Two months into the best offensive start to a season in his career, he continues to prove a lot of people wrong.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea heads to the dugout after being removed during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
It also marked Bradley's first career grand slam. An accomplished hitter at every level of the minors, he was in the majors in less than two years. It had scored 10 or more runs just two times by its 34th game, but it still had scored 207 times by now.
"I don't know how I did that", Bogaerts admitted. No need to get mad or upset. The A's allowed 11 or more runs for the fourth straight game for the first time in franchise history.
O'Sullivan gave up a run and two hits in an inning of relief work in Saturday's 8-2 loss at the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox have won four straight, six of eight, and nine of their last 12 games to improve to 21-13. "We're in a stretch right now where we're driving the baseball". Tonight, they did not, and so decided to make up for it by scoring for the next five straight.
"We swung the bats as well as we have all year probably", Melvin said. "We're playing out of position".
The Boston Red Sox look to develop a win streak when they host the Oakland Athletics tonight at 7:10PM ET.
But Rick Porcello gathered himself, escaped a bases-loaded situation in the fifth, and worked through 6.2 innings without allowing another run.
Gray (3-4) lasted 32/3 innings and allowed those seven runs on eight hits.
Buchholz was pulled by manager John Farrell after just 87 pitches in the fifth inning of Monday's 14-7 victory over Oakland.
By the time the sixth inning ended, it was 11-3 with the BoSox well in the lead.
Bradley started it off with his first home run off the roof of Red Sox's bullpen that put Boston in front 3-1.
The game started well for the A's, as Yonder Alonso's two-out RBI double to right field gave them a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. The win overshadowed a two-homer game for Washington's Ryan Zimmerman, whose solo shot with two outs in the seventh cut the margin to 5-4 off reliever Drew VerHagen. Melvin said Valencia is making progress, but they don't want to rush him. Kelly pitched a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday and Rodriguez next one is set for Friday. But on a Red Sox Jersey it's part of this crowd at this place of also.
Bradley is a long way from a 56-game hitting streak and yes, it's still only the middle of May, but the early results are definitely in Bradley's favor. And our opponents that we have faced the last three weeks haven't been the kindest to us either. His ERA stands at 4.84 for the season, up from 2.73 in 2015 (which ranked third among AL qualifiers). On pitches away, he will go the opposite way.
Dustin Pedroia hits a home run in the third inning.
The Athletics lost their fourth consecutive game. The Pens jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Washington crept back to make it 3-2 and then late in the third period Pittsburgh took three delay of game penalties in succession in a two-minute time span. The Caps cashed in on a five on three power play to force overtime, but Nick Bonino, who was guilty of one of those delay of game penalties, atoned for the sin by putting a rebound in the slot behind Braden Holtby for the game victor.
But the Red Sox's barrage in the series was a team-wide effort as Boston outscored the A's 40-15 on 48 hits in the sweep.
Thursday's matchup will be a duel of aces who have underperformed this year, as Boston's David Price (4-1, 6.75 ERA) faces Houston's Dallas Keuchel (2-4, 4.70 ERA).