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Over the Monster Aug 1, 2015

Red Sox 7, Rays 5: Sox come out on top of sloppy game on Mike Napoli's homer

It was an ugly night of baseball for both teams, but in the end, Mike Napoli was able to make the best of it for Boston. On a deadline day which saw the Red Sox do a whole lot of nothing as a franchise, the players did a whole lot of scoring against a sloppy Tampa Bay team. Certainly nobody can claim this game was particularly well played. Or pitched, for that matter. It was not one of Eduardo Rodriguez' best nights, but for once an off-night didn't mean a disaster. He would allow a run in the first on two walks and a single, entirely his fault. But the rest of the damage done to him wasn't...
The Republican Aug 1, 2015

Mike Napoli home run lifts Boston Red Sox past Tampa Bay Rays

Mike Napoli homered in the seventh to earn the Boston Red Sox a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Boston Herald Aug 1, 2015
Mike Napoli sticks here

Mike Napoli sticks here

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went yesterday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has struggled mightily, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit for much of this year. The expectation was that Napoli would be traded. And while Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he fielded offers, none were compelling.So the Sox kept him. And about six hours later, Napoli led them to a 7-5 win over the Rays.
The Republican Jul 31, 2015

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli plays hero after days of trade speculation

BOSTON - If Mike Napoli had been hitting in another ballpark on Friday night, as many expected him to be, the ball he hit to left field in the seventh inning might have descended into an outfielder's waiting glove. At...
Fenway Nation Jul 31, 2015

Return O' The Beard: Napoli HR Nets Sox Win

(AP Photo)He was all but gone. Every pundit had him pegged as the most likely Carmine Hoser to be dealt today. Instead, Mike Napoli was in the lineup and at the plate in the seventh with his team down by one with a man on. The burly first-baseman sent a towering fly ball to left that just caught the lip of the Monster Seats shelf. With that blow (and an insurance run in the eighth), Boston got its second win in a row—this one over Tampa, 7-5. The Sox saw a 4-3 lead evaporate in the top of the inning, but a long at-bat by David Ortiz (leading to a walk) set the stage for Napoli. Alejandro De...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 31, 2015

Mike Napoli celebrates staying in Boston with game-winning HR: ‘I love my teammates’

Talk about irony. Mike Napoli spent the week leading up to Friday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline wondering. He was wondering if his days (and games) in the city he’s grown to love were numbered. The Pirates were in need of a right-handed power bat and surely, they could swing a deal with the […]
Boston Herald Jul 31, 2015
Mike Napoli HR leads Red Sox past Rays

Mike Napoli HR leads Red Sox past Rays

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went Friday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has been faced with untimely demise, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit for much of this year. The expectation was that Napoli would be traded before 4 p.m. And while Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he fielded offers, none were compelling.
Tampa Tribune Jul 31, 2015

Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

BOSTON -- The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David Ortiz drew a two-out
Full Count | WEEI Jul 31, 2015

Closing Time: Mike Napoli’s 2-run home run leads Red Sox to comeback win over Rays

Friday night’s Red Sox-Rays game was a battle for the worst record in the majors over the month of July and it certainly looked that way, as it was a sloppy game with the teams combining for five errors and both teams blowing leads late. In the end, the Red Sox rallied to beat the […]
The Republican Jul 31, 2015

Boston Red Sox trade deadline: Mike Napoli remains in Boston for now

Mike Napoli remains with the Boston Red Sox following the MLB non-waiver trade deadline.
Baltimore Sun Jul 31, 2015

Napoli Home Run Helps Red Sox Beat Rays 7-5

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night.
Over the Monster Jul 30, 2015

No trade market forming for Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli is hot at the plate, and there's a few teams that have been named as potential suitors. But that doesn't mean there's an actual market for the first baseman. For the longest time, Red Sox fans have been waiting for some news of a Mike Napoli trade. Once--and, indeed, forever--one of the heroes of 2013, Napoli's production dipped dramatically in 2014, and has fallen completely off the table in 2015, to the point where his continued presence in Boston's lineup was enough to induce hysterics. The good news: Napoli has finally picked up. Since the All-Star break, the first baseman...
Boston Herald Jul 30, 2015
Mike Napoli gets in the spotlight

Mike Napoli gets in the spotlight

With the Major League trade deadline fast approaching, the next 48 hours will be a roller coaster of emotions for a handful of Red Sox players.Put Mike Napoli at the top of that list.
The Republican Jul 28, 2015
Boston Red Sox trade deadline: Is Mike Napoli next on the market?

Boston Red Sox trade deadline: Is Mike Napoli next on the market?

BOSTON - For the better part of three months, Mike Napoli looked lost at the plate. It had gotten to the point where David Ortiz was starting at first base in American League games because Napoli was in such a...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 27, 2015

Mike Napoli ejected in 1st inning after striking out

Mike Napoli’s games as a Red Sox are likely numbered and one of his last few will only last one rinning. The first baseman was ejected after striking out looking in the first inning by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Napoli dropped his bat and helmet and the helmet bounced and hit Basner, likely unintentionally, […]

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