Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross Among Hottest Red Sox Hitters Going Against Toronto

Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross Among Hottest Red Sox Hitters Going Against TorontoEditor'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 entered Friday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on a torrid pace. A healthier version of the Red Sox lineup, bolstered by players returning from injury, had lifted the team to a pair of series victories to open the second half of the season.

The Blue Jays stifled the sizzling Sox on Friday, though, taking the first game of the weekend series 6-1.

But, although some of Boston's big hitters were shut down Friday, the team still boasts a handful of players who are clicking at the plate. Adrian Gonzalez, who went hitless on Friday, was tearing the cover off the ball earlier in the week. Cody Ross, meanwhile, came into the Toronto series brimming with confidence after a walk-off home run on Thursday.

Here are the temperatures for the Red Sox and Blue Jays for July 21.

Red Sox

Cody Ross 88
Adrian Gonzalez 88
Carl Crawford 75
Jacoby Ellsbury 73
Dustin Pedroia 73
Kelly Shoppach 72
Nick Punto 71
Pedro Ciriaco 69
Mike Aviles 64
Ryan Sweeney 63
Daniel Nava 62
Will Middlebrooks 61
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 35

Blue Jays

Edwin Encarnacion 86
J.P. Arencibia 81
Jeff Mathis 78
Adam Lind 78
Travis Snider 74
Yan Gomes 69
Omar Vizquel 62
Yunel Escobar 61
Anthony Gose 59
Colby Rasmus 58
Rajai Davis 58
Kelly Johnson 57
Brett Lawrie 54

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