Found August 08, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Daniel Nava
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
When Daniel Nava walked into the visitors’ clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, he was doing so for the first time as a father. The Red Sox placed Nava on paternity leave so he could be present for the birth of his first child, and returning to the team was a bittersweet feeling for the 30-year-old. Nava told NESN’s Jenny Dell during Red Sox GameDay LIVE that it was difficult to leave his wife and baby girl, but that it was also strange watching the Red Sox play from his couch while he was home. Hear what else Nava had to say in the video above. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, Jenny Dell, NESN Video, Red Sox Gameday Live, Top Stories, Video

Recap: Drew plays hero, Sox finish off Astros 7-5

Ever since Jose Igelsias was traded, Stephen Drew has transformed into a new man and has been on fire. Nothing changed last night, as Drew played hero and saved the Red Sox late. Ryan Dempster took the mound for the Sox against the Astros and again, had another bland start. The 6th inning was his worst, where the Astros put together a string of hits, pounding away on Dempster...

Stephen Drew Quickly Erasing Lingering Concerns, Evolving Into Clutch Player for Red Sox

OK, Red Sox fans. Have you warmed up to Stephen Drew yet? Drew is quickly erasing the concerns that accompanied him to Boston and that only grew as he battled injuries this season. The Red Sox shortstop connected on a game-winning, three-run homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 7-5 victory over the Astros, and he has earned a reputation as one of the club’s most clutch performers...

Bogaerts is forcing the Red Sox hand

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Xander Bogaerts is nothing short of phenomenal. The number six prospect in MLB, the undisputed number one prospect of the Red Sox, he has been bashing on the door for some time now. There are issues right now after the Jose Iglesias trade, where short stop opened up, questions around the platoon of three players at third, and the continued...

Mike Napoli: Hip to be K'd

The Guru Contributing Writer It’s a well-known fact that Fenway fans, while faithful, are not the most patient bunch. Both are waning when it comes to Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. All the cheers of April and May have been replaced with the sounds of Napoli swinging and missing. Again and again. Napoli currently leads the American League with 147 strikeouts. His strikeout...

Ryan Lavarnway allows four passed balls in one inning against Houston

Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright made his first career start on Tuesday night against the Astros in Houston, and young Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway had a very difficult time handling the movement on Wright’s pitches. Lavarnway, who has caught Wright eight times before in the minors, tied a Major League record by allowing four passed balls in the first inning. The mistakes allowed...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 8/8

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

The Last Shall Be First; Sox Storm Back, 7-5

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Your Boston Red Sox have won six of their last seven games coming from behind. Last night, their 27th comeback win of 2013 was a 7-5 win over the hapless Astros. The two big blows were a 2-run HR by Jonny Gomes in the seventh and a three-run HR by Stephen Drew in the top of the ninth. Not exactly a "walk-off", but it was their 18th win in...

Video: Jonny Gomes Talks With Kevin Millar & Chris Rose

Apparently Intentional Talk's ratings were down on the MLB Network so Kevin Millar and Chris Rose had to bring in someone to boost the ratings back up. Who better than Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes to do just that and he definitely brought the funny with him. Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure...

Jon Lester Takes Mound, David Ortiz Sits as Red Sox Begin Series With Surprising Royals

Just when it looked like Jon Lester was back on track after two wins to close out July, he took a giant leap back against the Diamondbacks last Friday. Lester allowed six runs on 11 hits against Arizona in four 1/3 innings of work. He didn’t factor in the decision, though, as Boston was able to come back despite being down late. Lester’s ERA is now up to 4.52, while his record...

How Much More Bizarre Can This Red Sox-Astros Series Get?

I figured Monday night’s game, which saw the Red Sox shut down by the worst team in baseball, would be the oddity in this series. Turns out it was just an appetizer. Last night’s slugfest was one of the oddest and more confounding Red Sox games I’ve ever witnessed and I’m happy that when the dust cleared, they emerged with a win. Among the strange happenings: Ryan Lavarnway...

Video: Drew Blasts Red Sox Past Astros, 7-5

In the city where NASA calls home, you expect there to be talk about blast offs of rockets. Stephen Drew of the Boston Red Sox skipped the talk and launched one of his own. It was a three-run homer in the top of the 9th inning which gave the Boston Red Sox a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night. Your browser does not support...

Lavarnway In A Bad Way Handling Knucklers

((HT: NESN/MLB)) Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway had a rough first inning handling (or "trying to handle") Steven Wright's knuckleball against the Houston Astros... Yeah... it was a long first inning... Your browser does not support iframes. Four passed balls later, Lavarnway would redeem himself... He hit a two-run double in the fifth as the Sox would win 15-10

Jon Lester Shows Plenty of Fight, Keeps Grinding in Solid Effort Despite Loss to Royals

If only mulligans were part of baseball. Just as one bad hole can ruin a golfer’s entire round, one bad inning can mean the difference between winning and losing for a starting pitcher. Just ask Jon Lester. The Royals eventually locked up a 5-1 victory Thursday, as Boston’s bats couldn’t solve Bruce Chen, who tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings before handing the keys over to Luke...

Red Sox-Astros Live: Ryan Dempster, Jarred Cosart Square Off in Rubber Match in Houston

7:37 p.m.: Ryan Lavarnway had a rough night behind the plate Tuesday. Hopefully, it’s all behind him, as the Red Sox catcher is celebrating a birthday. Lavarnway turned 26 years old today. 7:30 p.m.: Lineups are here! Red Sox (69-46) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Stephen Drew, SS Jarrod Saltalamacchia,...

Red Sox-Royals Live: Jake Peavy Looks to Put Sox Back on Track, But Faces Tough Opponent in Ervin Santana

6:52 p.m.: The Red Sox’ offense was completely shut down Thursday. The unit could receive a boost Friday, however, as David Ortiz returns to the lineup after a night off. Ortiz had back-to-back four-hit games Tuesday and Wednesday before being held out of Thursday’s contest. He has been on fire of late, and he also has had plenty of success against Royals starter Ervin Santana...
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