Tag archive for ‘Mike Napoli’

Bats, Bailey support Lester, give Red Sox series win over A’s

By Jeff Louderback Jon Lester was not as sharp on Wednesday as he was in his first fourĀ  outings, but the 29-year-old left-hander improved to 4-0 on the season with help from back-to-back three-run innings and Andrew Bailey‘s fifth save in Boston’s 6-5 win over the Oakland A’s. Lester needed 115 pitches to log 5.2 [...]

Red Sox now 7-0 in series openers this year after 9-6 win

By Jeff Louderback Felix Doubront has an assortment of plus pitches that can overmatch hitters, but a lack of command has led to the 25-year-old left-hander struggling to complete five innings in his starts with the Red Sox. On Monday, he was more economical with his offerings, and the result was a 6.2 inning performance [...]

Ortiz set to make 2013 Red Sox debut on Friday

By Jeff Louderback David Ortiz will likely make his 2013 debut with the Red Sox when they open a three-game series at Fenway Park against Kansas City on Friday. Ortiz belted a home run at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and finished his rehab stint 4-for-18 in five games with the PawSox. Ortiz, who is attempting [...]

Timely hitting, strong pitching guide Red Sox to sweep in Cleveland

By Jeff Louderback Timely hitting, a strong and deep start by Jon Lester and a clean save from Andrew Bailey formed the recipe for Boston’s 6-3 victory at Cleveland on Thursday. With the win, the Red Sox wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Indians and returned to Boston with a six-game winning streak and [...]

Mike Carp rewards Red Sox with three extra-base hits in first start

By Jeff Louderback Mike Carp has the potential to emerge as a late bloomer a la Mike Morse, who was acquired by Carp’s former team (Seattle) last offseason, which led the Boston Red Sox to trade for him. The 26-year-old left-handed hitter entered Wednesday’s game at Cleveland hitless on the season, 0-for-3 in three pinch-hitting [...]

Red Sox win at Cleveland in wake of Boston Marathon tragedy

By Jeff Louderback As it was for New York City in the aftermath of 9/11, baseball is a form of therapy and a pleasant diversion in the wake of Tuesday’s tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon. Entering the regular season, the Red Sox were determined to literally and figuratively turn the calendar on the collapse [...]

Napoli’s walk-off double an afterthought with Boston Marathon bombs

By Jeff Louderback Baseball – specifically, Red Sox baseball – is a passion in New England, where it is a year-round obsession.Yet, in the grand order of life priorities, baseball is just a game. Red Sox fans nationwide were reminded of that on Tuesday when, about an hour after Mike Napoli’s double off the Green [...]

Middlebrooks belts three home runs, Lester deals shutout in 13-0 rout at Toronto

By Jeff Louderback A day after they were blanked by the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, the Red Sox logged a shutout of their own on Sunday, pummeling Toronto pitching with seven home runs in a 13-0 victory. Will Middlebrooks paced the onslaught with a double and three home runs, four RBI and four [...]

Red Sox overcome missed chances to top Toronto

By Jeff Louderback It shouldn’t have been this close. In the opener of a three-game series at Toronto on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox were 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position and stranded 15 runners. Typically, those numbers would result in a loss, but the Sox received a key RBI groundout from Mike Napoli [...]

Acquisition of Mike Carp bolsters Red Sox roster

By Jeff Louderback Long speculated as a potential trade target, Mike Carp was acquired today by the Boston Red Sox from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 26-year-old Carp, who is a left-handed hitting first baseman/left fielder, has been mentioned as an ideal fit for the Red [...]

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