Dustin Pedroia Believes Red Sox Showed Toughness, Confidence in Opening Day Loss

Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox may have not found the outcome they had hoped for on Thursday afternoon. But Pedey saw a lot of potential in the Red Sox approach to Opening Day.

Boston dropped the season opener in Detroit, as reigning AL MVP Justin Verlander shut down the Red Sox lineup for much of the afternoon. A ninth-inning rally seemed to have the team on track for a potential comeback victory, but a bullpen letdown in the final frame let the tigers walk off with a 3-2 win.

Pedroia was disappointed by the loss, but remained enthused by the Red Sox ability to remain steady and for the incredible amount of determination they showed in the comeback.

Jon Lester, who tossed seven solid innings on Thursday, also seemed excited by Boston’s play in the opener and is looking forward to a long and successful season.

Pedroia and Lester both spoke to the media after the game and discussed their feelings about the tought loss.

Check out the video above to see what both players had to say and what they are looking forward to come Saturday.

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