(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Jackie Bradley Jr. launched his first homer in the majors last night, which was part of a night where everything went right for the Sox offense. It was great to see Bradley Jr. hit his first career home run against a team that has dominated the Sox in recent years.
JBJ had only a few words to say about it.
Jackie Bradley Jr. has accumulated a few mementos
from his baseball career so far, such as the ball from his first
big-league hit. But with having played in six different cities over the
last three years, he hasn’t put together a trophy case or anything of
“I move too much,” he said, smiling, after Tuesday’s 17-5 Red Sox win over the Rangers.
“Got a pitch I could handle, and I guess I didn’t really feel it,” Bradley said of the second-inning home run, which scored Jose Iglesias. “It felt good coming off the bat, and I’m glad to get the first one out of the way.”
“I’m just being aggressive, swinging at more strikes that are in the
zone, and not just taking the strikes looking for a particular pitch or
location,” Bradley said of his approach since returning
When asked what he though about what the Sox would do with him when Victorino returns, he gave a short and perfect answer:
“Nope, haven’t thought about it,” Bradley said. “I live in the day.”
I am sure he though about it, but that is the perfect answer. Can't wait to see him as a permanent resident on the big-league roster.