It was fitting that Daniel Nava got another call-up before Tuesday night's Red Sox game against the Angels. Fitting, of course, because Nava, who's gained notoriety around these parts as something of a folk hero after his first-game, first-AB, first-pitch grand slam, got to watch fellow call-up Ryan Kalish hit his first career -- and first lifetime -- grand slam in the bottom of the 4th inning.â†µ
Kalish's ball landed in the Fenway Park bullpens, not far from where Nava's slam landed some two months ago. But locating their first four RBI hit is far from the only thing that these two have in common. While playing with Pawtucket, Kalish and Nava shared a room; it's safe to assume that they'll do the same now that they're together again.â†µ
Since his arrival in the Boston outfield some three weeks ago, Kalish has made a splash with everyone around him, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz included. But his accomplishments aren't lost on his once- and future- roommate, either.â†µ
"[Nava] was like, 'You're such a stud.'" Kalish said after the game. "I'm like, 'Dude, you did it on your first pitch. You're the stud.'