Red Sox Pregame Notes 7/27/14

St. Petersburg , FL- Amazing how two teams in the same division are going in such opposite directions. Tampa Bay is looking for their tenth win in a row, while Boston has now lost 5 straight. Boston sends AAA star Allen Webster, who has been one of the most consistent starters on a very good Pawtucket team, and he faces Chris Archer, who is 6-5 with a 3.31 ERA including a 3.19 ERA...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: Allen Webster Makes 2014 Big League Debut For Boston

12:15 p.m.: Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts aren’t in Sunday’s starting lineup. Trade? Just kidding. Those guys aren’t going anywhere. But they’ll still sit out Sunday’s series finale — at least to start the game — as the Red Sox look to snap their four-game skid against right-hander Chris Archer. Daniel Nava will play left field against the righty. He’ll also bat...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Xander Bogaerts Out Of Lineup For Red Sox Against Rays

The Boston Red Sox have found themselves in yet another losing streak. After winning eight of nine games, the Sox have dropped five games in a row, the latest coming in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday night. Red Sox manager John Farrell will shake up his lineup on Sunday in the hopes of ending the skid, as Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts will get the day off. Taking their...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy’s Red Sox Teammates Disappointed To See Him Go (Video)

Jake Peavy’s recent pitching struggles didn’t take away from the fact that he had many good friends on the Boston Red Sox. Even before being traded, Peavy called his love for Boston “unbreakable.” A few of his teammates expressed how they would be losing a friend after he was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday for two pitching prospects. “He’s such a great...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fail To Score At The Right Time In Loss To Blue Jays (Video)

Scoring three runs in the first inning is a great start to a baseball game, but the Boston Red Sox couldn’t turn that start into a win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Jays followed up in the first with three runs of their own to knot the score. Third baseman Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with an RBI double in the fifth but made a costly throwing error in the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: ‘Something Just Clicked’ In Red Sox’s Sudden Turnaround

The Boston Red Sox’s sudden turnaround is difficult to explain, even for those directly involved. The Red Sox enter Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that dates back to before the All-Star break. Boston has won eight of its last nine games and looks primed to make noise in the second half. What happened? “I’ve...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 2014 Red Sox an Actual Thing That is Happening?

Last night, the Red Sox clubbed 18 hits, scored 14 times, and won their fifth straight game — their eighth of the last nine. David Ortiz belted two home runs. Mike Napoli had another. Stephen Mothereffin’ Drew had a home run as well, and went 2-for-4. Xander Bogaerts, who couldn’t get bat on ball to save his life for much of July, went 3-for-4. JBJ had two hits and Daniel Nava...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Was Well Aware He Needed A Triple To Complete Cycle (Video)

The Red Sox have outscored opponents 57-19 over the last nine games. Part of the reason they’ve been so good is because of guys like Mike Napoli tearing the cover off the ball. Napoli had a huge game in the Red Sox 14-1 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a home run. Coming into his last at-bat, Napoli needed a triple to get a cycle...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubby And Nap Power Red Sox Past Royals, 2-1

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)The guy who may turn out to be the "gem' of the Great Nick Punto Deal is Rubby De La Rosa. Last night, he hurled seven strong innings in Boston's 2-1 win over Kansas City. The other hero on the night was Mike Napoli who clouted his 11th HR in the sixth to provide the eventual martin of victory. De La Rosa won his third game of the year...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lifeless Royals Lose Again, 2-1 To Red Sox

Here are some tasteful stats that Ryan Landreth has dug up that may give you no hope at all for the Kansas City Royals. “The Royals have outhit their opponent 11 times in their 47 losses, with another 7 times matching their opponent’s hit total. In another 13 games, they’ve had no fewer than two less hits than their opponent did. The Royals have lost 47 times. In just 16 of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Xander Bogaerts Out Of Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. Royals

Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli have played key roles in the Boston Red Sox’s last two wins over the Kansas City Royals, but they’ll get the day off in Sunday’s series finale. Bogaerts drilled a two-run homer to help spark a 5-4 comeback win on Friday, while Napoli’s blast broke a 1-1 tie on Saturday en route to a 2-1 Sox win. Taking over at third base for Bogaerts will...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes The Boom!

After exploding out of the gate in the second half, the Red Sox now sit 6.5 games out of the Wild Card. Last night it was Mike Napoli’s sixth inning blast that put the Sox in front to stay, winning their second one-run game in a row. Considering their easy and meaningful schedule over the next couple of weeks, it’s time to make a run…the run. After today’s series finale with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Thriving Off Fenway Park Atmosphere With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa and Fenway Park go together like lamb and tuna fish. (Or maybe you’re more comfortable with a spaghetti and meatballs analogy?) All references to “The Wedding Singer” aside, De La Rosa has been phenomenal at Fenway Park this season, posting a 3-0 record and a 1.38 ERA in four home starts. The right-hander wasn’t overpowering Saturday in the Red...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Crushes Home Run Over Everything In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has a knack for big home runs. Napoli launched a home run in the sixth inning of Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. The blast was big in the sense that it propelled Boston to victory, but it also was big in that there was zero doubt it was going to leave the yard. Napoli’s sixth-inning homer off Royals starter...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Punchless Royals go down feebly to Red Sox again

The season with so much promise is rapidly slipping away. And the team that has been insisting for weeks that it will be find because it is a second-half team is off to an awful second-half start after losing their second straight to Boston, 2-1. And the odds of a series sweep are high -- the toothless Royals offense now must try to best Royals-killer Jon Lester on Sunday. Lester...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox vs KC Royals: Sox Win 2-1 Behind De La Rosa

Shane "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Victorino returned to the line-up in right field for the Red Sox, but the heroes in the 2-1 Saturday night win over Kansas City were Rubby De La Rosa and Mike Napoli. That's 6 wins in their last 7 games
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Confident in Second Half Turnaround

Unless Boston is able to snag a big bat before the trade deadline, I don’t see them catching up to Baltimore. They’re already 9.5 games back, and I don’t see any signs of Baltimore slowing down. But, anything is possible. They have a great rotation and bullpen, and a very capable lineup.They still have the most clutch hitter of all time, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, and a very...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Getting Some Trade Interest

(Rob Carr/Getty Images)Is anyone safe? According to Nick Cafardo (of John Henry's mouthpiece Boston Globe), the Red Sox have received trade inquiries about first-baseman Mike Napoli. Cafardo suggests that Napoli would have more value if his hip condition allowed him to catch some. Nevertheless, despite his somewhat down year, he is still coveted by some teams. Cafardo speculates...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 15: Enjoying the All-Star Break

The All-Star break is upon us, baseball’s very own intermission. While I hardly ever consider the All-Star game a midsummer “classic,” it is not without its important purpose. No, I am not talking about its impact on which league will have home field advantage during the World Series. I’m referring to the period of time it gives us to re-charge our batteries. Fantasy baseball...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston scouting Phillies' Cole Hamels

All the talk surrounding the Boston Red Sox at this years trade deadline has them being sellers. Trade candidates on the team include John Lackey, Jake Peavy, and Mike Napoli, but could they think about adding a big name player to their current Major League roster?The Red Sox were one of a few teams who scouted Cole Hamels earlier this week, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston getting calls on Mike Napoli

As each day passes, it's looking more and more likely that the Boston Red Sox will be sellers at the trade deadline. Jake Peavy has been getting a decent amount of trade interest, but other Red Sox players are being asked about as well.In addition to Peavy, the Red Sox are getting trade inquiries on first baseman Mike Napoli, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.#451777850...
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14 days ago  |  3 Comments

Jake Peavy Makes Sliding Out At First On Nice Grab By Mike Napoli (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitchers have been recording some odd outs against the Houston Astros. Reliever Burke Badenhop combined with Mike Carp and layed himself out to make a weird but spectacular out Friday. Starter Jake Peavy accomplished something similar Saturday. With two outs and a runner on second, first baseman Mike Napoli made a nice snag behind first off the bat of Marwin Gonzalez...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

One Beard To Rule Them All

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s this: Topps’ Allen & Ginter “Oddity” line currently carries 25 Daniel Nava cards, which include actual strands of Nava’s playoff beard (his was a little more clean-cut compared to the likes of Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli). One of the cards is already on eBay and the latest bid — there are 20 bid so...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ground ball bites Mike Napoli

In Monday’s game at Fenway Park, right fielder Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox belted a three-run homer off Boston Red Sox’ starter Clay Buchholz. The White Sox would win 4-0 and the Red Sox would subsequently slip into last place in the American League East. Then against Brandon Workman, with the bases loaded and nobody out in the second inning, Viciedo hit a roller to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz on PED talk: ‘I don’t get no free pass’

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took issue Monday with commentators from the MLB Network for bringing his name up when discussing performance-enhancing drugs and saying he got a “free pass” in the Biogenesis investigation. Ortiz’s teammate, pitcher John Lackey, made a comment about Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz and his 50-game suspension last season for...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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