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Red Sox Fail To Score At The Right Time In Loss To Blue Jays (Video)

Scoring three runs in the first inning is a great start to a baseball game, but the Boston Red Sox couldn’t turn that start into a win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Jays followed up in the first with three runs of their own to knot the score. Third baseman Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with an RBI double in the fifth but made a costly throwing error in the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: ‘Something Just Clicked’ In Red Sox’s Sudden Turnaround

The Boston Red Sox’s sudden turnaround is difficult to explain, even for those directly involved. The Red Sox enter Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that dates back to before the All-Star break. Boston has won eight of its last nine games and looks primed to make noise in the second half. What happened? “I’ve...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Was Well Aware He Needed A Triple To Complete Cycle (Video)

The Red Sox have outscored opponents 57-19 over the last nine games. Part of the reason they’ve been so good is because of guys like Mike Napoli tearing the cover off the ball. Napoli had a huge game in the Red Sox 14-1 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a home run. Coming into his last at-bat, Napoli needed a triple to get a cycle...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes The Boom!

After exploding out of the gate in the second half, the Red Sox now sit 6.5 games out of the Wild Card. Last night it was Mike Napoli’s sixth inning blast that put the Sox in front to stay, winning their second one-run game in a row. Considering their easy and meaningful schedule over the next couple of weeks, it’s time to make a run…the run. After today’s series finale with...
Via Surviving Grady
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Getting Some Trade Interest

(Rob Carr/Getty Images)Is anyone safe? According to Nick Cafardo (of John Henry's mouthpiece Boston Globe), the Red Sox have received trade inquiries about first-baseman Mike Napoli. Cafardo suggests that Napoli would have more value if his hip condition allowed him to catch some. Nevertheless, despite his somewhat down year, he is still coveted by some teams. Cafardo speculates...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston getting calls on Mike Napoli

As each day passes, it's looking more and more likely that the Boston Red Sox will be sellers at the trade deadline. Jake Peavy has been getting a decent amount of trade interest, but other Red Sox players are being asked about as well.In addition to Peavy, the Red Sox are getting trade inquiries on first baseman Mike Napoli, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.#451777850...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  3 Comments

Napoli on Tanaka's pitch selection: 'What an idiot!'

Mike Napoli has one word to describe Masahiro Tanaka after his decision to throw a fastball to him on an two-strike count.  “Idiot.”   The veteran C/1B/DH Napoli promptly deposited the fastball offering into the bleachers, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead in the 9th.  A lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Ian Browne of reports that those words could be heard on the Fox broadcast...
Via Reading Between The Seams
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Calls Opposing Pitcher an “Idiot”

The 2014 version of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox feud isn’t as heated as in years past, but, still…this can’t end well, right? After hitting a game-winning home run off Masahiro Tanaka Saturday night, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the dugout and let his thoughts be known. “What an idiot,” the bearded slugger was heard to say during the FOX television...
Via Hall of Very Good
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli stole home plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Want to see something you have never seen before and will likely never see again? Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli stole home plate during a win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon. A’s starter Tommy Malone caught Red Sox shortstop Jonathan Herrera leaning in the third inning […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli and Shades of 2013

  It took until the fifth inning for the Red Sox to get their first hit, a Daniel Nava ground-rule double. And that was their only hit during regular frames. When Koji gave up the homer in the tenth, it looked like another nuts-against-the-cheese-grater loss. Then Big Papi and Mike Napoli channeled a little bit of 2013 magic. After Pedroia flied out to deep right, Ortiz went to...
Via Surviving Grady
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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