It will mean absolutely nothing for you to learn that Jackie Bradley made another insane catch on Sunday to rob an extra-base hit, but this one is really something else. At no point prior to the moment when it landed in his glove did this ball look remotely catchable:
Jackie Bradley Jr. has been having a truly nightmarish season at the plate. The kind you tell your kids about, the kind that would otherwise warrant a player riding the bench for much of the year. We’re talking about a .182/.279/.297, four-dingers-through-65-games sort of season. But his defense is insane enough to…
In the top of the sixth inning of today’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Boston, Kendrys Morales crushed a long fly ball to the deepest part of Fenway, in straightaway center. This was a double, for sure, except that Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is a comic book superhero:
Last week, Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks threw the two fastest pitches of the season (102.0 and 101.9 mph, respectively) during the same at-bat to White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. He didn’t get his bat on either of them but somehow managed to draw a walk. Of course Hicks couldn’t last atop the leaderboard, so long…
Would you like to see the empty eyes of a man who’s almost positive that he’s just fucked up, with nothing left for him to do about it? From the second inning of tonight’s Red Sox-Marlins game, here’s Chris Sale after leaving one right over the plate for Justin Bour:
The Red Sox-Astros series was looking like a real turd heading into Game 3, with the Astros having outscored the Red Sox 16-4 in a pair of lopsided games in Houston. The Red Sox responded Sunday afternoon at Fenway with some overdue offense and managed to push the series to a Game 4.
Watching the Red Sox is quickly desensitizing me to most great plays (Andrew Benintendi already had a stellar outfield assist tonight), but it’s important to recognize players doing what no one else can do, even if they do it often. With that in mind, here’s yet another awesome catch from Boston centerfield wizard…
The Yankees and Red Sox split a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, trading shutouts for just the third time in the history of the clubs. They also taught us a valuable lesson about home runs: Sometimes it’s not how hard you hit them, but where. Especially in a weirdo ballpark like Fenway.
Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s been a lackluster hitter for the Red Sox, but his play in the outfield can make up for it. (His averages will improve with time, anyway.) Bradley's fielding prowess was put on display tonight when he went a long way to rob White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers of a hit.
Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. undid his braids, and now he's got a fantastic afro.