Daniel Nava was without a doubt the star of last night's 9-2 win over the New York Yankees, going 4-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI. His 4 hits last night tied a career high, which he's done 3 times now this season, according to ESPN Boston. According to ESPN Boston, since coming back from paternity leave for the birth of his daughter Faith on August 8th, he's hit .400 while getting on base in almost half his at bats. Nava has remained humble, saying that he's just trying to contribute along with everyone else on the team.
From ESPN Boston:
“I think I’m just trying to finish the season strong just as every guy in this clubhouse is,” Nava said. “We put up nine runs and there’s a lot of guys who contributed to those nine runs besides myself.”
His story is unique, and I'm sure most of us have heard it by now, but bear with me while I bore you (or not, if you find it interesting like I do) with it again. He was turned down by colle...