300, that's a very special number in baseball. There have only been 194 Major League Baseball players who have finished at or above that mark. Dustin Pedroia was so close to being number 195, and then a nagging knee injury.
Yes, the Red Sox have started off their season a little slow in the win column. Luckily for those who benefit from the Greater Boston Food Bank, there is one statistic that Red Sox pitchers are leading the majors with.
While he didn't start or finish his amazing career in Boston, Pedro Martinez will always be remembered as a Red Sox. The small,skinny pitcher from the Dominican Republic somehow threw the ball with amazing velocity and still managed to stay healthy until late in his career. On average during his 18 year career in the MLB, Pedro pitched an average of 217 inning per season. Before becoming a Red Sox, Pedro completed 13 of the 31 games he started in 1997 as a member of the now defunct Montreal Expos. In all he threw 46 complete games during his career.
While he's definitely not the only one, David Pastrnak hasn't been playing very well in the playoffs. With the Bruins down one game to two and still in Columbus, a victory tonight is huge.
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