mike napoli

Mike Napoli
Rob Bradford
June 17, 2015 - 8:28 am
Like the Red Sox , it would seem Mike Napoli took a turn for the better Tuesday. The first baseman came away with a pair of hits after having come into the series finale hitting .156 in his 12 games played this month. It was a stretch that saw Napoli strikeout 17 times in 46 plate appearances,...
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Mookie Betts
Ryan Hannable
June 15, 2015 - 1:03 pm
The Red Sox will be looking to snap a six-game losing streak in the series opener against the Braves Monday night at Fenway Park . The team will get Mookie Betts and Mike Napoli back, after they both missed the last two games. Napoli will hit seventh, with Xander Bogaerts staying at hitting fifth...
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Pablo Sandoval
Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2015 - 7:40 am
After leaving Saturday's game with right quad tightness, Pablo Sandoval is in the Red Sox lineup for the series finale against the Blue Jays Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox will be looking to avoid a three-game sweep. Mike Napoli is out for a second straight day, but manager John Farrell said it is...
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Junichi Tazawa allowed five runs (four earned) as part of the Red Sox bullpen allowed 9 in the seventh inning. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2015 - 8:10 pm
It's June 13 and already too many times has the question been asked, "Is this rock bottom?" That growing list got another addition Friday night when the Red Sox bullpen allowed nine runs in the seventh inning, as the Red Sox blew an 8-1 lead, falling to the Blue Jays 13-10. It was their fourth...
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Hanley Ramirez rounds third base after crushing a first-inning homer. (Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
June 06, 2015 - 6:44 pm
Mike Napoli knows there's a lot of pressure on Hanley Ramirez to perform. Maybe too much. But the way the slugger has been playing the last 10 games, there are positive signs the investment in Ramirez is starting to really pay off. Ramirez crushed a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday and...
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A fan, identified as Tonya Carpenter, is carted off the field after getting hit in the head with a bat and suffering serious injuries Friday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2015 - 4:52 pm
While the Red Sox earned their second straight win, a 4-2 win over the A's Saturday at Fenway Park , their thoughts remained on the woman who was struck by a broken bat Friday night. The woman, identified as Tonya Carpenter -- her family released a statement Saturday afternoon saying she's in "...
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Brian Butterfield
Ryan Hannable
June 04, 2015 - 4:40 pm
Anytime a third base coach talks to the media following a game, something likely went wrong. In the case of Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield Thursday, in a 4-4 game in the seventh inning he tried to score Mike Napoli from first base with two outs on a bloop hit, but the first baseman was...
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Rick Porcello settled down nicely, but he still suffered the loss Wednesday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 03, 2015 - 5:26 pm
What a difference a few hours make. After the Red Sox tied a season-high with 13 hits and took Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader, 6-3, they came out in the nightcap and managed just two hits as they were shutout by the Twins, 2-0. "Well, certainly what we didn't expect I can tell you that going...
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Xander Bogaerts led the Red Sox offense Wednesday in their Game 1 win over the Twins. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 03, 2015 - 12:08 pm
For the first time in what has seemed like months, the Red Sox offense actually looked like the offense that was expected going into the season. The Red Sox rattled off 13 hits, including having four players record multi-hit games, as the offense along with the second straight great start from...
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Clay Buchholz pitched well but was a tough-luck loser Tuesday night against the Twins. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
May 26, 2015 - 8:07 pm
The Red Sox remain stuck in the mud. While they make progress in getting out, they then seemingly fall right back in. After winning the final two games over the weekend against the Angels, the Red Sox have lost their first two games of a seven-game road trip, falling to the Twins, 2-1, Tuesday...
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