He was talking about how effective Koji Uehara has been saying, "It's been crazy to watch all season how he can go out there and throw one inning and nine pitches on average and be three-up, three-down."
He paused, as if deciding whether to continue elaborating or not.
Making up his mind, he says, "We call him 'The Ninja.' He throws two pitches and it always seems like the hitter is looking for the other one."
So Koji 'High-Five-City' Uehara is also know in the clubhouse as 'The Ninja.'
Clay Buchholz finished up by lifting a veil on the current pitchers pool that is taking odds on Koji Uehara as a starter. "I think we had a little thing going, wondering why he wasn't in the starting rotation. He could probably throw a complete game in 65 pitches."
I would like to see 'The Ninja' give that a shot, wouldn't you?
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell