—setting up the game-winning celebration after the bloop RBI by Xander Bogaerts. Uehara picked up the win in the 3-2 victory over the Orioles, demonstrating once again that his devastating splitter is as good as ever.  Said Koji, "I really don’t care if I get the win, but this was a game we won in which everyone contributed, and I’m...
The Republican Apr 15, 2015

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara records first save of season using his signature splitter

Asked about how he felt throwing the splitter -- his best pitch -- Uehara said, "That pitch that Zimmerman (hit) I wasn't able to control it but other than I think I did pretty well."
The Republican Apr 15, 2015

Boston Red Sox wrapup: Boston wins 8-7 as Koji Uehara earns save in his first appearance back

Red Sox post comeback victory as Koji Uehara picks up his first save of the season in second day back off the DL.
The Republican Apr 15, 2015
Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara records first save of season using his signature splitter

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara records first save of season using his signature splitter

Uehara earned his first save this season as the Red Sox won 8-7 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
The Republican Apr 13, 2015

Boston Red Sox home opener: Koji Uehara rejoins team; Tommy Layne optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON - Koji Uehara is back in Boston. Uehara hasn't throw to major league hitters since March 16 when he was sidelined with a hamstring strain. The Red Sox activated him on Monday and optioned lefthander Tommy Layne to Triple-A...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 13, 2015

Red Sox activate Koji Uehara, Tommy Layne optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket

Just in time for the Red Sox‘ home opener, they have activated closer off the 15-day disabled list and he will be active for the game. In the corresponding roster move, the team optioned left-handed reliever Tommy Layne back to Triple-A Pawtucket. “It wasn’t a date that I was aiming for,” Uehara said through a […]
Over the Monster Apr 13, 2015

Red Sox to activate Koji Uehara, option Tommy Layne to minors

The Red Sox have their closer back just in time to open a series against the Nationals. The Red Sox began their season without their closer of the last two seasons, but after a stint on the disabled list, Koji Uehara is back. The Red Sox activated Uehara from the 15-day disabled list prior to their series against the visiting Washington Nationals, and optioned lefty Tommy Layne to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room. The move is still in the process of happening as of this writing, but Layne is without a locker, Uehara is in the clubhouse, and the expectation was this would happen...
Boston Herald Apr 13, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Closer Koji expected back today

Red Sox Notebook: Closer Koji expected back today

NEW YORK — Edward Mujica has allowed two home runs in his last two appearances, but the Red Sox should have their regular closer back by the time they arrive at Fenway Park for today’s home opener.Sox manager John Farrell said he expects Koji Uehara to be activated from the 15-day disabled list and immediately return to his ninth-inning role. The 40-year-old Uehara suffered a left hamstring strain midway through spring training but has rehabbed steadily over the last few weeks.

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