Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/25/13

Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia reacts after strinkng out in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 26, 2009. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-0. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

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Sean Riley, contributing writer The Red Sox have played 49 games so far this season, and John Farrell could have made 49 copies of his lineup card with Dustin Pedroia starting at 2nd and hitting in the 3 hole. To call Pedroia the iron man of this team is almost an insult because he has gone above and beyond that. There is no other player in the MLB who has also played in every game this season which goes to show how valuable he is. Sounds simple enough to say he needs a day off but manager John Farrell will agree to disagree. "I'll probably look [for a day off for him] and he'll probably continue to be in the lineup," Farrell said. "As we know, he's not a guy that's looking to come out of the lineup. Whether it's 162, there may be a time along the way where we give him a break, but right now he's still going strong." The Laser Show has been in full effect this season with Pedroia off to one of his best starts for the Red Sox. Hitting at a .333 average, 7th in the AL, Pedroia has r...
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