Mike Napoli Was Well Aware He Needed A Triple To Complete Cycle (Video)

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.”

Napoli also expressed confidence in teammate David Ortiz, who busted out of a slump with two home runs after saying he’d get “hotter than Jamaica” in the middle of August.

“He’s a Hall-of-Famer in my eyes,” Napoli said. “We’re never worried about him.”

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