Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli ejected in 1st inning after striking out

Ryan Hannable
July 27, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Mike Napoli's games as a Red Sox are likely numbered and one of his last few will only last one inning. The first baseman was ejected after striking out looking in the first inning by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Napoli dropped his bat and helmet and the helmet bounced and hit Basner, likely unintentionally, and it was then Basner ejected the Red Sox first baseman. Prior to Monday, he had reached base in nine straight games, while hitting .367 in those contests. Napoli has been rumored in trade talks as Friday's deadline nears. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.