Red Sox Hoping Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton Stay Cold in Finale of Quick Two-Game Series

Red Sox Hoping Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton Stay Cold in Finale of Quick Two-Game SeriesEditor'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 Tampa Bay Rays are starting to heat up as they carry a four-game winning streak into Thursday night's game with the Red Sox. 

As good as the Rays have been over that four-game stretch, they haven't gotten much help from two of the key members of their offense. 

Both Carlos Pena and B.J. Upton bring offensive struggles into the series finale of what is a short two-game series with the Sox. 

Pena has been even worse this month, with a .151 (8-for-53) average in May to go along with 20 strikeouts. He's been a little bit better as of late, however, with five hits in his last four games. He also has seven strikeouts in that stretch, though.

Here are the Red Sox-Rays tempeartures for May 17.

Red Sox
Daniel Nava 87
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 84
David Ortiz 80
Dustin Pedroia 78
Mike Aviles 78
Marlon Byrd 74
Kelly Shoppach 72
Cody Ross 72
Mauro Gomez 66
Adrian Gonzalez 63
Nick Punto 58
Will Middlebrooks 52
Ryan Sweeney 48

Ben Zobrist 82
Will Rhymes 78
Elliot Johnson 78
Sean Rodriguez 77
Rich Thompson 72
Stephen Vogt 71
Matt Joyce 68
Jeff Keppinger 66
Luke Scott 62
Chris Gimenez 60
Jose Molina 58
Carlos Pena 57
B.J. Upton 52

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