The Sox blew an early 5-1 lead thanks to a poor performance from our "ace," David Price, and then wound up losing thanks to poor management by the man in the dugout, John Farrell. But there is something to be happy about: Dustin Pedroia. Pedey really bounced back today after having a rough go of it the past 5 or so games, going 3-5 and finishing a triple shy of the cycle.
Pedroia went La Luna in the first for a 2-run shot, but it was his bases-empty double in the sixth that got the crowd on their feet as he recorded is 1500th hit of his brilliant career.
It's crazy to think that this milestone came in his 10th full MLB season, as he seemed to always be threatening the 200 hit mark before injuries have derailed him the past 2 seasons, but it is still an accomplishment that certainly shouldn't go unnoticed.
It would be extreme to think Pedroia will even threaten the illustrious mark of 3000 hits because he's already breaking down due to his playing style. He'd run through a brick wall for the Sox, which is awesome, only health-threatening. But it certainly wouldn't be extreme to think that 2000 or even 2250-2500 is totally out of reach for our All-Star second baseman.
What do you guys think is a realistic number of hits for Pedroia and, if he can get close to or even eclipse 2500, is he Hall worthy?