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Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa’s Implosion Ends Boston’s Brief Momentum

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox’s bullpen let one slip away. Junichi Tazawa surrendered two runs on three hits in the eighth inning Sunday as the Red Sox blew a lead and suffered a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. The defeat snapped a three-game winning streak for Boston, which now goes on an eight-game road trip. The close contest...
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Recap - bullpen fails late in Red Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterJunichi Tazawa gave up two runs in the 8th inning as the Rays rallied from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.Wade Miley started for Boston and gave the Sox 6.2 solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits and just one walk while striking out four.The Rays took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a...
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Red Sox Wrap: Junichi Tazawa Can’t Hold Down Rays In Boston’s 4-3 Loss

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox couldn’t complete a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston’s three-game winning streak was snapped Sunday as the Rays came from behind to defeat the Red Sox 4-3 in the teams’ series finale at Fenway Park. GAME IN A WORD Slippery. The Red Sox built a 3-1 lead despite the Rays jumping on the scoreboard...
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Boston Red Sox: Junichi Tazawa Blows Lead, Rays Snip Sox 4-3

After leading for the majority of the game behind Wade Miley, Junichi Tazawa gave up two big runs in the 8th inning on Sunday, as the Tampa Bay Rays (52-54) snip the Boston Red Sox (47-59), 4-3 and salvage the final game of the series. 
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Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa, Justin Masterson Win Battles Vs. Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Can’t lose ‘em all. The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Friday for the start of a 10-game homestand and quickly snapped an eight-game losing streak by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 11 innings. Boston had lost its first seven games of the second half on the road, so the victory came as a relief, more...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa’s Absence Hurts Boston Red Sox In Momentum-Killing Loss

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa was unavailable. That explains a lot. Tazawa’s absence from the Red Sox’s series opener against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park raised eyebrows, as Boston sure could have used the reliable right-handed reliever in its 12-8, extra-inning loss. But while there were two situations — the eighth inning and...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Junichi Tazawa edition

The Nationals’ bullpen struggles this year have been well documented. Without the aid of Tyler Clippard, Rafael Soriano and Craig Stammen, Washington has struggled to bridge the gap between their starting pitcher and their lights out closer, Drew Storen. So far, Storen has been all-star worthy, posting a 1.11 ERA with 19 saves. However, aside from that, the rest of the bullpen...
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox And Junichi Tazawa Settle On Contract

One of the true bright lights of the Boston bullpen—Junichi Tazawa—avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox. Tazawa—a homegrown Red Sox product—has come into his own in the last few seasons, becoming a reliable set-up man for The Carmine Hose. The 28-year old righty posted a 2.86 ERA in 2014—hurling 63 innings. Over the last...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Tazawa’s Role, Perkins’ Bullets, Butler, Buck, Baseball Americana

Junichi Tazawa is satisfied with his current role. Sort of. The 28-year-old set-up specialist would rather start or close, but he’s comforted by the knowledge that outs in the seventh and eighth innings can be every bit as valuable as outs in the ninth. And he gets a lot of them. Tazawa made 71 appearances […]
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2014 Preview: Bullpen

Boston Red Sox 2014 Preview: BullpenThe Red Sox bullpen situation was nothing short of crazy last season, but it worked out for the best. With some new faces added to the mix, spring training will surely be a battle ground for the final bullpen spots. Longshots Drake Britton, Francisco Cordero, Rich Hill All three players could see time at the big league level later in the season...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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