He did it again.
Jackie Bradley Jr. may be hitting .142 now after going 0-for-4 last night in the Red Sox's 12-inning win at Baltimore, but he showed fans why he remains in the lineup.
Knotted in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 11th, Ryan Brasier let up a drive to left-center field off the bat of Trey Mancini, with a walk-off, solo home run written all over it.
Bradley Jr. had other plans, however:
Hell of a play by the Gold Glove winner. Not many other center fielders in baseball make that catch. Mike Trout is one of them who comes to mind.
Hopefully that ridiculous catch energizes JBJ and his bat wakes up. We know how streaky he is and how capable he is of going on a huge offensive surge.
Rookie sensation Michael Chavis had some thoughts on the play:
And even more worth it, because it led to a win.
Back to .500, time for the Red Sox to keep it going.