Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 weeks ago

Uehara got the final three outs for his 21st save Wednesday, striking out one in a perfect ninth against the Marlins.

Uehara is 21-for-23 in save chances this season and has now converted 11 straight. On Wednesday, he needed only 11 pitches -- 10 of which were strikes -- to close out the Marlins. For the season, the 40-year-old has a 2.53 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 35:6 K:BB ratio.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 weeks ago

Uehara closed out the Marlins on Tuesday, striking out two in a perfect inning to pick up the save in Boston's win. The save conversion was his 10th straight.

Uehara keeps chugging along and hasn't allowed a baserunner in his last six appearances over six innings.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara picked up the save in Tuesday night's win over the Blue Jays. It was the third consecutive day the closer has pitched and picked up a save, and the fourth time he's pitched in the previous five days.

The Red Sox are usually careful to monitor Uehara's usage, but apparently are comfortable where's at right now. And they should be as Uehara has been one batter short of perfect over his last five appearances. There's a good chance if a closer is needed Wednesday, Uehara will not be used.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara pitched a perfect 10th inning against Tampa Bay on Friday to earn his 15th save of the season.

He made quick work of the Rays after Brock Holt gave Boston the lead in the top of the frame, retiring the side in order on 10 pitches. Uehara got Evan Longoria and David DeJesus swinging for his 28th and 29th strikeouts of the season (25 innings). The 40-year-old is now tied with David Robertson for eighth in the AL in saves.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara pitched a scoreless inning in a non-save situation Wednesday night in Boston's win over Baltimore.

Boston's recent slide hadn't afforded many opportunities for Uehara to garner saves -- he's had just one chance since June 6. Now, as the team's bats are heating up, when they are winning games, they've outscored opponents in such a way that Uehara's closing services aren't necessary.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara struck out two in a perfect ninth against the Braves on Thursday to pick up his 14th save of the season.

The 40-year-old continues to pitch effectively as Boston's closer. For the season, Uehara has an impressive 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 25:6 K:BB ratio in 22 innings.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday, striking out one, to pick up his 13th save of the season.

He's pitched on three straight days and four of the last five, so expect someone else to handle any save chances the Red Sox might have on Sunday. Uehara now has a 2.37 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB ratio in 19 innings.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 12th save of the season in Friday night's win over the Athletics. He allowed two hits and struck out one.

It's been an adventure this week for Uehara, who has two saves, but was also on the mound for two of Boston's most disheartening losses of the season. Despite the recent setbacks, Uehara has been pretty good all season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara (2-3) couldn't record a single out Thursday, giving up three hits and four runs (two earned) to take the loss against Minnesota.

He got the call in a non-save situation, and the results were far from pretty, though the Boston defense certainly didn't help. He's had a couple rough outings in his last three, so the Sox may want to give the veteran closer a day or two off to feel fresher and get back on the right track. His fantasy owners needn't be concerned, as Uehara's generally been quite sharp this season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara shook off a blown save Sunday to pitch a scoreless inning and pick up his 11th save of the season in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Minnesota.

Through all the troubles with Boston's roster so far this season -- inconsistent starting pitching, slumping veterans, a lack of timely hitting -- Uehara has been very good.