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Pedro to thank for key Peavy adjustment

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07:23 AM ET 09.18 | Notice anything about Red Sox righty Jake Peavy lately? [Peavy] dropped his arm slot to low three-quarters in his most recent start at the suggestion of a former pitcher who -- to Peavy's surprise -- knew him well. Pedro Martinez. Martinez and Peavy overlapped in the NL from 2005-08. And Martinez, now a special assistant to Sox general manager Ben Cherington, asked Peavy recently, "Why are you up?" referring to his arm angle. Peavy said he made the adjustment and on Thursday his average fastball velocity of 90.7 mph was his third-highest of the season. His command was off -- he matched his season high with five walks -- but Peavy also felt his breaking ball was sharper. But back to Pedro. "This guy is so attentive," Peavy said. "He watches so much tape."

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September 18, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Let's just hope Pedro doesn't teach Peavy about making the Yanks his daddy.

September 18, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Pedro for Manager ?

September 18, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Pedro for Manager ?

Brilliant baseball mind.

September 18, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Brilliant baseball mind.

Does Joey Pitbull have an old guy on the bench that Pedro can beat up?

 
September 18, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Let's just hope Pedro doesn't teach Peavy about making the Yanks his daddy.

Pedro's 'secret ingredient' was hair relaxer.

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