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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||68.00||2.00||2.00||37.00||1.85||0.75||87.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 39.0||0||0|| 0.92||0||6||56|
|vs RHB|| 35.1||0||0|| 1.27||0||3||45|
|03/08/2014||Aaron Hill, 2B ARI||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|03/08/2014||David Robertson, RP NYY|
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
Omar Infante, 2B KC
|Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
Josh Reddick, RF OAK
|03/08/2014||Koji Uehara, RP BOS||Brett Oberholtzer, SP HOU|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Hiroki Kuroda, SP NYY
Alberto Callaspo, 2B OAK
Oswaldo Arcia, LF MIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Koji Uehara motivated 'to be better' in 2014 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/24/14) Although Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara's role as closer isn't in jeopardy, he will pitch this spring as though he has to win the job. Manager John Farrell is happy Uehara is taking that approach.
"As we’ve come to know, he’s a standup guy and there are no excuses," Farrell said, per The Boston Herald. "It was even refreshing to hear his comments that 'I don’t want to be given anything. I have to go out and earn my job again.'"
Uehara is also motivated to prove his critics wrong that doubt he can't repeat the success he had in 2013.
"I don't care about what people think," Uehara said. "Every year is a challenge. I try to make that motivation to be better."
|Red Sox plan on using Koji Uehara as closer in 2014 |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(11/4/13) Red Sox manager John Farrell told ESPN.com on Monday that the team will continue to use Koji Uehara as their closer for the 2014 season.
Farrell did leave the door open for a possible change of course by saying, "With the exception of any additional closer or other reliever added, I think we’re completely comfortable starting next year with Koji as our closer."
Uehara did not inherit the closer's job until June, but once given the role, he excelled. The 38-year-old finished the season with 21 saves, a 1.09 ERA and a 0.57 WHIP.
|Koji Uehara records final three outs in World Series clincher |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/30/13) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was entrusted with a 6-1 lead in the ninth inning of Wednesday's Game 6 against the Cardinals and delivered a 1-2-3 inning to finish out his team's World Series-clinching win.
Uehara was excellent as usual in the World Series, posting 4 2/3 scoreless innings over five appearances while surrendering two hits, striking out three and walking none. He posted a 16:0 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings during the postseason and has established himself as a top-level closer moving into the 2014 season.
|Koji Uehara earns Game 5 save |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(10/28/13) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, the MVP of the American League Championship Series, earned his second save of the World Series Monday in St. Louis. Uehara closed out Game 5 as the Sox took a 3-2 series lead over the Cardinals.
Uehara recorded four outs for the save and was perfect on his outing. He struck out two over just 15 pitches and has yet to allow a run in the World Series. In fact, Uehara hasn't allowed a run in the postseason period since his an Oct. 8 ALDS game in Tampa. His ERA on the postseason is 0.71 over 12 2/3 innings with 15 strikeouts.
It comes as no surprise as Uehara was dominant this season for Boston. He had a miniscule 1.09 ERA in the regular season with 101 strikeouts and just nine walks over 74 1/3 innings.
|Koji Uehara picks up Game 4 save |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/27/13) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned the save in his team's 4-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series Sunday, giving up a hit but recording the final out by picking off pinch runner Kolten Wong to end the game.
Uehara's save was his sixth of the postseason and evens the series at 2-2 heading into Game 5 Monday in St. Louis. He's given up just one earned run while striking out 13 and walking none in 11 1/3 postseason innings.
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Alvarez, Martin homer as Pirates beat Red Sox 7-6
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.
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|Koji Uehara was brilliant as Boston's closer last season, finishing with a 1.09 ERA and minuscule 0.57 WHIP (the lowest in history for a pitcher with 50 or more innings) over 74 1/3 innings pitched. It was the fourth straight year for Uehara, 38, with a WHIP below 1.00. He also struck out 101 batters, giving him a career-best 12.2 K/9. Uehara had 21 saves, despite not getting significant use as the team's closer until late June, and he actually improved in that role, sporting a 0.28 ERA (one earned run allowed) in the second half of the season, over 29 appearances. Uehara will enter 2014 as Boston's closer, and could come at a bargain for the shrewd saves shopper, as his age and lack of any real track record as a closer (he had 14 career saves before last season) could drive away the doubters. Uehara should finish the season as a top 10 closer, and can be taken in the middle rounds of most drafts.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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|3/11/14||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
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