Dustin Pedroia's Greatness Is Under Appreciated
Now Playing: Dustin Pedroia's Greatness Is Under Appreciated - Inside this edition of "Without a Curse," Alex talks about the suddenly red hot Red Sox, as they have won five of six games on their current nine game road trip.
Alex talks about two potentially hallmark come from behind wins on Thursday and Friday night, and how though it may sound like a cliche, those kinds of wins are indicative of a team's character. The 2012 Red Sox would not have won on those two games.
Dustin Pedroia had a terrific weekend, and though the power production is down, he's had a sensational start of the season. Alex discusses the Pedroia and Robinson Cano comparison, and wonders why this debate hasn't raged on like the Nomar and Jeter comparison of last decade. Could it be a commentary on the lack of venom currently associated with the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry?
David Ortiz' power outburst on Saturday night, John Lackey's superb start on Sunday, Andrew Bailey's return and more Red Sox notes are discussed as well.
In the "Around the League" segment, Alex looks at the AL East standings, where the Orioles are facing serious adversity for the first time this season.
Terry Francona's Indians lead the AL Central, as they gear up to head to Fenway Park this upcoming weekend. Alex says starting pitching has been the biggest key to Cleveland's 14-4 month of May.
The Dodgers and Angels continue to slump, as the Dodgers blew two late leads against the Braves over the weekend. Though the Dodgers and Angels are better than this, they may not be that much better.
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