Jackie Bradley Up to His Old Tricks Again in the Outfield
Bradley Jr's throw in the top of the ninth gave the Red Sox
a much needed chance at a comeback. Unfortunately, no one
else helped the cause in the ninth and Boston fell 8-6
Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Contributing Writer
Boston, Ma- It was one of those games where you had to be there to feel the energy. Fortunately, I sat in the center-field bleachers and got to see it all with my own eyes. Steve Pearce had a terrific catch early in the game to rob David Ortiz of a hit and RBI. Pablo Sandoval got his jersey dirty ranging to his left. Even Chris Parmelee got a few claps when he went upstairs to grab a screamer that was headed down the first base line for extra bases. Despite all the action, it was Jackie Bradley who stole the show on Thursday afternoon at Fenway.
In the top of the ninth inning and the Red Sox still within reach of the Orioles, Baltimore had the bases loaded when Steve Pearce hit a 250 foot popup to right field. Bradley sized it up and uncorked a bottle of tasty suds to Blake Swihart, who tagged out David Lough by two steps. The gun reminded Red Sox fans why Jackie is so fun to watch at the major league level. According to the Red Sox, Jackie Bradley has 9 double plays from the outfield since the beginning of last year, which ranks number one in the majors. And he hasn't even played a full season in the bigs in his career yet. But what about his lack of offense? Bradley had two hits in the game, with one coming in the bottom of the ninth to start off the inning. Unfortunately, just like the rest of the season has been going, no one else stepped up to get him home and the Red Sox lost a close one, 8-6.
If you want to see Bradley's throw for yourself, click here.