Found October 13, 2013 on Fenway Refugees:
True, yesterday was just one (tough) loss. But John Farrell is not messing around. He decided to make a few lineup changes for tonight's must-win Game 2. Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava will sit tonight while Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes suit up in their place to play first base and left field, respectively. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, considering that Gomes and Carp have been two of the clutchest hitters this year. On top of that, Napoli is 1-for-13 in his career against Tigers Game 2 starter Max Scherzer and is also amidst a slump in the postseason (2-for-16). Carp is 2-for-8 against Scherzer. Nava is 1-for-9 against Scherzer, but the decision to bench the guy who got the sole hit for the Red Sox last night does appear a little odd, especially considering Gomes (2-for-6 vs. Scherzer) bats best against lefties, which Scherzer is not. Alas, if we've learned anything this year it's this: Trust in Farrell. He said: I think this time of year...
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