// Daniel Nava

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]

Yankees Blast Beckett, Outlast Red Sox in Offensive Showdown

The Yankees defeated the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park by a score of 10-8. The Sox offense finally woke up after being stagnant on the road trip, only to be outmatched by the first place Yankees. The first inning of the game certainly drew the attention of the crowd. Josh Beckett did not […]

Red Sox Somehow Still In Contention, But Why?

Half way through the 2012 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox sit comfortably in fourth place in the American League East. Their 42-39 record has them positioned 6.5 games behind the Yankees for first place, and 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the second and final wild card spot. It would be easy […]

Red Sox Offense Powers Past Blue Jays

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 10-4 in a matinee game on Wednesday. The Sox were led by a strong pitching performance from Jon Lester, and an explosion of offense early in the game. Similar to last night’s game, Brett Lawrie led off with a double to left field. Colby Rasmus followed with a […]

7th Inning, Two Out Rally Pushes Red Sox Past Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night behind an excellent pitching performance of Daisuke Matsuzaka, and a late inning two-out rally. The Blue Jays started off fast in the first inning as Brett Lawrie led off the game with a double to center field. Colby Rasmus reached base on a […]

Red Sox Offense Fails to Score for Jon Lester Again

Jon Lester certainly wasn’t thrilled with his performance as the Red Sox fell to the visiting Atlanta Braves 4-1 at Fenway Park on a Friday night where the team managed just three hits. That was primarily due to a strong start by Jair Jurrjens, but Lester seems to be growing accustomed to surprisingly average performances this season.

Sorting Through the Surplus of Red Sox Outfielders

There’s certainly never too much of a good thing, but the Boston Red Sox seem to face a dilemma in the coming weeks as they sort through an incredible amount of outfielders. Each has both positive and negative aspects of being a part of the 25-man roster, making it difficult for manager Bobby Valentine and […]

Middlebrooks, Nava Lift Red Sox Past Marlins for the Sweep

The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday night, beating them 6-5. Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in the first inning, but was able to settle down to keep the team close throughout. Similar to the first two games, the Marlins started their offense early by scoring three runs in the top […]

Clay Buchholz Shutout Stops 3-Game Skid for Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Thursday night 7-0, behind a shutout performance from pitcher Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox offense started early as Orioles’ starting pitcher Brian Matusz struggled to find the strike zone. Dustin Pedroia walked in the bottom of the first inning and was joined on base by […]

Doubront Solid as Punto, Red Sox Take Game 2 in Toronto

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 7-4 behind another solid pitching performance from Felix Doubront. The Red Sox offense picked up right where it left off Friday night. In the second inning on Saturday, they took it to Kyle Drabek and the Blue Jays, all with two outs in the inning. Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked […]

Clay Buchholz Effective, Red Sox Top Blue Jays 7-2

On Friday night the Red Sox opened a three game series in Toronto by defeating the Blue Jays 7-2, pulling the teams into a tie for fourth place in the extremely tight American League East race. The win was led by the top half of the Sox order as well as another stronger outing by […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Bard, Nava Lift Sox Past Verlander, Tigers

The Red Sox defeated Justin Verlander and the Tigers Tuesday night by a score of 6-3. The victory was due to a decent outing from Daniel Bard, as well as a key three-RBI double by Daniel Nava in the bottom of the fourth inning. In a game that had all the potential for a great […]

Sox Rebound in Rubber Match after 4-1 Loss to O’s

Finally back at .500, the Boston Red Sox squandered their first opportunity at a winning record this season, falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles. Felix Doubront pitched a solid six innings, striking out nine and giving up just four hits, allowing his only runs on a Steve Tolleson two-run home run in the second […]

Nava-gating MLB: Do the Red Sox Need More Players like Daniel Nava?

When you have three outfielders on the disabled list and a team in last place, what do you do? Call up lifetime minor leaguer Daniel Nava, of course. The 29-year-old outfielder may be best known for hitting a grand slam on his first major league pitch back in 2010, but Nava is managing to contribute […]