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13 hours ago
Rotoworld
Mike Napoli homered in his second straight contest on Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 against the Yankees.
Apr 17, 2014
KFFL
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (finger) is returning to the starting lineup Thursday, April ...
Apr 16, 2014
KFFL
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (finger) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April ...
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka recovers from David Ortiz, Mike Napoli homers in stellar start

'I'm sure I'll see the two batters again,' he says

Only Ortiz and Napoli could get to Tanaka

BOSTON -- Through his first three major league starts, the book on New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka reads: Strike quickly or don’t strike at all. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli combined to buck that trend on Tuesday night. In the fourth inning of the Red Sox’ 9-3 loss to the Yankees, Ortiz and Napoli hit back-to-back home runs to account for the only runs scored against New York’s prized Japanese pitcher. The home runs were the first time the Red Sox went back-to-back since Aug.
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Napoli homers in second straight game Tuesday - Mike Napoli (1B) Boston Red Sox

Mike Napoli homered in his second straight contest on Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 against the Yankees.
Boston Herald Apr 22, 2014
Mike Napoli's holiday encore denied

Mike Napoli's holiday encore denied

Mike Napoli was poised to become a Patriots Day hero for the second year in a row.The Red Sox were down by two, the bases were loaded and he was an even more dangerous threat than usual, having homered in his previous at-bat.Napoli’s eighth-inning homer brought the Red Sox to within two runs of the Orioles, and it came off right-hander Darren O’Day. All four home runs this season have come off right-handed pitchers. Still, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was instructed to intentionally walk left-handed slugger David Ortiz in order to pitch to Napoli.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 21, 2014

Mike Napoli, Clay Buchholz and the pros and cons of a baseball sleepover

There’s very little that can truly scare Mike Napoli. Sleeping on the bottom bunk of bed that has a grown man and starting pitcher on top qualifies. Monday was one of those truly bizarre days at Fenway, thanks to the unkind schedule-maker and MLB that had the Red Sox play a nationally-televised night game on [...]
The Republican Apr 21, 2014

Brock Holt leading off, Mike Napoli in Boston Red Sox Patriots Day lineup after getting drilled in knee

The Red Sox have a new leadoff hitter, their fifth of the season.

Napoli sore, but back in the lineup

BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is in his customary cleanup spot Monday morning after taking a pitch off his left knee in the ninth inning Sunday night. Napoli was in a lot of pain after the delivery by Baltimore Orioles right-hander Darren O’Day hit him with one out in the midst of Boston’s game-winning rally. With a quick turnaround before the traditional 11:05 a.m. start on Patriots’ Day in Boston, Napoli did not have much time to recover.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 21, 2014

Red Sox Marathon Monday notes: Mike Napoli, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey have a sleepover, Napoli ‘a little sore’ but ready to go

Whenever you can hear an injury from the dugout, you immediately fear the worst. But John Farrell can breathe a little bit easier after Mike Napoli came downstairs from spending the night in the Red Sox clubhouse and reported he was good to go and bat cleanup for the Red Sox after taking a Darren [...]
The Republican Apr 21, 2014

Boston Red Sox players Mike Napoli, Clay Buchholz sleep overnight at Fenway Park before Patriots Day game

The three players crashed in a designed sleeping room that was reportedly installed last season to help players get extra rest in situations just like this.
Mike Napoli remains in Red Sox' lineup after short night, hit-by-pitch scare

Mike Napoli remains in Red Sox' lineup after short night, hit-by-pitch scare

So, how do the Red Sox prepare to play in a game 12 hours after the previous game ended?In the case of Mike Napoli, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, they sleep at the ballpark.
MASN Sports Apr 19, 2014

The defense rests in the first inning - School of Roch

BOSTON - The Orioles no longer have three errors this season. And I'm no longer welcome in manager Buck Showalter's office. Kidding. He doesn't really believe in jinxes. Right? Jonathan Schoop mishandled Mike Napoli's grounder with runners on the corners...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 17, 2014

Red Sox notes: As Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara return, Shane Victorino closes on joining them

The initial weeks of the Red Sox season have been characterized mostly for the players whom the team has lost or come close to losing. Already, the team has endured disabled list stints by Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks, while enduring scares with Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara and Mike Napoli. But for the first time, the [...]
The Republican Apr 17, 2014
Mike Napoli returns to Boston Red Sox two days after dislocating finger

Mike Napoli returns to Boston Red Sox two days after dislocating finger

Napoli could fit in just fine in the National Hockey League.

Napoli back in lineup for Sox vs. Sale

CHICAGO—After sitting out one game with a dislocated ring finger on his left hand, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup, batting cleanup against White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Red Sox can use Napoli’s bat. They’re batting a collective .173 (36 for 208) while losing four of the first six games on this trip and have scored just 18 runs. Six of those runs came Wednesday night, when White Sox pitchers walked 15 batters but stranded 16 Sox runners on base before Jackie Bradley Jr.
Over the Monster Apr 17, 2014

Red Sox vs. White Sox: Mike Napoli returns to Boston lineup

Mike Napoli is back in the lineup Thursday night, less than 48 hours after dislocating his finger in the first game of the series. Just two days after dislocating his ring finger, Mike Napoli is back at first base and batting cleanup as the Red Sox try to earn a series victory over the Chicago White Sox. Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX CHICAGO WHITE SOX Dustin Pedroia - 2B Adam Eaton - CF Xander Bogaerts - SS Marcus Semien - 3B David Ortiz - DH Dayan Viciedo - RF Mike Napoli - 1B Adam Dunn - DH Jonny Gomes - LF Paul Konerko - 1B David Ross - C Alexei Ramirez - SS Daniel...

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