Boston Red Sox Center Fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Getting Hot For Boston And At Exactly The Right Time
The Boston Red Sox offense has lacked consistency all season, there will be one night where they tee off, and the next when they fail to record an extra base hit. But one Red Sox outfielder is inline to get the offense back on track.
Jackie Bradley Jr. has been one of the more streaky hitters in baseball, when he is on, he is the best in the game, but when he isn’t, he might be one of the worst. But right now in June, Bradley has started to get hot for Boston. That wasn’t the case only just a month ago though.
On May 6th Red Sox manager John Farrell benched Jackie after he was batting .175 to start the season. But since that time his OPS is over .900 and his slash line in the last 14 days is .275/.408/.575.
Bradley helped elevate the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers with a 2-run home-run on Friday night at Fenway Park, and that is the kind of firepower Boston desperately needs at the bottom of their lineup.
While Bradley’s numbers in the last several weeks are respectable, alot of his outs have been loud ones. In the Tuesday night game against the New York Yankees this week Bradley had several hard hit balls that were tracked down near the wall by Yankee outfielders with the temperature being less than ideal for June baseball.
Bradley’s season numbers are still not where they need to be for the everyday center fielder, but his numbers are tracking upwards and if the past is any indication, Red Sox fans could be in for one hell of a ride with JBJ.