Red Sox Strut: Jackie Bradley heats up, Drew Pomeranz in a groove
By Sean Penney
The weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Jackie Bradley, Drew Pomeranz.
If you want to fully understand what the Red Sox Strut is, it means to have reason to walk with a confident, proud air around you. Some people mistake it for vanity, arrogance, or being pompous. This incorrect assumption is not what we mean. The Strut is about knowing that your deeds showed off your amazing skills to the baseball-loving public.
The Boston Red Sox have won four of their last six games, including splitting a four game series in Baltimore against the Orioles.
Any bad blood from the previous encounters between these fierce division rivals didn’t seem to carry over into this weekend series. No batters were beaned by pitchers with revenge on their minds, so that’s good news. Better news is that the split kept Boston ahead of Baltimore in the standings by a game and a half. The Red Sox remain two games behind the division leading New York Yankees, who are treading water with five wins in their last ten games.
Overall it was a solid week for the Red Sox with several noteworthy performances, although only two players get to Strut.