Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Photo Courtesy of CSNNE Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Mike Napoli has been out for 4 straight games, but John Farrell told CSNNE that Napoli has in fact been cleared to play, but he wanted to start the left-handed hitting Mike Carp against Ryan Vogelsong. So, he'll play against the lefty Barry Zito in the rubber match against the San Francisco Giants, right? Maybe not, Farrell says. Farrell hinted to CSNNE that he might start David Ortiz at first despite the lefty-lefty match up. Farrell told CSNNE that he always planned on starting Ortiz 2 of 3 against San Fran. Maybe he did, but what does that say about his faith in Mike Napoli? He's currently hitting .245 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI's according to ESPN, but the flip side of that is that he has 158 strikeouts, and it seems like he manages to come up with a strikeout in a lot of big moments. And that is what worries me and probably the rest of Red Sox Nation. So, let's take a moment to consider the future of Mike Napoli ...
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