- Napoli feasts off Jon Lester. He has a .600 BA /.636 OBP/ 2 HR/ 5 RBI career line off Lester.
- Of Napoli's four homers against the Red Sox last year, two of them came in the 4/17/12 18-3 Texas rout -- the most horrible all around pitching performance by the Red Sox in recent memory. Napoli homered off Lester and Padilla in that game -- and he got another homer the following day off Beckett.
- Compare Napoli's 2012 stats against the Red Sox with 2010: 1 homers. And 2011: 2 homers.
Napoli's numbers at Fenway against the Red Sox look spectacular, but if you take out the two game series from April 17-18, 2012, where Sox pitching was at its worst; as well as Napoli's favorable pairing against Lester, and the big gerbil starts looking more pedestrian. I doubt this guy is going to take the wood to CC Sabathia or Felix Hernandez when they take the mound at Fenway. Don't let an incredibly small sample size of 2 great games against bad Sox pitching make you think that Napoli is going to be lights out at Fenway.