BOSTON, MA (WWBT) - Prince George native Jackie Bradley Jr. saw his remarkable hitting streak come to an end on Thursday night, going hitless in four trips to the plate in the Red Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies at Fenway Park.
Bradley's streak reached 29 games, tied for the fourth longest in team history, and he came within five games of tying Dom DiMaggio's club record 34 game hitting streak. The Boston outfielder made good contact on two of his plate appearances on Thursday, sending one ball to deep right-center field and another one to very deep center, but Rockies outfielders were able to make the catches.
Red Sox manager John Farrell opted to bat Bradley in the leadoff spot, the first time this season he had hit at the top of the batting order. It marked the first time anybody besides Mookie Betts had hit leadoff for Boston. Farrell said he decided to move Bradley into that spot upon giving Betts the night off.
Despite the streak ending, Bradley has put together a career season, showing he is becoming a complete major league player. The former Prince George star, already an exception defensive outfielder, is hitting .341 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.