By Scott Miller

(CBS)  Jake Peavy charges through baseball at one speed, throttle wide open, pedal to the metal. Always has.

Wears his emotions on his double-knit sleeves during games. Howls coming off the field after big innings. Gushes about the support he gets — with the bats or with the gloves — from the “boys” behind him.

The time when this full-metal-jacket approach works best, of course, is when Peavy’s body is healthy enough to keep pace with his racing mind. Which is why the Red Sox right now look to be in terrific shape with him in their rotation heading into September, and why general manager Ben Cherington’s trade for him on July 30 remains in contention for one of the moves of the year.

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