Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

Uehara pitched through some trouble on Tuesday to record his 10th save of the season in a win over Texas.

Uehara struggled a bit as he gave up one earned run on two hits while striking out one batter on Tuesday. He did just enough to get out of the jam and earn the save. Uehara now holds an ERA of 2.08 and a 0.69 WHIP, and is without a doubt considered one of the better ninth inning guys in the league.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to pick up his ninth save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

While Uehara's velocity has been down, he has a sparkling 1.50 ERA along with his nine saves. That makes for three saves in four days, so his availability is up in the air for Sunday's matchup.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara pitched a perfect ninth in Thursday's win over the Mariners to pick up his eighth save of the season.

Uehara is now 8-for-9 in save situations and has yet to allow a run or a hit in his last seven outings. With an ERA of 1.64 and a WHIP of 0.64, Uehara is among the premier closers in baseball when healthy.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 weeks ago

Uehara picked up his sixth save of the season, allowing a walk and striking out a batter in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Other than his 40-year-old body, Uehara has given us zero concern early in the 2015 season. He's converted six of seven save opportunities and Sunday's walk was the first one allowed in 8.1 innings.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 weeks ago

Uehara pitched a clean ninth inning Tuesday night to earn his fifth save of the season.

There was a brief hiccup when he blew a save opportunity against Baltimore two weekends ago, but Uehara has bounced back nicely with three scoreless innings (five strikeouts, zero hits) that have resulted in a win and two saves.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Red Sox manager John Farrell said he wouldn't hesitate to use Uehara on consecutive days, the Providence Journal reports.

Farrell has always been cognizant of Uehara's workload, particularly early in 2015 after the closer opened the season on the disabled list due to a sore hamstring. However, in his most recent outing, Uehara's fastball velocity increased to 88 mph, a sign his arm strength is improving. "He's certainly benefiting by time on the mound in game action and reaching his game speed and intensity more frequently," said Farrell.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara struck out the side to earn his fourth save in Wednesday night's win over Toronto.

For one night, Boston's pitching held up. Rick Porcello threw seven strong innings before Junichi Tazawa and Uehara pitched with a lead. Uehara had a blown save / loss over the weekend and then word got out that he'd lost velocity on his fastball, but assuaged any concerns Wednesday.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara earned the win Monday night pitching one scoreless inning and striking out two in a win over Toronto.

Uehara was coming off a blown save Saturday, which prompted manager John Farrell to tell the Providence Journal that he'd like to see Uehara mix in more fastballs with his splitters. The closer has been building up velocity in his heater, which has been in the 86-mph range, but reached 87 on Monday.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara pitched around a pair of singles in a scoreless ninth inning to record his third save of the season in a 7-5 win over Baltimore Friday night. He struck out two.

Just 11 days since coming off the disabled list, Uehara now has three saves and a win on the year. He has yet to allow a run this season, and appears to be fully healthy now, and resumes his role as one of the top closers in the game.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara allowed a hit during a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday en route to his second save of the season.

After throwing a first-pitch fastball (86 mph) to Logan Forsythe that was driven to left field for a single, Uehara threw 10 splitters to induce a double play and a Desmond Jennings groundout to end the game. Since returning from the disabled list, Uehara has tossed three scoreless innings while striking out four and converting both of his save chances.