Tazawa out, Machi in as Red Sox closer

#npb #JunichiTazawa [Conmcast Sportsnet]NEW YORK – After two poor outings in his past three save opportunities, Junichi Tazawa is out as the Red Sox closer and Jean Machi is in. Interim manager Torey Lovullo made the announcement Sunday. Tazawa allowed four runs last Sunday in blowing a save …
Remembering "The Catch"

On the morning of Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals I’m taking a look back.  Five years ago today, October 19, 2006, the St. Louis Cardinals played the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.  We all know the end result, as the Cardinals would win 3-1 because of a Yadier Molina homerun against Aaron Heilman and an Adam Wainwright curveball that still gives fellow Mets fans nightmares.  But this is also a remembrance of one of the greatest catches, if not the greatest, in postseason history.  Us Mets fans will never forget when Endy Chavez took away Scott Rolen’s what-would-have-been go-ahead 2-run homerun and kept the game tied at 1 in the 6th inning.  On the national scale, this play is widely forgotten 5 years after the fact because of the final result but if you’re looking back at Game 7 today or any other day don’t remember the homerun, don’t remember the strikeout, remember The Catch.