Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley
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John Tomase
August 17, 2018 - 10:27 pm
The Red Sox offense may center around Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, but it's at its best when Jackie Bradley is doing his thing on the margins. The oft-maligned center fielder may not be a consistent offensive threat, but when he does produce, the Red Sox are nearly unbeatable. On Friday night...
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Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TORONTO -- Remember last year, when the Red Sox' strategy to score runs was based on grit, guile and a little bit of good fortune? Forget that. Down in the eighth inning? Let J.D. Martinez blast a three-run homer to give the Red Sox a late-inning lead against the Blue Jays. Craig Kimbrel blown save...
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Steve Pearce
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John Tomase
August 02, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Steve Pearce had himself a night. So did the rest of the Red Sox offense. Sending a message to the Yankees in the first game of a showdown series at Fenway Park, the Red Sox blew the doors off their rivals in a 15-7 victory that included three homers from Pearce to lead a 19-hit attack. Trailing 4-...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Getting reaction to great Jackie Bradley Jr. catches has become like the grabs themselves -- routine. This was evident by Alex Cora's analysis of the center fielder's spectacular catch in the third inning of what would be a 3-0 win for the Red Sox over the Twins. "There’s been better," Cora said...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 2:10 pm
It's difficult to designate one Jackie Bradley Jr. catch over another, but this one makes a good case for being at the top of the list. With one out in the third inning, Minnesota's Bobby Wilson drove a deep drive into the left-center field gap. Bradley Jr. raced back -- covering 78 feet in 4.4...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 1:51 am
BALTIMORE -- The catch was pretty self-explanatory. With Red Sox reliever Ryan Brasier facing his first batter, Baltimore's Trey Mancini rocketed a 2-2, 97 mph fastball to deep center field. The problem for the Orioles hitter was that Jackie Bradley Jr. was playing in the general area the ball was...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Remember when there was talk of sending Jackie Bradley Jr. to the minor leagues? This is what the outfielder does, bring you to the brink of confidence in him before completely altering the conversation. He has done it once again. On May 24 Bradley Jr. bottomed out with a .174 batting average with...
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Rob Bradford
July 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Tyler Clippard has had a nice career, and he can partially thank his discovery of a split-fingered fastball for a good chunk of it. (For more on that evolution, including some Koji Uehara comparisons, click here.) But Saturday that pitch did him no favors. A reality that Dennis Eckersley -- along...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) is greeted by catcher Christian Vazquez (7) (left) and right fielder Mookie Betts (50) after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Fenway Park.
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Krystle Boyajian
June 29, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Jackie Bradley Jr. may have been struggling offensively for most of this season, but he has undeniably been swinging the lumber lately, especially Thursday night at Fenway Park. JBJ ripped his sixth home run of the season over the right field bullpen in the seventh inning. The two-run shot gave the...
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