The Red Sox have outscored opponents 57-19 over the last nine games. Part of the reason they’ve been so good is because of guys like Mike Napoli tearing the cover off the ball.
Napoli had a huge game in the Red Sox’s 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a home run.
Coming into his last at-bat, Napoli needed a triple to get a cycle and he was well aware of it.
That said, he didn’t think that he could actually do it.
“Yeah, I knew,” Napoli said. “Did I really think I was going to hit a triple? No. Not with my speed.”
“He’s a Hall-of-Famer in my eyes,” Napoli said. “We’re never worried about him.”