Found April 22, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
The Red Sox resilience struck again after being swept in yesterday’s double header against the Kansas City Royals. The Oakland Athletics got down early thanks to a Mike Napoli grand salami, and the bullpen was able to (somehow) conjure just enough to ward off the A’s counter punch. Here are the four bases: First Base: Mike Napoli offense has turned eyes, especially on his fourth career grand slam tonight, along with his 25 RBI in 19 games, which is best in baseball. But what about his defense? Once thought as a disadvantage has turned into a pretty valuable asset. On the surface, Napoli has not yet made an error, and made some great plays, including one against Coco Crisp to end the eighth inning. What lies underneath is also worth noting; a 0.9 ultimate zone rating at first base. The combination that Napoli now has at his disposal will earn every penny beyond the $5 million base salary this year. Second Base: What Will Middlebrooks reminded everybody tonight was not to worry about ...
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