June 26, 2010

Pedroia's Foot Is Not Broken

Doctors did not see evidence of a break in the x-rays of Dustin Pedroia's left foot. Pedroia will likely miss the weekend. Boston is off on Monday and Thursday next week.

Terry Francona:
They didn't see any break or anything, but we're obviously going to get him examined a lot more [on Saturday morning]. He's having a tough time putting weight on everything. He's really sore.
More neat stuff on Pedroia's laser show on Thursday:

He was the 13th batter in history to have reached base in all of his plate appearances, have 5+ hits and 3+ home runs.

He was only the fifth player since 1920 to have a perfect day with 6 PA, 5 hits, and 3 HR:
Ty Cobb, 5/5/25:          6-6, 3 HR; 2B, 4 R, 5 RBI
Edgardo Alfonso, 8/30/99: 6-6, 3 HR; 2B, 6 R, 5 RBI
Shawn Green, 5/23/02: 6-6, 4 HR; 2B; 6 R, 7 RBI
Victor Martinez, 7/16/04: 5-5, 3 HR; BB, 3 R, 7 RBI
Dustin Pedroia, 6/24/10: 5-5, 3 HR, 2B, BB, 4 R, 5 RBI
FY and Martinez can chat about being the only players since 1920 to have five hits, three homers, and a walk in one game.

Only five Red Sox players since 1920 have had 14+ total bases in one game:
16 - Fred Lynn, June 18, 1975 - 1B, 3B, 3 HR
15 - Dustin Pedroia, June 24, 2010 - 1B, 2B, 3 HR
15 - John Valentin, June 2, 1995 - 1B, 2B, 3 HR
14 - Carl Yastrzemski, May 14, 1967 - 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 HR
14 - Norm Zauchin, May 27, 1955 - 2B, 3 HR
In addition to hitting for the cycle, Yaz also walked. (Isn't there a name for doing that?)
Daniel Nava has reached base safely (hit, walk or hit by pitch) in 12 straight games, the longest streak to start a career by a Red Sox player since Mo Vaughn had a 12-game streak in 1991.
I was hoping Joe Posnanski would write about the Inser/Mahut tennis marathon, and he has.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I think this is out of date. Reports now are saying he has a non-displaced fracture and is on the DL. Damn.