Sunday, August 9, 2015

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Erupts In 7-2 Red Sox Win

(AP Photo)
Everyone in Red Sox Nation had been waiting for this to happen. Finally, Jackie Bradley, Jr. showed the kind of offensive promise in the majors that we saw in the minors. We all knew he could run a ball down with the best of them (which he did Willie Mays-like today), but the bat was always a question. Not today. Bradley homered, tripled and drove in five runs (a career high) leading The Carmine Hose to a 7-2 series win over the Tabbys. Lefty Henry Owens got his first MLB win—going five plus innings and allowing only one run on just three hits. Other contributors to the victory were: Brock Holt (2-5, 2 RBIs) and David Ortiz (2-4, with a run scored and a walk). Junichi Tazawa pitched a clean eighth inning, after last night's debacle. And Jean Machi finished things off in the ninth. A nice, rare series win for Boston.