HOT- David Ortiz
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Papi was scorching in August, leading the Sox with a .411 average and eight homers in only 20 games. He drove in 20 runs while striking out just 14 times.
NOT- Tim Wakefield
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)The knuckleballer struggled trying to notch career win #200, going 0-2 allowing 18 runs off 39 hits in 31 innings.
HOT- Jacoby Ellsbury
(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)The Red Sox leadoff man hit just .280 in 26 games in August, but hit seven homers and drove in 22 runs.
NOT- Josh Reddick
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Reddick hit just .208 in August with two home runs and five RBI in 28 games.
HOT- Dustin Pedroia
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Pedroia continued hit hot streak in August, clubbing 33 hits in 29 games. Pedey hit .303 with 15 RBI and 11 runs scored.
NOT- Darnell McDonald
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)McDonald's rough season continued in August, when the outfielder hit just .244 in 17 games. He was just 10-for-41 with nine strikeouts. He also pitched an inning of relief, allowing two runs off one hit.
HOT- Andrew Miller
(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Miller was solid in August, going 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA. He allowed just three earned runs in 14.2 innings, striking out 14.
HOT- Jonathan Papelbon
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The Red Sox closer was lights out in August, notching five saves with a 2-0 record. In 11 games Papelbon did not allow a run, giving up just two hits and striking out 12.