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John Lackey Gives Mike Napoli A Head Rub During Saturday’s Red Sox Game (GIF)

Close friendships between teammates have become a defining characteristic of the Boston Red Sox. Team chemistry was even a huge factor in their 2013 World Series run. So maybe John Lackey was just trying to strengthen that chemistry when he took the time to give Mike Napoli a pretty strong head rub in the dugout during the bottom of the third inning in Saturday’s game against...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Rubs Mike Napoli’s Head, Building Team Chemistry While Ruining My Lunch

If you take nothing else from today’s Red Sox/Orioles game (which is still in progress), know that this was the day that John Lackey massaged Mike Napoli’s head in a manner so odd that even had Jerry Remy was pushed to suggest, “That’s almost too much for TV.” It’s actually not all that bad. But it does recall a similarly baffling scene a few years back when Julian Tavarez...
Via Surviving Grady
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox injury notes: Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino

The Boston Red Sox have struggled offensively so far this season, but they received a boost last night with the return of Mike Napoli to the lineup. The first baseman dislocated his left ring finger on Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox. Outfielder Shane Victorino should be back soon, as well.    Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston was on the report yesterday, detailing that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Get 'Battery Charging' In 3-1 Win

(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)Basically, it was the battery that won this one: Jon Lester and his eight brilliant innings and David Ross and his 9th-inning opposite field RBI double. Boston had gotten just one hit going into the final frame (Xander Bogaerts' first 2014 HR), then Ross got his key hit (after one-out singles by Mike Carp and Mike Napoli). Then, Jonathan Herrera got an RBI...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-White Sox Live: Jon Lester, Chris Sale Battle In Matchup Of Lefty Aces

6:05 p.m.: Mike Napoli will return to the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Napoli, who dislocated his finger in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss while sliding into second base, sat out Wednesday’s game and was listed as day to day. He’ll return Thursday, though, and that should provide a boost to an offense that has struggled to post runs. Dustin Pedroia, who returned to the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup Against Chris Sale, White Sox

Mike Napoli will return to the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup for Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox. Napoli, who left Tuesday’s game in the ninth inning after dislocating his left ring finger while sliding head-first into second base, sat out Wednesday’s game in Chicago, but he’ll be back at first base and batting cleanup for Thursday’s clash at...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli Day-to-Day With Finger Injury (Video)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli dislocated a finger while sliding into second base during the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Fortunately for Napoli and the Red Sox, Napoli’s finger isn’t broken and none of his ligaments tore. He’s listed as day-to-day with a dislocated finger. Check out the video above to watch Napoli discuss...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: Mike Napoli’s Finger ‘Feeling Better And Better’

It’s been a painful start to the season for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox not only enter Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a 5-9 record, but Boston also is dealing with several injuries that have forced manager John Farrell to continuously shuffle his lineup. Below are some injury-related notes prior to Wednesday’s game at U.S. Cellular Field. -Dustin Pedroia...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-White Sox Live: Clay Buchholz Searches For First Win Of 2014

6:34 p.m.: Let’s go over some pregame notes. -Mike Napoli’s status for Wednesday’s game is unclear. The Red Sox will have to wait and see how he responds to holding/swinging a bat. -Koji Uehara threw a 34-pitch bullpen session, and the closer said he felt fine. Uehara is unavailable for this game but is expected to be available for Thursday’s series finale. -Shane Victorino...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 15: Red Sox at White Sox - Pedroia returns as Boston looks to end streak

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThings went south in South Side Chicago for the Boston Red Sox. Not only did they collect just one run on three hits ... not only did Mike Napoli dislocate his finger sliding into second ... and not only was the temperature at or below freezing ... to top it off, Xander Bogaerts made a throwing error to allow the game-winning run to score, giving Boston...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli dislocates finger on slide and it’s disturbingly obvious (GIF)

Ouch. Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is considered day-to-day after dislocating his finger during the team’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. It became pretty clear relatively instantly that he messed up his finger pretty bad, because, you see, his finger was pointing in a direction one typically doesn’t […] The post Mike Napoli dislocates finger...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli (And Twisted Finger) Are Day-To-Day

(Photo At LarryBrownSports.com)The Red Sox are falling like snowflakes on a mid-April Boston night. The latest is first-baseman Mike Napoli—who dislocated his left ring-finger with an ill-advised head-first slide into second base. The unnatural right-angle of the finger begged the question of whether it was broken. It was not. He might even play tonight. How hockey player-like...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bogaert’s Throwing Error Gives White Sox 2-1 Win

The current road trip the Boston Red Sox are on right now is turning into a nightmare after another loss, this time to the Chicago White Sox. Xander Bogaert’s throwing error in the bottom of the 9th allowed Alexei Ramirez to score the winning run in a 2-1 win for the South Siders. Jake Peavy got the start against his former club and was solid over six innings allowing a run on...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Day-To-Day After Dislocating Ring Finger

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis after dislocating his finger on a slide during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. “I look at my finger,” Napoli said, via ESPN.com, “and it’s sideways.” Napoli jammed his finger as he dove headfirst into second base after advancing on a...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox' Mike Napoli leaves game with finger injury

The Boston Red Sox lost a close one last night to the Chicago White Sox, 2-1.  As if losing wasn't bad enough, the Red Sox also lost Mike Napoli to a dislocated finger in the ninth inning.  If you look closely at the below picture, you can actually see it.  The injury was bad enough that umpire Jim Joyce screamed "oh my god!" when he saw the finger.  From Pete...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Springtime for the Red Sox in Chicago

Any night on which the highlight of the Red Sox game is the team’s taste in hats and headwarmers, you know it’s gonna be a bad night. And for the Red Sox, last night was a bad night. Another bad night. The fact that the Red Sox lost last night’s game on what should have been a routine ground out tells you everything you need to know about the team right now. The simplest of...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MASH Unit: Down goes Napoli, Pedroia gets injected, Koji closing soon

The GuruContributing WriterWith two starters already on the disabled list, it looks like they may have some company. Mike Napoli appeared to dislocate his ring finger on a headfirst slide into second base after a wild pitch during Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the White Sox.Napoli came into Tuesday's night hitting .300 with three home runs in 13 games. With the Sox struggling...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s finger dislocated after dive and looked gross

Mike Napoli left Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox game against the White Sox in Chicago in the ninth inning after dislocating his finger on a head-first dive into second base, and let me tell you, his finger looked pretty gross. Napoli walked with one out in the inning and was trying to advance to second on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Mike Napoli leaves game after possibly dislocating finger

When you’re sliding head-first, you must be careful with your fingers as you need to know where the bag is.In this situation, Boston Red Sox‘s catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli advanced to second on a wild pitch in the 9th against the Chicago White Sox, going head-first on the play and suffering in what looks like a very serious injury.Here’s a look:It’s tough to even see...
Via The MLB Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Finger Should Not Be Pointing That Way

One of Mike Napoli’s fingers fell victim to a head-first slide into base on Tuesday night as the Red Sox took on the White Sox in Chicago. The resulting photo you see above should serve as a PSA to always slide feet first. Adding insult to injury, Napoli – the Sox’ first baseman – had to be pulled because of the injury and the team eventually lost in the 9th inning when...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli leaves game with left ring finger injury

CHICAGO (AP) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli left Tuesday night's game against the White Sox after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base in the ninth inning.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli's finger looks nasty after bad slide

Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli slid head first into second base Monday caught his finger awkwardly on the bag.  Instead of looking like the number one, it looked like a seven. Note to kids watching at home: slide feet first whenever possible. SEE… @WillBrinson
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ‘Proud’ To Be Part Of Healing Process After Marathon Tragedy (Video)

After the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, the city of Boston came together and healed as a community. The Red Sox and their eventual World Series title became a part of that healing process. Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and manager John Farrell reflected on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Napoli said that what he witnessed from Boston after the marathon was...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Face 'Scattered Flurries' Tonight

Spring? Ha! Nice try. The Red Sox will take on the Pale Hose tonight in Chicago—where "scattered flurries" are expected during the game. Of course, Jake Peavy is used to pitching during Windy City 'Springs', so it might not be too much of a disadvantage. Boston will send out the following line-up to battle the clear case of Global Warming engulfing Second City...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia avoids fractured wrist

Boston Red Sox shortstop Dustin Pedroia received great news on Monday when an exam revieled no structural damage or break in his ailing left wrist, a source has confirmed to MLB.com. Pedrioa, who was was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the New York Yankees, just has inflammation from an injury he sustained on a takeout play at second base against the Brewers during the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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