mike napoli

David Ortiz
Ryan Hannable
July 05, 2015 - 6:42 am
For the first time since August 5, 2006, David Ortiz will start at first base in a non-interleague game. With Mike Napoli 's struggles at the plate, Ortiz will get the nod at first base in the series finale against the Astros, as the Red Sox will go up against right-hander Lance McCullers. Each...
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Mike Napoli
Rob Bradford
June 26, 2015 - 7:40 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mike Napoli seemingly has done an about-face thanks to the last couple of games. After reaching one of his low points via a four-strikeout game earlier in the week, the first baseman has bounced back by reaching base in seven of his last nine plate appearances. His latest...
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Rick Porcello claimed a quality start but not a win Friday night. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
June 26, 2015 - 6:34 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This sure felt like a must-win for the Red Sox . As strange as it is to say on June 26, the swing of not beating the first-place Rays Friday night not only would meant a 10-game deficit in the standings but another truly demoralizing defeat at Tropicana Field . (The Red Sox...
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Jackie Bradley can only watch Matt Wieters' two-run homer on Thursday. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
John Tomase
June 25, 2015 - 12:42 pm
For one afternoon, anyway, the Red Sox could add Eduardo Rodriguez to their list of problems. The rookie left-hander, so good en route to a 3-1 start, encountered his second speed bump of the season on Thursday against the Orioles. Perfect into the fourth, Rodriguez promptly imploded, allowing six...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.
Ryan Hannable
June 25, 2015 - 9:21 am
After the Red Sox made a number of roster moves Thursday morning and are dealing with multiple injuries, the team is doing what it can with its lineup in the series finale against the Orioles. Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting in right field after being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the...
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Mike Napoli's average has dipped below .200 to .199 this season. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 24, 2015 - 1:18 pm
It hasn't been the contract year many expected from Mike Napoli. With an 0-for-4, four strikeout performance Tuesday, Napoli's average has dipped down below .200 to .199 and in the month of June he's batting .179 with 23 strikeouts and four walks in 72 plate appearances. With the type of spring...
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John Farrell
June 24, 2015 - 1:06 pm
Manager John Farrell made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday before the second game of the Red Sox ' three-game series with the Orioles. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page . The Sox' lineup for the middle game of the series remains...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
June 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Tuesday, Mike Napoli is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles and right-handed starter Bud Norris. The Red Sox will look to take Game 2 of the three-game set at Fenway Park . Brock Holt will take Napoli's place at first base and hit in the No. 2...
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Buster Olney
June 24, 2015 - 9:52 am
ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Wednesday afternoon to talk about the struggles of Joe Kelly and Mike Napoli in addition to other topics. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page . On Tuesday night, Kelly posted his seventh start...
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The Red Sox couldn't keep the momentum from Kansas City going in their loss to the Orioles Tuesday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 23, 2015 - 6:21 pm
In what has been consistent with the entire season, the Red Sox cannot get any momentum going. After taking two of three from the best team in the American League over the weekend in the Royals, the Red Sox struggled early, as starter Joe Kelly allowed five runs in the first four innings as the Sox...
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