Monday, April 8, 2013

Red Sox 'NAVA'-Gate 3-1 Win Over Orioles

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There's a reason why John Farrell is a major league manager, and none of us at FenwayNation are. Farrell's decision to start Daniel Nava over Jackie Bradley, Jr. (which we objected to) paid off handsomely. Nava clocked a seventh-inning three-run homer over everything in left to provide the margin of victory for Boston is a 3-1 triumph over Baltimore. Up until that point, the game was a tight pitcher's duel between Clay Buchholz (7 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 8 Ks) and Wei-Yin Chen. Andrew Bailey pitched a lights-out eighth, and Joel Hanrahan closed it out (despite giving up a HR to Adam Jones). Boston is now a solid 5-2 with a day off Tuesday. Ryan Dempster takes to hill Wednesday night against the Birds.