It is officially the post-season, the Red Sox are AL East Champions, and their first stop is the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians. If you told me a year ago, that they would win the division and have over 90 wins, I may have laughed at that notion. However, now I am laughing at my last year’s self.
When you look at the 2016 Red Sox team, it is hard to not think about post season, and post seasons for years to come. This team seems like the real deal right now. There are some questions about the team that still have to be answered, of course, but what teams don’t have kinks to figure out. However, this team we are seeing, a lot of its success can be contributed to half a decade ago. Yes, if it weren’t for 2011, I don’t know if we would be the same happy Red Sox fans we all are at this time and place.
Everyone is well aware of Jackie Bradley’s hit streak, however what is going fairly unnoticed is Xander Bogaert’s recent success, which after last nights 2 hit performance, has brought him a 17-game hitting streak.
Jackie Bradley Jr. is on fire right now. To say he is swinging a hot bat is an understatement. Today he just extended his hitting streak to 27 games; this is not an easy feat, but what people might not understand is that this is much more than just a hitting streak.
I have received many requests to post a blog on the type of week Jackie Bradley Jr. has had and I couldn’t think of a more worthy topic to write about after the hot streak he has been on.