11:57 AM EDT, Tue April 28, 2015
The Republican 19 hours ago
Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli not in starting lineup because of illness but could become available

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli not in starting lineup because of illness but could become available

MIke Napoli could be available later in the game but can't start because of illness. He's batting .169 this regular season.
Fenway Nation Apr 26, 2015

Orioles "Demonstrate" Inadequacy Of Sox Pitching

(AP Photo)Amid a "lock-down" of Camden Yards due to nearby protest demonstrations, The Orioles took advantage of crap Red Sox pitching to gain a 5-4 comeback win over Boston. This time it was "reliable" Koji Ueara who could not hold  4-3 advantage in the 9th—delivered by a Xander Bogaerts solo HR in the top half of the inning. Boston had trailed 2-0 early, comeback to tie it, lost the lead and tied it again, gained the lead and ultimately blew that. Not exactly the makings of championship team. Mike Napoli clouted hist fist HR of the year in the loss (a 2-run foul pole shot to right), and...
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Xander Bogaerts, Mike Napoli sit against Chris Archer

Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli are out of the lineup Tuesday night, making way for Brock Holt and Daniel Nava respectively. The Brock Holt rotation continues Tuesday night as Boston's super-utility man gets a start at shortstop in place of Xander Bogaerts. He'll be joined by Daniel Nava, taking over at first for Mike Napoli as the Sox face off against the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time in 2015. Boston Red Sox (8-5) Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Daniel Nava, LF Shane Victorino, RF Brock Holt, SS Ryan Hanigan, C Starting...
Fenway Nation Apr 17, 2015

Red Sox Walk-Off With A 'Little Flair', Top O's 3-2

The Game-Winning 'Bogie Bloop'Andover High School's Ryan Hanigan tied the game with his first HR in Carmine Hose, Xander Bogaerts won it with a flair RBI in the 9th and the Red Sox took game one of nineteen from the O's, 3-2. Joe Kelly pitched mediocre enough to win, but Koji Uehara came away with the "W" after a scoreless top of the ninth. The game was interrupted in the fourth when Oriole starter Ubaldo Jimenez (who had been pitching a no-hitter) was ejected for throwing at the head of Pablo Sandoval (who was hit in the shoulder). The 9th inning 'Bogie Bloop' plated Mike Napoli who gauged...
philly.com Apr 7, 2015

Diekman looks to shake off rough season debut

Pitching coach Bob McClure emerged from the dugout Monday and the Phillies' infielders convened at the Citizens Bank Park mound. Jake Diekman's full-count slider to Boston's Mike Napoli had just missed the outside part of the strike zone and loaded the bases in the ninth.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 6, 2015

Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz batting third, playing 1B

PHILADELPHIA — Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Sunday that David Ortiz would get the start at first base over Mike Napoli for Monday afternoon’s opener against the Phillies, and he stuck to that when he revealed his lineup Monday morning. Despite the fact that Napoli batted .400 with six home runs and 11 RBIs […]
Boston Herald Apr 6, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: First move? Big Papi in, Napoli out

Red Sox Notebook: First move? Big Papi in, Napoli out

PHILADELPHIA — Interleague play in a National League park won’t keep David Ortiz from starting Opening Day.Despite not dusting off his glove in a spring training game, Ortiz is expected to start at first base today against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to manager John Farrell. That decision forces first baseman Mike Napoli to the bench.
The Republican Apr 5, 2015

David Ortiz to start at first over Mike Napoli in Red Sox opener

David Ortiz will start at first base in the season opener in Philadelphia.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 5, 2015

David Ortiz, and not Mike Napoli, gets Opening Day start at first base

PHILADELPHIA ‘€“ David Ortiz, and not Mike Napoli, will open the Red Sox season at first base on Monday against the Phillies. Manager John Farrell said it wasn’t an easy decision after Napoli’s monster spring (.400-6-11-1.342). “Well, one of the disadvantages that we have is that coming into a National League ballpark, we’re built as […]

Mike Napoli Looks Ready to Bring the Power in 2015

Steve Silva and Chad Finn take a look at Napoli and the first base situation on the 2015 Boston Red Sox team.
The Republican Mar 31, 2015

Mike Napoli's broken-bat homer powers a 14-run game for Red Sox (video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's not something you see every day. Mike Napoli came to the plate in the fourth inning with one out and the Red Sox holding a 1-0 lead against Minnesota at JetBlue Park. After taking a...

Twinsights: Twins lefty relievers suffer through nightmare outings

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Before Monday night, six of Brian Duensing’s seven outings this spring had been scoreless. Then the Boston Red Sox tagged him for six earned runs on eight hits, including a Mike Napoli broken-bat home run, in a single inning of work. Just like that Duensing’s earned run average nearly quadrupled (from 2.25 to 8.00). The last seven batters Duensing faced reached on hits: homer, double, double, single, double, double, single. He also was charged with a balk and a wild pitch. “Things snowballed on him,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said after a 14-2 loss at JetBlue...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 28, 2015

Observations from Red Sox’ 9-6 win over Rays: Steven Wright, Matt Barnes shine, Hanley Ramirez (2 RBI), Mike Napoli (HR)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Steven Wright and Matt Barnes made their best pitches for spots on the Red Sox roster in Saturday’s 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli also made big contributions in the win as the Red Sox try to build some […]

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