// Mike Napoli

Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays

The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win. In the third inning, Boston broke through against […]

Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling

The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth […]

Red Sox Rebound After Tough 1st Inning To Defeat Astros

At first glance, the Red Sox didn’t look to be doing well out of the gate, but from the second glance onward, everything was fine, and the Red Sox dispatched the Houston Astros 8-4 to clinch the series and the best record in majors (17-7). After all, when you start off the game by giving […]

Jon Lester, Red Sox Complete Three-Game Sweep of Indians with 6-3 Win

Jon Lester (3-0) threw seven strong innings on Thursday night while allowing two runs, four hits and striking out five in the 6-3 Boston Red Sox victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox have won six in a row and are now 11-4 on the season. The Indians are 5-9. The Red Sox scored first […]

Red Sox Win Fifth Straight as Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava Drive in Two Runs Each

The Boston Red Sox are in line to sweep the Cleveland Indians on the road after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. The Red Sox have now won five straight and stand 10-4 on the young season. The game started off great as the Red Sox’ first five hitters got on base against Justin Masterson […]

Mike Napoli’s Double Gives Red Sox Walk-Off Win, 3-Game Sweep of Rays

Mike Napoli came on with one out in the inning after Dustin Pedroia worked a seven-pitch walk to get on first base. Napoli was fighting at the plate before he fouled a ball off the mask of catcher Jose Molina and Molina needed to replace it. The next pitch from reliever Joel Peralta (0-1) was […]

Buchholz No-Hits Rays into 8th, Red Sox Win 5-0

Clay Buchholz flirted with his second career no-hitter, holding the Tampa Bay Rays hitless until the eighth inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory. One day after Jon Lester limited the Rays to one run over 7 innings, Buchholz decided to do him one better by not allowing a single hit […]

Nava’s 7th Inning HR lifts Red Sox in Home Opener

Celebration swept across New England on Monday afternoon as the Boston Red Sox kicked off their home schedule with an exciting 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, their ninth consecutive win on Opening Day at Fenway Park. The team was coming to Fenway strong off of a 4-2 road trip within the division, winning series […]

Middlebrooks’s 3 HRs Powers Red Sox to 13-0 Win

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks led the Boston Red Sox offense with three of its six home runs on the afternoon while Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, as the Red Sox thrashed the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, 13-0. Last year’s NL Cy Young R.A. Dickey was handed his second consecutive loss to start the 2013 […]

Happ-less Sox Shut Down, Lackey Injured

Everything seemed to be going according to the plan general manager Ben Cherington had in mind through the first four games of the season for the Boston Red Sox. The team was hitting, pitching, and playing good defense. On Saturday, the team experienced the type of loss that forced Red Sox Nation to put the […]

Red Sox Squeeze Out Win Against Blue Jays in John Farrell’s Return to Toronto

Boston Red Sox manager and former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell made his first return to the Rogers Centre since leaving for the Red Sox in the offseason. Welcomed with mixed reactions but mostly booing, Farrell noted that he loved Toronto, but has no regrets. The Red Sox were able to squeak out a […]

ESPN’s Offseason Grade for Red Sox is Not Too Far Off

About a month ago, ESPN put up an article about the grade of all the moves and different positions that the Boston Red Sox, and every other MLB team, made, and the Red Sox received a B. That’s it a straight-out B. I may be an optimist with this team, but I think this type […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

Is David Ortiz the Achilles’ Heel for the Red Sox?

When the Boston Red Sox signed slugger David Ortiz to a two-year deal for $26 million, a gentle quiver traveled across Red Sox Nation. Of course, the return of the lone familiar face from the 2004 World Series championship team is a good thing–Ortiz is the most dangerous offensive threat the Sox have these days. […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Catcher – Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ryan Lavarnway, David Ross, Mike Napoli

Boston’s crowded cluster of catching candidates has been a hot topic this offseason. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway, both of whom present some upside with significant question marks entering 2013, though it appears the team is prepared to start Saltalamacchia when the season kicks off. It also seems likely that the team will utilize free […]