Or the second.
The 38-year-old right-hander got the job after neither Joel Hanrahan nor Andrew Bailey lasted in the high-pressure bullpen role. Uehara was setting up for them before he inherited the ninth-inning job in late June, and by October he was the AL championship series MVP.
“All I can say is that I’m extremely, extremely happy right now,” he said after the Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night to advance to the World Series.
Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth in the clincher, giving him three saves and a victory in the four wins Boston needed to win the AL pennant for the third time in 10 years. After converting 21 of 24 save opportunities in the regular season with a 1.09 ERA, he is five of five while allowing one run in nine innings in the playoffs.
And he’s not done yet.
The World Series starts in Boston on Wednesday, when the Red Sox will play the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of the 1946, 1967 and 2004 Series "
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