Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 10 hours ago

Tazawa picked up a hold by being pulled from a save opportunity after he allowed a run on one hit and four walks while recording just two outs.

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Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 2 months ago

Tazawa made his first appearance in a week, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Tazawa was noticeably absent in the series against the Blue Jays and then unavailable for use Friday, leading to speculation in the Boston Globe that he was dealing with shoulder fatigue.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 2 months ago

Tazawa was not able to pitch Friday night because he had thrown a bullpen session earlier in the day, the Providence Journal reports.

Tazawa had been given the Toronto series off and the Red Sox didn't want him taking the mound before having him throw a side session. That's a decision that proved costly, as the Red Sox were forced to use rookie Noe Ramirez in the 10th inning against the Houston Astros. The rookie allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and a hit batsman.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 3 months ago

Tazawa contributed to Boston's bullpen meltdown Friday night, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits without retiring a batter in the Jays' 13-10 win.

Matt Barnes started the inning by allowing three hits without recording an out, and Boston's primary set-up man then came on and added fuel to the fire. Between them they allowed eight runs (seven earned) without recording an out in a nine-run seventh inning that propelled the struggling Red Sox to an ugly loss.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 4 months ago

Tazawa has allowed three homers in his last five appearances. He hasn't thrown a clean inning in his last six appearances.

Tazawa, Boston's Sox primary set up man, was skipped Tuesday night in favor of Alexi Ogando. This is probably more to do with Tazawa having pitched the night before -- and needing 29 pitches -- but it's worth noting his recent stretch.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 4 months ago

Tazawa pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday night to earn his fifth hold of the season in a win over Toronto.

A nice outing for Tazawa against a team that's owned him over the years. He shook off a two-appearance run in which he's been scored upon. In 11 appearances this season, Tazawa's struck out 11 and walked one in 10.2 innings.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa pitched a scoreless inning in Boston's 19-inning win over the Yankees on Friday. He's had two scoreless appearances to start the season.

Tazawa did what he's done many times -- pitched the eighth inning and teed up the save for a Boston closer. Only this time, Edward Mujica was unable to live up to the title of "closer."

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa may be given some save opportunities with Koji Uehara (hamstring) expected to start the season on the disabled list, the Boston Globe reports.

The primary fill-in closer will be Edward Mujica, but manager John Farrell listed Tazawa among the other relievers who could get a chance.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa threw a scoreless inning and struck out one in Monday's game against the Mets.

Tazawa's has allowed one run in four spring innings. He's right in line to open the season as one of Boston's key setup men to be a bridge to Koji Uehara.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 6 months ago

Tazawa threw a scoreless inning in Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Tazawa's made a couple of spring appearances, but the Red Sox aren't going to tax him. They'll need him for approximately 70 games during the regular season, plus any postseason play should Boston qualify.