Found October 13, 2013 on
When you look up the definition of “baseball player,” Dustin Pedroia isn’t there smiling at you — he’s making another incredible play.
Pedroia robbed Austin Jackson of a hit during the third inning of Sunday’s ALCS Game 2, diving into the outfield on a ball that looked like it was headed for right fielder Shane Victorino.
As soon as Pedroia had gotten up and fired Jackson out at first, FOX announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver began singing the 5-foot-9 second baseman’s praises. Among the compliments, the pair called Pedroia one of the “grittiest” players in baseball, the biggest “gamer” in the league, and credited his unparalleled approach to the game.
Lost in Pedroia’s praises was the phenomenal stretch at first by Mike Carp.
Check out the terrific play below.
GIF via Twitter/BuzzFeedSports
Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia, Headlines, Pat Bradley
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Red Sox were held hitless through six innings on Sunday night, but they more than made up for it with some late-inning heroics.
After David Ortiz ripped a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning, the Red Sox were able to stun the Detroit Tigers and finish off their comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth. Jarrod Saltalmachhia singled home Jonny Gomes, sending the Fenway...
Ever since the ALCS began, all we’ve heard about is how the Red Sox are going to have to get past Justin Verlander. Because, as you’ve no doubt read and witnessed, he is “aces” this postseason and “unstoppable” and apparently reduces opponents to ash with just a wave of his hand.
In other words, it would behoove us to simply mark his start today in game three down as...
Wow! That was playoff baseball.
A little over halfway into Game 2 of the ALCS and the Red Sox bubble was nearly deflated. Clay Buchholz had just given up four runs to make the score 5-0. And for the second time in as many nights the Red Sox were being no-hit into the sixth inning. Two innings later, though, David Ortiz changed all of that.
Down 5-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning...
Boston fans are likely waking up happy this morning. Both the Red Sox and the Patriots made improbable comebacks last night. According to Fangraphs, both team’s chance of winning bottomed out at around four percent:
The odds of two teams with a 4% chance of winning both winning is 0.16%. Not 16%, but 0.16%, or to put it in words, it would happen once about every 625 opportunities...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia delivered the winning hit in the ninth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS. Unfortunately Fox didn’t catch the entire scene of Erin Andrews getting Salty’s post-game gatorade shower from Shane Victorino, but we got a glimpse of the moment.
Related: Torii Hunter flips over fence attempting...
Game Two of the ALCS is a perfect example of why baseball is great. Lots of sports like to claim that teams are never out until the final whistle/out/whatever. Sports fans know all too well how untrue that is--but in baseball it certainly is.
Your browser does not support iframes.
After a masterful game by Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer (7 innings, 13 Ks, 1 ER) the game seemed...
Last year at this time, I was wondering just how much further the Red Sox could sink. Tonight, they’re hosting game one of the 2013 ALCS at Fenway Park, AKA church, AKA The Happiest Place on Earth (with respect to Disney World).
I’ve never been good with my predictions. But I know this series is going at least six. Maybe seven if it follows the pattern of the last four ALCS we’ve...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was one of the heroes for the Red Sox on Sunday, but his walk-off RBI single never would have happened were it not for a play along the first base line minutes earlier.
With no outs and Jonny Gomes at second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Saltalamacchia lifted a high popup near the photographers' well next to the home dugout. Tigers first baseman...
Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: What's your prediction for the Tigers vs. the Red Sox in the ALCS?
BOSTON — We probably shouldn’t be surprised by anything this team does.
The Red Sox have been providing incredible moments all season, particularly when their backs are against the wall. The most difficult situations always seem to bring out the best in Boston, and that resilience is manifested in this year’s Red Sox team.
Max Scherzer held the Red Sox hitless through 5 2/3...
The Boston Red Sox rallied with four runs in the eighth inning and one more in the ninth to best the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series 6-5.
David Ortiz launched a grand slam in eight to tie the game 5-5 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled to left, to score Jonny Gomes for the walkout victory in the ninth. It was Ortiz’s third home run of this postseason...
The American League Championship Series begins tonight at Fenway Park. The worst-to-first Boston Red Sox take on the defending AL champion Detroit Tigers.
This is the first time Detroit and Boston, two of the major leagues most historic franchises, have met in the postseason.
Detroit won the season series 4-3, but the Red Sox outscored the Tigers 43-35 including a 20-4 beat down...
Both teams had remarkable regular seasons, dominating their respected divisions and then some. Now they meet in the ALCS, familiiar territory for both squads, but who has the edge?
The Red Sox have underwent a worst to first makeover, which has been built off strong pitching, tenacious scrappy hitters and all around grade A team work–no chicken and beer in sight.
For the Tigers...