Even someone as typically dominant as Koji Uehara is susceptible to a bit of a downturn.
The Boston Red Sox closer has struggled mightily of late, blowing two saves and surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. Uehara’s recent collapses have been puzzling for everyone involved, as it is unknown for certain whether the struggles stem from fatigue or a mechanical issue.
With the Red Sox making it clear that they don’t plan on shutting the 39-year-old down for the season, it’ll be up to Uehara to battle out of this rough patch. NESN’s Jerry Remy has faith that he will, though, as he added that every pitcher goes through great stretches and every pitcher goes through bad ones.
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