Oct. 1, 2008
Pedroia and the Boston Red Sox, who earned the American League wild card, will face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Division Series as they look to defend their World Series Championship from 2007. Pedroia finished the season second in the American League with a .326 batting average, and he tied for the league-lead with 213 hits.
Ethier's Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the National League West division, will meet the Chicago Cubs in a first-round Division Series. Ethier played in 141 games and led the team with a .305 batting average and 20 home runs on the season, and he will be looking to help the Dodgers win their first playoff series since the 1988 World Series.
Ethier and Pedroia played together with the Sun Devils for two years from 2002-2003. Ethier hit .371 with 14 home runs and 118 RBI over his two seasons with ASU, while Pedroia batted .384 in three seasons as a Sun Devil, and he is among the top 10 in school history in career batting average, runs scored, hits, doubles and total bases.