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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Alex Cora

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Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

It seems Tampa Bay has found something out about this Red Sox lineup, because their pitching is giving Boston fits. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

In an annual poll of various people around the game about different tools, the Red Sox had a whole lot of their players mentioned in the answers. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Mookie Betts was a big reason for their placement in those tool poll answers, and while he’s been struggling of late he’s still having one of the best seasons in franchise history. (Matthew Kory; The Athletic)

Sandy León doesn’t hit much and doesn’t get much attention, but he’s been a big reason this team has the record it does. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Despite the team trading for Ian Kinsler at the trade deadline, Dustin Pedroia is still saying he is expecting to be back and making an impact for the team this year. (Ian Browne;

Alex Cora has had a great year, but eventually he’ll learn that October is an entirely different animal. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)