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Mike Napoli - Sunday Hitting Machine

When I checked the line-up for last Sunday's Angels game against the Mariners, I was surprised to see Mike Napoli's name in the clean-up spot.  One only had to read Suboptimal's prescient allegory "Mike Napoli and the Father Who Wouldn't Love Him" to realize the depths to which Big Mike refuses to recognize Little Mike's talent.  So, what caused the sudden change of heart?

I decided to peruse Nap's batting stats to see if I could glean some understanding of Soth's thinking. I already had the anecdotal belief that Nap hit better during day games, but beliefs and reality don't always match - statistics, though, don't lie.

What I came up with may be a bit naive, but is interesting none the less and may provide some insight into Big Mike's reasoning for Nap's sudden (and I'm sure temporary) rise to #4 in the line-up.

For the 2010 season (thus far), Napoli's batting average for:

            -  All games:   .247

            -  All day games:    .282

            -  All home day games:    .291

            -  All Sunday games:    .362

And there you have it, Mike Napoli - Sunday hitting machine.  Now that #4 slot in the line-up at Angel Stadium all makes sense.

(And be nice, this is my first post).          

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