Jackie Bradley Jr: 28 And Counting
Updated Post: May 25 – 9:40 am
On Tuesday the Boston Red Sox opened a three game series against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park, and Bradley Jr. continued his streak during his first at bat with a line drive double to left field to extend to 28 straight games with at least one hit.
Bradley Jr. finished the game 2 for 4 and is now batting .346 on the season.
On Wednesday the Rockies starter Chad Bettis will do his best to contain Bradley Jr and end his quest to do the unthinkable.
Updated Post: May 22 – 10:35 pm
And the streak continues, as Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hit streak to 27 straight games with a single during Sunday’s Red Sox 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Bradley Jr ties David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Dom DiMaggio and now next up is Wade Boggs at 28 straight games with a hit. He will get a chance to continue making history on Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the visiting Colorado Rockies.
Original Post: May 21
On Friday, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr hit a home run to extend his current hitting streak to 25 games.
Bradley Jr, who was signed by the Red Sox in the 1st round (40th overall) of the 2011 June Amateur draft, is in his fifth season with the big club and so far he is having a breakout year.
In 41 games, the Virginia native is batting .340, with 10 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 33 RBIs.
During his current streak, which started on April 24th, Bradley Jr is batting .408 (38 for 93), 16 runs scored, seven doubles, three triples, eight home runs, and 29 RBIs.
He has also recorded a two homer game and drove in six runs twice. He has also gotten just one hit in 16 games to extend the streak while doing it in fashion on Friday by hitting his second home run in two days.
The streak has lifted the spirits of his teammates as they were 9-9 on April 24th, and since they are 16-7 and have climbed into a tie for first with the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
Bradley Jr is not just chasing the ultimate hitting streak record of 56 games set by Joe DiMaggio in 1941, but when he takes the field on Saturday afternoon, these are the names who have worn the Boston colors that he will be chasing to become part of Red Sox history.
Dom DiMaggio – 34 games in 1949
Nomar Garciaparra – 30 games in 1997
Johnny Damon – 29 games in 2005
Wade Boggs – 28 games in 1985
David Ortiz – 27 games from 2012-2013
Manny Ramirez – 27 games in 2006
Dom DiMaggio – 27 games in 1951
Nomar Garciaparra – 26 games in 2003
Johnny Pesky – 26 games in 1947
Next game, 4:05 pm on Saturday at Fenway Park. Baseball at its best.