Dustin Pedroia Remains Hot at Plate, With Red Sox Hoping Wins Continue to Follow


Dustin Pedroia Remains Hot at Plate, With Red Sox Hoping Wins Continue to FollowEditor'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.

Dustin Pedroia has been just about the only bright spot on a long, disappointing road trip for the Red Sox.

But Boston notched its first win of the West Coast swing Tuesday night, meaning Pedroia's top-notch production at the plate may finally be getting enough help to push the team to victory.

The Red Sox will go for a second win — and try to take the series — Wednesday night against the Mariners, who have played well this month but have done so despite a middling batting order. Seattle has one of the weakest lineups in the league, with nary a starter in Tuesday night's game batting above .278. A few players were even hitting below the .200 mark of futility.

Pedroia, however, just keeps getting hotter. He carries a 15-game hitting streak into Wednesday evening's contest, and he now has three games in a row with at least two hits and a run. He's lifted his season batting average to .292.

Here are the Red Sox and Mariners temperatures for Wednesday, Sept. 5:

Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, 98
Ryan Kalish, 74
James Loney, 74
Mauro Gomez, 68
Cody Ross, 67
Jacoby Ellsbury, 66
Mike Aviles, 65
Ryan Lavarnway, 62
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 61
Scott Podsednik, 58
Jose Iglesias, 57
Pedro Ciriaco, 52

Mariners

Jesus Montero, 82
Kyle Seager, 79
Trayvon Robinson, 74
Franklin Gutierrez, 73
Michael Saunders, 73
Chone Figgins, 72
Munenori Kawasaki, 69
Dustin Ackley, 67
John Jaso, 67
Justin Smoak, 59
Eric Thames, 58
Miguel Olivo, 55
Brendan Ryan, 49

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