Pedroia: On fire in the clutch

Pedroia: On fire in the clutch
April 12, 2012, 9:39 pm
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For all the Sox struggles, it's no surprise that Dustin Pedroia has been one of the bright spots.

Through six games, Pedroia is batting .320 with a .953 OPS both numbers are good for second best on the team behind leading AL MVP candidate Ryan Sweeney.

Pedroia is also tied for the team lead in hits, with eight.

On the flip side, Dusty Two Sacks only has two RBI (with one coming on a solo home run), but you know what might help that number? If the tail end of the order (andor Jacoby Ellsbury) got on base once in a while! But whatever, it's early. We're not going to obsess over any of these stats quite yet.

However, over at WEEI.com, Rob Bradford dug up a stat that's more than more our obsession.

Writes Bradford: "Pedroia has made six plate appearances in the ninth inning or in extra innings, and has reached base each time (four hits, two walks)."

Wow. Now that's what I call a Taxi Cab Confession!

Sorry, I don't know where that came from. And I also don't know how that stat had remained under the radar. (Hmm, maybe if NESN wasn't so busy counting player's Twitter followers?)

Anyway, that information tell you all you need to know about Dustin Pedroia.

But probably nothing that you didn't know already.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine