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Mike Napoli had some not-nice thoughts about Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's pitch decision after he smacked a go-ahead home run off of Tanaka in the top of the ninth last night.

FOX mics picked up Napoli's voice as he celebrated with his teammates. The first baseman clearly says "What an idiot!" a few times while laughing. The Red Sox and Yankees don't like each other already, so this probably won't make relations worse.


Ken Rosenthal later asked Napoli about what he said.

He has a point. Tanaka's splitter was working all night; he also finished the game with eight strikeouts. The fastball to Mike Napoli with two strikes was an odd decision.



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