July 28, 2006
AND THE SS'S BETTER:
Lowell putting up gold numbers with the glove (Gordon Edes, July 28, 2006, Boston Globe)
[Eric] Chavez has made just two errors and leads AL third basemen with a fielding percentage of .992, but Lowell is right behind him at .986, with just four errors, and he's handled 49 more chances (295-246). Lowell made three errors in a one-week span (April 21-28), then made an error almost a month later (May 24), but hasn't made one since, his errorless streak at 54 entering this weekend.
Last season, Lowell made just six errors for the Marlins, matching the NL record for fewest errors by a third baseman who had played at least 135 games.
This season, Lowell threatens to obliterate the Red Sox record for fielding percentage by a third baseman, set by Rico Petrocelli in 1971 with a .976 fielding percentage (11 errors in 156 games).
Mr. Edes understates how dominant Lowell has been with the glove. Posted by Orrin Judd at July 28, 2006 7:25 AM