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The Red Sox have had injury woes this season, it is no secret. They have six outfielders currently on the disabled list; Ryan Kalish, Carl Crawford, Jason Repko, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross and Darnell McDonald. Ryan Sweeney was on the seven day concussion DL until a few days ago. The Red Sox have had to [...]
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When you've had the kind of fringe Major League career that Daniel Nava has had thus far, it might be tempting to dwell on the sustained success he's had while the Red Sox' presumed starting outfielders work their way back from injury. With a .432 on base percentage through his first 20 games filling in for his bigger-name teammates, Nava probably deserves a chance to...
They did it. They finally did it. The Red Sox are finally, at long last, above .500, sitting pretty with a 25-24 record. They're still in last place, sure, but it's a start -- and a welcome one at that, considering who it came against. Daniel Nava led the way against Justin Verlander and the Sox triumphed 6-3 through the wind, the rain and everything else to claim that ever...
Daniel Nava was in just his second game atop the Red Sox lineup, and the career minor leaguer was forced to leadoff the game against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award winner. Justin Verlander made quick work of Nava the first time through the order, inducing the outfielder into a slow-rolling ground out to third base. But after working a walk his next time at the dish, Nava...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. David Ortiz has been hot all season, but he's reach an inferno-like level lately at the plate. Ortiz unleashed his 13th home run of the season on Friday night in Toronto during a 2-for-3 outing...
Injuries are everywhere in the sports landscape on Wednesday, but it seems that a couple of Boston teams have been hit especially hard. The Red Sox and Celtics are both soldiering on without a key member or two, but the Sox seem to have found an antidote to their Jacoby Ellsbury-less outfield in the form of Daniel Nava. Now, if only the Celtics could do the same and figure out how...
Mike Aviles has been solid for the Red Sox in the leadoff spot this season, but Daniel Nava has been downright torrid from the batter's box as of late. So, it only makes sense that manager Bobby Valentine has lined them up in the first two spots in the batting order as the Red Sox face the Blue Jays in the second contest of their three-game series at Rogers Centre in Toronto...
The Boston Red Sox are in last place. Although that’s not really accurate as they have a winning record; and the AL East is all bunched up. However it’s still technically true. But it won’t take long before the BoSox make their surge, and one of the guys to get them headed north comes from an unlikely source.
Daniel Nava and Raul Valdes are continuing to be among the best...
Daniel Nava (pictured) ripped a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the 4th inning, and Daniel Bard threw 5 reasonably strong innings as the Red Sox shaved the Detroit Tigers 6-3 at Fenway Park. Bard pitched one out into the 6th inning in recording his 5th win of the season. He allowed 2 runs on a pair of solo home runs by Jhonny Peralta and Prince Fielder. He struck out 4...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Daniel Nava has looked every bit as good a baseball player as any guy on the Red Sox roster in recent weeks. Since the 29-year-old career minor leaguer was called up on May 11, he'...
BOSTON -- Daniel Nava hit a three-run double, and the Boston Red Sox pounded Detroit ace Justin Verlander to move above .500 for the first time this season, beating the Tigers 6-3 Tuesday night. It was the 13th win in 18 games for the steadily climbing Red Sox (25-24), who remain last in the AL East but are just 3 1/2 games out of first place. Prince Fielder had a solo homer...
Whenever Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers, it's an event. He's so good that in any given start, he could possibly throw a no-hitter. Fortunately for the Boston Red Sox, that wasn't the case on Wednesday night in their 6-3 win.
And it was the bat of Daniel Nava that was the big difference in that win.
Nava came up in the 4th inning with the bases...
TORONTO -- Daniel Nava hit a two-run single in the four-run second inning and left-hander Felix Doubront struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 before 43,390 at Rogers Centre. Doubront (6-2) allowed seven hits -- including home runs by Jeff Mathis and Jose Bautista -- and one walk as he held the Blue Jays to three runs...
Red Sox Improve to 2 Games above .500!
May 31, 2012- Red Sox have won 3 straight against the Detroit Tigers to improve 26-24 on the young season. The Red Sox have had great contributions from Daniel Nava, David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks, and Kevin Youkilis. Daniel Nava has provided the Sox with quality lead-off at bats and is setting the table for the rest of the order. He also helped...
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The Red Sox swap places in the standings with the Blue Jays with the 7-4 victory in Toronto.
The Red Sox jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the second on a combination of a Middlebrooks single, Punto double, Nava single/ fielding gaff by Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus that should have been an error. . Felix Doubront pitched fairly well (6...
Heading into his first managerial stint in several years, Bobby Valentine looked like he had plenty of toys to play with. That changed quickly when closer Andrew Bailey went down in spring training with a thumb injury and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was hurt in the home opener. But Valentine has quite the benefactor in general manager Ben Cherington, who soon provided him with a few...