After Another Blown Save, Is It Time For Red Sox To Shut Down Uehara?

September 5, 2014 4:46 PM
After Another Blown Save, Is It Time For Red Sox To Shut Down Uehara?
" BOSTON (CBS) — Koji Uehara suffered his third loss in his last five appearances on Thursday night, in what may have been his final time out of the pen as the Red Sox’ closer.

Uehara surrendered a pair of home runs to the Yankees in the ninth inning of Thursday night’s 5-4 loss in the Bronx, his third blown save in his last four appearances. After the game, manager John Farrell said the team may consider shutting down the 39-year-old Uehara for the rest of the season.

“It’ll be a situation where I’ll talk to Koji first what our plan would be, whether that’s more extended rest, whether that is the potential to shutting him down,” said Farrell. “We just walked off the field, and I think out of respect to Koji and respect to what he’s done for us for two outstanding years, I’m not in a position to announce that right now.”

In his last six appearances, Uehara has allowed 10 earned runs on 14 hits over 4 2/3 innings. He’s given up four home runs in that span, bringing his total for the season up to 10 "

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