mike napoli

Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
July 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm
After falling 11-1 to the Angels in Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Red Sox are going with their regulars once again for Game 2. The Red Sox are currently 8 1/2 games behind the first place Yankees in the AL East. After going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Game 1, Mike Napoli is back at first...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
July 20, 2015 - 10:31 am
The Red Sox and Angels will face off twice on Monday, making up Sunday's rain out and then play Monday's originally scheduled contest. The Red Sox will need to take both games to split the four-game series. The Angels will go with left-hander Hector Santiago for the first game, like was the case...
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Buster Olney
July 15, 2015 - 9:20 am
ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Wednesday afternoon to talk about where the Red Sox stand coming out of the All-Star break and entering the second half of the season. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page . They went into the...
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Dustin Pedroia
Ryan Hannable
July 10, 2015 - 12:52 pm
Friday was the first day Dustin Pedroia was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain suffered on June 25, but his return will need to wait. The second baseman ran the bases for the first time since the injury Friday, but still the team and Pedroia weren't ready to...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
July 10, 2015 - 11:12 am
In arguably the biggest series of the season, the Red Sox will have first baseman Mike Napoli return after missing the last three games, as he tries to work through his recent struggles at the plate. Napoli, who is hitless in his last nine at-bats and batting just .192 this season, does hit well...
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David Ortiz
July 08, 2015 - 8:14 pm
Without Mike Napoli 's presence in the lineup, the Red Sox have had to make adjustments, both at the plate and in the field. One of these adjustments isn't a popular one for a certain nine-time All-Star. "I've got to keep on playing first base?" David Ortiz asked after Wednesday night's game. "...
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Mike Napoli
July 08, 2015 - 1:56 pm
Mike Napoli 's struggles at the plate border on the cliche, however, Red Sox manager John Farrell 's faith in the bearded slugger will not waver. Napoli is hitting just .192 on the year with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs. The righty is striking out at a 26.1 percent rate, surprisingly his best mark...
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Buster Olney
July 08, 2015 - 9:50 am
ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the AL East, Red Sox pitching and the team's options at the trade deadline. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. Now 8-4 in their last 12 games, the Red Sox have...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
July 07, 2015 - 1:32 pm
The Red Sox are remaining patient with first baseman Mike Napoli , but at some point that patience will need to result in him performing on the field. Napoli is currently batting .168 since June 1 with just two home runs and eight RBIs, while striking out 35 times in 113 plate appearances. After a...
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Ryan Hannable
July 05, 2015 - 7:57 am
It was an unusual lineup posted Sunday morning at Fenway Park with David Ortiz penciled in at first base. With a struggling Mike Napoli , 1 for his last 17, he gets the day off with Ortiz playing first base at Fenway Park for the first time since July 16, 2005 and the first time in an non-...
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