Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mike Napoli Sits Out Tonight's Toronto Finale

Despite hitting a dramatic ninth-inning home run that tied last night's game, Mike Napoli will sit tonight against Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. Over the last 30 days, Napoli is hitting only .190 with a .306 OBP and 35 strike outs. Daniel Nava will get the start at first base and bat eighth. Jake Peavy will make his third start in Carmine Hose. Ryan Lavarnway will comprise the other half of the battery—giving Jarrod Saltalamacchia the night off.