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Daily Red Sox Links: Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Nava, Mike Napoli

Today's links bring you stories including a breakdown of the team's rotation, the recent struggles of Jon Lester, and some bad news regarding Clay Buchholz.


In last night's win in Tampa, spot-starter Alfredo Aceves came through in a huge way, and Rob Bradford finds a key difference that led to the success. (Rob Bradford;

The Red Sox rotation has been a major reason for the team's winning ways this season, and Hunter Golden takes a deeper look into it. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

Count Peter Abraham among those who consider Daniel Nava to be All-Star worthy. (Peter Abraham;

Though he looked like he was in for a big rebound season early on, Jon Lester has been struggling as of late. Sean McAdam says the team need him to figure things out. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Mike Napoli discussed one of the benefits of his positional switch from catcher to first base. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

With last night's triple-overtime Bruins game (the result of which we will not discuss), here are nine of the best extra-inning games ever, according to the Baseball Prospectus Staff. (Baseball Prospectus)

It was hoped that Clay Buchholz would be able to make a start on Sunday, but Boston is going to be cautious with their star pitcher. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)