Friday, June 19, 2015

Poor Pedroia

Pedroia's playing well, but none of the other Red Sox are (Zimbio)
Poor Dustin Pedroia. The guy's having his best season in years, and nobody seems to notice or care. He's hitting over .300, his power has returned, and he's playing his usually stellar defense. He's All-Star worthy, the surefire MVP of a team loaded with big names like David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval, and Hanley Ramirez.

Now he's hurt.

Pedroia sat out last night's game, a 5-2 Red Sox win, with knee soreness. That's the second time in the last three games he's been unable to suit up but just the third game he's missed all year. Remarkably, Boston won both those games, yet lost when Pedroia played through the pain Wednesday night (and went 0-for-5).

That hardly seems fair, given how competitive Pedroia is. He wants nothing more than to win, and you know Boston's recent misery just has to be killing him on the inside. He's doing everything he can, but he's just one guy on a 25 man roster. The ship is sinking despite his best efforts to bail out the water rushing in.

Hopefully he doesn't have to go on the disabled list. Hopefully he's able to get back on the field soon and start helping Boston win some ballgames, start turning this thing around. Because if he has to sit out for the next few weeks and the Red Sox keep sliding, he's going to lose his mind.

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