Dustin Pedroia Continues to Be Lone Bright Spot for Red Sox During Freefall


Dustin Pedroia Continues to Be Lone Bright Spot for Red Sox During FreefallEditor'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 are in a bad, bad way right now, but it's not because of anything Dustin Pedroia is doing.

The second baseman has been one of the only bright spots for a team that enters Tuesday's game in Seattle in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Pedroia is working on a streak of his own, but it's of a much better variety than the club's skid.

With Pedroia's double in the first inning on Monday against the Mariners — the 1,000th hit of his career — Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He's hitting .386 over that stretch, and he's hitting at a .385 clip since Aug. 6 when his average dropped to .262 for the season. Over those 28 games, Pedroia has hits in 27 of them. Yet, the Red Sox have gone 8-19 over that stretch.

He enters play on Tuesday hitting .290 for the season.

Here are the hitting temperatures for the Red Sox and Mariners for Sept. 4.

Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia, 97

Ryan Kalish, 75

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 69

Mauro Gomez, 69

James Loney, 66

Mike Aviles, 64
Jacoby Ellsbury, 64

Cody Ross, 62

Scott Podsednik, 56

Ryan Lavarnway, 53

Pedro Ciriaco, 50

Jose Iglesias, 48

Trayvon Robinson, 76
Michael Saunders, 72
Chone Figgins, 71
Jesus Montero, 71
Kyle Seager, 70
Munenori Kawasaki, 68
Franklin Gutierrez, 66
John Jaso, 65
Miguel Olivo, 64
Justin Smoak, 60
Dustin Ackley, 60
Eric Thames, 48
Brendan Ryan, 45

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