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11.26.08 at 3:10 pm ET
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I am going on the record right now as saying the best hidden gem of a blog in Boston is Nuggetpalooza. Gary from Chapel Hill brings it, even when he’s talking about David Pauley, Bryan Corey, and Devern Hansack. Best part: Nobody breaks down 0-2 counts better than GFCH …

* – American League 2008 MVP Dustin Pedroia is the career leader in batting average on 0-2 counts:

HIGHEST BATTING AVERAGE ON 0-2 COUNTS – Since 1988 – Min. 100 Such PA

Dustin Pedroia – .327
Joe Mauer – .285
Paul Molitor – .266
David Eckstein – .265

* – Pedroia is tied for 2nd with Joe Mauer in career batting AFTER 0-2 counts (.272), trailing only Tony Gwynn (.273).

* – The Cubs’€™ Ryan Dempster allowed only an .060 average (5 for 83) on 0-2 counts this season, the lowest average allowed in the majors (min. 50 AB).  The Mets duo of Oliver Perez (.075) and Johan Santana (.093) ranked 2nd and 3rd.

* – Josh Beckett (.095; 6 for 63) led the AL, followed by Paul Byrd (.125) and Roy Halladay (.129).

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