The approach Daniel Nava takes at the plate almost seems unfathomably simple.
“It’s just look for a good pitch to hit and take a good swing,” he said.
The key, though, is hiding in the unsaid.
In the process of reaching base in a career-high 37 straight games after the Red Sox’ 3-0 loss to the Tigers Monday, he’s picked through pitches like fruit.
As good as Nava has been at finding the good ones, he’s skilled at passing on the bad. If he runs up an opposing pitcher’s pitch count, all the better.
“As he stays fresh, he maintains that approach,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell.
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