There are many seasonal honors that can be argued, but there is no question that Ben Cherington is the Executive of the Year.
The Red Sox GM has cobbled together a team of veterans who are trying to prove themselves, players on pillow year contracts, youngsters who are trying, and succeeding, to make their mark in the big leagues, potential free agents, with Dustin Pedroia, the ultimate team player, and David Ortiz, the face of Boston.
Despite a fair-to-middling pitching staff, each game produces another another hero. Yesterday, in defeating the weak Padres, 8-2, it was a team effort as they banged out 18 hits.
Red Sox – July 4, 2013
|Jacoby Ellsbury CF||4||3||3||1||0||0||.303||.784|
|Shane Victorino RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||.289||.731|
|Daniel Nava RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||.284||.809|
|Dustin Pedroia 2B||4||0||2||2||0||0||.325||.855|
|Jonathan Diaz PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000|
|David Ortiz DH||5||0||2||2||0||0||.319||1.008|
|Mike Napoli 1B||5||2||2||0||0||0||.261||.780|
|Jonny Gomes LF||4||0||2||1||0||0||.237||.750|
|Brandon Snyder 3B||4||1||1||1||0||2||.250||.813|
|Ryan Lavarnway C||4||0||2||0||0||1||.318||.815|
|Jose Iglesias SS||4||1||2||1||0||0||.411||.990|
There were eight batters with multi-hit games
Third time this season a team has had eight multi-hitters
23 times a team has had nine players with multi-hits in a game
Twice there have been 10 players
Neither game was extra innings. The Pirates had 22 total hits, the Giants had 30.