Video: Pedroia with Jim Rome
July, 26, 2011
Appearing on "Jim Rome is Burning" on Tuesday, Dustin Pedroia talked about his current hot streak, the Red Sox's awful start to the season and the camaraderie of the team.
Pedroia attributes his recent torrid pace -- he extended his hitting streak to 23 games Tuesday night -- to simplifying the game. He also said the screw in the foot he broke last season took some getting used to, but that the foot has felt better recently and that he has calmed down (yes, he said "calmed down").
Of the 2-10 start, Pedroia admitted players were "looking around, like 'Who's going to be the guy to get us out of this," then citing Josh Beckett and Jon Lester as playing key roles. "It feels like it was last year," he said.
Pedroia also said the players in the Sox clubhouse have each other's back, mentioning John Lackey in particular.
"Lackey is one of the best teammates I've ever been around," he said. "Anyone on this team would do anything for him."