Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Hitting Streak is Reaching Mostly Uncharted Waters Since 2000
At this time last year, not many people expected Jackie Bradley Jr. to hit consistently enough to maintain a .250 batting average, let alone put together one of baseball’s longest hitting streaks in quite some time. But that’s why they play the game.
JBJ’s current streak reached 28 games on Tuesday night after going 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in a victory for the Boston Red Sox at home over the Colorado Rockies. He’s used this month-long stretch to show manager John Farrell he shouldn’t be hitting in the ninth spot of the lineup anymore, and he’s sent that message by posting a .412/.487/.784 triple slash with eight home runs, 29 RBI and 18 runs scored during his last 102 at-bats.