Mike Napoli played a big role in the Boston Red Sox’s win over the Los Angeles Angels Friday night, launching a solo run home run in the fifth inning to extend Boston’s lead to 4-2. After the game, he talked about the benefits of hitting in the new-look Red Sox lineup.
Specifically, Napoli spoke to Gary Striewski about hitting behind Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes, noting that hitting after three All-Stars only helps his production.
The Red Sox first baseman also praised the efforts of starting pitcher Allen Webster, who delivered an impressive outing by allowing just two runs on four hits over 6.2 innings while issuing just three walks.
As the interview concluded, Striewski asked Napoli to help him out in performing the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” a now-viral fundraising effort to raise awareness and help fund research for ALS. Napoli doused Striewski with the ice-cold bucket of water before Gary challenged a new set of participants to join in the effort.
Watch Gary get dunked in the video above.