David Ortiz Looking to Continue Hot Hitting As Red Sox Finish Up Homestand Against Tigers

David Ortiz Looking to Continue Hot Hitting As Red Sox Finish Up Homestand Against TigersEditor’s note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days.

The Red Sox will certainly be a little bummed out to be leaving Fenway Park upon wrapping up a seven-game homestand, but no one will be as sad as David Ortiz to head out on the road.

The Boston designated hitter enters Thursday night's series finale with the Tigers on a tear, as he's been hitting everything on this homestand.

Ortiz is hitting .381 (8-for-21) over the course of series with the Rays and Tigers. He's also picked up a pair of home runs to go along with five RBIs while posting an OPS of 1.290. There's a good chance he keeps that going against Max Scherzer, a pitcher he's 6-for-8 against for his career with a couple of home runs.

Here are the temperatures for the Red Sox and Tigers heading into Thursday's game.

Red Sox
David Ortiz, 96
Scott Podsednik, 87
Will Middlebrooks, 83
Kevin Youkilis, 76
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 76
Adrian Gonzalez, 72
Dustin Pedroia, 71
Kelly Shoppach, 70
Daniel Nava, 70
Mike Aviles, 67
Ryan Sweeney, 66
Marlon Byrd, 65
Nick Punto, 45

Tigers
Prince Fielder, 91
Miguel Cabrera, 90
Alex Avila, 81
Gerald Laird, 81
Andy Dirks, 73
Danny Worth, 72
Ramon Santiago, 70
Jhonny Peralta, 65
Delmon Young, 61
Brennan Boesch, 61
Don Kelly, 58
Quintin Berry, 55

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