Dustin Pedroia Leads Charge With Yankee-Killer Pedro Ciriaco Looking to Continue Spoiler Ways

Dustin Pedroia Leads Charge With Yankee-Killer Pedro Ciriaco Looking to Continue Spoiler Ways
Editor’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 tearing it up lately for the Red Sox, and seems poised to put the team on his back to carry them across the finish line.

Boston might not have much to play for these days from a postseason standpoint, but considering their opponents, every loss the Sox can deal out will have an impact on the playoff picture.

Pedroia is playing as if the Sox are still in the thick of things, going 5-for-8 with two home runs in the team’s last two games. After fighting through nagging injuries for much of this season, Pedey could be finally putting things together at an innoportune time for anybody expecting the Sox to roll over down the stretch.

Wednesday brings another game against the New York Yankees, which Pedroia’s infield partner Pedro Ciriaco must relish. While Ciriaco has batted just .265 against teams not named the Yankees, he owns a robust .486 mark against the Bronx Bombers and scored the winning run against them on Tuesday.

Here are the current Red Sox and Yankees temperatures.

Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia 101
Jacoby Ellsbury 79
Cody Ross 75
Ryan Kalish 73
Mauro Gomez 72
Ivan De Jesus 71
Daniel Nava 67
Pedro Ciriaco 65
Jose Iglesias 64
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 64
Scott Podsednik 57
Mike Aviles 56
James Loney 51
Ryan Lavarnway 48

New York Yankees
Derek Jeter 91
Russell Martin 82
Ichiro Suzuki 75
Chris Stewart 74
Robinson Cano 73
Francisco Cervelli 72
Chris Dickerson 69
Mark Teixeira 68
Eduardo Nunez 68
Steve Pearce 67
Curtis Granderson 66
Alex Rodriguez 66
Andruw Jones 66
Casey McGehee 57
Jayson Nix 57
Raul Ibanez 56
Nick Swisher 53
Eric Chavez 53

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