Mike Napoli capped the 10th triple of his career by sliding into third on his face
Mike Napoli, as you may have guessed, is not much of a triples hitter. Entering the Indians' 6-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday, the first baseman had just 9 in his 11-year career. He's a tater masher. He'd rather bash baseballs into the far reaches of space.
But during the third inning on Tuesday, Napoli gifted the world with a three-bagger and we would very much like it if he hit more of them:
Or, even if he just slid like this into every base.
MLB.com's Cody Stavenhagen asked Terry Francona about the play after the game:
Francisco Lindor, who didn't see it live, also greatly enjoyed Napoli's effort:
Here are few more reactions from his teammates:
Carlos Carrasco (@Cookie_Carrasco) May 25, 2016
Later, in the ninth inning, Napoli also stole a base -- the 34th of his career. He is the five-tool player we deserve.