Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Shortstop Stephen Drew is riding an eight game hitting streak in which he is batting .464, going 13-for-28 with a double, a home run, seven RBI, and nine walks. That streak just happens to coincide with the first game after Jose Iglesias was sent to the Tigers in a three-team deal that brought right-hander Jake Peavy to the Red Sox. “Well, probably even a little bit before then,” manager John Farrell of Drew's hot streak. “He was starting to get in the flow of things after he came back and got some at base underneath his belt after the DL stint [for a right hamstring strain, from June 29 – July 20], after the All-Star break. To have that kind of bat at shortstop in the bottom third of the order, not only does it lengthen things, but he’s swinging with a lot of confidence right now against  both lefties and righties. CSNNE: Drew's hot hitting comes at right time I take back anything I said about signing Stephen Drew.  The three-run shot last night continues his late inning heroics this season: he's now batting .379 when he comes up to the plate in the ninth with an OPS of 1.040. He's been a rally starter and a game ender and all of it has been happening since the All-Star break. Makes you forget about that other shortstop we just traded. (Just kidding, MISS YOU IGLESIAS.) This is the type of player Ben Cherington envisioned when Drew stays healthy and that's always the key part when we're talking about a Drew. It's something in their DNA that blesses them with great natural talent but poor hamstrings.  Speaking of his older brother, it's fun to look back at how each of them did during their first season in Boston. Stephen is on pace to trump his brother: (JD '07: .270/11/64 in 552 PA, Stephen '13: .249/9/44 in 333 PA). Add in Stephen's solid defense in one of the toughest positions to play and his sudden knack for coming through in the clutch and it's clear: Stephen is the better brother.  (But thanks for the $14 million dollar Grand Slam, JD.) Rest of the Links: Globe: Drew delivers for Sox | Drew comes through | Herald: Drew's three-run blast helps Sox come back again | Sox rally together again to pull out win | Middlebrooks still in mix for promotion | Drake Britton put in unusual position | CSNNE: Drew's blast saves Sox | Britton pitches in as pinch-runner | WEEI: Drew's ninth-inning homer lifts Sox | Bard still banking on helping these Red Sox |   
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sherman has torn ligaments, Thomas dislocated shoulder

Goodell turns gown interview with NBC before Super Bowl

Insider information suspected on National Anthem betting

Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85

Pats-Seahawks tickets most expensive in S.B. history

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Seahawks offer Lynch a huge contract

Super Bowl matchup of low round QBs a rarity

Reporter who broke Deflategate story receiving death threats

Sherman not expecting baby on Super Bowl Sunday

Report: Peyton Manning likely to announce return shortly

Report: Jets, Bills expected to pursue Darrelle Revis

Overtime rules: what happens if Patriots, Seahawks are tied

Seahawks get away with roughing the kicker on punt?

Marshawn Lynch rocks gold cleats during pregame

Earl Thomas did not like ‘Legion of Boom’ nickname at first

WATCH: Kevin Love booed by fans in return to Minnesota

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gets nailed in head with a shot

Tom Brady sounds fired up for Super Bowl

Deion Sanders’ charter school shut down

The six most popular players in Super Bowl XLIX

Tony Dungy voted for Bobby Wagner for NFL MVP

Patriots' footballs were 'just a few ticks' under limit?

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Seahawks make Lynch a huge offer?

Super Bowl matchup of low-round QBs a rarity

Kevin Love booed in Minnesota return

Deion’s charter school shut down

Dungy cast the Wagner MVP vote

Report: Jets, Bills to pursue Revis

Did the Falcons pipe in crowd noise?

2015 Hall of Fame class announced

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Tim Duncan suing financial adviser?

Five likely cap casualties of 2015

Making the case for NFL co-MVPs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.