Sep 20, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third baseman Deven Marrero (16) and pitcher Robbie Ross Jr (28) celebrate a win against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston defeated Toronto 4-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
The slump of slumps has descended upon a previous Strut performer – Jackie Bradley. I lost count at 1-30 with 17 K’s, until an RBI double took place in Toronto that was quickly followed by a game knotting two run shot. Maybe JBJ will snap back into some of that magic of a few weeks ago?
David Ortiz started his quest for another 500 home runs with a prodigious centerfield blast in Baltimore. Ortiz also added a tie breaking single against the Jays as Papi closes in on 100 RBI for the season.
Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts are always in Strut contention. Betts is an extra base machine and Bogaerts remains in the number two slot for AL batting average. Bogaerts, making a run at leading the league in hits, hit .357 (10-28) for the six games with his sixth home run tossed in.
Dustin Pedroia had a huge week at .421 (8-19) with two home runs, triple, double and five RBI. A Strut honorable mentioned.
Travis Shaw hit a rough patch, but had a nice three hit Sunday to hit .368 (7-19) for the week with a home run and a huge two run single against Toronto.
Deven Marrero hit .256 in Pawtucket and his glove work is exceptional. So on to Boston for a more intensive September look see. Marrero got some licks in with the stick this week and he was very productive going 4-5 (.800) with three runs and an RBI. Marrero also flashed some quality leather at third so that means a Strut for the 24-year-old rook.