Dustin Pedroia wasn't in the lineup Wednesday night, a day after looking like he re-injured his existing thumb injury in a 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins.
Apparently Pedroia felt fine, and was practically beggining manager Bobby Valentine to get back in the starting nine. But the club felt it was wiser to give the second baseman a day to make sure the injury was indeed not made any worse.
However, the breather gave the Red Sox First Pitch team an opportunity to dig up some impressive stats on Pedroia, namely the fact that he had more walks and extra-base hits than he does strikeouts. That makes him one of only 12 players in the last 50 years in Major League Baseball to pull off the feat, the only other active player making that claim being Albert Pujols — which is some pretty great company.
Watch the video above to see Tom Caron, Peter Gammons and the rest of the Red Sox First Pitch team break it down.