// Daniel Nava

Boston Red Sox 2010 Report Card: Outfield

The 2010 outfield had large shoes to fill with the departure of Jason Bay to the Mets. With J.D. Drew and Jacoby Ellsbury coming of strong 2009 campaigns and veteran Mike Cameron in the fold, the Boston outfield seemed poised to have a good year.  Sadly this was not the case, but the disappointing outfield […]

Red Sox Play Spoilers in 8-4 Defeat of New York

If you can’t make the playoffs, the next-best thing to do is spoil the Yankees’ hopes of winning home-field advantage throughout the first two rounds. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did Sunday, ending their season with an 8-4 victory over the Evil Empire. As a result, the Yankees are relegated to the Wildcard. J.D. […]

Red Sox Eliminated From 2010 Playoffs; Lose to White Sox in 9th

Ever take a test in high school or college and know you totally bombed it? You sat down, looked at the exam, blanked on more than half of the answers, and just filled in bubble “C” all the way down, hoping to strike gold and pass the test? Well, that’s how the last couple weeks […]

Red Sox Hold Off Yankees Again For 7-3 Win

Behind the masterful performance of Jon Lester, the Red Sox took down the Pinstripes 7-3 on Saturday in New York. Lester, who will be gunning for win #20 in his final start of the year, had a perfect game through 4.0 innings and a no-no through 5.1. He only gave up two hits to go […]

Bullpen Implodes as Sox Lose 9-1

Ty Wigginton broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run homer off Scott Atchison that landed left of Pesky’s Pole in right field, barely clearing the right field fence. The Orioles scored the game’s final nine runs to pound the sleepy Red Sox 9-1 on Tuesday night. Clay Buchholz allowed four hits and a run over six […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Crawford Crushes Red Sox; Boston Now 6 1/2 Back in Both Races

It’s been almost five years since any Boston Red Sox catcher threw out Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford. He has stolen 35 consecutive bases. Sunday night, when the Red Sox and Rays played the rubber match of their three-game series at Tropicana Field, he stole no bases. Instead, he did his damage with his […]

Red Sox Walk Off With Win In Extra Frames

The Red Sox certainly have a flare for the dramatic. One day after having their tuchases handed to them, the Sox walked off with a win in 11 innings 5-4. The game progressed with both starting pitchers throwing well, effectively scattering hits/walks/errors to prevent any offense from occurring, until the 3rd, that is. With one […]

Red Sox Stay Perfect Against Halos With 7-5 Win

The Red Sox just kept on rolling Wednesday. They beat the Angels 7-5 to take a 9-0 edge in the season series, with the final game coming Thursday. It didn’t take the Sox long to take command, as Dustin Pedroia walked, stole 2nd, and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error in the 1st, and […]

Bullpen Impressive, but Sox Unable to Overcome 6-Run Rangers First Inning

The Boston Red Sox began the second half of their season Thursday night against the first-place Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, sending knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to the hill. Wakefield had struggled of late, going 1-3 in has last four decisions and sporting an ERA over 5.00 (5.22 coming into the game). The Rangers countered with […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

Drew, Nava Carry Red Sox Past Orioles 3-2

With the AL East lead nearly a three-way tie among the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays, the Sox need to pick up every win they can, especially against teams like the struggling Orioles. Despite 10 players on the DL, the Red Sox keep finding ways to win. Good luck charm Daniel Nava was at it […]

Red Sox Rock Jimenez But Still Fall 8-6 in Denver

After the drama of a 2-1 loss Tuesday night Red Sox Nation was prepared for another pitcher’s duel on Wednesday. Taking the mound for the Rockies was ace Ubaldo Jimenez, owner of an ERA well under two and entering the game with 13 wins. The Rockies got off to a fast start, scoring four runs […]

Manny’s Fireworks Not Enough in Game 2

Manny was Manny again at Fenway Saturday. The same chorus of cheers and boos greeted him, he played DH, and he lost, 5-4 on a walk-off single. But more on that later. After six straight outs, Manny led off the 2nd inning with a single, then stole 2nd base when James Loney struck out. Victor […]

Ortiz, Nava Lead Sox to Sweep of D-Backs

Thursday night in Boston, the Red Sox moved up their start time to 6:10 to accommodate people who wanted to watch the Celtics and Lakers in Game 7. It was supposed to be a glorious night for Boston sports fans. The Sox did their part, defeating the hapless Diamondbacks 8-5 and sweeping away an Arizona […]